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Presenting a model for incentivising the trade of sustainably produced commodities

last modified May 14, 2015 03:48 PM
September 2013 – The organisers of GTR’s Asia Trade Finance Week – the largest trade finance conference for companies, trading houses, banks and insurers in Asia – asked the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) and the banks of the Banking Environment Initiative to present the concept we have been developing for a ‘Sustainable Shipment’ model that would offer financial incentives for the trade of sustainably produced commodities, including agricultural commodities like palm oil, soy, timber products and beef.

International banks and CPSL present model for incentivising the trade of sustainably produced commodities at Asia’s largest trade finance conference in Singapore
Andrew Voysey, CISL Development Director, Finance Sector, presenting the model at the conference


After the model was presented by CISL’s Andrew Voysey, the conference in Singapore heard perspectives from Heads of Trade Finance at Barclays, Westpac and the International Finance Corporation as well as Unilever’s Procurement Operations Director for Sustainable Sourcing of Tropical Materials. The concept was well received by a knowledgeable audience.

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