Good Food Finance Network Event – “Strengthening collaboration between private and public banks to scale up finance for sustainable food systems”

This Good Food Finance Network event is taking place virtually on November 19, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM CET. The development challenges coupled with the climate crisis, call for massive investments in climate-resilient and low-carbon food systems, which can guarantee food security and at the same time do not undermine the natural capital in the long run. Sustainable agriculturalContinue reading “Good Food Finance Network Event – “Strengthening collaboration between private and public banks to scale up finance for sustainable food systems””

Six actions to catalyze blended finance for better food systems

Collaborative innovation and blended finance can de-risk and scale investments for healthy, sustainable food systems. A new discussion paper from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS)—with support from Convergence, CIAT, UNEP, Rabobank, and the International Water Management Institute—finds:  Sustainable agriculture is systemically underfinanced in developing countries—disproportionately, relative to other sectors—despite itsContinue reading “Six actions to catalyze blended finance for better food systems”

Food Finance Architecture launches at UN Summit

The United Nations Food Systems Summit convened nations, stakeholders, experts, and diverse coalitions, to identify transformational actions and leverage points for building healthy, sustainable food systems for all. Part of that process was the Finance Lever, co-led by the World Bank, IFPRI and the Food and Land Use Coalition. Their technical work—building on consultations andContinue reading “Food Finance Architecture launches at UN Summit”

Finance leaders join forces to launch Good Food Finance Network (Press release)

An international group of finance leaders are coming together to accelerate the mobilization of finance for healthier, more sustainable, and inclusive food systems. 21 September 2021—As the world is preparing for the landmark United Nations Food Systems Summit on 23 September 2021, finance leaders who have recognized the vital role of food in solving today’sContinue reading “Finance leaders join forces to launch Good Food Finance Network (Press release)”

2nd Good Food Finance High-Level Leaders Roundtable

The 2nd Good Food Finance High-Level Leaders Roundtable took place on Monday, 20 September 2021, and launched the Good Food Finance Network. Network members will collaborate toward instrumentation of a global transition to finance for sustainable food systems. Food systems as they are now generate trillions of dollars in unfunded hidden costs—degrading climate stability, exacerbatingContinue reading “2nd Good Food Finance High-Level Leaders Roundtable”

Why our broken food system is overshooting the Earth’s planetary boundaries 

Earth Overshoot Day marks the date in the year when the annual capacity of our planet to regenerate what we take from it is used up. Beyond this point, we eat into our planet’s natural capital. That day comes earlier every year, and our food systems are at the heart of this.