Focus on Our Plates

And we will broadly improve our society and life on our planet.

Food – particularly animal agriculture – is at the center of our climate crisis and therefore is at the center of what we can do to take corrective, bold action.

Food production is the biggest user of land and water, the second largest emitter of GHGs, and employs the largest workforce globally.

We are in a climate emergency.

Replacing industrial animal agriculture with plant-based, cellular agriculture, and novel protein alternatives will have a significant, positive impact on the environment, humanity, and the other species we share the planet with.

Our efforts align with the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the United Nations with a universal call to action to help reimagine a better future for everyone by 2030. We support the continued implementation of the Paris Agreement while acknowledging that nations causing the most damage to the planet must be more aggressive with global targets to reduce the severity of our climate crisis.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

To end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition.

To ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all.

To achieve gender equality and empower all women.

To ensure access to safe water sources and sanitation for all.

To build infrastructure, promote sustainable industrialization, & foster innovation.

To ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.

To take urgent action to tackle climate change and its impacts.

To conserve and sustainably use the world’s oceans, seas, and marine resources.

To sustainably manage forest, halt and preserve land degradation.

We are proud members of the following organizations:

Impact Policy Engagement

Unovis collaborates with aligned organizations, such as the UN PRI, to advance good stewardship of the Earth.

Read our Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) here.

Our core principles focus on a food system that reduces suffering and increases the well-being of all

Human issues include feeding 10 billion people through sustainable food systems, antibiotic resistance, zoonotic diseases, and fair access to nourishment.

Natural world issues include climate change, ocean collapse, biodiversity mass extinction, animal cruelty, and diminishing natural resources.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

Changing the world begins with connection

  • The interconnectedness of the individual, humanity, and natural world is at the heart of our continuum of learning.
  • Engaging with partners, teachers, and organizations from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds is key to creating a food system where all – humans, animals and planet – can truly thrive.
  • In order to mitigate the crises our world faces, we need all hands, minds, perspectives on deck.

Our recruitment, culture, deal flow, and portfolio guidance policies have been assessed for DEI best practices, and Unovis has been certified by Diversity VC.


Measuring Impact

We know that removing animals from the food equation has a profound, positive impact on our planet.

We are tracking and measuring complex ESG issues to make sure that reducing suffering in one area isn’t creating a different harm somewhere else.

Everything is connected.

We use our metrics for accountability and to inspire best practices for ourselves and our portfolio companies.


“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons” - Alice Walker

Over 150 billion land animals are slaughtered for food globally every year by the meat, egg and dairy industries.

It is estimated that upwards of 2.7 trillion fish are killed for human consumption every year.

The cruelty inherent in turning an individual life into a hamburger or omelette or dumpling isn’t necessary for a great culinary experience.

“We don’t wake up in the morning thinking “I want to take the bite out of the side of a cow”. We crave satisfaction for our taste buds and our bellies.”

Unovis believes in Win-Win: with just a dash of ingenuity, a sprinkle of food science and stirring in of good old fashioned culinary arts, it’s possible to greatly reduce the horrendous suffering humans have caused and nourish the world in a delicious way.

Unovis DEI Statement