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  • October 14, 2020 • •

    WEBINAR: Possible Financial & Legal Implications of Casino Group’s Deforestation Links

    French Casino Group and its subsidiary Grupo Pão de Açúcar (GPA), Brazil’s second-largest retailer, are facing a significant legal risk due to allegations of non-compliance with French law. Research by Envol Vert, Réporter Brasil, and Chain Reaction Research (CRR) shows that GPA purchased beef sourced from farms involved in illegal deforestation and encroachment on indigenous …

  • September 19, 2020 • •

    WEBINAR: China’s Links to Brazilian Deforestation

    China is currently the world’s largest meat producer and consumer and experiencing sharp increases in imported soy and beef from Brazil that have contributed to deforestation in the Cerrado and Amazon. From January-May 2020, Brazil’s soybean exports to China increased by around 36.8 percent year-on-year, and Brazilian exports of frozen beef to China grew by 128 percent …

  • September 1, 2020 • •

    WEBINAR: Brazilian Beef Supply Chain – The Main Actors, ESG Impacts, and Business Risks

    In recent years, beef production in Brazil has expanded considerably amid favorable political, legislative, and enforcement changes. These trends have occurred at the same time as deforestation, fires, and land-grabbing in the Amazon have all increased. Investors and buyers in global supply chains have, meanwhile, started demanding compliance with sustainable practices and transparency from the …

  • August 17, 2020 • •

    The State of Palm Oil Zero-Deforestation Commitments: Refiners & Crushers

    Palm oil crushers and refiners sit within a bottleneck of the palm oil industry. Because of this, they serve as key actors in establishing and enforcing sustainability commitments. Joined by ZSL’s (Zoological Society of London) SPOTT initiative and BMO Global Asset Management, Chain Reaction Research discusses new insights on this sector’s sustainability commitments and connection …

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Chain Reaction Research conducts free sustainability risk analysis for financial analysts, credit analysts, commercial bankers, institutional investors, corporations, and other stakeholders. Our special focus is demonstrating that deforestation is material financial risk. We focus on tropical deforestation-related commodities including palm oil, soy, cattle, coffee, cacao, timber pulp and paper, and other products. We are funded by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation, the International Climate and Forest Initiative (NICFI) scheme managed by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad), and the Moore Charitable Foundation. Chain Reaction Research statements and materials do not necessarily reflect the standpoints of the Packard Foundation, the Moore Foundation or Norad.

 

 

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