From the start of 2021, Maybridge Services has focused on the rapidly developing interface where food meets cutting-edge science, referred to as the “food technology” sector for the purpose of this article. Over the past 12 months, there’s been increasing interest from the family office sector into various food tech businesses, where a combination of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles, coupled with extremely attractive growth and ROI propositions, are creating potentially game-changing businesses. This suggests that the 2020s will be where the food system, and its carbon-heavy agricultural practices, will be transformed by the end of the decade.
Food technology provides an interesting opportunity for family offices
The difference lies in a normally unspoken truth. Most investors, from the smallest retail investor up to the largest institutions, will pay lip service to the concept of ethical or impact investing and espouse ESG values but are more hesitant when it comes to putting money where their mouths are. Instead, they tend to seek returns from more traditional and trusted sectors and asset classes.