Europe

“HSBC Updates Palm Oil Policy” – Chain Reaction Research – February 21, 2017

On February 21, 2017 Chain Reaction Research reported that HSBC had substantially strengthened its policies regarding investment in the palm oil industry.  Its new policies are in line with the No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) guidelines.  Also, HSBC will join the Banking Environment Initiative and the Tropical Forest Alliance. You may read more […]

“oekom Country Rating 2017: sustainability assessment of 56 countries and the European Union” – oekom research AG – February 10, 2017

In its January 2017 newsletter, the German sustainability rating company oekom research AG announced the publication of its latest Country Rating. “In its latest Country Rating, oekom research assessed a total of 57 nations, including the EU, OECD and BRICS nations, as well as key Asian and South American countries in terms of their respective […]