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Ag and Food’s Role in Direct Climate Investment Platforms

2021 World Agri-Tech Summit

09 Mar 2021 02:25 p.m. - 03:05 p.m.


Concerns over climate change is emerging as a new investing mega theme amongst institutional investors, family offices and large VC funds. Triggered by covid-19 and concerns over food security, the agrifood tech sector is becoming a focal point and an opportunity for investors to support mission driven businesses that can deliver on climate investing impact goals.

  • As the investment thesis start to take shape and become formalized, how will this new class of capital start to move the agri-food sector? What opportunities are being targeted and how can the market position itself to align around specific objectives?
Chair:

Sanjeev Krishnan, MD & CIO, S2G Ventures

Speakers:

Teresa O’Flynn, Managing Director, Global Head Sustainable Investing, Blackrock

Frédéric Godbout, Senior Managing Director, Private Market Funds, Co-Head Sustainable Investment Platform, CDPQ

Suz Mac Cormac, Partner, Morrison & Foerster

Régine Clément, CEO, Creo Syndicate

Arama Kukutai, Co-founder & Partner, Finistere Ventures

About the Summit

Towards Net Zero Agriculture & Supply Chain Resilience

The global food system is undergoing a huge transformation fuelled by demand for responsible food production and greater food security in the wake of the on-going pandemic. As these priorities rise to the top of the agenda, the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit’s eighth global forum will gather corporates, innovators and investors from across the agriculture and food production supply chain to uncover disruption within the industry and identify the right business models to commercialize and scale the next generation of solutions.


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