Plant-based profits: investment risks and opportunities in sustainable food systems

One of the greatest challenges facing the world today is to ensure that the growing population has access to adequate, sustainable and nutritious food.

The global food system is under increasing pressure in trying to meet this challenge. This pressure is particularly evident in livestock production, given the sector’s substantial external impacts, its interaction with sustainability megatrends, and a growing global middle class that is demanding more meat.

Conventional (i.e. industrial) livestock production systems have enjoyed uninterrupted growth over the last few decades. While this trend is expected to continue in the short term, resource constraints may dampen expansion in the long term. Furthermore, the sector is increasingly ripe for disruption. The issue of protein diversification is therefore key to managing the risks of climate-affected supply chains and for seizing opportunities for market growth.

The report outlines:

  • Drivers of demand for sustainable protein
  • How investors are responding
  • How companies are responding
  • Progress on FAIRR’s sustainable protein engagement with 16 global food companies.

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