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Financing strategies for sustainable, equitable, and secure food systems

Rex Raimond July 13, 2022

Many food-focused initiatives have incorporated unique investment strategies to deliver sustainable, equitable, and secure food systems. They provide inspiring examples of business models and investing approaches that are needed to build a new economy. Participants in this session will jointly analyze investment examples, discuss essential characteristics of business models for systems change, and share ideas for growing sustainable financing for systemic impact.



Meta Themes

  • Power and Capital

  • Reimagine Systems


Purpose and Desired Outcome

Increase in awareness amongst attendees that transformational business models in food systems require blended finance models to accelerate their impacts A redirection of existing financial flows away from harmful practices and towards initiatives that are demonstrably incentivizing, accelerating, and amplifying food systems transformations A recognition that initiatives shared ownership, cooperative models, and grounded in a commitment to delivering fair and inclusive returns for all parties


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Corporate & SME

  • Accelerators & Incubators


  • NameAaron Mbati
  • Titleortfolio Director-Impact Investing
  • OrganizationThe Schmidt Family Foundation
  • StatusInvited
  • NameNatalie Reitman-White
  • TitleOwnership & Governance Design Advisor
  • OrganizationAlternative Ownership Advisors
  • StatusInvited
  • NameOlivia Watkins
  • TitleCo-Founder and President
  • OrganizationBlack Farmer Fund
  • StatusInvited
  • NameRex Raimond
  • TitleDirector
  • OrganizationTransformational Investing in Food Systems
  • StatusConfirmed
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