In a recent interview with Chris Janiec, Bonnefield’s CEO Tom Eisenhauer talks about the company’s funds, and the increasing demand for ESG-minded investments. Below is an excerpt from that interview.

Canadian farmland investment firm Bonnefield Financial is launching an open-ended vehicle in response to growing demand from endowments and smaller pension funds, according to its chief executive.

Tom Eisenhauer told Agri Investor this month that the Toronto-headquartered firm would soon launch Bonnefield Canadian Farmland LP V following the close of its predecessor closed-ended fund on C$230 million ($174.5 million; €153.1 million) late last year.


As large Canadian institutions have increased their exposure to private real assets in recent years, Eisenhauer explained, real assets generally and farmland specifically have seen increased demand from public and private pensions, endowments and other institutions in Canada.


Eisenhauer said Bonnefield’s focus on partnering with family farmers, enhancing water efficiency and pursuing other environmentally friendly improvements to its properties had positioned it well to benefit from the increasing demand for ESG-minded investments. He added that this trend had also helped to boost demand for farmland investments among Canadian institutions.

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