Agenda

Webinar 1 Dec 4:00PM CET

Chain Reaction Research: EU Deforestation Law: Brazil Cattle and Soy Traceability Feasibility and Costs, & Non-Compliance Risks for JBS, Marfrig, and Minerva

Chain Reaction Research will cover two reports assessing the EU Deforestation Law and its impacts on stakeholders within Brazilian cattle and soy supply chains. Join this webinar to learn more about the results of this analysis, the future of these supply chains and companies as the world prepares for the EU law to impose a new standard for addressing deforestation.
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Launch event 24Nov 9:30AM CET
Follow the Money IV: The use of AMIF and ISF-BV funds outside the EU

Join the launch event of the report ‘Follow the Money IV: The use of AMIF and ISF-BV funds outside the EU’ produced in cooperation with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
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Webinar 26 Oct 5:00PM CET

Can food companies sustain and grow their value?

Panelists will lay out how impacts from climate and nature transition risk radiate from soft commodities sectors down the supply chain to food and agriculture companies. Discussion will tie together new fundamental analysis by Planet Tracker on Nature-Dependent Exporters, dissect Profundo’s work on operating margins driven by the beef and soy supply chain, and discuss new supply chain analysis leveraging key value drivers from the Inevitable Policy Response (IPR).
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Webinar 25 Oct 10:00AM CET

Opportunities in pulses

Profundo's researchers Barbara Kuepper and Diana Quiroz will present during the webinar on pulses, such as lentils and mung beans, hosted by CBI - Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries. They will discuss their market analysis and opportunities and potential barriers in the sector.
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Webinar 18 Oct 12:00PM CET

Launch update data 2022 Forests & Finance

The Forests & Finance Coalition will present the key findings of the 2022 update of the financial flows data, as well as of the new policy assessment. Panellists will comment on the role of financial institutions in addressing deforestation and human rights violations.
English Register here
Brazilian Register here

 

Webinar 13 Oct 3:00PM CET

Energy communities in the EU: Opportunities and barriers to financing

During the webinar hosted by Friends of the Earth Europe, we will be showcasing the opportunities and barriers to financing energy communities in the EU.
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Training 4 & 5 Oct

Introductory training Fair Finance Peru

The training introduced the organisations to the work of the Fair Finance International network and the deep relations between financial flows and environmental impact.  The training was organised by Oxfam Novib under the project Fair Finance International and hosted by Oxfam Peru.

 

Training 27 & 28 Sept

Introductory training Fair Finance

The training introduced the organisations to the work of the Fair Finance International network and the deep relations between financial flows and environmental impact.  The training was organised by Oxfam Novib under the project Fair Finance International and hosted by Oxfam Bolivia.
 

Webinar 7 Sept 16:00-17:00PM CET       

The ATT and the Arms Trade: Trends in Financial and Corporate Responsibility 

This webinar hosted by Forum on the Arms Trade, Control Arms, and PAX discusses a.o. arms producers and human rights, the role of financial institutions and shareholder action. 
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Training Online 26 & 27 July
Training for financial institutions: Sustainable finance taxonomies

The Training for Fair Finance Thailand discusses the topic of sustainable finance taxonomies in Asia and the role of financial institutions to implement taxonomies.

 

Webinar 15 July 3:00PM CET
Chain Reaction Research: Wilmar’s Refineries and Brands Lag in Implementation of ESG Policies

Join this webinar to discuss the outcomes of a new CRR study on Wilmar’s uptake and sourcing of certificated palm oil products in its refining and processing business as well as in its own consumer brand franchise.
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Webinar 12 July 3:00PM CET
Chain Reaction Research: EU Deforestation Regulation. Implications for the Palm Oil Industry and Its Financers

Join Chain Reaction Research, research partner of Profundo, to discuss European Commission’s upcoming regulation on deforestation-free products and the relevant implications for the palm oil industry around traceability, smallholder exclusion, leakage, and the December 2020 cut-off date.
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Meetup Online 2 & 7 June
PNO Media: Een goed pensioen met fatsoen

During the online meetup for PNO Media participants, Groen Pensioen and Fossielvrij NL will talk about the strategy behind divesting from fossil fuels. Profundo will discuss the results from its sustainability assessment of the pension fund.
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Training Online 31 May & 1 June
Training for financial institutions: Financing a Just Energy Transition

