Rainforest Alliance VP on the limits to certification, Forest Stewardship Council and consumer awareness of deforestation

Dominique Gangneux is the sustainable markets vice president at the Rainforest Alliance, where he is working on forestry, food & agriculture and tourism. I sent him a few questions recently. Here’s what he had to say. Dominique Gangneux What does Rainforest Alliance do today? What’s your elevator pitch?  It is easy for people to assume…

  • Oct 21, 2014
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Are we actually making progress on preventing deforestation? Q&A with Mongabay.com founder Rhett Butler

Rhett Butler, founder, Mongabay.com. And yes, he does give a damn  If you don’t read Mongabay.com then you should. It’s an excellent, independent site on rainforests and has covered the deforestation debate for many years. I was in Indonesia with Rhett Butler, its founder, a few months back, looking at APP concessions (slideshow here). I found…

  • Aug 5, 2014
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How CSR, Ethics and Sustainability Communications have evolved

Here’s a presentation made up of images and some notes which I am giving next week at this conference in Bratislava. I’m still drafting it, so if you have any comments, please let me know. I tried to show that ethics issues are not new, how some communications have evolved, and speculate briefly where they…

  • May 24, 2013
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The top five companies seen as environmentally responsible

I just got these from GlobeScan below. Click to enlarge. No great surprises here, except of course BP. How, I wonder, has this happened? Time will tell if BP recent Target Neutral marketing has had an effect or whether this is an anomaly. Asia Pulp and Paper tried a huge green PR campaign a year…

  • Aug 21, 2012
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Good news about Chinese green sentiment?

“Among Chinese adults Gallup surveyed last year, 57 percent believe that protecting the environment should be their country’s priority, even if improving environmental standards slows the pace of economic growth. Only 21 percent believe that economic growth is more important than environmental protection.” More here: Gallup Poll: 57 Percent Of Chinese Believe Environmental Protection Should…