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Finance for seafood in South East Asia: the business case for sustainability

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This briefing explains the risks that companies can be exposed to through their production or sourcing of seafood. It explores physical risks, showing how unsustainable practices can compromise the key environmental services that seafood production relies on, and transition risks, which include risks associated with consumer, government and company pressure to shift towards sustainable practices. Transition risks include stricter regulation from both importing and exporting countries, reputational damage from being linked to environmental and social impacts, and lost access to markets which demand sustainable commodities. These risks could lead to lower returns on investment and higher rates of loan default for financial institutions.