Webinar: Voluntary Sustainability Standards and Investments in Agricultural Producers from Developing Countries
This webinar presents the results of an Expert Consultation to Financial Service Providers (FSPs), carried by IISD in June 2019, about the sustainability issues they consider important to reduce financial risk and ensure impact when investing in agricultural producers in developing countries.
Agricultural producers in developing countries still face major challenges in accessing finance, especially long-term finance, in a context where Financial Service Providers (FSPs) are also inhibited by the perceived risks of the sector. In addition, evidence reports there are limited cases of agricultural producers that are investment ready due to their insufficient knowledge of FSP’s requirements to grant finance, as well as the accompanied extension services to enhance their bankability.
What are FSPs’ concerns when assessing financial requests from agricultural producers in developing countries to grant finance? How can Voluntary Sustainability Standards be leveraged to mitigate the financial risk of investments and ultimately enable agricultural producers’ access to finance?
A Just Transition to a Circular Economy—Employment Trends and Visions for the Future
This webinar focuses on the skills and employment in a circular economy, which will create considerable changes to job markets.
Tackling Fossil Fuel Subsidies in British Columbia
This webinar will explore British Columbia's fossil fuel subsidies, examining their impacts but also potential to phase them out to support climate action.
Presentation of Ceres2030 at the European Commission - Sustainable Solutions to End Hunger
Ceres2030’s team will engage EU stakeholders on their new research and show that by doubling aid between now and 2030 and spending it wisely, we could end hunger, double smallholder farmer incomes and protect the climate.
Webinar | Compensation Under Investment Treaties: Exploring ideas for reform
This webinar aims to start a discussion devoted to the issues raised around compensation under international investment law, presenting potential options for reform as outlined by Jonathan Bonnitcha and Sarah Brewin in the new IISD publication, Compensation Under Investment Treaties.