Alternative Investments/ESG: VegTech Invest Launches Plant-Based Innovation & Climate ETF

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The new ETF trades on the New York Stock Exchange.

VegTech Invest advisory has launched the VegTech Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF (Ticker: EATV), its first financial product. The ETF offers exposure to publicly traded companies actively innovating with plants and plant-derived ingredients and producing primary products that are animal-free. These companies also have a beneficial impact on the environment and solve certain pressing global problems. (CISION PRNewswire)

VegTech Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF (Ticker: EATV)

First Insight: The State of Consumer Spending noted on October 28, 2021 that “growing plants requires fewer resources than raising animals for meat,” and reported that 68% of Millennials are willing to pay more for sustainable products.

A March 23, 2021 report by Boston Consulting Group indicates that the alternative protein market will reach at least $290B by 2035.

On its website, VegTech makes the following observations:

  • Animal agriculture is responsible for 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions, including methane and nitrous oxide
  • Our current food and materials supply is inefficient and unsustainable. It is a major source of deforestation, using disproportionate amounts of water and land such that creating enough food for a growing global population won’t be feasible with our current resources.
  • As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, the food and materials supply systems are on the precipice of a global shift. We are investing in the game changers, disruptors and trend-makers.

Trading on the NYSE, the new actively-managed ETF includes 37 publicly traded companies (dubbed “VegTech” companies) that meet the above criteria.

The fund has an expense ratio of 0.75%.

Fundspeak

“We are excited to be what we believe is the first pure-play ETF that invests in companies innovating with plants and producing animal free products. We believe that today’s investors want a more resource efficient, climate friendly, and cruelty-free food and materials supply system…and want to invest their dollars in the same,” said VegTech Invest CEO and CMO, Elysabeth Alfano in a statement.

Related Story: Israel’s Future Meat Raises $347M To Build US Facility

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