Financing Deforestation Increasingly Risky Due to Tightening Regulatory Frameworks

The trend to integrate sustainability factors into financial regulatory frameworks is creating compliance, legal and reputational risks for local banks and investors financing forest-risk commodities in tropical countries.
International banks and investors exposed to these supply chains may also be affected.
Based on public sources and interviews, this report analyses the integration of sustainability in financial regulation on the international level, as well as in the regulatory frameworks of five countries with tropical forests: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Source: Chain Reaction Research