The Training for Fair Finance Indonesia will discuss the role of the financial sector in the just energy transition and provide tools for financial institutions to participate in a just transition.
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Webinar 13 May 4:00PM CET

Palm Oil’s Global Sustainability Issues and Why They Matter for Investors

The Emerging Markets Investors Alliance's Agriculture Program will be hosting senior members of the Chain Reaction Research team to discuss the palm oil sector’s sustainability trends, achievements, and challenges in Southeast Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
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Webinar 4 May 4:00PM CET

Just transition in mining OECD side event 

Members of the Dutch International Responsible Business Conduct Agreement for the metals sector, together with experts from Europe and Latin America, including speakers from Profundo, will explore transition scenarios and their impact on workers and communities. 
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Webinar 14 April 3:30PM CET

The Changing Context of Indonesian Deforestation: Explaining Declining Rates and Remaining Threats

The declining deforestation rates for oil palm in Indonesia are promising. However, recent government legislation, the increasing demand for biofuels, the leakage market and the increasing price of crude palm oil all risk more forest being cleared. Join Chain Reaction Research’s expert analysts and guests from The Gecko Project to discuss the changing context of Indonesian deforestation.
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Webinar 17 March 3:00PM CET

Explaining African Palm Oil's Risks & Inability to Grow

Join Chain Reaction Research, research partner of Profundo, for this webinar to discuss questions as why has palm oil struggled to grow across several African nations? And why has a relatively small industry been unable to address serious environmental and social concerns? And which companies, including FMCGs, and financiers (investors and banks) can be linked to ESG violations?
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Webinar 16 Dec 4:00 PM CET
Palm Oil Production in Latin America & Its Links to NDPE Violations

Join Chain Reaction Research, research partner of Profundo, for this webinar to discuss how financiers of plantations, traders, FMCGs, and biofuel companies face financial and reputation risk if palm oil is linked to deforestation.
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Workshop 7 & 9 Dec
The European Green Deal

The workshop will include a presentation by Profundo of the results of their research on how the EU Green Deal (Circular Economy Action Plan and Farm-to-Fork Strategy) will affect the CBI traget group. What we know, what we think and what we don't know.

7 December 10-12 AM CET Register here
9 December 3 - 5 PM CET Register here

 

Training Online 4 & 5 Nov 2:30 PM CET
Training for financial institutions: Developing responsible credit and investment policies.

The training will give an overview of important sustainability standards specifically for the banking sector, but will also help you with both developing and implementing responsible lending policies.
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Webinar 21 Oct 10:00 AM in Eastern time
Why cross-commodity no deforestation policies are essential for palm oil buyers.

As more companies commit to deforestation-free palm oil supply chains, there is a clear need for No Deforestation, No Peat, No Exploitation (NDPE) policies to be applied across all commodities for no-deforestation claims to carry weight. This webinar organised by Chain Reaction Research will discuss the need for more ambitious policies and the financial risk of falling short on no-deforestation commitments.
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20 Oct & 2 Nov two of our staff members will present at the webinar from CBI: The EU Green Deal: How will it affect my business?

The European Green Deal will certainly have an impact on international trade and suppliers from developing countries. The question is how big this impact will be, and what the best response is?

During the webinar they will update you on the policies changes and share tips on how you can prepare for these policy changes, including recommendations from European importers.
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Wednesday 29th of September Virtual launch of new report on exposing the financial flows into illegal Israeli settlements.

We are excited to be part of the launch of the first Don’t Buy Into Occupation Coalition (DBIO) report “Exposing the financial flows into illegal Israeli settlements”, next Wednesday.

Profundo carried out research commissioned for DBIO, a joint initiative between 23 Palestinian, regional and European organizations. It is an investigation of the financial relationships between business enterprises involved in the illegal Israeli settlement enterprises in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and European financial institutions.
This is an important step to increase corporate accountability to halt human rights violations.

Attend the virtual launch Wednesday 29th of September with interesting speakers and discussions. Register here

 

On June 8 the Forests & Finance website will be relaunched

The Forests & Finance website offers an easy searchable database with all the financings and investments provided by national and international financial institutions possibly contributing to tropical deforestation. The deals in the database refer to financing for companies in the beef, palm oil, pulp & paper, rubber, soy and timber sectors in Southeast Asia, Central and West Africa, and Brazil. The website further offers case studies on the role of financiers in tropical deforestation and a systematic and critical assessment of the forest-related policies of the 54 most important banks and investors in our database.

