“Malaysia’s Sime Darby Plantation Banned From U.S. Markets Over Alleged Forced Labor Issues” – Chain Reaction Research – January 7, 2021

On January 7, 2021 Chain Reaction Research reported that “the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency once again issued a Withhold Release Order (WRO) on palm oil produced by a Malaysian company. This time, the subject is the palm oil plantation owner and trader/refiner Sime Darby. The WRO, which became effective on December 30, […]

“Mexico’s ESG Bond Has Skeptics Questioning Do-Good Bona Fides” – Bloomberg – December 14, 2020

On December 14, 2020 Bloomberg reported that the “sustainable bond industry’s push into developing nations is sparking concerns about how sure investors can be that the money is being used for good, with Mexico’s sale the latest to raise eyebrows among skeptics. The issue has come to the fore as Latin America becomes the new […]