Big moves by international investors this week clearly demonstrate the potential risk of investing in contested land. HSBC Malaysia could be the first foreign bank to scale down operations in the Malaysian province of Sarawak.
This week, fires in Indonesia reached levels that match last year’s haze crisis across Southeast Asia. Many of these fires are concentrated on peat soils, which are rich in carbon and especially harmful to human health and the environment when burned.
There recently have been a number of breaking updates in the palm oil sector, which reflect rapidly changing market entry requirements on deforestation:
Chain Reaction Research conducted a new analysis identifying serious undisclosed risks associated with the scheduled December 12 Initial Public Offering of the palm oil company PT Sawit Subermas Sarana (SSMS) on the Jakarta Stock Exchange.
We wanted to alert you to news on Bumitama Agri Ltd (BAL:SP) that could have a bearing on its market and access to finance. Within the last few days, Bumitama has been the subject of yet another NGO report – this one from Friends of the Earth, SumofUs, and the Forest Heroes campaign – that …