The ESG implications of COVID-19: Focus on food production - BMO Global Asset Management

The impact of COVID-19 on the global food chain has been dramatic.

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... Queues at food retailers, short supply of key goods and the difficulties of shopping whilst physical distancing have impacted a vast swathe of the global population. In production – specifically in meat processing plants – the lack of distancing options or virus-appropriate protection gear has seen many workers fall ill and plants closing. Meanwhile, with the commercial supply chain coming to a halt, we have also seen a rise in food waste.

Here we explore the food-related challenges of the COVID-19 crisis, and the role of investor engagement.

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