Trase enhances life cycle assessment with ‘commodity supply mix’
New research by Trase assists LCA practitioners by providing more regionally relevant data on the environmental impacts of agricultural commodities.
Missing deforestation-risk products undermine EU’s due diligence proposal
Trase analysis of the EU’s draft due diligence regulation finds that the proposal fails to account for more than half of the bloc’s deforestation risk from imports of soy due to its exclusion of soy used in animal feed.
Storebrand Asset Management deforestation risk assessment
Trase worked with Storebrand Asset Management to demonstrate how investors can identify and assess deforestation risk in their portfolios to inform engagement and divestment activities.
Trase highlights UK’s role in financing deforestation
UK financiers provided over £40 billion to companies at risk of causing deforestation in Brazil and Indonesia through their trade in beef, soy and palm oil, according to analysis by Trase Finance.
Trase launches beef app to empower consumers in Brazil
Trase has launched a new smartphone app that informs supermarket customers in Brazil about the environmental and social performance of the meat products that they purchase.
Exploring the investor types with most significant levels of deforestation risk exposure
New data on deforestation risk exposure builds the case for investors elevating deforestation in their risk management priorities.
High deforestation risk for beef from the Paraguayan Chaco
None of Paraguay’s beef exports in 2019 were covered by a zero-deforestation commitment, despite high deforestation risk in the Dry Chaco.
Soy deforestation risk in Paraguay continues despite decline
Countries importing soy produced in Paraguay’s Atlantic Forest biome are still exposed to illegal deforestation risk, despite a large fall in the rate of deforestation.
Trase data highlights EU's role in deforestation
Trase research is an important part of a new WWF report into tropical deforestation associated with EU agricultural commodity imports.
Mapping cocoa exports from Côte d’Ivoire and Ghana
New Trase data reveals the companies which export cocoa from Côte d'Ivoire and Ghana, and the countries which import it.
Indonesia's pulp exports linked to widespread fires on peatlands
Over 40% of Indonesia’s pulpwood is grown on drained peatlands, causing significant carbon emissions and health risks from catastrophic fires.
Indonesia pulp sector’s progress on deforestation hangs in the balance
Despite declining rates of deforestation, past clearing and future supply risks pose ongoing challenges for the Indonesian pulp sector’s sustainability.
Bringing a new level of transparency to Indonesia's pulp exports
The Indonesian pulp sector has reduced deforestation, but remains dependent on carbon-intensive peatland plantations.
How Brazil’s soy traders can identify climate risks
New research combining Trase data and climate change projections could help soy traders understand and manage their risk exposure.
Creating a sustainable jurisdiction for agriculture and conservation
The case of the Produce, Conserve, Include (PCI) initiative in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Investors welcome ‘powerful tool’ to manage deforestation risk
Investors have a powerful new tool to identify hotspots of deforestation risk in their portfolios, improve how they measure ESG performance and create innovative green products.
How financial institutions are exposed to deforestation risks
Financial institutions can be directly or indirectly exposed to deforestation risks by their financing of forest risk commodity traders.
How data helps investors target deforestation risk management
New data on deforestation risk exposure helps investors identify the risk hotspots in their portfolios, enabling more focused risk management efforts.
Minerva shareholder data illustrates improved deforestation financing transparency
Trase data can help tackle global extinction crisis
As shown on the BBC’s Extinction: The Facts, Trase is enabling targeted action that is making a real difference. Greater regulatory pressure and private sector leadership is now needed.
Spotlight on Brazilian soy exports to France
High concentration of soy-related deforestation-risk in a handful of companies and municipalities offers an opportunity for a targeted approach by France and other European countries.
Delivering transparency for sustainable agriculture in Paraguay
Paraguay’s Chaco region has one of the highest rates of deforestation in the world. Trase’s research into the soy and beef supply chain is helping to bring much-needed transparency.
How to protect Colombia's forests as global demand for coffee soars
Trase’s new Colombian coffee supply chain data could play a valuable role in managing future deforestation risks from coffee expansion posed by climate change and international demand.
China’s imported deforestation risk from Brazilian beef imports
Through targeted engagement with a handful of traders and local governments, China could significantly reduce risks associated with its Brazilian beef imports.
A breakthrough in carbon footprinting for agricultural commodities
New study provides detailed breakdown of emissions sources for Brazilian soy exports, with relevance for other agricultural commodities as well as climate policy discussions.
Live cattle have highest deforestation risk of Brazil's exported cattle products
Indirect land-use change deforestation linked to soy threatens prospects for sustainable intensification in Brazil
Despite the success of the Amazon Soy Moratorium in reducing direct conversion of forest to soy, the crop is indirectly linked to deforestation via the displacement of cattle pasture.
Low vertical integration of dominate palm oil traders brings transparency challenge
New entrants challenge ABCD traders in Paraguayan soy export trade
The major "ABCD” multinational grain traders – ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus – dominated the Paraguayan export market in 2014, handling more than two thirds of the country’s soy exports that year (64%).
Lifting of import bans increases deforestation risk
US companies’ exposure to deforestation risk is set to increase steeply after the US government lifted restrictions on imports of fresh and frozen beef from Brazil in March 2020.
Slaughterhouse approvals could increase China’s beef deforestation risk exposure in Brazil
Carbon emissions from tropical deforestation largely driven by consumption in Europe and China
New study finds between 29% and 39% of all CO2 emissions related to tropical deforestation were linked to exported agricultural and forestry commodities.