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The Horizon Fund will be managed by the investment banking company’s sustainable investing group and target growth-oriented private equity investments in climate-transition related businesses.
Managing partner Emanuel Citron says ag and water are both of interest to the firm’s strategy of pursuing impact through investments into asset managers and financial services firms.
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.
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.
Green cabbage field, Nile, Africa
The African impact investor fell short of its $300m target but continues to target IRRs ‘in the twenties,’ says managing partner Stuart Bradley.
Sprouting onion, farming, growing
Direction of travel signaled by the bloc over the past few years is creating a fundraising environment beneficial to start-ups and is now backed by a sustainability conscious subsidy package.
Co-founder Amit Bouri says new analysis helps set the stage for agriculture to drive a ‘race to the top’ in strengthening performance ratings and benchmarks for impact investment.
Plastic Ocean Pollution
The duo will seek to drive impact through investment and active engagement with globally diversified businesses that have growth potential.
The Impact Alternatives Fund will invest up to 30% of its capital in regen ag and up to 20% in environmental assets in response to investor feedback.
Red mangrove forest
Environmental stakeholders are accustomed to thinking about natural benefits such as pollination as a ‘service’ – investors will need to do the same to grasp the natural capital opportunity.
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