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Webinar: Toward sustainable finance in Asia: Due diligence and deforestation

According to WWF-Singapore’s latest Sustainable Banking Assessment, Asian financial institutions are increasingly aware of nature-related risks. Yet more is needed to develop their capacity to identify, assess and manage these risks.

28 Feb 2023

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Deforestation is a key nature-related impact. By investing or providing services to companies that produce, trade or process forest risk commodities - such as palm oil, soy and beef - banks and investors become exposed to regulatory, reputational and financial risk.

Watch the recording of this webinar to hear from:

  • Ashish Sharma, Vice-President for Asia Sustainable Finance at WWF-Singapore, who presented key findings from WWF’s Sustainable Banking Assessment 2022.
  • Ben Levett, Researcher at Trase and Neural Alpha, who gave a presentation on deforestation due diligence, and how Trase can support these processes.
  • Joanne Lee, Responsible Investment Specialist, who discussed how First Sentier Investors has understood and managed deforestation, including drawing on Global Canopy’s Finance Sector Roadmap.

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