Let's talk about No Deforestation!
Making No Deforestation commitments of multinationals work is a challenge in commodity sectors that drive deforestation. Although responsibility for implementation lies with the companies themselves, local and global stakeholders have an important role to play in contributing to effective solutions and creating an enabling environment.
Aligning national and local community interests with No Deforestation goals and the adoption of a legal framework are important elements in making No Deforestation work. But the financial sector also has a big role to play in changed investment practices: integrating REDD+ and No Deforestation objectives into investment decisions.
About the program
In an interactive afternoon event, Aidenvironment will bring stakeholders from the private, public and finance sectors together to share their views on advancing No Deforestation practices – with special attention being given to the perspective of (institutional) investors.
The program will start with an introduction by our keynote speaker Kristel Verhoef, Active Ownership specialist at ACTIAM (responsible fund and asset manager).
Followed by case presentations from the agri- business industry:
>> Tracing Production to Tackle Deforestation in Indonesia
By: Petra Meekers, Director of CSR and Sustainable Development at Musim Mas Group
>> Sime Darby and Stranded Assets in Liberia
By: Tim Steinweg, Consultant at Aidenvironment
After the case presentations, there will be a panel discussion during which the audience will be invited to participate. Panel members are Michel Ridder (RVO, Netherlands Enterprise Agency), Professor Frank Wijen (Erasmus University) and Gabriel Thoumi (Climate Advisors).
The discussion will center on the following questions:
- What are the challenges for the implementation of No Deforestation commitments for different stakeholders?
- What is the business case for No Deforestation?
- Which scenarios bring all stakeholders together to implement No Deforestation commitments and objectives?
You are welcome from 15:00 onwards for coffee or tea. The discussion will start at 15:30, end at 17:30 and will be followed by drinks.
Seats are filling up! Please make sure you register if you haven’t already and please let us know if you are unable to make it.