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Despite all the buzz around the benefits of regenerative farming practices, there have been few private market vehicles dedicated to supporting the transition. That could be about to change.
The trio have teamed up to accelerate and scale regenerative farming practices with a €1bn impact fund that will invest in the enabling process.
EU flag, lettuce
The WEF found that while most farmers surveyed want to make on-farm sustainability changes, they are held back by lack of access to reliable information.
The firm intends to transition the whole farm to organic certified production and will use regenerative practices such as planting cover crops between tree rows.
Cattle grazing on farmland
The Nuveen subsidiary is looking at ways water quality and biodiversity offset markets could be developed, as it also sizes up carbon offsets.
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.
Coral Reef - Great Barrier Reef
The two firms, which have previously collaborated on a water investment vehicle, have received A$500,000 to explore the business case for a new fund.
Rivers and mangroves
HSBC Pollination will launch a $1bn fund that will invest in forestry and agriculture as well as a $2bn carbon credit fund that will invest in carbon abatement assets such as rain forests.
CEFC has made its first investment in carbon sequestration with a A$1.7m commitment to the Soil Carbon Company.
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.
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