Trade in forest products, such as timber and pulp, has increased over the past decade and is projected to continue doing so to meet a growing global demand. While the forestry industry is an important contributor to the activities of countless sectors, from construction to consumer goods and packaging, it contributes to unsustainable pressure on the world’s forests, particularly in tropical regions. What kind of sustainability requirements do financial institutions place on forestry sector companies to address ESG risk and how do they follow up on compliance and progress?
This webinar is part of a series presented by CFA Institute, several CFA Societies in APAC and the Zoological Society of London (ZSL), to promote a better understanding of the forestry sector’s ESG risk profile and foster quality interactions between practitioners and forestry companies on ESG issues.
Please join our third webinar with details as follow:
Date: 21 April 2021
Time: 18:00 – 19:00 SGT/HKT (GMT +8)
Samantha Bramley - Director, Environmental and Social Risk Management, Standard Chartered Bank
Hilde Jervan - Chief Advisor, Council on Ethics for the Norwegian Government Pension Fund
Guy Djombe – Head of Environment and Sustainability Operations Department, Development Bank of the Central African States
During the session, speakers will discuss their assessment and due diligence processes for financing forestry sector companies and the way the engage on compliance with these requirements.
*Live interpretation in French will be available to attendees who require it.