PRI and MSCI co-hosted webinar


Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Time: 9 - 10am BST | 4 - 5pm HKT 

Palm oil is a widely used vegetable oil, benefiting from high yields and versatility, and low costs. These advantages have led to growing demand for the commodity and increased production in South East Asia, particularly Indonesia and Malaysia where over 85% is produced. While the production of palm oil plantations has contributed significantly to economic development, it has also increasingly been linked to significant negative social and environmental impacts including widespread deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions, and labour rights abuses.

Join the PRI and MSCI to learn more about these ESG risks for investors with exposure to the palm oil sector. The webinar will also explore how investors can manage these risks, particularly the role of collaborative investor engagement with companies in the sector, what investors are asking companies and any trends investors are seeing in the sector with regards to the management of ESG risks.




  • Jingmin Hu, Senior Associate, ESG Research, MSCI
  • Tom Barron, Manager, Stewardship, PRI
  • Kenneth Tang, Senior Portfolio Manager, Nikko Asset Management