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Several of the most talked-about topics feature in the five most popular stories from the first quarter of 2021.
Lake, wetland bank
Return rates delivered by the 2008-vintage vehicle were undisclosed but managing director Joe Sanderson says figures in the 15% to 20% range are ‘not uncommon’ in the sector.
The $286bn pension will source private equity co-investments through its already-existing program.
Timberland, forestry, Sequoia forest
Managing director Olly Hughes tells Agri Investor about the decades-long tailwinds the firm sees in the timberland space and the expansion strategy it is on the cusp of executing.
Fall armyworm
The agtech start-up received a $10m investment from the Gates Foundation to deliver a biodegradable version of its alternative input to smallholder farmers.
Head of global market development Ben Allen says partnerships like the one established with Anheuser-Busch in 2019 could come to play a bigger role than direct sales as carbon farming develops.
If approved, the investments will be sourced through the $283bn pension's private equity co-investment program.
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.
A survey conducted by JPMorgan Asset Management shows Europe places the most importance on ESG considerations during investment, followed by Australia.
A third of the fund’s returns will be derived from carbon credit sales marketed in New Zealand’s internal marketplace which is not open to foreign purchasers or credits.
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