The ASN Bank Case

The ASN Bank Case

A guideline on the use of deforestation risk mitigation solutions for financial institutions

This case study focuses on the relationship between investing and deforestation. Global forest covers continue to decline at unsustainable rates. The destruction of forests directly and indirectly affects natural habitats, the climate, communities and businesses. As governments and consumers shift towards more sustainable practices, companies will have to adjust their business models. Consequently, the value and profitability of investments that do not take deforestation and related sustainability issues into account may decrease. Financial institutions can no longer ignore the risks associated with a deteriorating planet. The aim of this paper, written in cooperation with the Sustainable Finance Platform of the Nederlandsche Bank, is to provide financial institutions with actionable steps to analyse and mitigate their impact on deforestation. You can read the paper here.