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?
Sustainable Financing for Soil Remediation Projects in China and Beyond
This event will showcase the most recent research emerging from IISD's joint project with the Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) and the Chinese Academy for Environment Planning (CAEP) on financing soil remediation projects.
IGF 17th Annual General Meeting
The 2021 IGF AGM will focus on the theme Building Tomorrow Together: Mining for a Responsible and Inclusive Future.
IISD at the WTO Public Forum 2021
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) will be continuing its tradition of participating in the World Trade Organization’s (WTO's) largest outreach event, the Public Forum, in September 2021.
Gender and Mining Governance E-Learning Course
This free e-learning course to build awareness and skills in regard to gender governance in the mining industry.