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Climate Smart Futures: How do we drive justice for land stewards?

Laura Beresford July 12, 2022

Whether overtly flagged or not, land use is at the heart of nearly all discussions on climate change and adaptation. Extractive economic systems, market failures and mismanagement of our collective commons have driven us to intensify pressure on degraded land, incentivize harmful agricultural practices and ultimately, expand the destruction of our biodiversity. To catalyze a shift in land use that meaningfully moves the bar, we need to support solutions formalizing ownership for underserved communities and empower land stewards.


Note: Some of the speakers may be virtual



Meta Themes

  • Justice

  • Accelerate Climate Action

  • Deliver Equity and Inclusion


Land use, land tenure, land stewards, biodiversity, regenerative finance, resilience, emerging markets, impact investing

Purpose and Desired Outcome

This discussion will highlight the opportunity to more intentionally support land stewards in emerging markets while shifting land use to more sustainable and regenerative economic practices


  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Government

  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Asset Managers

  • Corporate & SME

  • Academia


  • NameTim Rann
  • TitleManaging Partner
  • OrganizationMercy Corps Ventures
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameBeatrice Moulianitaki
  • TitleHead of Sustainable Sourcing
  • OrganizationHershey Company
  • StatusInvited
  • NameSarah Baxendell
  • TitleDirector of Business Development
  • OrganizationRegen Network
  • StatusInvited
  • NameAlexander Fankuchen
  • TitleCo-Founder & CEO
  • OrganizationCinch Markets
  • StatusConfirmed
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