Coller Capital, founded in 1990, is a global private equity firm, and a recognised leader in private equity’s secondary market. The company is headquartered in London, with additional offices in New York and Hong Kong, and has assets under management of approximately $14 billion. Coller Capital believes farm animal welfare is an important issue, which has historically had too low a profile within the investment management industry. The firm incorporates farm animal welfare in its own Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) policies, and is delighted to encourage greater industry engagement with the issue through its support for the Business Benchmark.
More information on Coller Capital can be found at www.collercapital.com
World Animal Protection (formerly known as the World Society for the Protection of Animals) has moved the world to protect animals for the last 50 years. World Animal Protection works to give animals a better life. Its activities include working with companies to ensure high standards of welfare for the animals in their care, working with governments and other stakeholders to prevent wild animals being cruelly traded, trapped or killed, and saving the lives of animals and the livelihoods of the people who depend on them in disaster situations. World Animal Protection influences decision makers to put animals on the global agenda, and it inspires people to protect animals and to change animals’ lives for the better.
More information on World Animal Protection can be found at www.worldanimalprotection.org.uk
Compassion in World Farming (“Compassion”) is the leading farm animal welfare charity advancing the wellbeing of farm animals through advocacy, political lobbying and positive corporate engagement. The Food Business team was established in 2007, and works in partnership with major food companies to make tangible improvements to the welfare of the farm animals in their operations and supply chains. The team offers strategic advice and technical support for the development, implementation and communication of higher welfare systems.
Compassion engages directly with many of the companies benchmarked in BBFAW to highlight potential areas for improvement and provide support with policy development, welfare management and transparent reporting. The Food Business team uses the Benchmark alongside Compassion’s other tools such as the Supermarket Survey, its Awards programme, and its advisory services, to help companies identify areas and mechanisms for continuous improvement, and to highlight sources of competitive advantage.
More information on the work of the Food Business team at Compassion in World Farming can be found at www.compassioninfoodbusiness.com