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Better Finance, Better Food: Investors Urged to Help Transform the Food System

Transforming today’s food and land use system so it is aligned with a sustainable future could unlock $4.5tr in new business opportunities every year, according to a new report published this week laying out dozens of multi-million-dollar projects that are already working to accelerate the adoption of greener agricultural and land management practices. 

The report from the Blended Finance Taskforce warns that without fundamental reforms to the food system sectors linked to biodiversity loss, deforestation, and climate change are set to see their value rapidly eroded by consumer trends, new regulations, and net zero commitments. Titled Better Finance, Better Food, the report warns that investors risk being hit by mounting physical and financial risks if they fail to shift capital away from unsustainable food and land use portfolios. Read more…..

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