Wilmar International

Is your bank financing deforestation?

Opening a bank account may seem like a trivial thing to do for most consumers. But such decisions may have consequences for deforestation and human rights abuses in the developing world, writes Anne van Schaik.

The dirty business of palm oil

Much of the palm oil we consume comes from Indonesia, where brutal methods are deployed against locals. One of the main suppliers says it is cleaning up its act, but has it really changed?