6 episodes

Global Canopy targets the market forces destroying nature. This series of podcasts explores how companies and financial institutions can change direction to help biodiversity and protect nature, forests and people.

The Global Canopy podcast Global Canopy

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Global Canopy targets the market forces destroying nature. This series of podcasts explores how companies and financial institutions can change direction to help biodiversity and protect nature, forests and people.

    Forest 500: A decade of deforestation data

    Forest 500: A decade of deforestation data

    For 10 years Global Canopy has been publishing its Forest 500 report, assessing the deforestation record of the 350 companies and 150 financial institutions most exposed to tropical deforestation. In this podcast - to mark the launch of the tenth report - you'll hear about the 10 lessons that can drive real deforestation change.Ten years has seen the collection of 1.3 million data points that are used to assess the strength and implementation of the 500's publicly available deforestation, eco...

    • 42 min
    Forest IQ - the new data platform helping drive deforestation-free portfolios

    Forest IQ - the new data platform helping drive deforestation-free portfolios

    Forest IQ is a powerful new data platform for financial institutions that for the first time brings together aligned, best-in-class, and actionable data on how more than 2,000 major companies are addressing their links to deforestation.This podcast is taken from the launch event and explores how the platform can enable financial institutions to easily screen portfolios, engage with the most relevant companies, manage deforestation risks and achieve their climate and nature targets. There...

    • 39 min
    Is this soy legal?

    Is this soy legal?

    Traders will struggle to prove that soy from Brazil complies with its environmental laws due to gaps in official data, according to new analysis by Trase and Instituto Centro de Vida (ICV). If it can't be proved that soy complies with national environmental regulations, this will impact international trade, especially to the EU because of the requirements made by the new EU Deforestation Regulation.In this podcast, Trase and Global Canopy's Andre Vasconcelos, details the findings of the...

    • 38 min
    Deforestation and human rights: why companies and financial institutions must act on both

    Deforestation and human rights: why companies and financial institutions must act on both

    Net-zero commitments cannot be met without action on deforestation and tackling the human rights abuses connected with it. But data released by the Forest 500 shows too few companies are incorporating human rights into their approach to deforestation – and financial institutions are even further behind.This podcast explores the human rights abuses that are linked to commodity-driven deforestation, the latest data on corporate action - or inaction, and gives practical guidance to companies and...

    • 39 min
    The 2023 Forest 500 launch

    The 2023 Forest 500 launch

    2023 is a crucial year for action on deforestation as Global Canopy's 9th annual Forest 500 report makes clear. It ranks the 350 companies and 150 financial institutions most exposed to tropical deforestation and demands action. In this episode the former BBC Science editor David Shukman is joined by Global Canopy's Executive Director Niki Mardas and Forest 500 lead Emma Thomson, alongside sustainable finance consultant and member of the Kichwa people of Sarayaku, Emil Sirén Guali...

    • 37 min
    The Amazon on the verge of a new future

    The Amazon on the verge of a new future

    Global Canopy, the not for profit targeting the market forces destroying nature, brings you a podcast looking at the future of the Amazon rainforest now Brazil has a new President. After 4 years of record levels of deforestation, how can President Lula fulfill his pledge to end the destruction?Hosted by Global Canopy’s Christiane Fontes and Carlos Rittl from the Rainforest Foundation Norway, the podcast brings you the highlights from our COP27 event The Amazon on the Verge of New Future....

    • 49 min

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