About CSPO

Mission Statement

The Center for Sustainable Palm Oil Studies (CSPO) is an initiative seeded by the Government of Malaysia as a leading think tank and publisher dedicated to being a resource for policymakers, government officials, business executives, journalists, researchers, academics, and other interested citizens to help them better educate themselves on issues surrounding sustainable palm oil.

We aggregate, in real time, the most credible news reports, studies and analysis around sustainable palm oil and related topics including environmental and animal protection, biofuels, consumer goods, policymaking and finding sustainable solutions, both environmentally and economically. 

Our goal is to start a conversation about the need to better understand the prospects of using sustainable palm oil. We produce quarterly policy research reports focusing on global political and economic developments pertaining to sustainable palm oil as well as special analysis briefs reviewing monthly developments in the palm oil sector.

At CSPO we anticipate trends and analyse policy questions related to sustainable palm oil well before they become topics of general discussion. Our analysts and experts perform policy research on a wide range of issues closely related to palm oil production including deforestation, international trade, consumer rights, energy and climate.

Our goal is to start a conversation about the need to better understand the prospects of using sustainable palm oil.