Harvesting Inequality: The Social Impact of Financial Institutions' Investments in Asia's Agribusinesses

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Between 2016 to 2020, 125 of the largest agribusinesses operating in the ASEAN, IndiaJapan, and Pakistan received $22.6 billion in loans and underwriting services from financial institutions active in Asia and worldwide. Specifically, Fair Finance Asia's (FFA) new study assessed the policies of 54 financial institutions actively providing credit and underwriting services to these companies, and the results clearly highlight weak enforcement or overall lack of policies on gender equality, human rights, labor rights, and transparency and accountability.

The report findings and recommendations can be found here.

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