Investors demand corporate financial statements to incorporate climate change risks

A growing number of investors, among which we find Calpers, Schroders, DWS and Sarasin & Partners, have been pressuring firms and auditors to include material climate change risks into financial statements. Investors fear that companies accounting reports do not represent the real long-term outlook for many businesses as only a…

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Local and international investors and authorities are pressuring Bolsonaro to fight deforestation

Last July, Jair Bolsonaro, the current President of Brazil, has imposed a ban on forest fires during the dry season and arranged military operations against deforestation practices. This decree comes after pressure from local and international investors and European governments on the need to improve Brazil’s environmental commitment and to…

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Deforestation and the Covid-19 pandemic: a two-fold connection

Despite a positive historical trend that we have outlined in our previous article (http://en.sustainablevalueinvestors.com/2020/05/07/why-investors-are-more-than-ever-key-players-in-forest-preservation/), the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated again deforestation. Data from the Global Land Analysis and Discovery (GLAD), a worldwide warning system for the depletion of tree cover, testimonies that forest loss alerts have increased by 77% compared to…

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SVI endorses the call on companies to cut deforestation-related risks in global soybean supply chains

Since the late-2000s, agricultural expansion in Latin America has been supported through land clearing in Brazil’s Cerrado. Roughly 50 percent of Cerrado vegetation has been converted to agriculture and pastures with a rapid spread of deforestation and land conversion due to soy and other commodities. The industry’s expansion comes at a…

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