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He also specifically mentioned impact investing being used for farm worker employee benefits, providing land for young landowners, helping with international markets for low-income producers, conservation land improvements and land conservancy trusts.
He explained convergent and divergent investment strategy as it pertains to impact investing. Convergent strategy is reinforcing financial return or increasing the yield of assets. Divergent strategy is accepting a trade off of social gain for a reduced financial return.
There also is negative investment strategy where investors have said they won’t invest in something they don’t believe is appropriate; examples have been nuclear power or South African businesses during the 1980s because of racial segregation. The negative investment philosophy can hold true against agricultural production entities using biotechnology and genetically modified crops, too.
In referring to all impact investment, Larson said he thinks “there are a lot of untapped opportunities to execute these strategies.”
As I began, I believe with so many people in charge of big cash who don’t understand conventional farming and biotechnology, the more financing of organic and non-conventional agriculture is going to occur.