AXA, Unilever and Tikehau Capital seed regenerative agriculture fund with €300 million

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ImpactAlpha, May 16 — Paris-based Tikehau Capital and AXA and U.K.-based Unilever are joining forces to launch a regenerative agriculture fund, which seeks to foster collaboration between farmers, producers, manufacturers, retailers, tech providers and investors.

“To convince investors, we need to reinvent the way we manage agricultural risk and measure impact locally,” said Pascal Christory of AXA, which will monitor the investments.

AXA, Tikehau and Unilever allocated €100 million (about $104 million) each to the private equity impact fund, which is seeking to raise €1 billion. “This reduction in impact must be a collective effort that takes place on a large scale,” said Tikehau’s Pierre Abadie.

Soil and human health

The fund will aim to protect soil health to preserve biodiversity and water resources, supply sustainable goods and services and unlock technology to accelerate the transition to regenerative agriculture.

“Reducing agriculture’s impact on the environment is vital to combating climate change and ensuring there is a healthy and sustainable food supply chain for all,” Abadie said.