The Good Food Finance Network (GFFN) is a network of high-level leaders, technical experts and agropreneurs from finance, business and public sector combining their resources and intellectual capital to promote investment and provide finance solutions for sustainable food systems. GFFN drives change in both food systems and finance systems.
Getting food finance right
The great food systems transformation is one of the most consequential challenges of our time and could be the biggest opportunity for new value creation in world history. The Good Food Finance Network exists to make sure we get this right.
- Our long-term vision is one of food systems that produce healthy, accessible, sustainable, and affordable food, aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals.
- Our vision of sustainable food systems includes human and animal welfare, and healthy and climate-resilient ecosystems, contributing to vibrant communities and sustainable economies.
- Our vision is one of economic viability and equitable risk sharing for all actors in the system, building resilience to systems shocks and readiness for investment.
- Our vision is one of investors, financiers and policy makers providing strategies and innovative finance solutions that support the transformation to sustainable food systems.
- Our vision is that the worlds of finance and food come together, understanding and reinforcing each other, to make this a reality.
How we work
The Good Food Finance Network operates through five main layers of engagement:
- Co-Chairs — high-level leaders representing the public, private, and multilateral sectors, helping to convene the Leaders Group, identify critical sectoral challenges, and set the direction for mission implementation. The GFFN is currently co-chaired by Wiebe Draijer (CEO, Rabobank) and Rebeca Grynspan (Secretary General, UNCTAD).
- High Ambition Group — institutions showing clear leadership, committing to the Good Food Finance Mission, to C-level participation, setting targets, and working to mobilize through one or more of the Actionable Areas of Innovation.
- Network Members — the wider community of GFFN participating and observer entities, which will be encouraged to work toward developing targets and joining the Leaders Group.
- Innovation Experts and Catalyst Groups — technical experts and senior advisors, contributing voluntarily to the identification of Actionable Areas of Innovation, the detailing of innovation pathways, and good-practice guidance toward addressing critical financial imperatives related to food systems transformation.
- Convening Core Partners — functioning as a Secretariat for coordination and implementation of GFFN events, mission-aligned meetings and knowledge products, and providing technical support to Network members and leaders.