Building sustainable protein supply chains

FAIRR’s collaborative investor engagement on sustainable proteins is supported by 74 institutional investors representing $5.3 trillion in combined assets. The engagement asks 25 global food companies to diversify their protein sources to drive growth, increase profitability, reduce risk exposure, and improve their ability to compete and innovate in a resource-constrained world.


The conventional (i.e. industrial) livestock production system is heavily dependent on unpriced externalities for its continued growth: GHG emissions, deforestation, air and water pollution, low regulatory scrutiny, poor animal welfare, license to operate risks and human health concerns.

Meanwhile, annual global sales of alternative proteins have grown on average 8% a year since 2010, twice the rate of processed meat, offering companies an avenue of growth from a more sustainable food production model.

Contact: Jo Raven, Engagement Manager

Related reports

Our investor briefing, Plant-based Profits, points to global market trends on protein diversification and highlights the key takeaways from our strategic discussions with global retailers and food companies with regard to their consideration of the internal impacts and external risks of the meat and protein products they sell.


Why investors should guide companies to produce protein in ways that stay within our planet’s limited resources.…

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