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dc.contributor.authorNegra, C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRemans, R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAttwood, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJones, S.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWerneck, F.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSmith, A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-07T11:00:11Zen_US
dc.date.available2020-01-07T11:00:11Zen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10568/106447en_US
dc.titleSustainable agri-food investments require multi-sector co-development of decision toolsen_US
cg.subject.bioversityAGROBIODIVERSITYen_US
cg.subject.bioversityFINANCEen_US
cg.authorship.typesCGIAR and advanced research instituteen_US
dcterms.abstractGlobal targets, such as the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and private sector commitments, such as deforestation-free supply chains, are stimulating growing demand for sustainable investment opportunities in the food and agriculture sector. Yet, the supply of such opportunities has been slow to materialize despite a proliferation of impact funds and other sustainability-focused funders seeking to direct global capital flows into the sector. This can be explained, in part, by the heterogeneous, multi-layered, and fragmented nature of agricultural production systems and food value chains and the poorly developed knowledge systems available to inform new types of investment. The volume of sustainability-oriented investment in the food and agriculture sector is likely to be hampered by the absence of a robust scientific evidence base and well-designed tools (e.g. indices and other benchmarking mechanisms) for harnessing knowledge to investment decision processes. At present, indicatorbased tools for incorporating sustainability into agricultural value chains are being developed without adequate engagement by scientists. Collaborative co-development of decision tools by researchers and corporate and financial actors, that draws upon their distinct needs and knowledge sets, can improve the utility of these tools for real-world application (e.g. assessing non-financial returns; mitigating reputational risk). This paper proposes new requirements and strategies for the scientific community to contribute to co-development of science-based indicators and other decision tools that better enable agri-sector companies and investors to integrate food system sustainability considerations into management and capital allocation. It will present early lessons from multi-sector engagement in construction of indices, such as the Agrobiodiversity Index (ABDI), and review new modes for research institutions to engage with private sector partners.en_US
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Accessen_US
dcterms.audienceSCIENTISTSen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationNegra, C.; Remans, R.; Attwood, S.; Jones, S.; Werneck, F.; Smith, A. (2019) Sustainable agri-food investments require multi-sector co-development of decision tools. Ecological Indicators 110 (105851) ISSN: 1470-160Xen_US
dcterms.extent8 p.en_US
dcterms.issued2019en_US
dcterms.languageenen_US
dcterms.licenseCC-BY-4.0en_US
dcterms.subjectagrobiodiversityen_US
dcterms.subjectsustainabilityen_US
dcterms.subjectfood systemsen_US
dcterms.subjectagrifood systemsen_US
dcterms.subjectdecision makingen_US
dcterms.subjectfinanceen_US
dcterms.subjectinvestmenten_US
dcterms.typeJournal Articleen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationVersant Vision LLCen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationBioversity Internationalen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationNEOMen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationClarmondia AGen_US
cg.contributor.affiliationCGIAR System Advisory Services Shared Secretariaten_US
cg.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2019.105851en_US
cg.isijournalISI Journalen_US
cg.contributor.crpAgriculture for Nutrition and Healthen_US
cg.contributor.crpWater, Land and Ecosystemsen_US
cg.creator.identifierSimon Attwood: 0000-0003-1593-8459en_US
cg.creator.identifierRoseline Remans: 0000-0003-3659-8529en_US
cg.creator.identifierSarah K. Jones: 0000-0002-9422-5563en_US
cg.reviewStatusPeer Reviewen_US
cg.journalEcological Indicatorsen_US
cg.issn1470-160Xen_US


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