Food and Agriculture

Food and Agriculture

The profitability of the world’s largest food and agribusiness companies depends on secure access to a reliable supply of commodities, but this secure supply base is increasingly in jeopardy due to climate change, water scarcity, deforestation, and other sustainability issues.

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Fast Food Giants Ramp up Climate Commitments Under Pressure From Investors in 'Breakthrough Year'
Targets turnaround - Five out of six fast food brands in $11 trillion global investor engagement have now publicly stated they will set, or have already set, science based targets (SBTs) to reduce their emissions - up from just two companies last year. Weak on water - Companies have been much slower to address water scarcity and pollution risks...
Apr 30, 2021 11:05 AM ET
Investors Encouraged by Wendy's Pledge to Set Science-based Emissions Reduction Targets for Its Full Value Chain
April 21, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Today, The Wendy’s Company took an important step to help tackle the climate crisis and align with investor expectations on greenhouse gas emission reductions from direct operations and supply chains, according to institutional investors who reached an agreement with the fast food giant. Wendy’s, which is one of the world’s largest quick service restaurants...
Apr 21, 2021 11:00 AM ET
Two Major Companies Announce New Agwater Challenge Commitments to Improve Water Stewardship and Sustainable Agriculture
March 9, 2021, /3BL Media/ - Bold commitments moving towards positive water impacts come months after Ceres and the World Wildlife Fund release a new pathway for companies to improve soil health and nutrient management practices for key commodities produced in high-risk watersheds.  Two major agricultural giants, representing 12 billion USD in annual revenue, announced new...
Mar 9, 2021 10:40 AM ET
Investors Press Fast Food Giants to Move Faster and Bolder on Climate and Water Risk Management, One Year Into $11 Trillion Engagement
Investor coalition nearly doubles in a year from $6.5 to more than $11.4 trillion of combined assets under management.   Among six companies, two have publicly committed to science-based climate targets, two have intentions to set emissions reduction targets, one has undertaken a water risk...
Jan 27, 2020 5:25 PM ET
The IPCC Climate Change and Land Report: Three Things Every Investor Should Know
Resource scarcity in our globalized economy jeopardizes the abundance of countless goods, but one resource — as spotlighted by the recent coverage of the fires in the Amazon — underpins them all: land. As investors look at land-based portfolio risks, the agriculture sector is at the center of their attention. This focus makes sense. As outlined in the IPCC’s...
Sep 11, 2019 1:25 PM ET