By Marília Monteiro – BankTrack and Merel van der Mark – Rainforest Action Network In Brazil, the world’s leading cause of deforestation, the beef industry, is thriving. Financial backing from major global banks – and the government itself – for irresponsible beef companies like JBS is contributing to the sector’s increasing impacts. JBS S.A. is […]
by Fernanda Wenzel, Naira Hofmeister, Pedro Papini Originally published by ((o))oeco in Portuguese and by Mongabay in English Two pension funds in the Netherlands and one from Japan have invested a combined half a billion dollars in Brazil’s top three meatpackers. These investments in cattle ranching, an industry that’s the main driver of Amazon deforestation, […]
Monitor #7 by Repórter Brasil – The Monitor’s seventh issue, a bulletin that disseminates Repórter Brasil sector and production chain studies, analyzes the environmental impacts of livestock and the connections that link the sector to national and international investors. Download here.
A new report by the Association of Brazil’s Indigenous Peoples (APIB) and Amazon Watch exposes international financiers – including BlackRock, Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, Vanguard, Bank of America, and Dimensional Fund Advisors – that invested in companies complicit in Indigenous rights violations in the Amazon Brasília, Brazil and Oakland, USA – U.S.-based financial institutions play a […]
by André Campos – Repórter Brasil, Piero Locatelli – Repórter Brasil on 9 September 2020 In July, a major policy to combat global warming was announced by BlackRock, the world’s largest investment fund manager. The company said it would take concrete action against at least 53 companies for their inaction regarding global warming and place […]