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Chief investment officer Geert Peetermans says the change reflects a natural evolution towards investor-favorable structures within the rapidly developing impact investing market.
Carrot growing in soil
The blended finance vehicle has also attracted investments from the European Investment Bank as well as French and British government agencies.
Commitments from the likes of AOL co-founder Steve Case’s investment firm and NBA player Blake Griffin show 'it’s an exciting time to be in agriculture,' says founder and chief executive Jonathan Webb.
Growing Underground farm
The experience of London-based start-up Growing Underground and the previous excitement created by its predecessors, suggests institutional capital could enter the fray sooner rather than later.
Beyond Meat's Beyond Burger
AgFunder founding partner Rob Leclerc says his firm’s dedicated alternative protein fund has attracted incumbents from the meat and dairy space who see the fledgling market as ‘a hedge’.
Canola field with wind turbines in background
As one of the few companies basing its business model on initiatives designed to re-imagine ag as a solution to climate change, the fortunes of Indigo Agriculture could prove to be a timely acid test.
Aquaculture in Norway
The firm's first two funds have almost raised a combined $250m from family offices and will invest in Norwegian ag and energy companies before exporting them to South-East Asia.
From the blue economy and climate change through to water management and zero deforestation, our A-Z of Responsible Investing takes a look at the most pressing themes, as suggested by the industry.
The Agri-Business Capital Fund was launched in February 2019 with an initial €50 million commitment from stakeholders including the EU and the government of Luxembourg.
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