Investments in farmland are intrinsically linked to certain ESG factors such as soil quality, water availability and land/tenant rights. Analysis of the risks arising from poor management of these issues and the opportunities available from diligent stewardship can help investors to make better decisions.

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Human Rights in Private Markets

Human rights in private markets: preventing and mitigating negative outcomes


This article summarises the key points from a workshop on 15 September 2022 where private markets industry participants discussed how to prevent and mitigate negative human rights outcomes associated with their business operations and investment activities.

Human Rights in Private Markets

Human rights in private markets: identifying and assessing negative human rights outcomes


Key points from a workshop held on 30 June 2022 where private markets industry participants discussed how to identify and assess negative human rights outcomes

Practical guides and tools

Responsible investment in farmland cover

Responsible investment in farmland


Farmland offers a stable long-term investment with the benefits of diversification, inflation protection and potential for attractive returns, but there are significant challenges, including water, soil health, biodiversity, toxics and land rights.


Responsible investment DDQ for farmland investors


This responsible investment due diligence questionnaire (DDQ) has been developed to help investors appraising potential farmland investment managers to evaluate how a manager handles environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors.

Water risks

Growing water risk resilience: an investor guide on agricultural supply chains


Companies with direct operations and supply chains that are dependent on agriculture, the world’s largest user of water, are exposed to water risks. Those companies that appropriately mitigate these risks and demonstrate good water stewardship characteristics will create value for their shareholders.


From farm to table: ensuring fair labour practices in agricultural supply chains


Results from the PRI collaborative engagement 2017-19