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Palm oil production - a $61 billion industry in 2014 - is the fastest growing cause of rainforest destruction today, and rainforest destruction is the second biggest driver of climate change after the burning of fossil fuels.

If it was up to you, your money wouldn’t be used to finance this destruction. But would you know it if it was? Your answer matters, because as Bill McKibben has said, "if it's wrong to wreck the planet, then it's wrong to profit from that wreckage."

Deforestation Free Funds is a search platform that informs and empowers everyday investors. It lets you see if your savings are invested in dirty palm oil, shows you how to take action to get fund managers to implement more sustainable investment policies, and helps you find investment options that support a forest friendly future.

Follow the Money
Palm Oil Investment Sectors
banks
Banks & Lenders
Financial institutions directly and indirectly involved in lending to palm oil companies.
producers
Palm Oil Companies
Producers of palm oil with a history of direct and indirect forest destruction, at-risk for driving deforestation.
consumers
Major Consumer Brands
Big companies using palm oil in their food, personal care, and other consumer goods products.
How It Works
Step One
Search for mutual funds by name, ticker symbol or fund manager - or browse the database
Step Two
See how much money your funds have invested in the palm oil industry - whether in palm oil producers, the banks who finance them, or the brands who use palm oil in their products.
Step Three
Use our action tool to demand responsible, deforestation-free investment options and policies from your retirement plan manager at work or from the major fund families like Vanguard, TIAA-CREF and Dimensional Fund Advisors.
Step Four
Search for similar funds that steer clear of dirty palm oil, and consider investing in those.