“JSE lists two new global ETFs” – Mail & Guardian – September 11, 2020

In a sponsored story published on September 11, 2020 in the Mail & Guardian, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) announced that that it listed two global ESG focused Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), the Satrix MSCI EM ESG Enhanced ETF and the Satrix MSCI World ESG Enhanced ETF.

‘’We have always been committed to sustainability — 16 years ago we introduced the first exchange-sponsored sustainability index globally, which was also the first sustainability index in emerging markets. We are also a signatory to the United Nations-backed Principles for Responsible Investment and a founding partner of the Sustainable Stock Exchanges Initiative,’ says Valdene Reddy, Director of Capital Markets at the JSE.

‘Today we are excited to list two global ESG focused ETFs that broaden our investment offerings in a world where environmental, social and governance factors play an integral role in investment decision making. Impact investing has become increasingly topical and for us to provide investors with access to sustainable investment options is a key focus.’”

You may read the story on the Mail & Guardian internet site.

“Barry Callebaut makes unprecedented move of releasing its direct cocoa sourcing map” – Confectionery News – September 9, 2020

On September 9, 2020 Confectionery News reported that “Barry Callebaut Group, one of the world’s largest cocoa manufactures, has released a collection of farmer data in its supply chain by going public with a map of all its cocoa suppliers in West Africa.

This map highlights the locations of cooperative and buying stations from which the Group is directly sourcing its cocoa.

By publicly sharing the information, it said it is contributing to transparency and traceability in the cocoa supply chain.  This data also demonstrates the evolution of our data collection capabilities and our confidence in the robustness of our data.

The map includes geographical data on cooperatives and districts in Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana and Cameroon.”

You may read the article on the Confectionery News internet site.