Combining satellite data and sustainable investing to combat deforestation

Asset manager ACTIAM has started a collaboration with geodata analytics firm Satelligence. By combining satellite images and Artificial Intelligence (AI), Satelligence will provide ACTIAM with up-to-date information on worldwide deforestation, causes and trends. The cooperation enables ACTIAM to incorporate advanced sustainability information into its investment policies and portfolio management, helping to fight global deforestation.

Satelligence data analytics allow ACTIAM to detect and quantify changes in vegetation cover, caused by plantation expansion or fires in forests, swamps and other natural areas. This detection is based on radar- and optical satellite imagery in combination with Artificial Intelligence.