ESG Data Guide 2023

Forests & Finance Coalition - Forests & Finance

Data category

  • Rankings
  • Research data; Data on financial flows; Policy assessments; Reports, investigations and case studies

The data offers solutions for:

  • Environmental impact analysis and insight
  • Investment decisions and portfolio insight
  • Social impact analysis and insight

Who are the data users?

  • Financial institutions
  • Investors
  • Civil Society; Journalists

Brief description of the data offering

Forests & Finance assesses the finance received by over 300 companies directly involved in the beef, soy, palm oil, pulp and paper, rubber, timber and mining supply chains, whose operations may impact natural tropical forests and the communities that rely on them in Southeast Asia, Central and West Africa, and parts of South America.
It also provides a detailed policy assessment of 200 of the largest banks and investors operating involved with the selected forest-risk commodities sectors, as well as a number of case studies, reports and investigations that expose the role that finance plays in the social and environmental impacts caused by forest-risk commodity companies.

Where and how do you source your data?

Financial data is retrieved from financial databases Bloomberg, Refinitiv, TradeFinanceAnalytics, IJGlobal, Thomson EMAXX, BNDES Transparency portal and Brazil’s Central Bank portal, company reports (annual, interim, quarterly) and other company publications, company register filings, as well as media and analyst reports.

The policy assessments are made of publicly available policies of each financial institution.

What is the cost for your data offering?

The data is available for free.

Contacts

merel@ran.org

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