Radical changes and disruption made 2020 a turning point for the food system:
- Shocks to the system disrupted the supply chain early in the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing reflection on how reliant we are on globalised and industrialised food chains.
- People are increasingly aware of their health and nutrition, and spend more time preparing and thinking about their food. Many wish to connect with their food producers and understand the practices adopted in growing the crops they consume.
- A deeper understanding of climate change is influencing consumers, businesses and regulatory bodies to adopt a more responsible approach. The market is transitioning towards more sustainable consumption.
These changes have brought into even sharper focus the urgent need to shift towards resilient and inclusive food systems. Investors can play an important role by supporting companies that are driving this much-needed transition. But to drive real change they must understand the impact they are aiming for and what is achieved.
Triodos Food Transition Europe Fund provides patient, mission-aligned private equity and venture capital to innovative European companies that change the way we produce and consume food. Its long-term perspective and comprehensive investment approach generate competitive financial returns while prioritising positive social and environmental impact on food systems over time. Over the past seven years we have built a portfolio of 10 companies, across Europe, who are delivering real impact and change to various parts of our food chain.
Investing for impact
Get a taste of the importance and dynamics of the fast-growing sustainable food sector and the role, activities and impact of Triodos Food Transition Europe Fund. Download the paper Investing in resilient and inclusive food systems.