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PGIM chief operating officer Taimur Hyat says other parts of the economy face greater risk of abrupt repricing due to the growing salience of climate risk.
The 2021 Responsible Investor Forum heard how the agriculture investing market’s well-developed themes of environmental risk management and stewardship are now at the center of discussions about post-pandemic capitalism.
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.
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.
Founder Sara Menker says the climate risk analysis platform’s $85m Series B comes at a time when ‘economies are getting creative’ as they seek to fall in line with expected new rules.
Plastic bag with fish, ocean pollution
Aquapak has developed a plastic product that is three times as strong as the most commonly used plastic globally, and which is soluble and does not harm the environment.
Soybean seedlings in farm
As ag’s nascent carbon credit markets find their feet and the true quality of their respective offerings become clearer, a divergence in price points that impacts farmland values could emerge.
The start-up sold its first ag-derived carbon credits through Nori in October 2020 and has now partnered with a retailer that has sold over $500m worth of carbon offsets since 2001.
Carbon credits generated using the Flagship Pioneering-backed CIBO's program could be traded on a third party marketplace such as that developed by Indigo Agriculture.
Manulife sustainability head Brian Kernohan says plans mentioned in a recent TCFD-aligned report are at a ‘very exploratory’ stage but could involve marketing the asset class ‘specifically for the purposes of mitigating climate change.’
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