The Global Resource Initiative convened in 2019 with members from major industry, finance and non-governmental organisations, and published its first report in March 2020. Its recommendations aim to create more resilient and sustainable food systems that avoid deforestation and environmental degradation overseas, while supporting jobs and livelihoods. The report highlights the key role finance must play in incentivising more sustainable food supply chains.

In addition to supporting the report’s overall aims, the Green Finance Institute contributed specific, practical financial recommendations which include developing and delivering a sustainable import guarantee; the creation of a centre of excellence for blended finance within government, with the aim of launching a significant blended finance demonstrator facility; and calling for government support to re-establish London as a leading global centre for high-integrity carbon trading.