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Agri Investor looks ahead to the topics that are likely to dominate the conversation in ag next year.
Chief executive Perry Vieth says LPs in the targeted $25m first close for Ceres Sustainable Food and Agriculture Opportunity Fund II will be offered reduced management and incentive fees.
Ian Williams joins from BNY Mellon, where he served in a similar role for 11 years.
Aqua-Spark, an investment fund focused exclusively on sustainable aquaculture, led the previously announced funding round with a $2.5m investment.
For private equity the Sacramento-based pension plans to screen general partners in consideration of the GP’s written ESG policy.
As agricultural investment in emerging markets grows, Mark Eckstein, environment and social director at development finance institution CDC, explains why it is vital to plan around ESG issues and how investors should go about it.
Despite worries about competition for land over food and fuel production leading to food security fears, a DOE report says bioenergy and food security can be mutually supportive.
Though using biomass-based products can be environmentally friendly, investors must monitor supply-chain risk to have a true impact.
Signatories attending the UN Principles for Responsible Investment meeting in Paris last week, co-hosted by Ardian, discussed issues including member accountability and diversity.
Private equity is lagging on animal welfare issues, but the Business Benchmark for Animal Welfare is keen to get private investors onboard.
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