December 2018

Deforestation and the Brazilian Protein Industry

This conference call addressed what investors need to know about the detrimental effects of protein production on forests in Brazil. Deforestation is a major environmental concern that poses operational, financial, and reputational risks to investors. Two-thirds of tropical deforestation over the last decade can be attributed to the production of a handful of globally-traded soft commodities, especially livestock farming products. The production of these commodities contributes to climate change and causes damage to biodiversity and local communities throughout the industry supply chain.