Corporate accountability

European banks fuel hunger

Woman and child with a sign saying No land, No food

Photo: Friends of the Earth International

European banks, pension funds and insurance companies are increasing global hunger and poverty. They are speculating on food prices and financing land grabs in poorer countries, according to a new report by Friends of the Earth Europe.

The report analyses the activities of 29 European banks, pension funds and insurance companies. These include:

Prevent development destroying Argentinian wildlife

 View of wetlands and trees

Photo: Ribera Conurbano Sur

A proposed development on the coast near Buenos Aires, Argentina, threatens ecological reserves and local communities.

Goldcorp damages health in Honduras

Mother holding young child with blisters on its back

Child with a skin disorder. Photo: Madre Tierra

Madre Tierra (Friends of the Earth Honduras) has denounced the health problems in Valle de Siria caused by a subsidiary of the Canadian gold company Goldcorp.

Unilever, put the brakes on destructive palm oil

Unilever put the brakes on destructive palmoil!

Please join Friends of the Earth Netherlands (Milieudefensie) and tell Unilever to stop buying unsustainable palm oil from the Malaysian company IOI.

The expansion of palm oil cultivation in South East Asia often comes at the expense of small farmers and forests.

Tell the Government to stop dithering on Tesco's takeover

Tescopoly - Every little hurts

On 13 January 2010 the Government finally acknowledged the need for a supermarket watchdog. But after two years of delay they still won't take action.

Tesco - a big block to planet-friendly farming - has launched its latest charm offensive. But they won't pull the wool over our eyes. What they don't tell us is that they:

Palm oil day of action photo gallery

Palm oil day of action 2009, Queen Street, Cardiff

Two Orang-utangs in boxes saying Homeless and hungry, Please help

Person browsing at stall

Explaining the palm oil campaign to visitors

People signing postcards at the stall

Photos: Lyndsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Palm Oil Day of Action

Eight people in orang-utang masks

Cardiff Friends of the Earth palm oil campaign stall, Queen Street Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Palm Oil Day of Action

29 October 2005 - Queen Street, Cardiff

Big business is clearing rainforest in south east Asia to make way for palm oil plantations. This has a devastating impact on wildlife and local communities.

Palm Oil

Palm oil protest stall Queen Street, Cardiff

Cardiff Friends of the Earth palm oil campaign stall, Queen Street Photo: Lindsay Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Demand for palm oil, a vegetable oil, is the most significant cause of rainforest loss in Malaysia and Indonesia.

Palm oil is found in 10 per cent of supermarket products. These include:

Corporates & Trade Justice

protestors with banner saying Make Poverty History

Local group members on the Make Poverty History Rally Photo: James Maiden, Cardiff Friends of the Earth

Corporate greed & fair trade

We are all part of an unfair system of international trade. It benefits big business at the expense of communities and the environment.

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