EXCERPT FROM THE JSFB. SUBSCRIBERS CAN READ THE FULL ARTICLE IN THE FEBRUARY 2014 EDITION.

Investors are becoming increasingly aware of supply chain issues in their companies, whether it is through conflict minerals, poor working conditions, deforestation or any number of other concerns, and are focusing on what company management is doing to recognise and address these risks. Answers to these questions will help to define how companies have assessed their risks and whether they have a holistic strategy to manage them. They should enable investors to identify those management teams who understand the risks and opportunities available and to engage with those companies who have not yet understood the link between supply chain management and value creation.

The CDP Forests team is happy to assist investors with their engagement – please contact forests@cdp.net for more information.

James Hulse, is Head of CDP’s forests program & Head of Investor Initiatives.  James joined CDP in February 2013 following the transfer of the Forest Footprint Disclosure (FFD) project, where he was Director, into CDP’s Forests program. Prior to FFD, James worked in the City for almost 20 years as a trader and fund manager, setting up and running the first climate change hedge fund.