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 […]
A Spotlight on Exponential Peruvian Palm Oil Growth: ESG Risks for Cargill Subsidiary, Cargill Americas Peru SPL
A sharp uptick in deforestation rates over the past decade has put Peru in the spotlight for illegal mining and agricultural expansion. This report explores the exponential growth of the Peruvian palm oil industry in recent years and its relationship to deforestation in the Amazon. Through a case study of a key player in the […]
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.
Where can JPMorgan find opportunities to address its exposure to deforestation? Climate campaigners have heightened awareness in recent years over the role of agricultural commodities in deforestation, which accounts for 15 percent of annual global emissions. This pressure from NGOs will only increase in the coming years. Companies operating in Brazil’s soy and beef industries […]
U.S.-based investment bank JPMorgan has become increasingly vocal about its growing ambition to reduce exposure to climate change risks and foster positive change among its customers, investees, and peers. The bank has warned of widespread, destructive droughts, wildfires, and higher sea levels, along with negative impacts on economic growth. But what are its plans for […]