Traceability in seafood supply chains and its implications for investors

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FAIRR | Planet Tracker | UNEP FI | WBA | WWF

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A partner coalition made of the FAIRR Initiative, WWF US, UNEP FI, Planet Tracker and the World Benchmarking Alliance started a Collaborative Investor Engagement to encourage major seafood companies to develop and implement full-chain, digital and interoperable traceability systems. Such traceability systems are used as a means of identifying and addressing key environmental and social risks - such as illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, overfishing, habitat conversion and human rights issues - and unlocking sustainable opportunities. Agenda: • Introductory remarks and overview of the Seafood Traceability Engagement by Jo Raven, Director of Thematic Research & Corporate Innovation at the FAIRR Initiative • Expert panel moderated by Helen Packer, lead of the Seafood Stewardship Index at the World Benchmarking Alliance. Speakers include: o Mark Richardson, Director of Market Data and Systems Transparency for the WWF-US Ocean Markets & Finance team o François Mosnier, Head of the Oceans Programme at Planet Tracker o Greg Brown, Executive Director at the Global Dialogue on Seafood Traceability (GDST) o Cynthia Asaf, Chief Operating Officer at Pacifical • Audience Q&A • Closing remarks
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