Sustainable finance is crucial to help address issues such as climate change, deforestation or human rights violations and rise to the challenge of the SDGs. With the growth of ESG products and with taxonomic and labelling efforts on the rise, the financial sector must deepen the integration of basic ESG information and broaden the set of sectors that are considered through an ESG lens. Tropical timber and pulp products are everywhere and their production carries ESG risks, but the tropical forestry sector and its supply chains have been under-scrutinized.
To support informed analysis and meaningful dialogue between financial institutions and tropical forestry sector companies, CFA Institute, several CFA Societies in APAC and ZSL (Zoological Society of London) are holding a series of three webinars to discuss how financial sector practitioners are integrating ESG information. We hope to promote a better understanding of the forestry sector’s ESG risk profile and improved disclosures for quality interactions between practitioners and forestry companies on ESG issues.
Please join our first webinar with details as follow:
Topic: The case for using an ESG lens in sustainable finance and tropical forestry
Date: 27 January 2021
Time: 18:00–19:00 SGT/HKT (GMT +8)
Professional learning credit: 1 (CFA members please login to your PL tracker to record PL credit)
During the session, speakers will illustrate different financial institutions’ approaches to non-financial information and ESG issues when considering the (tropical) forestry sector and its supply chains.