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GIIN co-founder Amit Bouri says connections to rural poverty, social justice and climate change have helped make food and agriculture the most common sector for impact investors.
Fundamental shifts in supply and demand, with increased plantings of permanent horticulture, will increase reliance on carry-over water and inter-valley trades.
CEFC has made its first investment in carbon sequestration with a A$1.7m commitment to the Soil Carbon Company.
cotton farm
The integrated cotton grower and ginning business has been placed on the market by JG Boswell Company, along with 134 megaliters of water entitlements.
The manager has lowered the fundraising target for its Australian Farmlands Fund due to restrictions on movement, but says investor appetite for assets remains strong, especially overseas.
Timberland partner Stephen Addicott says timberland prices have held steady during the pandemic, encouraging some to dispose of their assets to pursue opportunities elsewhere.
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Senator Jane Hume, assistant minister for superannuation, argues that the early super withdrawal scheme has gone ‘exceptionally well’ to date with only 0.5% of the whole system’s assets withdrawn.
The Canadian fruit and vegetable distribution and marketing company plans to service new export markets from the South American nation.
Greenhouse and wind turbine
BSIF has invested in a wide range of projects to date and has received strong backing from British pension funds, two of which have established co-investment portfolios.
The A$52 billion industry superfund has set a target to achieve net zero emissions in its portfolio by 2050, as part of a broader Climate Change Transition Plan.
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