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  • Cencosud: 35 Beef Products Link Retailer to High-Risk Amazon Slaughterhouses

    Cencosud is a multi-brand retailer in South America, headquartered in Chile. The company is the fourth largest supermarket chain in Brazil, after Carrefour, GPA (Pão de Açúcar) and Walmart. Cencosud’s position in the beef supply chain may expose it to deforestation risks through the beef it sources from slaughterhouses, as cattle is a major driver …

  • October 2, 2018 •

    Cerrado Deforestation Disrupts Water Systems, Poses Business Risks for Soy Producers

    The Cerrado biome, covering over 20 percent of Brazil’s terrain, is a savannah region with high biodiversity and an important function for the water systems in Brazil. The region has experienced significant soy expansion during the last two decades. Soy expansion has been most prevalent in Matopiba, consisting of the states of Maranhão, Tocantins, Piauí …

  • September 21, 2018 •

    ADM: Matopiba Sourcing Could Link Company to Deforestation

    Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is a large multinational trader and processor of agricultural commodities. In 2017, it generated USD 60.8 billion in revenue and USD 1.6 billion in net profit and employed over 31,000 people. ADM owns more than 30 silos in Brazil, as well 13 oilseeds processing plants. It also has operations in eight …

  • September 11, 2018 • ,

    ESG Lessons from Palm Oil for Soy Supply Chain Investors

    Approximately 18 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions comes from deforestation. Palm oil and soybeans are two of the four main crops driving deforestation, next to other environmental and social problems. Investor awareness regarding the material risks emerging in the palm oil sector has grown, but soy-related risks are not yet widely recognised. This paper …


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  • September 1, 2017 • •

    Event: Risks for Investors in Tropical Commodities, September 27, 2017, Berlin

    Risks for Investors in Tropical Commodities An event at the PRI in Person 2017 Conference in Berlin Wednesday, September 27, 2017, 1:30 pm to 2:30pm InterContinental Hotel, Berlin, Germany Free Admission To register, or if you have any questions regarding this event, please email Production of tropical commodities such as palm oil, soy, beef …

  • November 3, 2016 • •

    Discussion Event: Making No Deforestation Commitments Work

    Aidenvironment Presents A Discussion Event: Making No Deforestation Commitments Work December 1, Amsterdam In an interactive afternoon event, Aidenvironment, Chain Reaction Research coalition partner, will bring stakeholders from the private, public, and finance sectors together to share views on advancing No Deforestation practices – with special attention being given to the perspective of institutional investors. Implementing corporate No …

  • September 19, 2016 • •

    Conference and Webinar: Nature’s Risks and Returns Conference and Live-stream Webinar with Palm Oil Panel, October 25, New York City

    MSCI, Columbia Business School, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, The Prometheus Institute of Sustainable Development, and Chain Reaction Research present: Nature’s Risks and Returns Conference and Live-stream Webinar with Palm Oil Panel October 25 in New York City Please join us for a practitioners’ exchange on the risks and opportunities of natural capital dependency. …


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 Lucille 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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