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Public Equity Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Public Equity Investing in Sustainable Food and Agriculture

Paul Hilton
Trillium Asset Management
Trillium’s Sustainable Opportunities thematic suite of public equity strategies aims to address global sustainability challenges in three core areas: climate solutions, economic inclusion, and healthy living. As an intersecting theme, sustainable food and agriculture, cuts across these issues. Since 2008, Trillium has identified companies benefiting from the shift to a more sustainable economy.
3 Trends Driving the Growth of Organic Ag by Craig Wichner Farmland LP

Three Trends Driving the Growth of Organic Agriculture

Craig Wichner
Farmland LP
2022 was a breakout year for organic agriculture. Consumer demand for organic food continued its steady rise, with strong prices for producers, rising land values and excellent returns for investors. Beyond these results, three significant trends were sharply apparent last year that will continue to affect not only organic farming but the entire agriculture sector including investor interest in sustainable farmland practices.
Climate Risks Threaten Investor Appetite for Livestock Production by Sofia De La Parra - FAIRR

Climate Risks Threaten Investor Appetite for Intensive Livestock Production

Sofía De La Parra
FAIRR Initiative
Global meat consumption is expected to grow over the next decade. The changing global climate poses significant risks not just to the growth, but to the fundamentals of the industry. From the rising price of feed to desertification of grazing lands and increasing regulation to reduce GHG emissions, climate-related risks require an extra layer of analysis for asset allocation in the sector.
The Untapped Climate Opportunity in Alt Proteins by Sagar Tandon

The Untapped Climate Opportunity in Alternative Proteins

Sagar Tandon
Beyond Animal
By investing in the development and scaling of alternative proteins, we could reduce GHG emissions, create economic opportunities, and contribute to sustainable development. In addition to the environmental benefits, they offer other potential advantages. Plant-based proteins can be produced with significantly less land, water, and other resources than traditional animal agriculture as well as improve animal welfare.

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Global Shipping Gets a Kick in the Rudder to Decarbonize

The future of maritime shipping looks a little like the past as recently the Pyxis Ocean, a huge cargo vessel is on a maiden voyage, sailing from Shanghai to Singapore and then Brazil - under wind power. Its 123-foot tall “WindWings” are a high-tech version of the canvas sails, which could save as much as 30% of the fuel needed for the trip.

A Dream Team for Ocean Carbon Capture?

A group of former Google, SolarCity and Tesla executives in April snagged $20 million in what is being called the largest ocean-based carbon removal investment to date. Ebb Carbon’s technology works by speeding up the natural process of ocean alkalinization. It captures water at existing facilities and uses electrochemistry to turn them into saltwater solutions.

Framework Helps Investors and Companies Understand True Value of Water

Ceres and Bluerisk have introduced a new cost-benefit analysis framework for companies to assess the full value of water stewardship across their value chain. Some companies account for water-related risks to their business, but this goes further to shed light on the full value of water by estimating the cost of solutions and potential business and societal benefits.

Ten Nature-Inspired Startups Solving Environmental and Social Problems

From inventing healable composites to reduce waste, to supporting agricultural yields from the soil to the pollinators, to the creation of sustainable and safe pigments that color our world, the 2023 Ray of Hope Prize® finalists offer inspiring solutions through their use of biomimicry (also referred to as nature-inspired or bioinspired design).

Community Foundations and Place-based Impact Investing

Community Capital Management, a leading impact and ESG investing manager, recently released a report, Community Foundations and Place-Based Impact Investing, which takes a look at how place-based impact investments can be a great way to leverage the endowments of community foundations and donor-advised fund portfolios to align with their missions.

Veris Wealth Publishes New Report on Investing in DEIB

“Investors have a powerful opportunity to help close the wealth gaps in the US and create a more equitable economy and society by investing in all communities. Wealth management firms can use DEIB factors in selecting asset-manager partner firms – thereby aligning their clients’ values with investments and with the management firms themselves,” said Veris CEO, Stephanie Cohn Rupp.

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