Chain Reaction Research – Integrating no-deforestation and sustainability objectives in investor decision-making
Actionable information towards deforestation-free finance
Chain Reaction Research supports financial institutions in using their leverage to advance deforestation-free commodity production and trade. With deforestation-focused financial risk analysis, we speak the language of investors and bridge data gaps on companies’ performance against their sustainability commitments and stakeholder expectations.
At COP26, financial institutions committed to eliminating commodity-driven deforestation by 2025. Despite increasing consensus to take positive climate action, funding continues to flow to unsustainable companies. Lack of actionable, ground-level data on companies’ sustainability performance impede investor decision-making and engagement with companies, resulting in persistent deforestation risk exposure and forest clearing.
Chain Reaction Research (CRR) was founded to provide financial actors with independent and actionable real-time data on companies’ sustainability performance, allowing them to strengthen their deforestation policies, conduct effective due diligence and ESG screening, engage companies with specific sustainability asks, file shareholder resolutions, and collaborate with other stakeholders to influence portfolio companies.