News

Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland

A group of institutional investors currently representing US$1.3 trillion in assets have launched the Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland (the "Farmland Principles") with the goal of improving the sustainability, transparency and accountability of investments in farmland. onValues provided facilitation support to the working group that drafted the Principles.

The Farmland Principles offer institutional farmland investors best practice guidelines in the areas of environmental sustainability, labour and human rights, land and resource rights, business and ethical standards, and transparency. They were developed and endorsed by the following institutions: AP2 (Sweden), ABP (Netherlands), APG (Netherlands), ATP (Denmark), BT Pension Scheme (UK), Hermes EOS (UK), PGGM (Netherlands) and TIAA-CREF (USA), all of whom are signatories to the UN-backed Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). These institutions will continue to work on implementing responsible investment in farmland via the PRI's newly formed Commodities Work Stream.


Download the Farmland Principles
«The Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland»

News

  • It’s time for our economic system to acknowledge interdependence

    Read more

  • onValues endorses Club of Rome call to action

    Read more

  • Learning from the corona crisis and staying the course on climate change

    Read more

  • Can investments contribute to protecting biodiversity?

    Read more

  • Switzerland on the move!

    Read more

  • A total portfolio approach for promoting peace (SDG 16)

    Read more

  • Assessing Swiss pensions funds' responsible investment practices

    Read more

  • What's behind an acronym

    Read more

  • Is ESG investing at threat from rising populism and protectionism?

    Read more

  • Engaging with others in support of field building and strategic initiatives

    Read more