Portfolios at Risk of Deforestation

Amanda Wildhaber, Jessica Brügger, Nico Meier, Kristjan Jespersen

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Abstract

Forests play a crucial role in tackling climate change and protecting biodiversity. Around 12 million hectares of tropical forest worldwide were lost in 2018 and approximately 17% of the loss stem from the Amazon alone. The main drivers of deforestations are soy, palm oil, cattle and timber production. As deforestation may harm a company’s reputation, directly affect its supply chains and increase regulatory risks, many institutional investors are concerned about the impact deforestation can have on their portfolio companies.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2021
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherCopenhagen Business School, CBS
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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