“Taking a deeper look at the agriculture sector, investors should also be aware of the climate risks caused specifically by industrial agriculture, said Rachel Robasciotti, founder and CEO of Adasina Social Capital in San Francisco.
‘Farms themselves are giving off emissions,’ she said. ‘And genetically modified seeds, pesticides and synthetic fertilizers are stripping the soil of minerals.’
In response, her firm is working on a public equities strategy, soon to be an index that will filter out companies involved in greenhouse gases, fossil fuels, pollution (e.g., spills, etc.), water management and the entities that fund them.”