Schroder ISF* Global Sustainable Food and Water

Investing in food and water systems for a sustainable future

By 2050, food and water systems should look nothing like they do today

They need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate. They must also Improve biodiversity, while reducing pollution and waste – and encouraging healthier diets globally.

Early estimates suggest that this structural shift will need around $30trillion of capital reallocation by 2050. This significant step change in investment rates promises opportunities for investors across the entire food and water value chain.


*Schroder International Selection Fund is referred to as Schroder ISF.


What does sustainable food and water look like?

We’ll need to produce 70% more food and water, needing 70% fewer resources

What are the opportunities?

Mark Lacey, Head of Global Resource Equities examines the case for investment

An article 9 fund that invests from farm to fork

Sustainable agriculture. Healthy eating. Recyclable packaging. We invest across multiple markets across the food and water industry. And we only choose companies aligned with at least one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals on climate change, health and food.

We break it down into six focus areas


1. Water management: water treatment, infrastructure, utilities and recycling

2. Agricultural equipment: advanced farming equipment and technologies; food processing and testing

3. Agricultural inputs: biotech fertilisers and advanced seeds, animal welfare, crop protection and pest control

4. Food production and processing: sustainable farming and fishing, healthy food and drink

5. Packing, distribution and recycling: food trading, transport and storage; sustainable packaging

6. Food retail: sustainable food stores, restaurants and services

Schroder ISF Global Sustainable Food and Water

You can find more information on the fund including literature and performance data on our fund centre.

Meet the team

Schroder ISF Global Sustainable Food and Water

Mark Lacey
Head of Global Resource Equities
Alexander Monk
Portfolio Manager, Global Resource Equities
Felix Odey
Portfolio Manager, Global Resource Equities

Meet the team

Schroder ISF Global Sustainable Food and Water

Yashica Reddy
Investment Director

“If left unchecked, food and water will account for the entire world’s carbon budget by 2050. So the industry must – and is about to – undergo massive transformation. That leaves a very strong investment phase ahead of us.”

Mark Lacey

Head of Global Resource Equities

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