VBDO likes to cordially invite you to our online expert session Deforestation and financial decision-making: what can investors do? During this session, we’ll discuss the relationship between deforestation, other types of conversion and the financial sector. We will present, among other things, the main findings from the WWF report ‘Seeing the Forest for the Trees’ and provide ample opportunity for discussion with our panel of experts from CDP, Deloitte, Robeco and WWF Brazil.
We will also deal with issues such as: how do the financial institutions, deforestation and conversion connect? What are the risks of deforestation and conversion for the financial sector? And how can finance bend the deforestation curve?
Expert session program
15.00-15.05 | Word of Welcome | Jacqueline Duiker, sr. manager VBDO;
15.05-15.20 | Presentation WWF report Seeing the Forests for the Trees | Kayan Patel, Strategic Project Manager – Sustainable Finance (BCG Secondee);
This report provides a practical guide for financial institutions to take action on deforestation and conversion risks.
15.20-16.00 | Panel discussion | Thomas Maddox, Global Director, Forests and Land at CDP / Jean-François Timmers, Policy and Advocacy Manager, Deforestation and Conversion-free Supply Chains at WWF Brazil / Claire Ahlborn, Social Engagement Specialist at Robeco / Jochen Blaffert, Partner and Financial Services Industry Lead at Deloitte.
You can register for this event free of charge. After registering you will receive direct confirmation. At the latest in the week before the start of the event, you will also receive a video link from the Webex platform for participation.