Selected Research and Publications

Solid research is a cornerstone of our work.

The first step in a campaign to shift corporate behaviour often involves identifying the exact size, scope and nature of the problem we're working to change, and pinpointing a company's potential to change its behaviour in a way that would have significant impacts on forest protection or climate pollution. Over the past 15 years, we have worked with more than 90 clients on hundreds of investigative research projects. We also regularly contribute to and commission reports, which are included below and listed by author.

Although the vast majority of our research is confidential, we’ve also contributed to some publicly available reports for clients, as well as publications for our own campaigns. In the last year, our Stand campaigns have tracked supposedly-recyclable Starbucks cups from a coffee chain straight to the Denver landfill, uncovered shocking air pollution levels on the deck of Carnival's cruise ships, and made connections between air pollution impacts around the world and the coal used to power Levi's factories.

Download a selection of our research and publications below.

08 Jul 2021

STAND.EARTH REPORT – A new scorecard and report ranks global banks for their exposure connected financing and investment in the oil and gas industry in the Amazon biome and calls for an Amazon oil exit strategy for these banks.

15 Jun 2021
STAND.EARTH REPORT — New research shows B.C. Premier John Horgan will give away more than twice the amount of fossil fuel subsidies given out in the final year of Christy Clark’s government.
23 Mar 2021

STAND.EARTH RESEARCH — New maps show critical primary forests and endangered species in British Columbia overlap with pellet facility wood sourcing across an area equivalent to 1.4 million soccer fields.

03 Feb 2021

STAND.EARTH AND WEST COAST ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REPORT — An Investigation into the regulations for Cruise Ship Pollution along the West Coast from California to Alaska.

21 Oct 2020

STAND.EARTH REPORT - A new report released ahead of a key November 3rd vote on three Key West referendums on cruise ships finds that the cruise industry has misled Key West residents about the economic benefits that cruise tourism has delivered to the city.

14 Sep 2020

STAND.EARTH REPORT - A new report shows that Premier John Horgan’s British Columbia government has become one of the most generous subsidizers of oil and gas in Canada. 

20 Aug 2020

STAND.EARTH REPORT – We have 10 years to more than halve global greenhouse gas emissions if we're to avoid climate catastrophe. The dip in greenhouse gas emissions from the global slowdown could be easily wiped out as fashion brands ramp up production and sales if they fail to act now to reduce their reliance on dirty fossil fuels like coal, oil, and gas or use greenwashing to cover up their inaction.

12 Aug 2020

STAND.EARTH REPORT –This groundbreaking report exposes a range of European banks have provided $10 billion USD in trade financing for over 155 million barrels of oil from the Ecuadorian region of the Amazon Sacred Headwaters to refineries in the U.S.

12 Aug 2020

STAND.EARTH INFORME – Este nuevo informe deja al descubierto a varios bancos europeos que han otorgado alrededor de USD 10 mil millones al financiamiento del comercio de 155 millones de barriles de petróleo provenientes de la región de las Cuencas Sagradas Amazónicas en Ecuador a refinerías en los Estados Unidos.

14 Jul 2020

STAND.EARTH REPORT — Canada’s West Coast was saved from exposure to billions of litres of pollution this cruise ship season due to ramped up COVID-19 regulations. A new investigation reveals that without year-round federal regulation, harmful cruise ship waste risks contaminating BC coastal communities and ecosystems.