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Fiera Comox Global Sustainable Timberland Strategy marks first investment with New Zealand JV; Canada’s Tall Grass Ventures hits C$32m final close; climate disclosure requirements for Australia’s large businesses will soon impact smaller firms; and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only. Tips and feedback to: binyamin.a@pei.group.
Crop monitoring app
The venture capital firm invests in pre-Series A technology companies in the agriculture and food supply chain.
New Zealand forestry
The investment marks the initial acquisition by Fiera Comox’s Global Sustainable Timberland Strategy.
Net zero and carbon neutral concept.
Rural Bank’s latest agricultural outlook report finds that emissions will be a key focus for Australian farmers, while elevated freight costs will have a mixed impact on exports.
Sustainability growth ESG
Firms and pensions with more than A$5bn in AUM must report on their exposure to climate-related risks and opportunities from 2025.
Hunger and food insecurity are on the rise worldwide, fueled by conflict and inefficient practices. But will the push for greater sustainability in agriculture end up taking the rap?
Sustainable agriculture investing
Agri Investor’s 2024 Sustainable Investing report is now available to download; Stafford Capital Partners and JPMorgan share £300m ACCESS Pool forestry mandate; Proterra lists One Tree portfolio for sale; DeA Capital takes a majority stake in a Sicilian citrus producer, and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.
Farmers’ protests and political backtracking are not exactly conducive to the kind of large-scale backing required for sustainable agriculture to thrive. Even so, the movement will take some stopping.
Pollination director Tara Davids says concessional capital will be required to develop the investment structures necessary for regenerative agriculture to scale.
Aerial shot of a white cotton field with machinery
The sale of One Tree for upwards of A$250m would mark another step towards the complete divestment of Proterra’s second Global Agriculture Fund.

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