SLM Partners is an investment manager that uses institutional capital to scale up ecological farming and forestry. For over a decade, we have pioneered investing in regenerative food systems. All our strategies deliver market-rate financial returns by investing in real assets, while generating positive impacts on soil health, water, biodiversity and carbon storage, and building resilience to climate change and other risks. We have US$210 million in assets under management and manage 465,000 hectares (1.2 million acres) of land across three continents.
In the USA, we manage separate accounts that are helping to scale up organic certified cropland for the production of grains. We partner with local farmers, acquire land near them and make this land available through long-term, flexible leases.
In Australia, we manage a grass-fed beef cattle fund that is implementing holistic planned grazing to regenerate grasslands and improve animal welfare. More than one-third of our land is managed to promote regeneration of native woodland, generating verified carbon credits under the Australian Government’s Carbon Farming initiative.
In Europe, we manage funds that invest in a range of sustainably managed tree crops. This includes commercial forests transformed to continuous cover forestry (CCF) management and regeneratively managed and organic certified orchards.
Since its establishment in 2009, SLM Partners has helped define the investment case for regenerative land management, publishing a number of influential white papers and reports.