Principles of Responsible Investment

In August 2014, the Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland (or Farmland Principles) were incorporated in the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI). The Farmland Principles were developed in 2011 by a group of PRI signatories to guide institutional investors who wish to invest in farmland in a responsible manner. The Guidance for Responsible investment in Farmland is based on these Farmland Principles and form the basis for further material to support PRI signatories.

Guidance for Responsible
Investment in Farmland

    1. Promoting environmental sustainability
    2. Respecting labour and human rights
    3. Respecting existing land and resource rights
    4. Upholding high business and ethical standards
    5. Reporting on activities and progress towards implementing and promoting the Principles

Gunn Agri Partners is currently a signatory to the UN Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI) and uses the guidance for responsible investment in farmland as part of our operational policies and procedures.

The interests of Gunn Agri Partner’s shareholders are best served by operators that respect the environment, adhere to responsible labour practices and maintain positive stakeholder relations. We apply these principles to: pre-investment due diligence; to the selection of the operators of the assets; and to consistent oversight and governance of our investments. We also invest in technology and infrastructure to improve productivity but also to enhance environmental performance.