Investor Collaboration

Global Investor Collaboration on Farm Animal Welfare

In 2015, the BBFAW initiated the first-ever international collaborative initiative aimed at encouraging major global food companies to strengthen their management systems and processes on farm animal welfare.

The collaboration involves the participating investors writing annually to the companies covered by the Benchmark, commending leading and improving companies on their performance, and encouraging poorer performers to improve. These letters also explain that investors see farm animal welfare as a business risk that needs to be managed effectively and as a potential future source of business opportunity and growth. The participating investors follow up these letters by raising farm animal welfare related issues with companies as part of their wider engagement with these companies.

These efforts have had a significant influence, with many companies now pointing to investor engagement and the Business Benchmark on Farm Animal Welfare as key influences on their approach to farm animal welfare.

As of January 2022, 32 investors, representing $2.3 trillion in assets under management, were participants in the Global Investor Collaboration on Farm Animal Welfare.  The participants are:

Aberdeen Standard Investments

AMP Capital Ethical Leaders Fund

Australian Ethical Investment

Aviva Investors


BNP Paribas Asset Management

Boston Trust Walden

Brunel Pension Partnership



Castlefield Investment Partners LLP


Central Finance Board of the Methodist Church

Coller Capital

EdenTree Investment Management

Epworth Investment Management

Ethical Partners Funds Management


Karner Blue Capital

KBI Global Investors

Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning AB

NEI Investments

NN Group





Sonen Capital

The Sustainability Group of Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC

Trillium Asset Management

Triodos Investment Management

Vaudoise Assurances Holding SA 


To join the Global Investor Collaboration on Farm Animal Welfare or to find out more, please contact: