Responsible Investing: Feeding the growth of sustainable farming

To meet the rising demand for meat globally, factory farming has become the norm in the past few decades. But the practice often comes with huge environmental risks and most of the world’s biggest listed suppliers of meat and fish do not actually have sufficient internal processes to address these issues, according to the UK-based Coller Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return (FAIRR) Initiative.

Deforestation, greenhouse gas emissions and food contamination are among the consequences that could result from a lack of action to address these risks. This will have a material impact on the financial performance of these companies in the long term, says FAIRR Initiative director Maria Lettini.


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