Commodity financing

Commercial capital flows both depend on and shape the world´s commodity markets. Yet we face an extraordinary challenge. Over the next 40 years, land, energy, water, and weather constraints will place unprecedented pressure on mankind’s ability to access our most basic goods – food, fuel and fiber. The financial sector will face a new set of material and reputational risks, as well as opportunities, as the economy and society adjust.
To navigate these challenges head on, WWF works with a range of financial institutions in the debt and equity markets, asset management, and insurance. We leverage the insights from our more than 50 commodity experts, 100 country offices, as well as our partnerships with dozens of multi-national food, agri, and consumer goods companies, in order to deliver:
  • Improved risk management, capacity, and financial performance in high-impact sectors
  • Insights and data on key global trends
  • Innovation breakthroughs in sustainable financial products

WWF works across markets such as oil palm, soy, sugarcane, cotton, beef, fisheries, forestry, and aquaculture, among others, contributing to shaping emerging investment frameworks and opportunities for sustainable commodities.

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  •  / ©: WWF­Canon/Simon Rawles
    The 2050 Criteria is designed as a field guide to help investors identify responsible companies and projects in the agricultural, forest, and seafood industries.

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    Protecting the environment by producing certified sustainable palm oil is also good for the bottom line, according to WWF's report Profitability and Sustainability in Palm Oil Production.

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    WWF’s Palm Oil Investor Review 2012 outlines how investors can play their part toward  a sustainable palm oil industry – and how the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and WWF should support them.

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