Changing business as usual: How sustainable investment promotes sustainable land use

Sustainable investments make good business sense. Investing in sustainable production reduces the risk of supply chain disruptions. Incorporating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decisions contributes to improved corporate financial performance and risk-adjusted returns on medium to long term.


  • Pioneering companies and financial institutions are taking a lead in sustainable agriculture and forestry investment, yet progress has been slow and their lead is not being followed.
  • USAID Green Invest Asia works with mid-growth enterprises and links them with investors to scale up profitable and sustainable agriculture and forestry practices.
  • Businesses and financial institutions are crucial to promoting sustainable landscapes, including reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and commodity-driven deforestation.


See the blog written with Natcha Tulyasuwan and David Venn here.

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