Project Highlights

Borealis has worked on over 300 projects involving more than 60 countries.  Our research and recommendations have contributed to the success of hundreds of environmental and social justice projects.



Photo: TJ Watt

Forest Protection

Borealis has helped to ensure the integrity of vast areas of forests around the world by providing information and strategic advice to NGOs, coalitions, First Nations, and companies.

Some of the biggest forest products companies in the world have shifted their practices or procurement policies, including Kimberly-Clark, Limited Brands, Staples, Disney, Nestlé, and countless others.

These shifts have led towards improved forest protection initiatives in critical ecosystems around the world, including in Canada, the US, Brazil, tropical rainforests on the island of Borneo and the Indonesian island of Sumatra, and Amur tiger habitat in the Russian Far East.


Photo: Greenpeace

Fossil Fuels

Borealis works on projects that address extreme fossil fuels including the Tar Sands, Amazon oil, coal exports from North America, Arctic oil exploration, oil pipelines, U.S. oil refinery feedstock and emissions, and U.S. crude oil imports.

Other Issue Areas

We regularly – and successfully – apply our expertise and creative thinking to other issue areas as needs and opportunities arise. Our team has direct experience in researching:

  • Human rights
  • Seafood and sustainable fisheries
  • Palm oil
  • Soy
  • Beef and leather
  • Sustainable agriculture
  • Illegal logging
  • Mining
  • F-gases
  • Rayon
  • Plastics
  • Emissions and pollution