2022 agribusiness ESG and sustainability public report
ESG themes play an important role in AGR Partners’ investment process, from exploring sector opportunities to conducting due diligence, creating value-creation plans and ultimately forging partnerships with our portfolio companies to integrate ESG practices into their operations. This spirit of collaboration on ESG spans the length of our partnerships, from beginning to end, and is highlighted by the important milestones we achieved in 2021.
Learn more in the 2022 AGR Partners ESG and sustainability report, which includes an overview of our approach to ESG integration and sustainability, a carbon footprint portfolio analysis, as well as in-depth case studies on our investments in Vintage Wine Estates and Treehouse California Almonds.
Risks and other important considerations
Agribusiness investments are subject to various risks, including operating risks, management performance, fluctuations in property values, higher expenses or lower income than expected, and potential environmental problems and liability.
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