How to Use Geospatial Data to Monitor Land Conversion & Avoid Reputational Risks

June 28, 2022

How to Use Geospatial Data to Monitor Land Conversion & Avoid Reputational Risks

The conversion of natural habitats to support agribusiness and mining activities involves deforestation, soil erosion, and pollution. Companies that finance agribusiness and extractive activities may pose environmental and social risks that may affect their reputation. This webinar will explain how IFC assesses risks to biodiversity and implements options for mitigating these risks.


To support the assessment, the World Resources Institute (WRI) will provide a demo of GFW Pro, an online management application that helps companies use geospatial forest data to monitor supply chains and manage progress towards meeting deforestation commitments. The system is free of charge, providing analysis and dashboards available at the property, supply shed and portfolio levels. GFW Pro utilizes security protocols to ensure the integrity and security of all aspects of the system and its users’ data.


About the Presenters:

Jared Hardner

Biodiversity Specialist
International Finance Corporation

Luiz Calado

Strategic Solutions & Engagement Specialist
Latin America


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