A Commitment to Sustainability

Bonnefield’s model supports sustainable farming practices in Canada. This focus on sustainability helps to maintain farmland value, thus ensuring operators have long-term access to quality farmland. Strong ESG practices are incorporated throughout Bonnefield’s approach to business.

Responsible Investing

Responsible investing at Bonnefield is more than a set of policies upon which business decisions are made. At Bonnefield, our approach is rooted in a set of core operating principles that put Canadian farmers and farming first.

Bonnefield’s ultimate goal is to promote sound farmland management practices, help improve operator efficiencies and protect the integrity of Canadian farmland, which we believe are core to protecting and enhancing long-term returns for our investors.

While we do not dictate to farmers how to farm, as part of the partnership they agree to adhere to sustainable farming best practices known as the Bonnefield Standards of Care that promote sound farming practices to protect the integrity of the land.

In November 2014, Bonnefield became the first farmland investment manager and property manager in Canada to qualify and be accepted as a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) Initiative. Since becoming a signatory, Bonnefield has maintained an ‘A’ rating.

Click the button to download a copy of Bonnefield’s Responsible Investment Policy.

Click the button to download a copy of Bonnefield’s 2020 Sustainability Report.

As a part of our commitment to preserving Farmland for Farming we have partnered with a number of organizations that support the farming community.

Food and Water First, a citizen coalition dedicated to protecting Ontario’s Class 1 farmland and source water region.

Canadian Young Farmers Federation connects leading young agriculture producers across Canada, to provide support, encouragement and resources to promote agriculture.

Canadian Association of Farm Advisors, a non-profit professional organization dedicated to assisting farm businesses by increasing the skills and knowledge of farm advisors.