Investor Collaboration

Global Investor Collaboration on Farm Animal Welfare

In 2015, the BBFAW initiated the first-ever international collaborative initiative aimed at encouraging major global food companies to strengthen their management systems and processes on farm animal welfare.

The collaboration involves the participating investors writing annually to the companies covered by the Benchmark, commending leading and improving companies on their performance, and encouraging poorer performers to improve. These letters also explain that investors see farm animal welfare as a business risk that needs to be managed effectively and as a potential future source of business opportunity and growth. The participating investors follow up these letters by raising farm animal welfare related issues with companies as part of their wider engagement with these companies.

These efforts have had a significant influence, with many companies now pointing to investor engagement and the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare as key influences on their approach to farm animal welfare.

As of November 2021, 32 investors, representing £1.9 trillion in assets under management, were participants in the Global Investor Collaboration on Farm Animal Welfare.  The participants are:

Aberdeen Standard Investments

Actiam

AMP Capital Ethical Leaders Fund

Australian Ethical Investment

Aviva Investors

Bâtirente

BMO Global Asset Management

BNP Paribas Asset Management

Boston Trust Walden

Brunel Pension Partnership

Candriam

Castlefield Investment Partners LLP

CCLA

Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church

Coller Capital

EdenTree Investment Management

Epworth Investment Management

Ethical Partners Funds Management

Group Vaudoise Assurances

Hexavest

Karner Blue Capital

KBI Global Investors

NEI Investments

OpenInvest

Rathbone Greenbank Investments

Robeco

RRSE

Simplicity

Sonen Capital

The Sustainability Group of Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC

Trillium Asset Management

Triodos Investment Management

 

 

To join the Global Investor Collaboration on Farm Animal Welfare or to find out more, please contact: secretariat@bbfaw.com.