Sustainability is core to the Cibus Fund. Our eight core ESG criteria are integrated into our due diligence and form part of the ongoing operating framework of any portfolio company.
The Cibus Fund will seek to ensure that portfolio companies take a proactive approach in greenhouse gas reduction, water efficiency, soil preservation, animal welfare, ocean welfare, pollution reduction and poverty mitigation and will negatively screen companies that cannot, or will not, recognise the Cibus Fund’s ESG and sustainability policies.
We will track our portfolio companies against our own ESG criteria and the eight IFC Performance Standards.
Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction
The Cibus Fund and our portfolio investee companies focus on eight core sustainability criteria identified by the IFC. Using sustainability experts our investments develop and execute best practice sustainability plans to manage risk and ensure responsible environmental stewardship.
We work with our portfolio companies toward waste reduction, which we believe will bring benefits for growth, employment, resource dependency, health and the environment.
We will look to portfolio companies that develop new protein sources, indoor farming and agricultural practices that regenerate soil and ecosystems.