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25 MAY 2018

Seminar in Oslo: Addressing ESG risks in food and fisheries

GES would like to invite representatives of institutional investors interested in the topic of addressing ESG risks in food and fisheries to a seminar co-organised with KLP.

With a rapidly increasing global population and an expanding middle class, the food sector faces ever-increasing demands for greater production and efficiency. The sector has opportunities to contribute to economic and social development in local communities worldwide, but there are also many sustainability challenges. In this two-part seminar, we will explore key ESG risks associated with investments in food agriculture and fisheries and discuss approaches to risk mitigation.

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