FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return) is an initiative that aims to alert investors to the significant material impacts that factory farming could have on their portfolios. (www.fairr.org)

Putting factory farming on the ESG agenda

Factory farming presents an iceberg of risks to investors. Above the surface, scandals such as swine flu, avian flu and horsemeat have shown how poor animal welfare and industrial production methods can lead to value destruction. But more than this we believe that under the surface there is a wide range of risks, all linking back to factory farming and poor animal welfare standards, which could damage long-term performance for investors.

Where can I find out more?

The FAIRR website can be found at www.fairr.org. On the Resources page, you can find a series of tools, information booklets and research material on investment risk and opportunities relating to factory farming.

If you would like more information and to be kept updated on the initiative please sign up via the website.