Banks can help organisations intent on preserving the earth’s fisheries, forests, wildlife and other natural resources by employing the increasingly sophisticated technologies used to monitor correspondent relationships or their trade finance operations according to the compliance lead at FICO, the California-based company best known for its measure of US consumer risk, the FICO score.

Timothy Choon also points out the connections between illicit trade in natural resources and trade-based money laundering (TBML) highlighted by conservation groups such as the USAID-funded Targeting Natural Resource Corruption (TNRC) consortium to improve biodiversity outcomes

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