Global Canopy is a data-driven think tank that targets the market forces destroying nature. In particular it focuses on the world's tropical forests, which are being cleared to make way for commodities like soy, beef and palm oil. It works with partners around the world to mobilise the data needed to make trade and finance more transparent and accountable. And it advocates for governments and financial regulators to change the rules of the game.
Global Canopy's unique open data platforms enable companies, investors and governments to identify their impacts on the natural world and to take action accordingly. 60% of global trade in deforestation risk commodities are being tracked by their Trase tool, for instance. And in the last year, 100 financial institutions with over $17 trillion in assets under management have accessed Global Canopy’s Forest 500 data.
By assessing the performance of the key market players, Global Canopy enables campaigning organisations and the media to hold to account those that are failing to act.