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New Zealand is one of the few western countries to still export phosphate from the disputed territory, which the legal action from the Polisario Front seeks to highlight and curtail.
Burned trees on a background of dark sky
The practice of voluntarily conducting and disclosing climate-related financial risk analysis is in its early days, but awareness and engagement are gathering pace.
Prudential Agricultural Investments will target unlevered returns of between 6% and 10% through a focus on permanent crops.
With drought leading to record-high water prices in south-east Australia last year, investors have started to look north in search of returns – but there are huge barriers to overcome. Daniel Kemp investigates what efforts are being made to unlock the opportunities.
The Sydney-based forestry investment manager has published its first Climate Disclosure Report and may publish fund-level climate targets in the future.
Almond nut trees in an orchard
The fund had received subscriptions from institutional investors, private banks and wealth managers, all of which were returned after the income trust's IPO was pulled from the market.
Cattle
Coller FAIRR’s climate risk tool for the animal meat industry predicts alternative proteins ‘will command at least 16% of the total meat market by 2050, potentially rising up to 62%.’
Assistant professor Sandro Steinbach says China’s use of new supply chains is likely to hurt the state’s exports more significantly in the long term.
Investments made by its ag fund – which seeks opportunities created by dislocation, while continuing to distance itself from a ‘special situations’ tag – will be the most telling factor in the strategy’s objectives.
BlueNalu cell-based yellowtail
BlueNalu CEO Lou Cooperhouse expects to see a boom in cellular agriculture investment as soon as FDA regulation is established, which he expects to be put in place in 2021.
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