ISEAS Perspectives: Struggle for sustainability in palm oil industry shows results By Khor Yu Leng

Just published by ISEAS Perspectives, my paper on the shift of the Malaysia and Indonesia palm oil sectors to sustainability efforts. One group of transnational NGOs, led by the WWF, has pressured large corporate growers as well as multi-national consumer brands to accept Europe-centric voluntary certification standards. Thus, since about 2003, the net impact of various NGO pressures has helped to rein in the speed and prospects for oil palm expansion in Indonesia and Malaysia by large corporate growers. The authorities in Indonesia and Malaysia have reacted by creating their own certification schemes. . You can view here: http://tinyurl.com/cam62v4 but please go to http://www.iseas.edu.sg/ for more.