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  • Overall approach
    0/16
    • Overarching commitment on deforestation
      0/16
  • Commodity score
    7/64
    • Beef & Leather
      0/64
      • Commitment Strength
        0/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Palm oil
      0/64
      • Commitment Strength
        0/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Soy
      0/64
      • Commitment Strength
        0/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Commitment details
            No
            0/8
            Type of policy: No policy
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must be legally operated
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          0/9.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/8
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
    • Timber, Pulp & Paper
      29/64
      • Commitment Strength
        29/42
        • Commodity-specific financing policy
          9.1/9.6
          • Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Commitment details
            Yes
            8/8
            Type of policy: Sustainable/Responsible
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
        • Companies must be legally operated
          3.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Own operations - Require
            2/4
            "BTG Pactual manages its clients’ timberland assets in compliance with all applicableState, National, and binding International environmental agreements within the countries where we operate."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "BTG Pactual manages its clients’ timberland assets in compliance with all applicableState, National, and binding International environmental agreements within the countries where we operate."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BTG Pactual manages its clients’ timberland assets in compliance with all applicableState, National, and binding International environmental agreements within the countries where we operate."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BTG Pactual manages its clients’ timberland assets in compliance with all applicableState, National, and binding International environmental agreements within the countries where we operate."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "BTG Pactual manages its clients’ timberland assets in compliance with all applicableState, National, and binding International environmental agreements within the countries where we operate."
        • Companies must protect priority forests or globally important landscapes
          9.1/9.6
          • Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            Commitment details
            All high priority landscapes - Require
            8/8
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
        • Assurance mechanism to ensure compliance
          3.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Commitment details
            Encourage
            2/4
            Verification method: Certification Scheme
            Certification scheme (if applicable): FSC
            "Portions of the US timberlands of BTG Pactual's clients are currently managed under third-party certified Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative or American Tree Farm Group Certification Program. A portion of our international timberlands are currently certified under the Forest Stewardship Council. Non-certified properties in the US and internationally are being managed to these same high standards as we work to transition them to management under the appropriate third party certification program."
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "Portions of the US timberlands of BTG Pactual's clients are currently managed under third-party certified Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative or American Tree Farm Group Certification Program. A portion of our international timberlands are currently certified under the Forest Stewardship Council. Non-certified properties in the US and internationally are being managed to these same high standards as we work to transition them to management under the appropriate third party certification program."
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Portions of the US timberlands of BTG Pactual's clients are currently managed under third-party certified Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative or American Tree Farm Group Certification Program. A portion of our international timberlands are currently certified under the Forest Stewardship Council. Non-certified properties in the US and internationally are being managed to these same high standards as we work to transition them to management under the appropriate third party certification program."
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "Portions of the US timberlands of BTG Pactual's clients are currently managed under third-party certified Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative or American Tree Farm Group Certification Program. A portion of our international timberlands are currently certified under the Forest Stewardship Council. Non-certified properties in the US and internationally are being managed to these same high standards as we work to transition them to management under the appropriate third party certification program."
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "Portions of the US timberlands of BTG Pactual's clients are currently managed under third-party certified Forest Stewardship Council, Sustainable Forestry Initiative or American Tree Farm Group Certification Program. A portion of our international timberlands are currently certified under the Forest Stewardship Council. Non-certified properties in the US and internationally are being managed to these same high standards as we work to transition them to management under the appropriate third party certification program."
        • Companies must have a grievance mechanism
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Commitments must be timebound
          5.1/5.6
          • Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Commitment details
            Require
            4/4
            Type of policy: Compliance is prerequisite for financing
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            Policy applies to all operations and financing
            Subset
            0.2/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all deals
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            Policy applies to all companies
            All
            0.4/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            Producers
            0.1/0.4
            "BTG Pactual does not invest its client's money in nor does it manage primarytropical moist forests, areas of endangered high conservation values or World HeritageSites. Where an area of high priority conservation interest exists or may develop within its client’s ownership, BTG Pactual will seek to negotiate cooperative arrangementswith appropriate responsible conservation organizations to own or manage those sites." 
      • Social Considerations
        0/22
        • Company must ensure Free, Prior and Informed Consent
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must respect labour rights
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Company must address gender equality issues
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
        • Companies must encourage the inclusion of small-scale farmers
          0/5.6
          • Commitment details
            No
            0/4
          • Policy applies to all operations and financing
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all deals
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all companies
            No
            0/0.4
          • Policy applies to all stages of the supply chain
            No
            0/0.4
  • Reporting & Implementation
    5/20
    • Policy is reviewed and updated
      0/5
    • Companies must disclose subsidiaries in commodity supply chains
      0/5
    • Monitoring and non-compliance process
      0/5
    • Reporting on implementation of the policy
      5/5
      Reporting
      Yes - Annually
      5/5
      Self
      BTG Pactual report on the percentage of assets certified under an "audited and well recognized forest management certification program" in 2016.
  • Commitment strength
    7/42
    Avg. score
  • Social considerations
    0/22
    Avg. score

Profile

BTG Pactual are an investment bank and asset manager headquartered in Brazil. Their services include investment banking, corporate finance, asset and wealth management, and trading services. As of 2017, BTG Pactual’s total assets under management amount to more than 125 billion BRL. BTG Pactual are a top financier in Brazil, an important forest jurisdiction in terms of tropical forest cover and agricultural commodity production and trading.

HQ
HQ 
Brazil
Financial institution type
Financial institution type 
Asset management, Bank

How we assess the Forest 500

Investors and lenders need to adopt and implement strong deforestation policies that ensure their investments are not funding the destruction of forests.

All assessments use policies published on financial institution websites, some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

Disclaimer

This assessment has been carried out following the methodology developed for the Forest 500 project, available here. Please see our disclaimer applicable to all information contained within this site and our terms and conditions for use of data presented on this site.

All assessments use policies published on company and financial institution websites, and while we endeavor to keep them updated some links may have changed or been removed since the time of assessment.

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