ETHICAL PARTNERS FUNDS MANAGEMENT JOINS THE BBFAW GLOBAL INVESTOR COLLABORATION ON FARM ANIMAL WELFARE AND SIGNS THE GLOBAL INVESTOR STATEMENT ON FARM ANIMAL WELFARE
Ethical Partners Funds Management has become the latest investor to join the BBFAW Global Investor Collaboration on Farm Animal Welfare and to sign the Global Investor Statement on Farm Animal Welfare.
Commenting on the decision, Robyn Parkin (Sustainability Research and Advocacy, Ethical Partners Funds Management) noted: “We believe animal welfare is an important ethical issue. Signing the Global Investor Statement on Farm Animal Welfare allows us to signal the importance we assign to farm animal welfare as an investment issue. Joining the Collaboration provides us with a unique platform to work with like-minded investors to encourage high standards of practice and performance in global food companies.”
Dr Rory Sullivan, Expert Advisor to BBFAW commented: “Investor engagement with companies is a demonstrably effective way of encourage improvements in farm animal welfare. Ethical Partners Fund Management’s decision to sign the Investor Statement and join the investor Collaboration provides further confirmation of the importance of these issues to investors.”
The collaboration is now supported by 26 institutional investors and the statement supported by 24 institutional investors, each representing approximately £2.3 trillion in assets under management.
On 2 April 2020, we launched the 8th Annual Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare (BBFAW) report in a series of three webinars, involving 225 participants representing food companies, institutional investors, civil society organisations and academic institutions in 14 countries. This note provides a summary of the presentations and of the key questions raised by participants.30th April 2020
In response to the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) global health crisis, the BBFAW has decided to move the period for company assessments for the 2020 Benchmark to October and November 2020.9th April 2020