Protein production is a complex sector worth over 1.6 trillion in revenue. Demand for meat is growing globally, yet the industry is the root of the most serious systemic worldwide challenges. Animal agriculture contributes to more GHG emissions than the entire global transport sector; it is responsible for over 80% of Amazon deforestation and pollutes our soils and freshwater systems with poor waste management.
The latest iteration of the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index shows that much more still needs to be done to address environmental risks but also demonstrates improvement, as 87% of companies had a better score in 2021 vs. 2020.
Following the COP26 announcements addressing Net Zero Commitments, Deforestation Pledges, Methane Reduction Targets, and Innovation, we will explore the role of global protein producers in achieving climate objectives and the importance of data and transparency as an essential component in risk assessment for investors. We will focus on the following themes:
- Waste management, its impact on global methane ambitions & the management of potential pollutants.
- Intensive animal production’s exposure to financial and regulatory risks.
- The role of animal agriculture to respond to environmental concerns.
- Reporting and traceability in the life cycle management and investors expectations
Maria Lettini, Executive Director of FAIRR, will be joined by Juan Mier, Portfolio Analyst at Lazard, to answer these questions in a live interview, moderated by Dana Hanby, Managing Director of ESG Nexus.
The FAIRR Initiative, founded by Jeremy Coller in 2015, is a collaborative investor network focusing on ESG risks and opportunities in the global food sector. It is supported by investors and asset owners with over $47 trillion in combined AUM. Through cutting-edge research, FAIRR helps its members to navigate the risks posed by an increasingly vulnerable livestock sector and enables them to exercise their influence as responsible stewards of capital.