Major Agricultural Lenders Adopt Social and Environmental Principles

6 February, 2017

Members of the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF) announced at their regional meeting that they have formally adopted a set of jointly developed environmental, social, and governance (ESG) principles. These principles apply across the nine members’ loan portfolios, which in 2015 encompassed $597 million to 672 businesses purchasing crops and providing services to two million smallholder farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America.  The ratification of these guiding principles is part of CSAF’s broader mission to promote responsible lending among financial institutions serving the needs of smallholder farmers and agricultural businesses globally. 

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