Investor Engagements

As an investor network, the FAIRR Initiative aims to facilitate collaborative investor engagements with companies on key issues surrounding factory farming.

We run workstreams of engagement on a range of important issues, including the routine use of antibiotics in agricultural supply chains, protein diversity, close confinement of farm animals, and land rights.

Through shareholder resolutions, joint letters and briefings, FAIRR will assist investor members in driving forward constructive engagement with companies and moving them to improve their practices and protect returns.

 

Current engagements:

Routine use of antibiotics in the livestock supply chain

FAIRR, in partnership with ICCR, has brought together a coalition of more than 70 institutional investors managing nearly $3 trillion to ask companies to take action on the systemic overuse of antibiotics. Targeting 20 of the largest US and UK restaurant chains including McDonald’s, Domino’ Pizza Group and Yum! Brands, the coalition is calling for an end to the routine, non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in their supply chains.

To show the breadth of investor support for corporate policies on antibiotics we are coordinating the Global Investor Statement on Antibiotic Stewardship, which includes FAIRR’s best practice antibiotics policy to guide food companies and investors on their approach to tackling this issue. The statement has currently supported by 59 investors with nearly $3 trillion of AUM. All institutional investors are welcome to sign on to this statement.

Sustainable protein supply chains

Currently supported by more than 50 investors with $2.3 trillion combined AUM, our sustainable protein engagement highlights the risks and opportunities posed by growing global protein demands and current reliance on industrially produced animal proteins. Targeting 16 major food multinationals and backed by a briefing, The Future of Food: The Investment Case for a Protein Shake-Up, the engagement is asking the companies to future-proof their supply chains by diversifying protein sources.

To date, FAIRR’s engagements have been covered by international media, including The Financial Times, The Guardian, CNBC and Forbes. Both engagements are ongoing and updates will be announced in due course.

Please contact rosie.wardle@fairr.org to find out more about our engagement work.