Can agreement ever be reached between environmental activists and the Palm Oil and Paper industries?
What hope is there for the Orangutans of Indonesia? Where is their forest going?
Does our incessant demand for paper and packaging mean the end of the Sumatran tiger?
Scott is the Australian born founder of The Forest Trust. His methods of working with the world’s biggest Palm Oil and Paper corporations are showing hitherto unexpected profitable results for these industries whilst protecting the natural forests and peatlands from further incursion.
We were lucky enough to hear Scott Poynton in person at the State Library Theatre on Sunday 19 July 2015. The meeting was sponsored by Men of The Trees (WA). Scott’s fascinating presentation describes his journey in convincing some of the largest players in the Palm Oil industry to change their business model. By setting their own set of values and writing these into their suppliers’ contracts they are achieving far more than any of the forest certification schemes could manage.
Listen to Scott’s talk below as he takes us on a journey of hope and inspiration. Be warned however, the audio quality on this sound file is not terrific – especially the first 4 minutes.
Meeting sponsored by members of Men of the Trees.