Below is an excerpt from ISS ESG’s thought leadership paper “Investors Bring Home the Cruelty-Free Bacon: The True Cost of Factory Farming.” The full paper is available for download from the Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) online library.
Factory farming generates several ESG risks that are material for mainstream investors with exposure to the agricultural and food sectors. Corporate disclosure on these topics has to date been lacking. Investors face reputational and investment risks arising from environmental, social and governance issues.
By Anja Kubeneck, Brock Avery, Kira Kim Daubertshäuser, Justine Muller; ISS ESG