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The Best Use of UK Agricultural Land

25 June 2014 - The demands on UK agricultural land are escalating. Meeting the needs of a growing population, providing greater food and energy security, increasing woodland coverage and offering better environmental protection are just some of these demands. But where will this land be found?

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The BEI Forum 2014, Hong Kong

24 June 2014 – Over 100 representatives of banks, consumer goods companies, agricultural producers and NGOs attended the BEI Forum 2014 in Hong Kong. The event was opened by Antony Jenkins, CEO of Barclays. He was followed by more than 20 speakers in keynotes and panels.

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The Nexus Network launched

09 June 2014 - The Nexus Network, launched on Monday 9 June, offers business the opportunity, for the first time, to design and deliver research by embracing science in all its manifestations – social and natural – to ensure the sustainable management and secure supply of natural capital, including energy, food and water.

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Investor rigour key to green bonds success

5 June 2014 – A Financial Times letter penned by the Chair of CISL’s Investment Leaders Group emphasises the critical link between investor rigour and the success of the green bond market.

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Sink or Swim: a multi-sector collaboration on water asset investment

03 June 2014 - Water is an economically strategic resource, provided and regulated by nature and underpins many business activities. Ensuring that water is carefully stewarded and available in sufficient quantity and quality is a subject of vital interest to business, however, to date the management of and investment in water has been disjointed.

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Planning advice for integrated water management

02 June 2014 - Water and its effective management are vital to life and with better integration, water can be exploited as an opportunity to improve our health and wellbeing. There is a growing awareness of the important role of planning in joining up land use and water management. However, water issues are often not considered in a joined-up way.

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Water risks in the private sector in Nature Climate Change

25 April 2014 - The unsustainable management of water resources, together with rising water demands and the impacts of climate change, poses significant risks to water companies and businesses reliant on agriculture (agribusinesses), as reported in a series of commentary pieces and an editorial in Nature Climate Change.

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A financing solution to incentivise sustainable commodity trade

29 April 2014 – Following the launch of the BEI’s Sustainable Shipment Letter of Credit (LC) at the World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2014, the BEI has partnered with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) to enable preferential treatment for trade in agricultural goods that meet internationally-recognised sustainability standards.

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The BEI-CGF Soft Commodities Compact is released

2 April 2014 – The ‘Soft Commodities’ Compact, a unique, client-led initiative that aims to mobilise the banking industry as a whole to contribute to transforming soft commodity supply chains – and therefore help clients achieve zero net deforestation by 2020 – is now available.

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