- Brazil’s natural habitats are valuable on a global scale – the country contains 15-20% of the world’s biological diversity and 60% of the Amazon rainforest
- Deforestation increased under President Bolsonaro with cattle farming, soy production and gold mining the key drivers. President Lula has pledged to halt deforestation
- We believe deforestation in Brazil poses material risks to investors, explore why it matters and discuss changes in the regulatory backdrop
- In Brazil we engaged with policy makers and a range of companies operating in a range of industries linked to deforestation together with businesses with related value chains
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Regulatory requirements are increasingly stringent, and companies need to adopt a robust approach to risk assessment and monitoring. We outline our take on best practices and our engagement activities. Download the full ESG Viewpoint to discover more.