Information wins campaigns

This simple truth led us to form Stand.earth Research Group. Using supply chain research, real-time geospatial analysis, predictive modeling, and other data-driven techniques, we keep governments accountable to their environmental commitments, monitor industry emissions over time, and reveal clear connections between major brands and deforestation-driver commodities, oil and gas, and other irresponsibly produced raw materials.

Breakthroughs often happen when a secret is exposed—when a company is linked to a controversial issue such as illegal logging or deforestation in the Amazon. Such conversation-shifting research is our specialty.

Our Services

Investigative Research

Our team identifies and tracks raw materials as they move through complex supply chains and eventually become consumer products. We specialize in tracing environmental destruction and human rights violations all the way from source to end use. Armed with this data, our clients and allies hold corporate actors accountable.

Interactive data visualization

Data Visualizations

Our team creates sophisticated, interactive visualizations that connect the dots between popular consumer brands, manufacturing facilities around the world, and ongoing harm to the environment. Translating millions upon millions of data points into engaging visual stories, we turn raw information into a powerful motivational tool.

Campaign Strategy

By identifying the exact size, scope, and nature of the crises that our clients work to solve—and pinpointing companies’ potential to change their behavior in impactful ways—we bridge the gap between research and implementation.

Reports by Stand Research Group

Protecting Forests

Capitalizing on Collapse

July 24, 2023
Forest Eye
Protecting Forests

Forest Eye

July 24, 2023
Moving Beyond Fossil Fuels

Crude Collaborators: Who hasn’t committed to stop buying Russian oil?

April 15, 2022

Stand.earth Research in the headlines

“The more connections a brand has to companies that may have a role in deforestation, the higher the risk, said Greg Higgs, the study’s lead researcher.”
“This is no longer one of those things where we’re supposed to have sympathy for a crisis that’s happening somewhere else. It’s occurring in California, and it’s linked to Amazon destruction.”
“The bottom line is that the province is not actually stopping the logging industry from harvesting old growth over the short term, when stopping this logging was precisely the point of the deferrals process.”
“The more connections a brand has to companies that may have a role in deforestation, the higher the risk, said Greg Higgs, the study’s lead researcher.”
“This is no longer one of those things where we’re supposed to have sympathy for a crisis that’s happening somewhere else. It’s occurring in California, and it’s linked to Amazon destruction.”
“The bottom line is that the province is not actually stopping the logging industry from harvesting old growth over the short term, when stopping this logging was precisely the point of the deferrals process.”
Over the past 20 years, we have worked with inspiring civil society and environmental organizations on over 400 investigative research projects.

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