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A sector 'on the brink of transition' presents investors with a whole menu of impact possibilities.
BTG’s Timberland Investment Group has partnered with Conservation International for an impact vehicle that is expected to raise $1bn within five years.
Salmon, fish, aquaculture
A final close is expected within months, 8F Asset Management said, with further funds focused on the Middle East and China to follow soon.
Farmland, emissions, carbon, wind
A trickle of fund managers choosing to link carried interest to their impact and ESG targets is good news for private markets, showing the industry is serious about its sustainability goals.
The blended-finance impact vehicle was initiated by the UN and has made five investments with underlying commodities such as cocoa, hazelnuts and timber.
Debt commitment to ETG will allow the agricultural conglomerate to strengthen its food value chains which support more than 550,000 smallholder farmers in Africa alone.
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.
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The agtech start-up received a $10m investment from the Gates Foundation to deliver a biodegradable version of its alternative input to smallholder farmers.
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