Financing sustainable agriculture: How investors can drive and enable a sustainable food system

Clock icon 15:15 - 16:00
BlackRock’s CEO Larry Fink has announced that climate change is now central to investment decisions. He predicts that climate change will soon cause a “significant reallocation of capital” and a fundamental reshaping of finance. Other institutions such as the European Investment Bank have pledged to ditch the funding of fossil infrastructure projects by the end of 2020. The agriculture sector emits a significant proportion of the GHG emissions that contribute to climate change; so just how can big banks and financial institutions effectively drive progress towards sustainable agriculture?
In this session, we’ll talk about what action is being taken to fund the revolution within agriculture, specifically:
  • The finance mechanisms that deliver cheaper debt for sustainability outcomes: How are they used in food?
  • What the new Blackrock letter REALLY means for how ESG analysis will pressure companies in 2020
  • What investors want in 2020: And how to put ESG governance top of your board agenda
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Pieternel Boogaard

FMO - Dutch Entrepreneurial Development Bank

Global Head Agribusiness, Food and Water

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David Pendlington

Mars Wrigley Confectionary

Global Sustainable Sourcing Associate Director

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Zoë Knight


Managing Director

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Maria Lettini

FAIRR Initiative

Executive Director

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For any questions on the conference, please contact:

Narni Brooke-Adil
Project Director
[email protected]
+44 (0) 20 3780 7435

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For more information and to inquire, please contact:

Anita Thomson
Head of Partnerships
[email protected] 
+44 (0) 20 3780 7433

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