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Meet QL AG – a ‘Blue Horizon inspired’ startup

Blue Horizon sat down with Esther Pfister, CEO of QL AG, based in Zurich Switzerland, to talk about the goals of the company, the challenges ahead and what we can do to address them. QL AG is a very young startup, only having been incorporated at the beginning of this year. The team around Esther […]

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The Untapped Climate Opportunity in Alternative Proteins

Our latest research shows that consumers are finding their favorites among alternative proteins already today, and that healthy, tasty products can unlock another wave of adoption. This protein transformation is one of the best tools available to combat the climate crisis.

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Changing the Food System – Blue Horizon at changeNOW in Paris

ChangeNOW summit is a three-day event that gathers hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, experts and business leaders to discuss how to create positive change for the planet.  Blue Horizon’s Lea Bajc participated as a panelist together with Cédric Meston of HappyVore discussing where the bottlenecks are in the industry and why the perfect timing to invest […]

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Food companies risk USD 295 billion market cap loss due to climate transition
Food companies risk USD 295 billion market cap loss due to climate transition

A study conducted by Blue Horizon and MSCI, The Protein Transformation: A Critical Driver of the Net-Zero Economy, indicates that in a 1.5°C climate scenario, food companies not involved in plant-based and alternative proteins could be overvalued putting the industry at risk of a USD 295 billion market-cap loss.

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Animal Health: Transition to a new Sustainable Food System

The ambition of Blue Horizon’s impact framework for planetary and human health also delivers positive impact for animal health - each of which are often interdependent and considered holistically in our investments to accelerate the transition to a new Sustainable Food System.

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July 12, 2022

Meet QL AG – a ‘Blue Horizon inspired’ startup

Blue Horizon sat down with Esther Pfister, CEO of QL AG, based in Zurich Switzerland, to talk about the goals of the company, the challenges ahead and what we can do to address them. QL AG is a very young startup, only having been incorporated at the beginning of this year. The team around Esther […]

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July 8, 2022

The Untapped Climate Opportunity in Alternative Proteins

Our latest research shows that consumers are finding their favorites among alternative proteins already today, and that healthy, tasty products can unlock another wave of adoption. This protein transformation is one of the best tools available to combat the climate crisis.

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May 23, 2022

ChangeNOW
Changing the Food System – Blue Horizon at changeNOW in Paris

ChangeNOW summit is a three-day event that gathers hundreds of entrepreneurs, investors, experts and business leaders to discuss how to create positive change for the planet.  Blue Horizon’s Lea Bajc participated as a panelist together with Cédric Meston of HappyVore discussing where the bottlenecks are in the industry and why the perfect timing to invest […]

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May 18, 2022

Food companies risk USD 295 billion market cap loss due to climate transition
Food companies risk USD 295 billion market cap loss due to climate transition

A study conducted by Blue Horizon and MSCI, The Protein Transformation: A Critical Driver of the Net-Zero Economy, indicates that in a 1.5°C climate scenario, food companies not involved in plant-based and alternative proteins could be overvalued putting the industry at risk of a USD 295 billion market-cap loss.

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May 11, 2022

Foto Source: Unsplash
Animal Health: Transition to a new Sustainable Food System

The ambition of Blue Horizon’s impact framework for planetary and human health also delivers positive impact for animal health - each of which are often interdependent and considered holistically in our investments to accelerate the transition to a new Sustainable Food System.

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May 6, 2022

Wunderkern
Creating something special from food waste

Blue Horizon portfolio company Kern Tec announces its Wunderkern brand of oils, confectionaries, and dairy products from upcycled stone fruit pits. Nearly one third of all food grown is wasted. Food waste is responsible for 6% of global greenhouse gas emissions plus wasted water, land, fertilizer, pesticide, refrigerants, and other valuable components of the food […]

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March 22, 2022

Transition to a new Sustainable Food System
Planetary Impact: Transition to a new Sustainable Food System

At the end of last year, COP26 brought the world’s attention to sustainability as policymakers, activists and business leaders gathered in Glasgow for the pivotal climate event amid calls for urgent action.

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January 6, 2022

Let’s Address the Cow in the Room!

COP26 took place a few weeks ago in Glasgow and – to my great personal disappointment – the role of food systems in combating climate change was barely even mentioned let alone integrated in the overall agenda.

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December 21, 2021

Why we invested in Motif FoodWorks

Disruptive innovators in plant-based food are essential in the fight against global warming, where agriculture accounts for about 10% of greenhouse gas emissions.

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* PwC has contributed to the contents of this document by analysing the environmental data and valued environmental impacts of GHG emissions, water use and land use for animal proteins and plant-based alternative proteins. PwC’s contribution has been prepared only for Blue Horizon and solely for the purpose and on the terms agreed with Blue Horizon. PwC accepts no liability (including for negligence) to anyone else in connection with the PwC contents of this document.

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