How to Invest in Sustainable and Regenerative Food and Agriculture
Opportunities to Benefit the Planet, People, and Animals
The global food and agriculture system shapes our world. How we produce, transport, acquire, and consume our food has a major impact on the planet as well as people and animals.
CapShift has developed an investment primer to help families invest for a more sustainable food and agriculture system. This primer provides a framework to help families assess their impact goals, a review of investable food and agriculture solutions, and our best thinking on incorporating food and agriculture investments into your efforts.
For families interested in food and agriculture – the opportunities to invest in change are highly intersectional. Here is a sample of food and agriculture investable solutions and how they may overlap with an investor’s impact goals:
According to a 2021 World Bank report, reforming these systems to address wider social and environmental impacts will require between $300 and $400 billion in investment each year.viii
The need for catalytic capital
By accepting higher financial risks and/or lower returns, catalytic capital can help de-risk and bring innovative and regenerative technologies and practices into the mainstream.
Take action: Steps to build a sustainable food and agriculture portfolio
Work with your financial advisor, philanthropic advisor, or donor advised fund provider, to build your pipeline of investment opportunities. You can work with these professionals or a specialist, such as CapShift, to conduct appropriate financial and impact diligence and make investments within your target range.
Endnotes and disclosures
i Our World in Data: Half of the world’s habitable land is used for agriculture
ii Nature Food: Global greenhouse gas emissions from animal-based foods are twice those of plant-based foods
iii PR Newswire: Agriculture Global Market Report
iv Marine Mammal Commission: Fisheries Interactions with Marine Mammals
v Rural Migration News, University of California Davis: FAO: Ag employs 27% of world’s workers, generates 4% of GDP
vi Citi: Food and Climate Change
vii World Health Organization: UN Report: Global hunger numbers rose to as many as 828 million in 2021
viii World Bank: Food Finance Architecture – Financing a Healthy, Equitable & Sustainable Food System
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