Deforestation-Free Finance

Bringing together practical guidance to support financial institutions to eliminate deforestation, conversion, and associated human rights abuses from their financial portfolios.

Due diligence towards Deforestation-Free Finance: Guidance for financial institutions

Our new how-to guide sets out a recommended approach for financial institutions to conduct due diligence to identify, prevent and mitigate the risks and impacts of deforestation, conversion and associated human rights abuses.

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Finance Sector Roadmap: Eliminating Commodity-Driven Deforestation

The Finance Sector Roadmap is designed to provide a broad range of financial institutions, including asset owners, asset managers, insurers and banks with guidance on eliminating deforestation, conversion, and associated human rights abuses from their portfolios, with a target date of 2025.

Deforestation-free investment mandate for family offices and foundations

Global Canopy has worked with partners to develop a commodity-driven deforestation, conversion and associated human rights abuse free investment mandate. The practical and user-friendly guide is intended as a tool for family offices, foundations and others, to engage their asset managers on this crucial topic.

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How to achieve deforestation-free pensions

The interactive ‘how-to’ guide provides a practical pathway for pension funds to eliminate deforestation, conversion, and associated human rights abuses from their portfolios.

 

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22 January 2024

Aviva case study: Tackling deforestation – a central part of our climate and biodiversity efforts

A new case Aviva study highlights Aviva’s methodologies, findings and learning points so far to reach their Biodiversity Policy goals.

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5 January 2024

JGP case study: Eliminating commodity-driven deforestation through active ownership, creative financing, and nature restoration

A new case JGP study show how tackling deforestation using active ownership, creative financing, and nature restoration provides a holistic approach to driving the shift towards more sustainable commodity supply chains.

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5 October 2023

Global nature targets hinge on eliminating deforestation. Progress must happen as soon as possible – and can be made quickly

Without urgent action on deforestation – which accounts for around 11% of emissions – net zero is out of reach.

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Financial institutions are uniquely placed to help companies make the transition to deforestation-free supply chains. By committing to address deforestation risks in their lending and investment, they can help to drive change.

Rapid action is needed to achieve the Paris agreement goal of maintaining global temperature risk below 1.5 degrees and the global goal for nature to halt and reverse biodiversity loss by 2030.

The Finance & Deforestation Advisory Group has created a Roadmap to provide all types of financial institutions with practical guidance on eliminating commodity-driven deforestation from their portfolios and reporting transparently on progress by 2025.

We have also produced more specific guidance, such as a how-to guide for financial institutions to conduct due diligence to identify, prevent and mitigate the risks and impacts of deforestation, a specific roadmap for pension funds, and an investment mandate to be used by family offices and foundations.