Green Dream with Newton’s Yuko Takano: Innovations in the future of food

Yuko Takano, co-lead manager on the Newton Future Food Fund, discusses the challenges around food production and distribution, and technologies overcoming them

In this episode of the Green Dream, the video series where ESG Clarity interviews key figureheads in the responsible investment world to get their views on the latest trends, news and movements in this evolving landscape, ESG Clarity global head of ESG insight Natalie Kenway speaks to Yuko Takano, co-lead manager on the Newton Future Food Fund.

She discusses the rationale behind the launch of the fund and the in this theme such as the reduction of arable land and rapid population growth leading to constraints around food production and the distribution of food.

Takano also shares how Covid raised discussions on how to stay healthy from food perspective, and the increase in plant-based and organic food offerings, as well as examples of stock picks and technical innovation in the vegan meat market.

You can view the full Green Dream video series here.


Natalie Kenway

Natalie is editor in chief at MA Financial covering ESG Clarity, Portfolio Adviser and International Adviser. She was previously global head of ESG insight for ESG Clarity and has been an investment journalist...