You are what you eat … you are what you invest in | Responsible Investor

29 January 2021

Highlighting the regulatory risks faced by companies producing unhealthy foods (as well as by those investing in these companies), ATNI advisors Rachel Crossley and Katie Gordon call on institutional investors globally to play a key role in tackling the global nutrition crisis.

The picture is clear – investing in unhealthy foods is a risk:

  • Governments worldwide are rolling out stricter food regulations on food labelling, promotions of unhealthy foods, and marketing to children;
  • Consumers’ rising interest in well-being and health is leading to growing demand for healthy foods;
  • The number of sugar taxes globally exceeds that of carbon taxes.

“Having played a fundamental role in the global response to the climate crisis, institutional investors must now, in the wake of Covid-19, play a similarly forceful role in tackling the global nutrition crisis. The pandemic has reinforced the need to rethink diets.”

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