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Investors launch Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland


A group of institutional investors currently representing US$1.3 trillion in assets have launched the Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland (the “Farmland Principles”) with the goal of improving the sustainability, transparency and accountability of investments in farmland.  


The Farmland Principles provide institutional investors with best practice guidelines for:

  • Promoting environmental sustainability (Principle 1)
  • Respecting labour and human rights (Principle 2)
  • Respecting existing land and resource rights (Principle 3)
  • Upholding high business and ethical standards (Principle 4)
  • Reporting on activities and progress towards implementing and promoting the Principles (Principle 5)

 For more information, read the press release from the UNPRI here.

Read the Principles here.


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