The world has focused first on energy in its effort to stop greenhouse gas emissions, but agriculture is also a key contributor to climate change and biodiversity loss. Introducing transformative change in agriculture demands involvement from all actors in the value chain, from farmers and producers to investors and consumers. It also needs new economic models.
How can investors, organisations, policymakers and farmers collaborate to create a sustainable, transformative change?
Join us for a provocative conversation about how innovators in food and agri are working with forward-thinking financiers to enable new models. How are these models applicable to other sectors?
Together with Amsterdam Impact, we invite (soon-to-be) entrepreneurs and investors in diverse contexts to join us to hear the learnings, struggles and opportunities of co-creating new more generative models.
Danielle de Nie (Stichting Wij.land) and Liesbeth Soer (Triodos Regenerative Money Centre) about their collaboration to launch Aardpeer, an organisation making land available to nature-inclusive farmers. They will share insights on dealing with the issue of acquiring expensive farmland while transitioning towards sustainable change in agriculture.
Brad Vanstone (Willicroft), brings quality plant-based cheeses to market and is now working with Dutch dairy farmers to help them transition to more sustainable alternatives. As a systems-aware impact entrepreneur, he will share learnings on building a values-based enterprise and marketplace.
Eva Teekens (ReNature) brings both the entrepreneur and investor perspective in how to approach the transition to a regenerative model, and particularly in generating the first agroforestry carbon credits in Brazil, together with Rabobank through their new carbon marketplace Acorn. With more than 10 years of experience in impact investment, Eva will bring her perspective on transition finance and monetisation of ecosystem services.
Our special keynote speaker is Joel Solomon, founding partner of Renewal Funds, Canada’s largest mission venture capital firm, and co-author of The Clean Money Revolution, addressing investment strategies to boost systematic impact and transforming the culture of capitalism. Joel will share what he has learned from his wide experience in pioneering the integrated use of capital for social impact and strengthening sustainable businesses across various sectors.
14:30 Welcome by Tatiana Glad, Co-founder and Director, Impact Hub Amsterdam and Ellen Oetelmans, Program Manager, Amsterdam Impact (City of Amsterdam)