We have been engaging on sustainable food systems for a while, focusing on nutrition, water risk and labour aspects before. For the next three years, we will seek to drive change in some of the world’s largest food producers, traders and retailers, promoting best practices which will help them to meet growing food demand whilst halting runaway environmental degradation. This will help stabilise the climate, improve overall risk and opportunity management, and drive enhanced returns to investors and a wide range of stakeholders.
Globally, we are addressing retailers, traders, producers, banks, as well as consumer goods companies.
We will also align our efforts with various collaborative engagement initiatives. This includes the Principles for Responsible Investment’s working group on sustainable forests, with a focus on cattle and soy production; the investor initiative FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return) on alternative proteins; and Asia Research and Engagement (ARE) on animal protein.
We will particularly ask for: