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MSCI and PRI co-hosted Webinar: Understanding the ESG Risks in the Palm Oil Sector and the Role of Stewardship in Addressing Them

Palm oil is a widely used vegetable oil, benefiting from high yields and versatility, and low costs. These advantages have led to growing demand for the commodity and increased production in South East Asia, particularly Indonesia and Malaysia where over 85% is produced. While the production of palm oil plantations has contributed significantly to economic development, it has also increasingly been linked to significant negative social and environmental impacts including widespread deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and labour rights abuses.

Join MSCI and the Principles for Responsible Investment to learn more about these ESG risks for investors with exposure to the palm oil sector. The webinar will also explore how investors can manage these risks, particularly the role of collaborative investor engagement with companies in the sector, what investors are asking companies and any trends investors are seeing in the sector with regards to the management of ESG risks.

September 29, 2020

WebEx


Time

Session
9:00 a.m. BST London
4:00 p.m. HKT Hong Kong
5:00 p.m. JST Tokyo
6:00 p.m. AEST Sydney
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Location

Webex

Event Speakers

Jingmin Hu

Senior Associate, ESG Research | MSCI

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Tom Barron

Manager, Stewardship | Principles for Responsible Investment

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Kenneth Tang

Senior Portfolio Manager | Nikko Asset Management

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