Strategy Highlights

  • Enables investors to gain targeted exposure to long-term opportunities arising across food and agriculture-related industries worldwide
  • Long-term thematic research identifies drivers of change, providing a framework for idea generation
  • Investing in companies that positively manage the material impacts of their operations and products on the environment and society
  • Actively omitting companies involved in areas of high social cost, environmental degradation or violation of the UN Global Compact Principles

This strategy is offered by Newton Investment Management Ltd (‘NIM’). NIM is part of the Newton Investment Management Group.

Strategy Profile


The strategy aims to achieve long-term capital growth while promoting environmental and social characteristics by investing globally in companies engaged in the food supply chain.

Performance benchmark


Typical number of equity holdings


Red lines

Our ‘red lines’ are built on a combination of exclusions that effectively avoid investments in security issuers involved in or that generate a material proportion of revenues from areas of activity that we deem to be harmful from a social and/or environmental perspective.

Strategy inception

January 2021

Investment Team

The strategy is managed by a team with a wide range of backgrounds. In-house research analysts are at the core of our investment process, and our multidimensional research platform spans fundamental, thematic, responsible investment, quantitative, geopolitical, investigative and private-market research to promote better-informed investment decisions.

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Karen Miki Behr
Karen Miki Behr

Portfolio manager

Paul Byrne
Paul Byrne

Quantitative analyst and portfolio manager, quantitative equity team

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Your capital may be at risk. The value of investments and the income from them can fall as well as rise and investors may not get back the original amount invested.

Newton will make investment decisions that are not based solely on ESG criteria. Other attributes of an investment may outweigh ESG analysis when making investment decisions. The way that ESG and sustainability criteria are assessed and the evaluation of their suitability for Newton’s sustainable strategies may vary depending on the asset class and strategy involved. For Newton’s sustainable strategies, ESG analysis is performed prior to investment for corporate investments (single name equity and fixed-income securities). The analysis will then also follow the Newton sustainable investment process to ensure it fits with the wider Newton sustainable investment philosophy.

Key Investment Risks

  • Objective/Performance Risk: There is no guarantee that the strategy will achieve its objectives.
  • Currency Risk: This strategy invests in international markets which means it is exposed to changes in currency rates which could affect the value of the strategy.
  • Emerging Markets Risk: Emerging Markets have additional risks due to less-developed market practices.
  • Counterparty Risk: The insolvency of any institutions providing services such as custody of assets or acting as a counterparty to derivatives or other contractual arrangements, may expose the strategy to financial loss.
  • Sustainable Strategies Risk: The strategy follows a sustainable investment approach, which may cause it to perform differently from strategies that have a similar objective but which do not integrate sustainable investment criteria when selecting securities.