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13 Nov [Premium] ESG Update: 12 October – 25 October 2019

Resource Sector    Malaysia Warns New EU Rules Could Hurt Palm Oil Used In Food (15-22 Oct) The European Parliament will proceed with phasing out palm oil-based biofuel by 2030 despite threats of retaliatory action by Indonesia and Malaysia, the world’s biggest producers of the ubiquitous vegetable oil....

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15 Oct [Premium] ESG Update: 28 September – 11 October 2019

Resource Sector   Indonesia Finds One-Fifth of Palm Oil Plantations Are Illegal (10 - 11 Oct) Last year President Joko Widodo issued a ban on new permits for palm plantations for three years, aiming to protect the country's forests. The order also gave the government authority to review...

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27 Sep [Premium] ESG Update: 14 – 27 September 2019

Resource Sector   Agroforestry companies linked to forest fires causing haze (24 Sep) As forest fires rage on in Indonesia, connection with Singapore and Malaysia have surfaced. Three Indonesian firms with offices in Singapore have been linked to the haze-belching fires. One company, Hutan Ketapang Industri, sealed off...

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18 May Working Paper: Financing Indonesia’s Independent Smallholders

Date :18 May 2018 This report focuses on the prospects of providing green finance to independent smallholders in Indonesia’s agricultural sector, especially those in oil palm. It begins by considering why independent smallholders are important and some of the key challenges they face.  Benefits of financing independent...

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23 Jul Post-IPOP: How Indonesia can lead in palm oil sustainability

Palm oil is a vital ingredient for many products and the industry provides a significant source of national revenue and employment for millions of farmers. Indonesia and Malaysia collectively account for 85 to 90 percent of global palm oil production. But palm oil is often associated...

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