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Food Waste Is More Than an Investment in the Planet: It’s Smart Economics

Jeffrey Costantino July 12, 2022

Food waste reduction is a top solution to mitigate climate change – and the “low-hanging fruit” for investors looking to make an impact fast. But despite $2B in private investment into solutions to reduce food waste in the U.S. in 2021, much more funding is needed to develop and scale the solutions required to reach the national goal of a 50% reduction by 2030. Join ReFED’s Alexandria Coari, Closed Loop Partner’s Bridget Croke, and Google’s Emily Ma for a conversation about what investors and innovators need to know to develop their food waste funding strategies.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Accelerate Climate Action


food waste; funding; sustainability; innovation

Purpose and Desired Outcome

To accelerate climate action by presenting investors and innovators with tangible solutions to mitigate climate change - attendees of this session would better understand the link between food waste and climate and how existing innovations can drive measurable impact fast with the right kind of investment backing them.


  • Allocators (Family Offices, HNW Individuals, Foundations)

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Service Providers

  • Corporate & SME

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameAlexandria Coari
  • TitleVice President, Capital, Innovation & Engagement
  • OrganizationReFED
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameBridget Croke
  • TitleManaging Director
  • OrganizationClosed Loop Partners
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameEmily Ma
  • TitleHead, Food for Good
  • OrganizationGoogle
  • StatusConfirmed
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