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Impact Investing in Agriculture

The long-term health of our planet’s food systems depends on promoting greater sustainability and restoring biodiversity. Without a greater sense of balance, climate change and ecosystem disruption threaten the food security future of our rapidly growing population. This is at the heart of why impact investing is gaining such attention, particularly across developing markets. From aquaculture to the rise of technology, we look at how impact investors are trying to make a positive difference. 



Regenerative agriculture’s growing pains

Practices based on working with nature are gaining momentum, but regenerative agriculture still has some teething troubles.

Agri proves a natural fit for impact investors

A shift towards sustainability is fueling interest in impact investing.



Impact investing in agriculture may have been slow off the mark – investors have only recently taken an interest – but this expanding sector has a key role to play in reducing emissions, improving food security and strengthening livelihoods. Our 2023 special report looks to explore the developing landscape further.

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Blackstone bets on coffee culture with 7 Brew

'7 Brew is a prime example of a founder-led business that can really benefit from our data and expertise,' said Blackstone's Todd Hirsch.

Field Notes: Forico looks to waste for green energy; Gresham House launches $380m biodiversity fund

APG, PPF and UniSuper’s forestry business Forico looks to waste for sustainable energy; and Molpus and Drax eye their own long-term forestry biomass energy generation plans. Plus: Gresham House targets a $380 million raise for a biodiversity fund; New Forests signs first deal from its sophomore tropical forest fund, and more. Welcome to Field Notes, the start-of-the-week briefing for our valued subscribers only.

Trinitas bankruptcy clears the way for California almond ‘fire sale’

A lawyer representing creditor Rabo Agrifinance told a bankruptcy court judge the universe of potential buyers for the almond portfolio is relatively small but a 'fire sale' may still be in the offing.

Seviora Capital sees ‘compelling environment’ for agtech as it partners with Temasek

Seviora Capital’s T3F strategy has raised $173m to date for a 10-year closed-end fund focused on early-stage investments in agri-food companies across APAC.

New Forests’ TAFF2 makes first investment in Thai peat swamp forest

The funds will be used on a project to build semi-permanent canal blocks through the peat swamp forest that will raise the water table and restore degraded land, New Forests said.

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