Why Disclosure of Emissions from Deforestation Protects Investors

Deforestation Financial Risks

Emissions from deforestation increasingly being seen as a material risk for investors. This isn’t only because the emissions released by deforestation drive climate change, threatening global economic stability and the lives of millions. It is because society’s reactions to climate change, known as climate transitions, will impact a wide range of holdings investors may hold. […]

Deforestation’s Role in Financial Disclosures

Deforestation Financial Disclosure

Climate Advisers recently submitted a comment letter to the International Sustainability Standards Board (ISSB) in response to its efforts to establish a global baseline of climate-related financial disclosures. Disclosures on climate-related financial risks are key to providing investors and markets with the information needed to make decisions on the financial risks driven by both the […]

Climate Advisers’ S.E.C. Comment on Climate Transparency – Recommendations to Protect Investors

The U.S. Security and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) proposed rules for expanded climate transparency is a strong step forward in ensuring greater transparency of climate-related financial risks. The alignment between the proposed ruling and widely accepted frameworks like the recommendations of the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol would provide […]

Why Supply Chain Emission Disclosure Is Necessary for Investors

Climate Advisers latest policy brief looks at the new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s proposed climate emissions disclosure rules and how some corporations may not be required to disclose up to 90-83 percent of their estimated total emissions. The potential gap in disclosure is particularly acute for companies that rely on the  global forest, food, […]

Tackling Deforestation and Protecting Investors: Material Financial Risks From Tropical Commodities

The US imported $618 billion in tropical commodities in 2020 ($76 billion in tropical agricultural commodities). Here’s why that matters as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deliberates on climate-related financial disclosures. In anticipation of the SEC releasing new proposals for regulating climate-related financial risks, Climate Advisers has published a report on the risks to […]

Climate-Related Forest, Food, and Land Risks Threaten US Financial Stability

With 40% of US GDP exposed to climate-related risks from the land use sector, this report analyzes the source of these risks and shares recommendations for the federal government to protect US financial stability. In the US, 40 percent of GDP is generated from sectors directly exposed to tropical forest, food, and land risk, but […]

Deforestation Risks and German Financial Institutions

Meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement will require transformations in every sector of the global economy. Commodity producers and traders are in the spotlight due to their direct links to activities causing deforestation which drives climate-changing emissions. High-profile investors are increasingly pushing for action on deforestation from both companies and governments. However, deforestation risk […]

Shifting Grey to Green: Climate Advisers Deforestation Risk Rankings

An Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ranking with a deforestation lens Key takeaways from Climate Advisers Deforestation Risk Rankings: Companies with high rankings have policies in place to mitigate material risks of being linked to ESG issues, and specifically, deforestation. Meanwhile, companies with low rankings should consider conducting an ESG risk assessment and strengthening policies […]

Sustainability Lessons Learned From Palm Oil

The palm oil industry has recently made progress on sustainability issues, but as producers emerge in Latin America, how can they use past lessons to continue improving the industry? This report reviews past lessons and the current state of the industry to provide clear recommendations for producers and civil society to protect forests.