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.

Join experts from GES International, International Cocoa Initiative and Fish Tracker Initiative in a dialogue facilitated by KLP, to share ideas and knowledge on some of the challenges and potential solutions.

 

8:00 Registration and coffee

8:30 Labour rights in the food supply chain – what can investors do?

Child labour and forced labour are persistent problems in the supply chain of many food commodities. Where are these risks most prevalent and severe? How can investors contribute to the promotion of best practice and the mitigation of such risks among agricultural workers and small-scale farmers?

  •      Stina Nilsson, Senior Engagement Manager, GES International
  •      Nick Weatherill, Executive Director, International Cocoa Initiative (by video)
  •      Marte Siri Storaker, Advisor – Responsible Investments, KLP (moderator)

 9:30 Sustainable seafood – challenges and solutions

Producing protein in a sustainable manner has become an important challenge for the food industry, capital markets and society as a whole. Seafood consumption has doubled over the last 40 years. With growing concerns over the environmental and social challenges the industry faces, how can new initiatives ensure risks are proactively addressed?

  •      Mark Campanale, Chair, Fish Tracker Initiative
  •      Ellinor Häggebrink, Engagement Manager, GES International
  •      Marte Siri Storaker, Advisor Responsible Investments, KLP (moderator)

10:20-10:30 Closing remarks

 

Date: Thursday 14 June

Venue: KLP, Dronning Eufemias gate 10, Oslo

Registration: The seminar will be held in English and is open to the institutional investor community. Please register by the 9th of May to Marte Siri Storaker, marte.siri.storaker@klp.no