FAIRR Newsletter: October 2020

Jay Owen Green Prosperity, SRI/ESG News, Latest Headlines

WATCH THE NEW FILM, ‘OUR PLANET: TOO BIG TO FAIL’
What is the role of the finance sector in the fight against climate change and biodiversity loss?

In a new film by the WWF, Jeremy Coller, Founder of the FAIRR Initiative and CIO of Coller Capital, joins other well-known names such as Sir David Attenborough, Mark Carney and Gillian Tett to consider how the financial sector can use its influence to build a more sustainable future, namely by driving transformative change within the food sector.

TRACKING THE PROTEIN TRANSITION FOR INVESTORS
In July, the FAIRR Initiative launched the interactive Sustainable Proteins Hub, which enables investors to assess how 25 global food retailers and manufactures are using protein diversification to drive growth and build climate-aligned portfolios. It includes the results of FAIRR’s Sustainable Proteins engagement, for which investor support has grown tenfold to $13.2 trillion in less than four years. As featured in Bloomberg, the results show that 40% of firms now have dedicated teams for plant-based product development.

Find out more!

COMING SOON: COLLER FAIRR PROTEIN PRODUCER INDEX 2020

As featured in Forbes and the Financial Times, the Coller FAIRR Protein Producer Index is the world’s first and only comprehensive assessment of global meat, fish and dairy companies on material ESG risks. The 2020 edition of this flagship data source, accessible to members via FAIRR’s interactive digital Index, will launch in November with an updated model for assessing the ESG risks and opportunities facing 60 of the world’s largest meat, dairy and fish companies.

CLIMATE WEEK NYC 2020
With wildfires spreading across the West Coast of the United States, Climate Week NYC 2020 fell at a pivotal moment for climate action. Our Executive Director, Maria Lettini, joins The Sustainability Consortium’s panel discussion on Creating Resilient Supply Chains in the Face of Climate Change, and this is now available to watch online. Investors can also make use of the Coller FAIRR Climate Risk Tool, which enables investors to assess the impacts of climate change on the profitability of the biggest global protein producers.

Since its inception, the FAIRR Initiative has been working to engage both its investor and corporate network on the need to reduce the use of antibiotics in livestock supply chains. Without further engagement on this issue, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) could be responsible for around 10 million deaths a year and generate global economic losses of up to $100 trillion by 2050.

We are, therefore, proud to be leading the Investor Action on AMR in collaboration with the Access to Medicine Foundation, the PRI and the UK Government. By joining forces, we will leverage our collective influence and encourage investors to take action against the global threat of drug-resistant infections.

To become an Investor Partner, combat the growth of AMR and preserve the efficacy of antibiotics for both humans and animals, please get in touch!