Shareholders are concerned for the overall safety of the sector, which is why 58 investors representing $2.5 trillion in assets banded together recently to demand improved disclosure of oil disaster response plans.
"Aveda and the Yawanawa people have been working together for 17 years. Although there have been challenges in communicating and understanding each other--with one being a big company and the other a grassroots community deep in the Amazon--we are working toward the same goal, which is to protect the environment for the world." This is what Chief Tashka Yawanawa explained to me this afternoon by satellite phone. Chief Tashka leads the Yawanawa, an indigenous people who live in Acre, in the far western part of Brazil.