This International Women's Daywe turn the spotlight on the gender equality scores of financial institutions assessed in 2022 and call on the financial sector to be a solution for gender inequality rather than a cause.
The “Dia do Fogo” or ‘Day of Fires’ in Brazil put the Brazilian Amazon in the headlines around the world and caused international alarm. The fires that raged contributed to the deforestation of up to1.2 million hectares in 2019alone - more than 60% of that being in the Amazon. Since that day, deforestation alerts in the Amazon have grown 34.5%, pushing this eco-system to a climate-critical tipping point.
The Fair Finance International (FFI) network carried out three large studies analyzing how much money is really being invested in companies with a high risk of involvement in deforestation in the Brazilian Amazon and Cerrado.
By bringing together data from financial institutions active in Germany, Norway and the Netherlands, FFI revealed billions in investments in these companies. Read more
Fair Finance Coalitions engage on the policies and practices of financial institutions, both at home and abroad.
Fair Finance International collaborates and partners with Fair Finance Asia, a regional network of over 90 Asian civil society organizations committed to ensuring that financial institutions’ funding decisions in the region respect the social and environmental well-being of local communities.