Embracing sustainability ‘could help Irish food’s bottom line’

Paul Finnerty, a former senior executive at beef baron Larry Goodman’s ABP Group, says reducing carbon emisions could provide the sector wih a ‘huge opportunity’

Paul Finnerty, co-founder of Yield Lab Europe: ‘The climate and sustainability agenda should be embraced by the food industry.’

Reducing carbon emissions in Irish agriculture and embracing the sustainability agenda could be a significant market opportunity for Irish food, the former chief executive of Ireland’s largest beef company has said.

“I think the sustainability agenda presents a huge opportunity for the Irish agri-food sector,” Paul Finnerty, who is the co-founder of Yield Lab Europe, an agri-tech accelerator, and who previously served as chief executive of Larry Goodman’s ABP Food Group for 11 years, told the Business Post.