Rebecca has been working at FFI since September 2007. Though she studied conservation in her BA and MSc, she decided that the life in the jungle just wasn't for her. Having grown up in New York City, she has experienced more pigeons and squirrels than parrots and spider monkeys. So she decided to write about the impact that FFI's projects have on the ground.
Her current role as Communications Officer (Business & Biodiversity) has allowed her to focus her energy towards FFI's innovative Business & Biodiversity Programme. Rebecca helps to get the message out about FFI's strategic corporate partnerships and what they have helped to achieve for global biodiversity.
FFI sits as adviser to innovative initiative modelled off the carbon disclosure project
The Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) project has released its review of private sector reporting of forest ‘footprints’. In other words, they have investigated how well businesses are recognising and managing their impact on deforestation.
A questionnaire was sent to companies which have a high reliance on “Forest Risk Commodities” i.e. products that often lead to clearance of tropical rainforests, such as palm oil, soya, timber, beef, leather and biofuels.
35 businesses responded to the FFD survey. UK brands Marks and Spencer’s and Sainsbury’s coming out on top in terms of having clear procurement policies.
FFI sits on the Technical Steering Committee to advise the FFD in forest conservation and management issues.
Read the full story on the Natural Value Initiative website