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May 31, 2024

Welcome, some Business Perspectives, I am Juan Carlos Giraldo from Boston, United States. Palm oil is used in almost everything that is used in our homes, such as frying oil, margarine, butter, cookies, snacks, ice cream, soap, etc.

According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the palm oil industry is a strategic product that contributes to society's economic and social growth.

However, companies have a lot of work to do in their relationship with biodiversity and palm oil, as clearing land for plantations is a significant driver of deforestation.

Today, in this episode, my guest is Michelle Desilets. Michelle is the executive director of the Orangutan Land Trust, which aims to find sustainable solutions for the long-term survival of the orangutan in the wild and raise consumer awareness to demand sustainable palm oil. We talked about biodiversity, corporations, sustainability, and palm oil.