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

By Niamh McCarthyMatt Piotrowski
Financial Markets, Forests & Lands

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 investors from tropical commodities. This sector accounted for nearly a quarter of US imports by dollar value in 2020 and has significant links to climate warming emissions, creating significant risk for private investors.

Read this report to see Climate Advisers’ analysis on how these climate-related factors create risks for investors and learn how US leadership in this space can benefit the private sector. We also make recommendations for the SEC as it takes steps to regulate these risks within the financial sector to protect investors, the economy, and the climate.

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On January 13, 2022

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