Regenerative agriculture transition to be accelerated through new impact fund from AXA, Unilever and Tikehau Capital

13 May 2022

Today, worldwide insurance and asset management company AXA, global consumer goods company Unilever, and global alternative asset management group Tikehau Capital, have announced they have signed a Memorandum of Understanding outlining their ambition to create an impact fund dedicated to accelerating and scaling the regenerative agriculture transition.

Together, agriculture, land use, and deforestation represent the second-largest source of greenhouse gases emissions globally and the primary driver of biodiversity loss. Regenerative agriculture practices can reverse this trend and play a crucial role in addressing climate change and environmental challenges. Healthy soils can sequestrate carbon, support biodiversity, preserve water, and improve the resilience of agricultural yields, bringing healthy food while ensuring a sustainable source of income for millions.

The aim of the fund, which will be managed by Tikehau Capital, will be to promote regenerative agriculture
practices by focusing on three core areas: – Protecting soil health to enhance biodiversity, preserve water resource and help fight climate change – Contributing to the future supply of regenerative ingredients to meet the needs of a growing global population and consumer demand for increasingly sustainable products – Helping to unlock technological solutions that aim to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture

The three partners aim to invest €100 million each, and combine a unique set of industry, risk, and financial expertise to drive structural change.

The fund will also be open to investors who wish to participate and benefit from this initiative, with a target size of €1 billion.

Source: Thikehau Capital
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