China, Indonesia and Malaysia comprise of over half of the forestlands across Asia. All three have struggled with deforestation, and their governments are actively encouraging the development of plantation forests, which are oriented towards wood production, not conservation.
Environmentally, forestry risks include deforestation, driven by aggressive expansion of the palm oil industry, and pressures on land resources due to demand for biofuels and agricultural products. The growing mineral and mining industry poses other environmental risks, straining not just forests but surrounding areas and waterways. Another concern is the exploitation of forests with high conservation value and significant biodiversity. In 2010 ADMCF contributed to authoring a report that outlines ESG issues that responsible investors should consider when looking at the forestry sector and, by association, the pulp and paper industry.
Catalysing Change, in a Transforming World
November 11, 2021
Sophie le Clue
On 1st November, I stepped in to ADMCF’s CEO role following Lisa’s move into her new position at ADM Capital, building funds with a climate focus. After 15 years steering ADM Capital Foundation, Lisa has joined our ...
Should we ban Disposable Plastic Tableware?
August 26, 2021
In light of the government’s recently announced ban on disposable plastic tableware, ADMCF’s Ashley Bang was invited to share insights from her Eat Without Waste research at Green Drinks. Along with Edwin Lau from The Green ...
2020: Significant hardship and profound change
August 3, 2021
In 2020, we marked 14 years since ADMCF’s launch and with this, our latest Annual Report, we detail our work over the year and the support received by so many of you. This has not been a usual time, however, and we capture in ...