COFCO International’s Role in Brazil
This newsletter covers the substantial investments that COFCO Corporation, China’s top commodity trader, has made in Brazil and the mixed role it has played in implementing measures to curtail deforestation. The company’s future plans and investments present enormous deforestation-related risks.
Bolsonaro, Companies See Backlash Amid Amazon Fires
This newsletter covers the impacts Brazilian companies are beginning to experience from international attention and responses to the Amazon fires. Alongside increased scrutiny of their practices, Brazilian firms are facing investor calls for substantive change and trade retaliation.
Soft Commodity Risks and Deforestation Spike Amid Policy Rollbacks
This newsletter covers President Bolsonaro’s anti-conservation push and the growing political backlash, the latest data on deforestation, and existing evidence of supply chain links to publicly traded companies. It argues that these sustainability setbacks, combined with ESG policy gaps, increase the business risks faced by companies sourcing or financing soft commodities in Brazil.
Businesses Serve as Critical Line of Defense Against Deforestation in Brazil
This newsletter identifies four private-sector actors that face various material, financial, market access, and reputational risks from possible connections to deforestation in Brazil. They also stand as a critical line of defense against aggressive plans from the Bolsonaro administration to expand deforestation.
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Climate Advisers’ Sustainability and Capital Markets in Brazil newsletter provides ongoing, in-depth analysis on deforestation tied to environmental policy and capital markets, specifically for stakeholders in the NGO, financial, and corporate communities. It presents in-depth and accessible analysis into one of the most complex and challenging countries that is dealing with increasing deforestation risks. We explain both the politics and financial risks by conducting original analysis of recent events and trends and providing a financial perspective for decision-makers at investment firms, governments and companies that operate along soft commodity supply chains.
The newsletter is produced by the staff of Climate Advisers, a Washington, D.C.-based mission-driven policy and politics consultancy working to deliver the low-carbon economy. Our analysts have been working in the United States and internationally since 2008 to create and implement large-scale, cost-effective strategies to strengthen climate action and improve lives. We work with philanthropies, think tanks, advocacy groups, international institutions, companies and governments.