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Investment portfolio breakdown of National Pension Service of Korea (NPS)
The South Korean public pension has backed a timberland fund.
Higher-than-expected yields have led ABARES to increase its December 2020 production forecast by 7.4%, but summer planting will still be lower than average.
The firm will raise its first commingled fund focused on food after managing several investments in the sector since spinning out from Macquarie in 2014.
Nicole Neeman Brady says Sustainable Development Acquisition Corp will build on the 'marriage' between Renewable Resources Group and Capricorn Investments developed over eight collaborative investments since 2006.
Farmland, emissions, carbon
Australia's National Party has seen its ministers express differing views over whether or not the sector should be excluded from emissions reduction targets.
Research associate Zoe Willingham says the government’s role in the Farm Credit System means lenders have a responsibility to help strengthen climate resilience of ag credit.
Foreign ownership of Australian farmland increased last year but remained flat as a percentage of the overall total, with China holding the most land.
Green cabbage field, Nile, Africa
The African impact investor fell short of its $300m target but continues to target IRRs ‘in the twenties,’ says managing partner Stuart Bradley.
A survey conducted by JPMorgan Asset Management shows Europe places the most importance on ESG considerations during investment, followed by Australia.
Senior market development manager Nick Reinke says the negotiated sale is “related to, but independent from” a broader relationship with the software provider established after a competitive process last year.
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