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The blended-finance impact vehicle was initiated by the UN and has made five investments with underlying commodities such as cocoa, hazelnuts and timber.
Cristina Hastings Newsome hopes a natural capital base accounting for a broader set of opportunities beyond carbon will strengthen collaboration with producers.
Apple orchard
The North Carolina-headquartered firm surpassed its hard-cap to close its distinct credit vehicle at $325m and took approximately $115m in co-investments.
The Nuveen-affiliate added at least 60,000 acres to its Australia portfolio and made smaller additions in the US, Chile and Brazil.
Alternative proteins
The Canadian pension’s venture capital arm made its first agtech investment in June, as it used its direct investment mandate to enter the alternative protein space.
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The French asset manager could hit its €300m hard-cap if it continues fundraising, says president and CEO Michel Chabanel, but will instead prioritize launching its buyout and senior debt vehicles.
The firm has had an action-packed 12 months since its entry into ag with MIRA’s acquisition of Vitalharvest, the launch of its own dedicated ag fund and a merger with Centuria Capital Group.
Fitch Solutions study cites government policy, M&A activity and than 2,500MW worth of agrivoltaic projects in the planning or construction stages as tailwinds for the sector.
Senior managing director Marc Drouin says underused irrigation infrastructure helped make the C$204.5bn pension’s entry into European ag a highlight within natural resources deployments last year.
Returns of annual and permanent farmland remain divergent, with annual farmland seeing robust figures following favorable weather conditions and high farmgate prices.
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