This is an in-person networking and knowledge sharing opportunity organised by CFA UK’s Sustainability Community
Are you working in venture capital, asset management or consultancy - if so, how aware are you of the challenges in future food security and supply chain? It may feel like an insurmountable challenge, however with innovation and awareness of the opportunities, there is a pivotal role for investors.
Hear from a panel of experts who will provide insights into market opportunities and trends for the climate-smart food sector:
Join us to learn how investors can support and promote climate smart-food solutions through guiding allocation of capital and financial resources to accelerate this transition.
Event: 18:30 - 20:30
Aileen Thomson, Felix Project
Aileen Thomson is Head of Philanthropy and Stewardship at The Felix Project, a charity which rescues surplus food and delivers it community organisations and schools in London. Prior to joining The Felix project in 2021, Aileen worked for charities in Oxford and London supporting work in animal welfare, higher education, and medical research.
Aileen works closely with individual philanthropists and families looking to make a tangible difference to their communities and to the third sector in London.
Martin Driscoll, is an ecologist and has worked in the field of Global Food Security for many years. He is a crop nutritionist and soil health advocate, developing sustainable remedial products from plant extracts and biproducts to mitigate the devasting droughts and wildfires induced by climate change. Utilising a proprietary process to obtain vitamins, betaines and complex bioactive molecules from seaweed harvested off the Irish coast, yucca propagated in Mexico and a range of terrestrial plant biomass from India.
These organic materials are then used to create a range of bio-based solutions that enhance crop health, quality, and yield, while also mitigating climate induced barriers to the commercial profitability of farming enterprises. The goal is focused on improving farm incomes while also securing global food security.
Edwin is a Director of Communications at Harvest London, sharing how vertical farming can help to build a more sustainable food system, without reducing choice. Prior to, Edwin spent 10years with the IoD in communications and as Director of Policy.
Edwin Morgan, Director of Communications, Harvest London
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