Toward responsible and inclusive financing of the palm oil sector
Research into the possibilities to offer sufficient financing to smallholders in palm oil production, so deforestation is not seen as a means to address poverty…
Response to Public Consultation by the EU’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
The High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance (HLEG) was established by the European Commission in early January 2017 to help develop an overarching, comprehensive…
Farmland Investments in Brazilian Cerrado
Following the financial crisis of 2007-­2008, there has been a growing investor interest in farmland around the world. In Brazil, this interest has been most pronounced…
SLC Agrícola: Cerrado Deforestation Poses Risks to Revenue and Farmland Assets
SLC Agrícola is Brazil’s largest publicly traded farming company. It actively purchases, clears and transforms land in the Cerrado biome for industrialized soy,…
2017 Indonesian Palm Oil Sector Benchmark
Analysis of the financial risks for the 10 largest Indonesian listed palm oil companies. The report builds upon the outcomes of the Chain Reaction Research report…

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October 5, 2017
CIFOR: Toward responsible and inclusive financing of the palm oil sector

October 2, 2017
Perbankan Berkelanjutan – Indonesian sustainable banking guide

September 25, 2017
Farmland Investments in Brazilian Cerrado: Financial, Environmental and Social Risks

September 25, 2017
Forests and Finance: Banks; High carbon, Hidden risks

September 25, 2017
Response to Public Consultation by the EU’s High Level Expert Group on Sustainable Finance
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