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The FAIRR Initiative facilitates collaborative investor engagements with companies on key issues linked to intensive animal production.

Our engagements are supported by investor coalitions with trillions of dollars of assets under management. Through collective investor engagement, we encourage companies to improve upon their management practices to protect returns and enhance performance on selected environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

On this page, you can find more information on our:

  • Sustainable Proteins Hub
  • Company Universe
  • Current Engagements
  • Global Investor Statements
  • Resources and Reports

New Engagements

Sustainable Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the fastest-growing food sector, though it is also reliant on ingredients that make the industry vulnerable to climate risk. The engagement targets eight of the world's largest salmon companies and encourages them to develop a science-based approach to diversifying feed ingredient to better manage the associated ESG risks.

Working Conditions

Failing to protect workers drives labour shortages that cause immediate material damages to meat producers and their global operations. This engagement targets seven of the world’s largest animal protein producers and encourages them to strengthen labour standards and corporate practices throughout their supply chain.

Sustainable Proteins Hub

The Sustainable Proteins Hub is an interactive tool, enabling investors to assess how 25 leading food companies are using protein diversification to drive growth and build climate-aligned portfolios.

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companies now have targets to increase the volume and sales of meat and dairy alternatives and/or reduce brand-level emissions.

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of the companies in the engagement are investing in the development of plant-based products.

Current Engagements

Sustainable Protein Supply Chains

The global livestock sector is heavily dependent on unpriced externalities for its continued growth including GHG emissions and deforestation. FAIRR’s engagement asks 25 global companies to disclose how they plan to diversify their sources of protein.

Global Meat Sourcing

Livestock production consumes nearly a third of global freshwater use and contributes 14.5% of global GHG emissions. This engagement with six fast food companies aims to encourage better management of climate and water risks in their meat and dairy supply chains.

Global Investor Statements

Open Letter: Supporting the Amazon Soy Moratorium

Since 2012, annual deforestation rates in the Amazon have more than doubled, largely driven by cattle ranching. Through this statement, a global coalition of investment institutions and corporates exposed to the sector show their support for deforestation-free soy production in the Amazon.

Global Investor Statement on Antibiotics Stewardship

Investors and food companies have a key role to play in driving progress forward on reducing antibiotic use. Through this statement, we aim to show the strength of investor support for antibiotics stewardship policies and help companies use antibiotics in a safer way.

Statement of Support for the Cerrado Manifesto

The Cerrado biome in Brazil has lost around 50% of its original areas to agricultural expansion. This is changing regional rainfall patterns and impacting agricultural productivity. Signatories are developing a plan with local stakeholders to eradicate halt further deforestation of the Cerrado while maintaining sustainable production.