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Uncovered Sustainability: clean coffee

Welcome to the Uncovered Sustainability podcast series, where we delve deep into the inspiring stories of businesses championing sustainability and forging a brighter, eco-conscious future. In this episode, we delve into the world of coffee, a beloved global commodity with a not-so-hidden environmental impact.

A bearded man bends down to sip his coffee

Join host Katie Prescott, a London-based business journalist, as she explores the intricate web of challenges in the coffee industry. Discover how Sucafina, a multinational coffee company, is tackling deforestation and working towards a cleaner cup of coffee. With insights from Justin Archer, Sucafina's sustainability manager, and Louis Prieur from ING, who helped secure funding for this sustainable mission, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and innovations driving change in the world of coffee production.

Coffee is the world's most traded commodities. Figures suggest every Cup that's produced on average destroys around 5 square centimetres of rainforest. 

Uncovered Sustainability: clean coffee

Society is transitioning to a low-carbon economy. So are our clients, and so is ING. We finance a lot of sustainable activities, but we still finance more that’s not.

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