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Taking the Planet Public

Randi Fiat July 13, 2022
Taking The Planet Public
As the saying goes: “Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the apples in a seed.”
What if Nature wanted to be your business partner? (HINT: She does.) How do we value the contributions she will make in the COGS and the impact on assets?   While we are getting smarter about how to value, price and trade tons of carbon, where do processes like biodiversity, photosynthesis, and nature’s cycles go on the ledger, and how do we put a valuation on them?
The business world is finally beginning to recognize the value of environmental services, but more as an investable commodity than an active participant in a company’s supply chain. Why are General Mills, Mars, Nestles and others investing billions of dollars to learn how to grow their ingredients with nature’s help  if they didn’t expect a return to their bottom line. Learn how banks,companies, and investors are starting to ask new questions about the “investment value” of a healthier ecosystem, and hear what new methods are being developed to answer those questions.
Moderated by Larry Kopald, president of The Carbon Underground and co-founder of Groundpulse, a new technology company looking to revolutionize soil data. Panelists will include representatives from a global food company, a leader in the carbon market, and the head of a purpose-driven investment fund.


Fireside Chat (3 speakers maximum)

Meta Themes

  • Accelerate Climate Action

  • Reimagine Systems


Environmental Services, Supply Chain Management, Asset Valuation, Natural Capital, Food Industry, Carbon Markets, Women in society, Farmers

Purpose and Desired Outcome

To accelerate actions to reverse climate change by adding Nature as a business partner, along with statistical abilities to analyze financial value and supply chain benefits to business models.


  • Asset Managers

  • Corporate & SME

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Government

  • Accelerators & Incubators

  • Intermediaries (Financial Advisers, Investment Bankers)


  • NameLarry Kopald
  • TitlePresident
  • OrganizationThe Carbon Underground
  • StatusConfirmed
  • NameHoward Fischer
  • TitleFounder/President
  • OrganizationBasso Investments & Gratitude Railroad
  • StatusInvited
  • NameRuss Conser
  • TitleFormer President
  • OrganizationShell Oil GameChangers
  • StatusInvited
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