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Despite some negative publicity associated with beef’s GHG emissions, the sector received a $500m USDA package to increase processing capacity while Rabobank’s Justin Sherrard says, ‘beef is where the answer lies.’
Cows grazing, farm
Protein strategist Justin Sherrard expects net-zero commitments by food retail, food service and beef processors will spur investor interest in reducing beef’s 6% contribution to global emissions.
The firm is 'seriously considering' a distinct forestry vehicle that would target institutional investors, with its latest series of deals set to take it beyond £100m deployed into the asset class.
Goldman Sachs MD John Goldstein says pension funds, asset managers and sovereign wealth funds have expressed interest in The Restore Fund, a vehicle exploring the carbon sequestration potential of forest restoration.
agriculture, solar
The energy transition-focused manager has closed its fourth fund on €670m, with the adaptation of agriculture to climate change part of its strategy.
Veripath Farmland Partners and crowdfunder FarmTogether, both of which cater to retail investors, have respectively hit AUM milestones of $160m and $100m this summer.
At least five parties have reportedly expressed interest in assets that include a soybean processing facility, an ancient grains unit and storage facilities devoted to organic and non-GMO supply.
Harvest, wheat, farmland, Australia, crops
The Canadian farmland investment firm could reach $1bn within three years due to a combination of inflation and low financial market yields, says director and co-founder Stephen Johnston.
Farm field, Africa, Nigeria
The UN body granted its firm direct loan to Nigerian impact enterprise Babban Gona, which has since received commitments worth $23m from other senior debt lenders.
The C$119bn pension formally added agriculture in 2019 to a historically timber focused portfolio, which was rebranded as 'renewable resources.'
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