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McKinsey's bad advice is threatening rainforests - it can't be trusted

Posted by John Sauven — 10 November 2011 at 3:10pm - Comments
Devastated forest land in an Asia Pulp & Paper concession, Sumatra April 2010
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Advice from consultancy firm McKinsey will lead to more deforestation, not less as it claims

This week, the Guardian uncovered evidence of global consultancy firm McKinsey profiting from the shake-up to the NHS. At the same time, McKinsey was paid £250,000 a year by the UK government for advice on the transition towards health secretary Andrew Lansley's vision for the service.

Conflicts and logging in Congo’s rainforests: the case of Danzer

Posted by Laura Kenyon — 8 November 2011 at 12:40pm - Comments
Cut logs in Democratic Republic of Congo
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Logging in the Congo rainforest is often accompanied by violence and intimidation

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), violence associated with logging companies is not uncommon, but evidence and testimonies collected by Greenpeace show that the Yalisika community of Bosanga has been punished with exceptional violence.

Cut logs in Democratic Republic of Congo

Deforestation and violence in the Congo

Posted by rene.ngongo — 28 July 2011 at 12:17pm - Comments
Logging in Ituri Forest of the Congo, DRC
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Logging in the Democratic Republic of Congo

I’m writing from Kinshasa, the capital of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). These days I am torn between outrage and bitterness when I hear about the unbelievable violence that has once again been unleashed on the heart of the Congo’s forest.

Deforestation could increase in the Congo due to McKinsey advice
Deforestation could increase in the Congo due to McKinsey advice

Bad Influence at the World Bank

Posted by davidritter — 18 April 2011 at 9:52am - Comments
Deforestation could increase in the Congo due to McKinsey advice
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Deforestation could increase in the Congo due to McKinsey advice

In her blog post last week, my colleague Tracy explained why Greenpeace has taken on one of the big beasts of the corporate jungle: the consultancy firm McKinsey. These guys are at the top of the tree when it comes to advising governments on forests, so we’ve published a report investigating  them called Bad Influence: How McKinsey-inspired plans lead to rainforest destruction. 

Bad Influence infographic: McKinsey and REDD+
Infographics from Bad Influence: the McKinsey cost curve