Forestsandfinance.org is an initiative by a coalition of campaign and research organisations including Rainforest Action Network, TuK Indonesia, Profundo, Amazon Watch, Repórter Brasil, BankTrack, Friends of the Earth US and Sahabat Alam Malaysia. Collectively, they seek to achieve improved financial sector transparency, policies, systems and regulations, that ultimately prevent financial institutions from supporting the kind of environmental and social abuses that are all too common in the operations of many forest-risk sector clients.

Webinar: Evaluating the Universe of Risks in Indonesian Palm Oil

Join Zoological Society of London SPOTT (ZSL SPOTT), Chain Reaction Research (CRR), and Orbitas to dive into the fundamentals for how financiers should analyze a broad range of risks amongst palm oil companies in Indonesia as well as the whole supply chain to inform their ESG investment and lending strategies. Combining company transparency and policy data, sustainability and financial risk analysis, and climate transition analysis, this event will aid novices and experts on how to more holistically evaluate companies across the palm oil supply chain in Indonesia and abroad when taking the downstream sector into account. Hear from:

• ZSL SPOTT for an overview of Indonesia’s palm oil sector and how to put palm oil producers’ and traders’ commitments, practices, and disclosure into perspective.

• CRR on how to analyze the sustainability and financial risks of an individual company, upstream and downstream, reviewing their policies, behavior, and access to capital.

• Orbitas on the importance of analyzing climate transition risks and how to begin thinking about longer-term risks (and opportunities) for the palm oil sector in Indonesia.

 

DATE: April 15th, 2021

TIME: 10 AM EST/4 PM CET

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Webinar: South Korea's Ties to Unsustainable Palm

South Korean companies develop operate unsustainable plantations, buy unsustainably produced palm products, and provide finance to several unsustainable actors. CRR has found that South Korea is a significant player in the palm oil leakage market. 


Join CRR and  Shin Young Chung of Advocates for Public Interest Law South Korea to discuss how South Korea's ties to the unsustainable palm market and how change may occur.

 

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Date: Jan. 21st, 2021
Time: 8:00 AM EST (US & Canada)/2 PM CEST (Europe)/10 PM KST (Korea)
Hosted by CRR Consortium:

  • Aidenvironment
  • Climate Advisers
  • Profundo
  • With special guest Shin Young Chung from Advocates for Public Interest Law South Korea

For more, please visit chainreactionresearch.com.

 

WEBINAR: Deforestation Risks for Brazil’s Big Meatpackers
December 10, 2020

JBS, Marfrig, and Minerva are the largest meat processors in Brazil, dominating beef processing and exports. Our latest report assesses the companies’ exposure to deforestation and analyses their market, reputation, and technology risks.

Our analysis shows:

– The companies show little progress in monitoring indirect supply chains;
– They face material financial risks from European investors;
– Chinese and European market shifts create market risks;
– And differing business models create distinct risks amongst the top three meatpackers

CRR held a webinar on these findings on January 14th, 2021.

 

Beef on Track

On the 17th of December, Chain Reaction Research will participate in the latest Beef on Track webinar "Na Quinta do Boi",  organized by Imaflora. The webinar will cover what international partners from Europe are doing to promote greater transparency in the beef value chain and their needs when it comes to accessing information on deforestation-free cattle.  

The webinar will be broadcast in English, with interpretation provided in Portuguese via Zoom. 

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Date: Nov. 19th, 2020
Time: 10:00 AM EST (US & Canada)/4 PM CEST (Europe)

Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Companies (FMCGs) had aimed to eliminate deforestation in their supply chains by 2020, but most are lagging in implementing and executing their zero-deforestation policies. Recent CRR research has shown that FMCGs may face USD 16 billion to USD 82 billion in reputation risks as consumers, NGOs, and governments pressure them to increase their ambitions. 

Please join CRR analysts on November 19th for a discussion on how failing to meet sustainability goals tied to deforestation is exposing FMCGs to significant reputational and financial risks.

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Hosts include the members of the CRR Consortium:

  • Aidenvironment
  • Profundo
  • Climate Advisers

For more, please visit chainreactionresearch.com.

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