Sustainable ranching


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Sustainable ranching
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

Provide financing to scale Integrated Crop-Livestock-Forest Systems (ICLFS) operations

Expected Impact

Improve productivity and farmer incomes through the commercialization of a wider variety of commodities year-round in a concentrated area of land (12) Increase farming productivity and decrease environmental impact through lower land use and deforestation

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).
15% - 20% (in ROI)
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.
Short Term (0–5 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.
47 million hectares of restorable land through ICLFS
Average Ticket Size (USD)Describes the USD amount for a typical investment required in the IOA.
USD 500,000 - USD 1 million
Direct ImpactDescribes the primary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Zero Hunger (SDG 2)
Indirect ImpactDescribes the secondary SDG(s) the IOA addresses.
Gender Equality (SDG 5) Responsible Consumption and Production (SDG 12) No Poverty (SDG 1)
Sector Sources
  • 1) Bertelsmann Stiftung, 2019, 2) RVTV, 2019, 3) Estado de Minas, 2018,,1004516/agronegocio-ganha-forca-no-governo-bolsonaro.shtml 4) Notícias Agrícolas, 2019, 5) Notícias Agrícolas, 2019, 6) PwC, 2013, 7) Dalberg interviews, 2019 8) Forest Declaration, 2017, 9) Chain Reaction Research, 2018,
IOA Sources
  • 10) Chain Reaction Research, 2018, 11) Ecology and Society, 2017, 12) World Bank, 2017, 13) Instituto de Economia Agrícola, 2019, 14) Cebds Sustentável, 2018, 15) Embrapa iLPF, 2019, 16) IPEA, 2018, 17) Sustainability, 2018, 18) Sustainability, 2018, 19) Embrapa iLPF, 2019, 20) Embrapa iLPF, 2019, 21) Abiec, 22) Sustainability, 2018, 23) World Bank, 2017, 24) IPEA, 2018, 25) Sustainability, 2018, 26) SDG Tracker, 2021. 27) Vox Lacea, 2016. 28) Brazilian-American Chamber of Commerce INC, 2018. 29) Climate Bonds Initiative and SITAWI, 2018. 30) Embrapa, 2017.