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Risks and opportunities in the protein value chain – an investor’s perspective


About this event

There is no doubt that interest is growing in plant-based food sector.  This momentum has only been reinforced by the success of the Beyond Meat IPO this past May, which now has a market cap of over $10 billion. This excitement in addition to changing consumer preferences around animal welfare issues as well as the growing awareness of the detrimental effects of the meat industry on the environment and biodiversity are creating the perfect climate for a fundamental change in the way we produce food today.

The time is right for investors to engage on the transformation of the protein value chain.

The FAIRR Initiative is delighted to be partnering with VBDO to bring you this timely event which will provide asset managers and asset owners with insights to help identify the risks and opportunities in the sector. Participants will hear from market experts who will share case study examples of how investors and multinationals are transforming the global food system.

We hope you will join us for this interactive workshop on why and how we should influence change towards a more sustainable animal protein sector and whether alternative proteins can be a viable and scalable solution for the future.

Please be noted that this event is for investors. The session will be held under the Chatham House Rule.

Full details and RSVP instructions


12:00 – 13:00 Arrival & Networking Lunch

13:00 – 13:15 Welcome – VBDO & NN Investment Partners

13:15 – 13:35 Keynote Speech – Willem Spigt from Zandbergen on why Zandbergen, the world’s finest meat company, embraced Beyond Meat

13:35 – 14:05 Transforming the Food System- Risks & Opportunities in the Protein Supply Chain (Aarti Ramachandran – Head of Research & Engagements, FAIRR Initiative)

14:05 – 15:50 Solutions sessions (including short break between sessions)

Session 1: Animal Welfare – What are the material risks for investors? (Dirk Jan Verdonk – World Animal Protection)

Session 2: Sustainable Animal Protein Supply Chains – How do investors and purchasers engage with suppliers to influence sustainability? (Faryda Lindeman -NN Investment Partners)

15:50 – 16:40 The future of meat: What are sustainable solutions and are they viable? Interactive Panel & Audience Discussion (NN Investment Partners, World Animal Protection, Zandbergen (EU partner of Beyond Meat)

16:40 – 17:00 Key Takeaways

17:00 Networking Drinks with Beyond Meat

Key Information
Date: 23 September 2019
Time: 11:00 - 16:00
Location: The Hague, Netherlands
Address: Haagse Poort, The Hague, Netherlands