And only 8 percent of global companies involved in the production of commodities associated with deforestation have publicly committed to ending it.
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The hope is to spark private funding in an area traditionally limited to government investment.
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Corporate exposure to “forest risk commodities” like soy and timber could top $900 billion per year. Now, as institutional investors push companies in all sectors to come clean on their climate-change liabilities and exposure, their impacts on forests could become clearer as well.
Scores of companies have made hundreds of deforestation commitments, and almost 60 percent of those commitments have a deadline of 2020 or earlier.
We all want the SDGs become our reality. But for them to catch on, we will need buy-in across all sectors: private, public and non-governmental.