Palm oil is a key component in everything from chocolate to toothpaste, but global production is highly concentrated, with over 80% of the world’s production coming from the neighboring countries of Malaysia and Indonesia. The geographical concentration of supply means this key agricultural commodity – and the supply chain of every company that relies on it – is extremely vulnerable to climatic or political disruption. Join us as we demonstrate new methods for monitoring climate risk to this key supply chain, and show approaches to preventing supply interruptions and forecasting potential disruptions to the companies that rely on palm oil.

Speakers

Jonathan Haines

Senior Research Analyst

Jon has been working in agricultural commodities trading and research for the past 14 years, covering both grains and softs. Before joining Gro, he served as a portfolio manager at Jamison Capital Partners where he was responsible for the firm’s agriculture trading strategy. He holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University and is a CFA charterholder.

Mintak Joo

Senior Research Analyst

Mintak has worked in agricultural commodities for over 15 years, most recently with Bunge as a senior analyst in business intelligence and oilseeds research. Prior to Bunge he served as a senior strategist and analyst with Wilton Agricultural Strategies and Ospraie Management where he covered a variety of commodities including energy, biofuels and freight. Prior to his commodities career, he worked in high-tech in Silicon Valley for several years. Mintak holds a B.A. in Human Biology with a concentration in Virology from Stanford University.