Below is an excerpt from ISS ESG’s thought leadership paper “Animals on the High Seas – Challenges for Responsible Investors in the Live Export Market”. The full paper is available for download from the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) online library.
There is growing concern in the community about the welfare of farmed animals. As a result, questions are increasingly being asked about how investment funds can contribute to their fair treatment.
International, local and social media have played an important role in this shift by exposing companies that are profiting from the mistreatment of animals and related environmental degradation.
By Justine Muller, ESG Analyst, ISS ESG Australia