24 juli 2024

Why investing in the future has a social flavour

The concept of a 'sustainable food value chain' involves making our food systems financially sound and durable. It includes making sure every step along the way is sustainable, from the start with farming supplies, through processing and delivering food, all the way to when we eat it and throw away any waste. Its end goal is to ensure our food systems stay healthy for a long time to come.

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24 juli 2024

Golden times: What is driving the rally?

The price of gold has risen significantly in US dollar terms, and often even more in other currencies. From mid-2022 onwards, many investors were surprised that the price of gold moved up while US real rates also increased. Historically, gold performed well when US real rates (nominal rates minus inflation) fell, and vice versa. So, why has the correlation between gold and US real rates changed? Why has gold performed so well when real yields rose?

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23 juli 2024

Feeding billions without cropping our climate ambitions

8 000 000 000. On November 15, 2022, according to the United Nations, the world population reached eight billion people. Although the growth rate is slowing, the UN projects that by 2050 there will be 9.7 billion on the planet.

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