Animal Welfare Strategy

Karner Blue Capital evaluates corporate conduct affecting animal welfare by considering corporate leadership regarding the appropriateness of their treatment of animals while in captivity and the impact of their corporate operations on animals in the wild and their habitats.

STRATEGY FOCUS

The Karner Blue holistic approach to animal welfare encompasses many animals including farm, research, companion and wildlife. We seek to invest in companies that demonstrate animal welfare leadership through policies and practices including:

  • Reductions or eliminations of the use of animal products in business operations and/or production of viable and sustainable alternatives,
  • Efforts to enhance and improve the well-being of animals in captivity,
  • Preservation of animal habitats, and
  • Innovation and partnerships to address global animal welfare challenges, including wildlife poaching.

OUR RESEARCH

OUR PRINCIPLES

The Karner Blue Animal Welfare Principles provide a framework for our evaluation of investment opportunitites and represent the most fundamental standards of animal care. There are few, if any, companies that will satisfy all of the Principles. However, through the application of the Principles, Karner Blue seeks to identify those companies that strive to promote best practices for animals.

OUR PRINCIPLES

PORTFOLIO BY INDUSTRY ALLOCATION

The following graphs provide an overview of the KBC Animal Guardianship Global Strategy by industry, market capitalization and geographic region. This Strategy is also available as a U.S.-only strategy, as well as global and U.S.-only leaders strategies, that focuses exclusively on those companies that are animal welfare leaders in their industries.

KBC Animal Guardianship Global Strategy as of October 12, 2018

Animal Welfare Global By Industry
Animal Welfare Pie Charts

PORTFOLIO FACT SHEETS

The KBC Portfolio Fact Sheets include portfolio summaries, industry allocations, market capitalization, geographic region and top ten holdings.

OUR PRODUCTS

DID YOU KNOW?

Although impact investing is a growing trend, none of the top 50 impact investment firms focus on animal welfare.