Solum Partners has made its second investment since its spin-out from Harvard Management in October 2020 – acquiring a majority position in Monte Vista Farming Company, a California-based almond huller, sheller, and processor.
Reporting by Agência Pública has revealed how investors including U.S. pension funds and an Argentine agribusiness giant may be linked to illegal land deals and deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado region.
On May 3rd, 2021, we gathered with frontline land defenders, researchers, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members from around the world to learn about Harvard’s farmland investments and build power.
O INCRA e o Tribunal de Justiça da Bahia reconheceram que o fundo de pensão da empresa estadunidense TIAA e o fundo de investimentos da Universidade de Harvard adquiriram ilegalmente centenas de milhares de hectares de terras no Cerrado.
Brazil's land agency and a state court have determined that pension fund manager TIAA and Harvard University’s endowment fund illegally acquired hundreds of thousands of hectares of farmlands in Brazil’s ecologically sensitive Cerrado region.
Fornecedora da Cargill, a SLC Agrícola desmatou, em 2020, mais de 5 mil hectares de Cerrado para cultivar soja em Formosa do Rio Preto (BA). A trader estrangeira, maior empresa privada dos EUA, comprometeu-se a barrar a prática em suas cadeias produtivas;
The $56.5 billion Harvard University Endowment Fund is preparing to sell another chunk of its Australian almond and cotton holdings after putting the Western Rosella Farming portfolio in the NSW Riverina on the market.