Around 70% of the world’s deforestation can be attributed to commercial agriculture - exacerbated by the operations along consumer good supply chains. Luckily it is not all bad news: leading corporates, key in helping deforestation free initiatives reach scale, have acknowledged the urgency to act. In this post, I would like to share the journey of a private company with a global presence as a successful case of quantifying impacts and implementing action along the supply chain.
Standardised measurement and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions is a pre-requisite to manage carbon risk efficiently.
As the human demographic continues to expand, our increased use of resources enter into conflict with biodiversity. In this context of needing to ensure cohabitation between our society, our built capital and nature, Investment in Watershed Services (IWS) becomes particularly useful - not least for the corporate community.
Now that 195 nations have promised to signed up to the Paris climate agreement, the hard work begins. The signatories have all committed to ramping up their fight against climate change, but what happens next will prove crucial. The new five-year national plans to reduce global warming will provide the roadmap for action. It is now, at the beginning of these national plans that we should be strengthening the role of green bonds and allowing financial capital to flex its muscles.