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Engagement with palm oil producers

Agriculture, forestry, and land-use change (AFOLU) contribute 24% of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions annually. Much of these emissions come from deforestation and peat degradation linked to the production of palm oil and other soft commodities such as soy, beef, and pulp and paper. The below resources, among others, are being used by investors to enhance their engagements with palm oil producers on issues including traceability, disclosure, and sustainability certifications.







Contact us for additional resources to support investor engagement, and visit the ASFI Knowledge Hub to learn more.

WWF-SG and CLSA’s 2018 report outlines key sustainability trends and risks in the palm oil supply chain, and explores how investors and banks can drive more sustainable production.  

In 2019, WWF released additional guidance in the form of key asks that financial institutions can make of their palm oil clients and portfolio companies, to support the sustainability of the sector. 

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Ceres' Climate and Sustainability Shareholder Resolutions Database is a fully searchable list of all shareholder proposals relating to ESG issues from 2015 onwards. Investors can explore the database to see how companies have responded to proposals on a variety of issues, including palm oil sustainability.

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