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David Grimaud - Bamboo - Palladium
Grimaud brings a wealth of impact investing experience with him having most recently been chief executive of impact investor Symbiotics Asset Management.
Aerial shot of farmland growing wheat, with rows of trees in between fields
Agri Investor visits Kilter Rural's seed asset in NSW to see how it will to transform a series of farms into carbon-positive and biodiverse natural capital assets.
Just Climate Clara Barby Eduardo Mufarej
The firm will invest growth capital in companies supporting emissions avoidance in agriculture and emissions sequestration via natural assets.
Cows grazing, farm
The Australian vehicle has been preceded by a separate account worth ‘more than A$100m’ that is implementing a similar strategy and is about to close on two NSW properties.
Amazon river in Brazil
Mombak’s Amazon Reforestation Fund has sold 30% of its 10-year projected output at a price point bettered only by the EU’s emissions trading scheme.
Biodiversity, flower, bees
Limited awareness of what is meant by natural capital and a fluid carbon credits regulatory landscape are among the difficulties in steering money towards the fledgling strategy, says Olly Hughes of Gresham House.
soil, regenerative ag, carbon sequestration, plant roots, ESG
Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan will acquire KKR’s 49% stake in GreenCollar, with the latter’s workers set to share in the windfall through an employee ownership scheme.
Agtech monitoring plant health
Partner Christina Ulardic says many of the firm’s existing investors returned to back the firm’s second flagship vehicle.
Schwartz says the genetics, breeding and licensing segment of the food and ag value chain is made up of ‘fundamentally important and good businesses’.
The firm has become a prolific early-stage venture capital investor and has backed more than 130 companies since it was founded in 2018.
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