1. Sala de redação
  2. The meaning of positive nutrition
Menu
Insight 13.04.2022

The meaning of positive nutrition

The meaning of positive nutrition

In this report, we explore the meaning of positive nutrition, how achievable global nutritional goals are and, ultimately, how we invest in nutrition that is positive for people and planet.


Biodiversity and climate change are interlinked, with the natural world being both a source of carbon emissions (current farming methods* are responsible for 25% of emissions) and a carbon sink, with forests and oceans absorbing 40% of these emissions. Additionally, the food production system is responsible, both directly and indirectly, for the overwhelming majority of biodiversity loss.

UBP_WP-Banner-CTA_EN.jpg

 

 

 


In this context, it is easy to understand the importance of nutrition for UBP’s Biodiversity Restoration strategy, which seeks to generate positive returns whilst enhancing the protection and restoration of the natural world, and to develop tools which the corporate sector can use to address these issues.

(*Food, agriculture & land use)

In this White Paper, we explore the meaning of positive nutrition, how achievable global nutritional goals are and, ultimately, how we invest in nutrition that is positive for people and the planet.

The White Paper’s key points

  • An estimated 50% more food will be required by 2050.
  • For the combination of positive impact and alpha generation, it is not enough simply to invest in nutrition: it needs to be climate-conscious nutrition.
  • The stars are aligning for alternative protein; namely regulatory support, an increase in consumer interest and a strong innovation pipeline.
  • In the agriculture space, precision agriculture is the most accessible and can arguably be part of the transition to regenerative agriculture.
  • These investment themes have a strong pipeline and should be significantly larger in five years.
download the white paper

victoria-leggett-150x150.jpg
Victoria Leggett
Head of Impact investing
View her Linkedin profile

Expertise

Ações globais

Invista em empresas com uma capacidade de criação de valor superior e sustentável


Further reading

Insight 15.02.2024

Setting sail with Justine Mettraux

We had the privilege of welcoming sailor Justine Mettraux to a unique in-house conference at the Bank. She spoke about her experiences at sea, and in particular about her preparations for the next Vendée Globe – the biggest single-handed, non-stop, round-the-world yacht race.

Insight 07.02.2024

UBP House View - February 2024

In a landscape marked by economic divergences between regions, with abating inflation and normalising interest rates, our convictions remain on the United States rather than Europe, a tech-oriented bias, and a cautious approach to China, while the return of firmer market fundamentals signal positive performances across various asset classes.

Insight 18.01.2024

UBP House View - January 2024

Portfolio construction is back to the forefront in 2024.