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Impact investors set sights on Australian agriculture

The launch of a new impact investment fund in Western Australia signals that impact investing in ag is continuing to find its feet and grow more popular among LPs.

WA Super makes first move into ag with Impact Investment Group

WA Impact Fund, which represents WA Super’s first foray into both agriculture and impact investing, will have regenerative agriculture as one of its four investment strategies.

Agri, timberland and infra make up more than 9% of VicSuper’s FUM

Australian superfund also announces it has reached its target of deploying A$3 billion in sustainable outcomes as it looks to align its decisions with eight of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Pipeline Foods launches sustainability program

Senior vice-president for agriculture and public affairs Erin Heitkamp expects to see standardization of industry-sector issues and key performance indicators.

Cotton growers in Murray-Darling Basin offer A$100m of water entitlements for sale

The group of farming families is offering a buyer the chance to return the water to the environment.

Investors want sustainable beef production

The latest annual update to the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework shows an industry trying to get on the front foot with consumers and investors.

The Nature Conservancy and Tiverton partner on ‘largest’ Australian conservation deal

The Nature Conservancy has partnered with a local ag manager to acquire the properties for A$55m in NSW.

Gunn Agri Partners to use climate data to target properties for A$350m cropland fund

The Sydney-based manager is leaning on climate-change research to pick properties and is ‘confident’ returns will beat more passive strategies.

Running for cover

Sustainable forestry models have great environmental benefits. Do they also make commercial sense?

Exclusive: Lyme nears second close on Fund V

The TIMO is targeting around $250m for the vehicle which will invest in conservation easements as well as traditional timber production.
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