What does Soy on Track have to offer to investors?
Updated data on Soy Moratorium implementation (Audits and Transparency)
Data on the progress of sectorial and corporate policies in the Cerrado biome
Support for the development of robust Accountability Systems for investors, including models to disclose responsible investments in the land use sector
Provides assessments of the compliance level and alignment of soy companies with investors’ requirements
WHY? REDUCING RISKS, PROMOTING INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT
It is a growing consensus in the finance world that to fully understand the risks that climate change poses to their investee companies and portfolios, institutional investors cannot ignore the risks associated with agriculture, forestry and land use.
In Brazil, agriculture, forestry and land use account for 69% of the gross greenhouse gas emissions arising from human activity, with the majority of this coming from land use change (44%).
There is a bunch of risks. Beyond climate-related risks, companies directly or indirectly linked to soft-commodity driven land use change may face reputational risks, legal risks and market access risks.
Land use change also affects agricultural productivity through loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services, soil degradation and disruption of hydrological cycles.
Social problems also cannot be ignored: slavery and land grabbing of public lands are very common in countries like Brazil.