*This live webinar will take place on 16 Apr 2020 at 17:00 hrs.-18:00 hrs. HKT
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ESG risks in the natural rubber sector
Together with Palm oil, the rubber industry is categorized under the plantation sector. As of now, there are 10 rubber related listed companies on Bursa Malaysia in the likes of Top Glove, Comfort Glove and Eversafe Rubber. Even though rubber products are present in our daily lives, they often go unnoticed.
And unlike other plantation industries such as palm oil or timber, which have received extensive external pressure to improve sustainability, natural rubber is often overlooked.
This is due to 85% of the global supply being produced by smallholders made up of local people cultivating small patches of land, unable to absorb the costs of adopting more sustainable practices.
Unaddressed, poor management practices and associated low productivity can lead to negative social and environmental impacts, including pollution, health issues, and poverty.
The environmental and social issues associated with rubber production represent financial, regulatory and reputational risks to both the downstream companies and financial institutions involved.
This webinar is organized by CFA Institute, CFA Society Singapore and ZSL SPOTT*, supported by CFA Society Malaysia. The webinar will give attendees an overview of ZSL’s inaugural natural rubber sector transparency assessment findings and a selection of speakers will unpack the main ESG risks facing natural rubber sector companies and those exposed to it.
Continuing Education for CFA Institute Members
CFA Institute members: Provide your CFA Institute ID number upon registration to facilitate the entry of CE credit into your record at the close of this live webinar. Credit will not be recorded if no CFA Institute ID provided is provided. You’ll receive an automatic notification to your email address on file once these credits have been entered into your record. Please allow 10 business days to receive your notification._1590950458333