As agricultural investment in emerging markets grows, Mark Eckstein, environment and social director at development finance institution CDC, explains why it is vital to plan around ESG issues and how investors should go about it.
Stafford Capital Partners closed its $484m timberland fund of funds at the end of May. Partner Thomas Goodrich talks about the maturation of timberland as an asset class and why inefficiences in the sector make secondaries a good opportunity.
Many corporate and institutional investments into Australian agriculture have not performed well compared to the returns achieved by the family farm, argues David Cornish, principal at Cornish Consultancy.
The Australian beef cattle fund manager announced the lending facility during the same week as Beef Australia 2015, the industry event held in Rockhampton, Queensland, where speakers pointed to continued beef price hikes.