Sustainable Food & Biodiversity
Sustainable Food and Biodiversity (C5KF) invests in companies that are transforming how our food is grown, the packaging our food is stored in and how it's disposed of. This fund aims to preserve the Earth’s biodiversity by tackling the global threat of food insecurity and the environmental impact of increased food production.
Fund goal: Protect and restore ecosystems and biodiversity through sustainable production techniques and technologies.
The global population is estimated to increase by 2 billion people to 10 billion by 2050 (UN). Without a calculated increase of 60% in food production rates today, many of those people will go hungry. The companies in this fund have technologies and techniques that are set to become key pillars in the production of the world’s food supply.
- $500bn of additional global GDP could be generated by the digitalisation of the agriculture sector by 2030.
- Plant-based protein is projected to reach $17.4bn by 2027, at a CAGR of 7.3%.
- 32% increase in global demand for forest products by 2035.
This fund tackles both the shortage in food supply and preserving biodiversity by investing in some of the most innovative companies in this space - from vertical farming to plant-based proteins, precision agriculture and forest management. If executed properly, we may even be able to restore our natural habitats and create an environment in which biodiversity can flourish in harmony with humanity. The funds in the new portfolio provide access to more investment areas and countries than previous funds on the CIRCA5000 platform.
Check out some of the companies in the Sustainable Food & Biodiversity fund.
Christian Hansen is a global bioscience company that develops natural solutions for food, health, and agriculture. Their positive impact on the world is achieved through their promotion of sustainable food production, reduction of food waste, and improvement of human health through natural food ingredients and probiotics (Chr Hansen).
Oatly is conquering the oat market one oat-milk latte at a time. They were one of the first companies to create a plant-based drink that considered the needs of both humans and the planet and now they create all sorts of products, from oat spreads to oat creams (Oatly).
Svenska Cellulosa owns Europe’s largest private forest holding. Svenska has built a number of solutions from their well-developed renewable raw material spanning packaging paper to renewable energy (Svenska Cellulosa).
Montrose Environmental proactively protect the air we breathe and the water we drink by providing services such as water treatment and environmental advisory to companies needing to help to develop strategies to combat climate change (Montrose Environmental).
Simulated Historical Index Performance
As the funds do not yet have a historical performance, you can see how the C5KF would have performed based on the past performance of the companies within the index that the fund tracks.
Remember, when you invest your capital is at risk and that past performance is not indicative of future performance. The chart above shows the simulated past performance of the impak CIRCA5000 Impact Indices established by BITA (bitadata.com). It is calculated using backtested data from the underlying holdings of the CIRCA5000 ETFs dating back to 07/09/2012. Your return may be affected by factors such as fund and trading fees, and changes in currency exchange rates. The index currency is based in USD and gross of fees. Factors such as fund fees, trading fees and currency exchange rates may affect your return. The annual TER for CK5F is 0.49%.