At Cultiv8 we invest in innovative agricultural and food technologies, enhancing adoption to create opportunities that reimagine the food and farming system.
At Cultiv8 we are dedicated to improving the way we produce, distribute, and consume food and take a thematic approach to Agri-Food Tech innovation. There are a number of sustainability themes that drive our ESG investment philosophy and are at the centre of our process.
Data and connectivity
Innovative digital technologies are increasingly fundamental to sustainable production. Connected technologies that allow for data capture and precision monitoring enable informed and resource efficient production decisions to be made in real time.
Animal and crop productivity
Technologies that enhance animal and crop productivity, is crucial for sustainable agriculture. By managing animal, soil, and crop health effectively, we improve yields, reduce input costs, and mitigate environmental impact. To meet the demands of a growing global population and urbanisation, these resource-efficient operations are essential for food security and environmental sustainability.
Climate adaptability and emissions
Climate adaptability and emissions reductions are crucial for the profitability of the agriculture and food supply chain. Robust adaptation measures, technology adoption, and lower emissions technologies build resilience, mitigate climate change effects, and enhance sustainability in food production. Embracing market opportunities for emissions-efficient systems contributes to global climate efforts and carbon neutrality.
Closing the loop in our food system creates a circular approach that enhances resource efficiency, reduces environmental impact, and fosters prosperity, resilience, and job growth. It cuts greenhouse gas emissions, waste, and pollution while spanning all stages of the product lifecycle.
Natural capital and biodiversity
Natural capital and biodiversity play a vital role in human well-being, production systems, and business value. They are crucial for decarbonisation, emissions reduction, and combating climate change. Natural solutions are essential for reducing and generating positive emissions globally. Prioritising regenerative practices that promote biodiversity enables natural systems to sustain all life on Earth.
Automation and robotics
Automation and robotics are contributing to a more resource efficient production system due to accuracy and speed. Utilising these systems can minimise chemical use, relieve workforce pressure, and aid informed decision making leading to improved production yields.
Energy transition and adoption
Transitioning agriculture and food production from non-renewable energy systems to renewables is vital for a sustainable future. By reducing greenhouse gas emissions and enhancing energy efficiency, we meet growing demands while fostering resilience and addressing climate challenges in the agri-food sector.
Health and wellness
Producing and consuming high-quality nutrients is essential for good health. Improving technologies and capitalising on ‘food as medicine’ enables people and animals to benefit by optimising health, preventing chronic disease, and reducing the use of unnecessary pharmaceuticals.
Principles for Responsible Investment
Cultiv8 is proud to be a signatory of the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). We are committed to implementing the six principles with the aim of developing a more sustainable financial system.