The Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland

The Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland (known as the ‘Farmland Principles’) were developed throughout 2011 by a group of PRI signatories. The Farmland Principles were designed to guide institutional investors who wish to invest in farmland in a responsible manner. While not part of the PRI, their agenda is aligned with that of the PRI and it is a requirement that all signatories of the Farmland Principles are also PRI signatories. The five Farmland Principles are:

  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

 

Additional reading

For further information, please refer to the following documents:

To endorse the Principles for Responsible Investment in Farmland, please contact Justin Ourso at AOurso@tiaa-cref.org

Current signatories