PRIVATE SECTOR ROLE

  • Ask investors to adopt forest positive investment policies and regulations, requiring transparency and disclosure.
  • Advocate for national regulation discouraging lending for unsustainable practices and requiring disclosure of those practices.
  • Work with donors and private lending institutions to de-risk incentives for farmers to shift practice.
  • Include deforestation in strategic conversations about climate risk and disclosure internally and externally.

ROLE OF OTHER ACTORS

  • Governments evaluate their financial systems to require disclosure and consideration of deforestation and land-use related activities in lending decisions.
  • Governments work with international financial actors to consider beneficial financial regulation.
  • NGOs better understand debt markets and other lesser-explored arenas harboring deforestation-linked finance; and quantify financial risk related to deforestation.
  • Actors collectively push for divestments from finance related in any way to commodity-driven deforestation.

TFA ROLE

  • Use convenings to increase communication and engagement between supply chain actors and the investment and banking community.
  • Highlight the importance of understanding the risks of deforestation-linked finance to stimulate action.
RATIONALE
  • Companies require credit and other financial services to operate and while there has been progress on increasing sustainable finance flows in commodity production, they only represent one-fifteenth of agriculture finance.
  • Zero-deforestation criteria for finance should be implemented and become the new status quo.
CURRENT STATUS
  • Supply chain actors recognize the key role the financial sector plays in perpetuating deforestation, but there is a lack of understanding and action to change the behavior of the financial sector in this regard.
  • Without large financial actors and regulatory bodies with market-leading impacts shifting their practices and actions, isolated efforts related to tools, data, and disclosure will not be enough to create meaningful change.
  • While climate risk platforms, such as the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), implicitly incorporate deforestation-related risks, progress remains to be made in implementation and translating risks across fragmented supply chains.

TFA Partners

We work with a considerable number of public, private and civil society actors, indigenous peoples, and international organizations to catalyse high-impact partnerships to reduce commodity driven deforestation and build a forest positive future.
Ecotierra
EFECA
Environmental Defense Fund
Fauna & Flora International
Fern
Feronia
Finance Alliance for Sustainable Trade
Financial Access Capital Partners
Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Trends
Forest Carbon
Fundación Natura Colombia
General Mills
Global Canopy Programme
Global Environment Facility
Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI)
Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL)
Golden-Agri Resources
Government of Colombia
Government of Cote d’Ivoire
Government of Gabon
Government of Ghana
Government of Norway
Government of the Central African Republic
Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Government of the Netherlands
Government of the Republic of Indonesia
Government of the Republic of Liberia
Government of the Republic of Sierra Leone
Government of the Republic of the Congo
Government of the United Kingdom
Government of the United States
Governor’s Climate & Forest Fund
Grupo Éxito
HCV Resource Network
Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
HSBC
Imaflora
Indonesia Business Council for Sustainable Development (IBCSD)
ISCC
Kellogg’s
Kerry Group
Linger Temu Kabupaten Lestari (LTKL)
Marfrig Global Foods S.A.
Marks & Spencer
Mars
McDonald’s
Mondelēz International
Musim Mas Group
Natcap Sustainable Solutions
National Wildlife Federation
NEPcon
Nestle
New Forests
OKO Forests
Transitions
Tropenbos International
UN Environment (UNEP)
Unilever
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Walmart
WeForest
Wildlife Conservation Society
Wilmar International Limited
Winrock International
World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
The World Bank
World Resources Institute
Yara International
World Wide Fund for Nature
Carrefour
CDP
Clarmondial AG
Climate Focus
Climate Policy Initiative
COFCO International
Conservation International
Earth Innovation Institute
EcoAgriculture Partners
Germany
Goldtree Holdings
Instituto Centro de Vida
IDB
IUCN
Louis Dreyfus Company
Olam International
Rainforest Alliance
PepsiCo
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
Permian Global Advisors LLP
Sail Ventures
Landscape Indonesia
Poligrow Colombia Ltd.
Sime Darby
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Singapore Environment Council
Proforest
Singapore Environment Council
Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification
Size of Wales
Pt Rimba Makmur Utama
SNV Netherlands Development
PUR Project
Solidaridad Network
PZ Cussons
South Pole Group
Lutheran World Relief
Mekon Ecology
Neste
Norpalm
State of Edo
Quadriz
SIAT
SOCFIN
Procter & Gamble
Pecsa
Peru
PINUS
BV RIO
Cargill
OPIAC
Zoological Society of London
The Sustainable Trade Initiative
BioCarbon Engineering
Code REDD
The Forests Dialogue
State of Mato Grosso, Brazil
Sustainable Agriculture Network
Terra Global Capital
The Borneo Initiative
The Consumer Goods Forum
The Nature Conservancy
World Cocoa Foundation
WARSI
Touton
The Development Institute
Temasek
Daemeter Consulting
33 Forest Capital
Asian Agri
Althelia Ecosphere
Amazon Natural Capital Institute
Amigos da Terra – Amazônia Brasileira
Anthrotect
Apical Group Limited
Asia Pacific Resources International Holdings Ltd.
Asia, Pulp & Paper (APP)
Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad
Association Interprofessionelle de la filière Palmier à huile (AIPH)
CIFOR
CIAT – international center for tropical agriculture
Convergence Tech
Earthworm Foundation
ECO-OIL
EnvolVert
Forest Peoples Programme
Forever Sabah
Government of Cameroon
Ceres
Centre for Ecological and Community Development (CECD)
SPKS
Belantara Foundation
Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM)
4C Services

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