Many investors now acknowledge the sustainability issues that surround the growth of intensive farming around the world. But what practical steps can investors take to ensure any risks and opportunities emanating from this trend are accounted for in investment decisions?

The Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR) Initiative has issued a second booklet of case studies that showcases how leading investors and investment service providers from around the world are integrating issues relating to factory farming into their investment processes.

Cornerstone’s Global Thematic Analyst Michael Shavel, CFA, discusses how investor interest is moving from the niche to the mainstream and how the firm leverages research in its due diligence process. Other featured investors include ACTIAM, Australian Ethical investment, Coller Capital, IFC, New Crop Capital and Robeco Institutional Asset Management.

The FAIRR Initiative is a collaborative investor network. It aims to raise awareness of the material impacts that factory farming can have on investment portfolios and works to help investors share knowledge and form collaborative engagements on issues related to factory farming.

Access the FAIRR report here.