On Friday September 18 at 10am EDT, our Agriculture Program will host a webinar on Deforestation Risk in the Brazilian Cattle Supply Chain. Our guests Barbara Kuepper, Matt Piotrowski and Tim Steinweg of Chain Reaction Research will present on their recently published report Brazilian Beef Supply Chain Under Pressure Amid Worsening ESG Impacts. One of the major issues outlined in this report is the little progress made by the meatpackers in monitoring their indirect suppliers, thus allowing cattle laundered from deforested areas to enter their supply chains. To address this problem, the National Wildlife Federation, in conjunction with the University of Wisconsin, have developed a new cloud-based traceability tool (VISIPEC) which brings enhanced visibility to the meatpackers multi-tier supply chain. Simon Hall, Senior Manager at the NWF will also join us for an overview of this tool and its state of implementation by the Brazilian meatpackers.
If you would like to attend the call, please register in advance here. Please note that the call is exclusive to emerging markets investment professionals.