This is the second part of a three part series of webinars for investors organized by IUCN NL, WWF Netherlands and VBDO on the impact of beef production and supply chains.
Beef production is one of the main causes of rapid land conversion. FAIRR reported that this year deforestation in the Amazon increased by 278%.
IUCN NL, WWF Netherlands, and VBDO are collaborating under the Shared Resources Joined Solutions (SRJS) partnership, in a project that focuses on land conversion caused by beef production in Paraguay and the role of financial institutions. This includes the impact of investments and policies by Dutch investors on deforestation and land conversion. Initial research conducted under investors indicated that there is a need for more knowledge, tools and collaboration on the beef sector and land conversion.
This webinar has not been recorded, it’s presentation slides can be downloaded here.
- Introduction | WWF NL | 10 min
Brief recap of session 1, short introduction on programme and webcast rules
- NGO | WWF Brazil | Implementing commitments to conversion free beef and soy supply chains | 15 min
Speaker: Bianca Nakamato & Fabricio de Campos. WWF Brazil will present their program Collaboration for Forests and Agriculture (CFA), working with companies and financial institutions to develop guidance, and help set and implement ‘deforestation/conversion free’ commitments on beef and soy.
- Q&A | 5 minutes
- Retailer | McDonald’s | Best case: tackling deforestation in the beef supply chain | 15 min
Speaker: (with reservation) Rachael Sherman – Director Global Sustainability McDonald’s Corporation. McDonald’s will present its work in Latin America on improving practices in the beef supply chain, with a focus on excluding deforestation and conversion.
- Q&A | 5 minutes
- Group discussion | 30 minutes
- Learning (and action) points | 5 minutes
Session 1 | 27th of May | 15:30-17:00 | Setting the scene – impacts of beef production in Latin America
Part A – Guyra Paraguay (local NGO) – Fabiana Arévalos – Program Coordinator
Part B – FMO (Development Bank) – to be confirmed
Session 2 | 10th of June | 15:30-17:00 | Actions in the supply chain towards deforestation and conversion-free portfolios
Part A – WWF Brazil – Bianca Nakamato, Conservation Analyst
Part B – McDonalds – Rachael Sherman, Director Global Sustainability
Session 3 | 24th of June | 15:30-17:00 | Risk identification, tools and corporate engagement
Part A – ACTIAM – Karina Carius de Barros, Responsible Investment Officer
Part B – UNPRI – Tom Barron / Maria de Filippo – Manager Stewardship / Senior Environmental Specialist