Plant-based food alternatives

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Plant-based food alternatives
Healthy plant-based sustainably sourced gluten, meat, or dairy-free food alternatives.
SectorMost major industry classification systems use sources of revenue as their basis for classifying companies into specific sectors, subsectors and industries. In order to group like companies based on their sustainability-related risks and opportunities, SASB created the Sustainable Industry Classification System® (SICS®) and the classification of sectors, subsectors and industries in the SDG Investor Platform is based on SICS.
Food and Beverage
Food and Agriculture
Business Model Description

Bring innovation through food manufacturers and integrated supply chains in technology to meet gluten, meat, or dairy-free alternatives, driven by real or perceived health, environmental, and lifestyle benefits with foods that substitute for animal or gluten products while still offering pleasing flavor and texture (e.g., plant-based milk, fortified proteins, meat substitutes)

Expected Impact

This initiative intends to promote food alternatives, driven by real or perceived health, environmental, and lifestyle benefits.

Indicative ReturnDescribes the rate of growth an investment is expected to generate within the IOA. The indicative return is identified for the IOA by establishing its Internal Rate of Return (IRR), Return of Investment (ROI) or Gross Profit Margin (GPM).
> 25% (in IRR)
Investment TimeframeDescribes the time period in which the IOA will pay-back the invested resources. The estimate is based on asset expected lifetime as the IOA will start generating accumulated positive cash-flows.
Medium Term (5–10 years)
Market SizeDescribes the value of potential addressable market of the IOA. The market size is identified for the IOA by establishing the value in USD, identifying the Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) or providing a numeric unit critical to the IOA.
> USD 1 billion
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 1 million - USD 10 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Zero Hunger (SDG 2) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) Life on Land (SDG 15)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Good health and well-being (SDG 3) Climate Action (SDG 13)
Sector Sources
  • 1) MinSalud (2017) – Gobierno presenta Encuesta Nacional de Situación Nutricional de Colombia (ENSIN) 2015. Accessed June 2020 2) Agronegocios (2019) – Agricultura aporta el 55% de los gases de efecto invernadero que aporta Colombia. Accesed June 20th 2020 3) Kim et al (2019) - Plant‐Based Diets Are Associated With a Lower Risk of Incident Cardiovascular Disease. Accesed June 30th 2020 4) UCAL Sustainability (2019) – The case for plant based food. Accesed June 2nd 2020 5) ElTiempo (2019) - Colombianos pierden un millón de años de vida por obesidad y sobrepeso. Accessed July 1st 2020 6) ANDI (2018) – Industria de alimentos. Acceso Mayo 30 7) MinAmbiente (2018) Enviromental actions promoted by the National Government 8) MinAmbiente (2013) Region Characterization 9) Universidad del Norte (2020) Agiculture in the Colombian Caribbean 10) Semana (2015) Oriniquia the future Colombian food pantry 11) DANE (2016) 7th Presentation from the National Agricultural Census 12) Yunus' Portfolio: Pomario - Accesed February 8th. 13) Inversor's Portfolio: Fruandes Accessed February 8th. 14) Runa: Accessed February 8th. 15) EMIS (2020) Colombia: Food & Beverage Sector 2020/2021 16) Portafolio (2018) Organic food, a business to take advantage of it in Colombia 17) SIAC (2014) Soil Degradation
IOA Sources
  • 18) Ashkew (2020) Disrupting the disruptors: Next generation plant-based proteins bridge health and sustainability gap. Accessed 3 May 2020 19) Portafolio (2018) – Beneficios económicos del vegeterianismo y veganismo. Accessed May 14th 2020 20) Mis Finanzas para Invertir (2019) - ¿Cuánto gastan en promedio los hogares Colombianos?. Accessed May 3rd 2020 21) CNBC (2020) - If you invested $1,000 in Beyond Meat at IPO, here’s how much you’d have now. Accessed June 1st 2020 22) DNP (2017) – Plan Nacional de Desarrollo (2018 – 2020 23) MinAgricultura (2017) – Un Campo para la Equidad. Accessed June 2 2020 24) MinAmbiente (2017) – Plan Nacional De Negocio Verdes (2018 – 2022). Accessed June 1 2020 25) Grupo Nutresa (2020) – Nutresa Ventures. June 6 2020 26) Agronegocios (2020) – Crece la tendencia de conusmo de alimentos vegetarianos y veganos en Colombia, Accessed June 5 2020 27) Microsoft (2019) - The path to prosperity through access to high-speed internet. Accesed June 6 2020 28) National Planning Department (2019) - 2030 Agenda in Colombia 29) Martínez, M (2017) Law for the informed consumption of sugar, salt and fats 30) Cámara de Comercio de Bogotá (2017) Food Classification according to current regulation. 31) MinAgricultura (2007) Resolution 00036 of 2007 32) Opinion y Salud (2019) Law 1943, Financing Law 33) National Planning Department (2019) - 2030 Agenda in Colombia