Trase is a data-driven transparency initiative that is revolutionising our understanding of the trade and financing of commodities driving deforestation worldwide. Its unique supply chain mapping approach brings together disparate, publicly available data to connect consumer markets to deforestation and other impacts on the ground. Trase’s freely-available online tools and actionable intelligence enable companies, financial institutions, governments and civil society organisations to take practical steps to address deforestation.
Trase empowers markets, governments and civil society to transition towards more sustainable commodity production and consumption in three main ways:
- Enabling buyers and investors to manage risk and reduce impacts
- Strengthening accountability by improving assessments of risk exposure and the targeting of campaigns and enforcement processes
- Enabling sector-wide assessments of the success of interventions to improve the sustainability of international commodity trade
working to increase transparency, meet sustainability commitments and de-risk their supply chains.
aiming to act on deforestation linked to commodity imports and monitor and report on progress towards national sustainability commitments.
including investors and banks who need actionable data and insights to reduce the direct and indirect exposure of their investments to deforestation risk, and to assess the environmental performance of their portfolios.
and multi-stakeholder processes providing independent monitoring and assessment of the key players involved in the trade of forest risk commodities
who play a vital watchdog role in raising awareness of unsustainable practices and strengthening the accountability of global supply chains
Senior Research Associate
Data Observatory Lead
Finance Engagement Lead
Trase is a partnership between the Stockholm Environment Institute and Global Canopy. We work closely with data developers, researchers, designers, institutes and other partners.
Trase Finance, a data platform that brings unprecedented transparency to the hundreds of billions of dollars that directly and indirectly finance tropical deforestation each year, has launched. The full range of tool features, including new insights into deforestation risk, will be shared at a public webinar later this month.
In close collaboration with many others. Click for more information about our partners and funders.