Transforming the food sector: why the National Food Strategy matters to investors

Coalition representing £6trn AUA

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Transforming the food sector: why the National Food Strategy matters to investors

The National Food Strategy published last July was the first independent review of the UK’s food system in 75 years covering the entire food system – from farm to fork.

Its starting point was recognising that the food system is currently delivering poor health and environmental outcomes. In this article I explore why a coalition of over 20 investors representing £6trn in assets under management or advice, led by Rathbone Greenbank Investments (Greenbank), decided to engage with the UK Government in support of one of the Strategy's recommendations.  As investors, we recognise the multitude of risks and opportunities facing the food sector, linked to issues such as health and nutrition, environmental impacts and food waste. Not only is the food system a m...

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