Planet Tracker has two primary programme streams: Food System Transition and Materials System Transition.
Food System Transition covers both sea and land-based food production and encompasses wild-catch fisheries and aquaculture; agricultural commodities and deforestation, principally in Latin America; as well as currently developing an overarching ‘Financial Roadmap for Food System Transition’ which seeks to identify the key nodes in which the capital markets can have the greatest leverage.
This work seeks to address the challenges of feeding an ever-growing world population with diminishing natural capital resources.
Materials System Transition encompasses our Textiles Tracker and Plastic Tracker programmes which address two enormous industries with correspondingly enormous environmental issues.
The goal of our Plastics Programme is to stem the flow of environmentally damaging plastics and related-products that are creating global waste and health issues by transparently mapping capital flows and influence in the sector starting from resins production through to product use.
The ultimate goal of the Textiles Programme is to drive the transition of the global textiles supply chain to more sustainable practices as outlined with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the Paris Climate agreement, and the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.
In addition to addressing challenges and solutions in our main programmes, Planet Tracker creates Thought Leadership reports which aim to foster debate on finance-related themes which transcend the sector-specific nature of our industry focus and are applicable across all our programmes.
Our audiences range from analysts and portfolio managers to index providers, loan underwriters, corporate board members and management teams and other capital market influencers. However, our work is relevant to a broad community of actors including insurers, regulators, ratings agencies and is featured by the media and used by civil society to pressure for change.