Businesses directly impact biodiversity through their operations and supply chains. According to the World Economic Forum, three socio-economic production and consumption systems — food, infrastructure, and energy — are responsible for the largest pressures on biodiversity. In fact, approximately 80% of threatened and near-threatened species are currently endangered by these three systems with the impacts from food, land, and ocean use posing by far the greatest biodiversity threat. Accordingly, those companies that recognize the biodiversity-related risks to their companies and our planet, and actively work to transform their business models to support the regeneration of nature, can provide compelling investment opportunities for capital market participants. Through investment in solution-oriented companies operating in these three socio-economic systems, investors can help transform individual industries, build a more robust global economy and, ultimately, ensure the vitality of our planet.
— From Investing in Nature Through the Public Equity Markets
Join them for a Deep Dive with Vicki Benjamin, Andrew Niebler and Robert Clapham, authors of the IE Magazine article Investing in Nature Through the Public Equity Markets.
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2021 proved to be the highest year of global meat consumption to date. This global trend is expected to continue, increasing GHG emissions from food production by 60% by 2050. As fertile soil, available water, and inhabitable land decline as the world’s population continues to grow, agriculture will occupy half of the world’s inhabitable land. Livestock agriculture makes up 77% of that land and accounts for 4% of the world’s GHG emissions. Livestock pollution concerns merit the large-scale adoption of new alternatives to conventional meat production. Meat substitutes can produce almost 60% fewer GHG emissions, require 90% less land than conventional meat production, and consumer demand is increasing quickly. The global meat substitute market is projected to have a compound annual growth rate of 7.2% from 2021 to 2027. This webinar will discuss recent technology developments in alternative meat production and will feature industry expert Frances Gilman Ph.D and Principal Scientist at Kraft Foods, Kimberli Le Founder and CEO of PrimeRoots, and Boundless Senior Research Analyst, Fernanda Swinburn.
Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST