A year after the launch of the Good Food Finance Network (GFFN), the GFFN principals and co-chairs met businesses and investors during Climate Week NYC 2022 to demonstrate the progress made and invite them to join the network to unlock finance for sustainable and climate-resilient food systems. “Financial institutions, be it asset managers, commercial banksContinue reading “Bringing good food finance on the Climate Agenda at Climate Week NYC”
Opinion piece produced by Farm Animal Investment Risk & Return (FAIRR), GFFN Founding organization, highlighting the Panel on Fiscal and Agricultural Support Policies to Address Climate and Food Security.
During the Good Food Finance Week, the GFFN proposed a Co-Investment platform to tackle global food security challenges and announced Rebeca Grynspan, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and Wiebe Draijer, CEO of Rabobank as GFFN Co-Chairs. They will provide strategic guidance and serve as high-level leaders representing public, private, and multilateral sectors.
Expert Interview featuring GFFN Principals & core partners Diane Holdorf – Executive Vice President at World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) & Ertharin Cousin – CEO and Founder of Food Systems for the Future (FSF) discuss the urgen need for a fast response to food systems transformations and the importance of adequate and accessible financing.
The Discussion paper from the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS) presents a snapshot of current challenges and opportunities associated with blended finance and calls for a radical sectoral shift in agriculture, using commercial banks, development finance institutions and other financial intermediaries as enablers for food systems transformation. It provides a situation analysis and a proposed action plan that was discussed in-depth during the GFFN Event ‘Strengthening collaboration between private and public banks to scale up finance for sustainable food systems”.
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 foodContinue reading “Finance leaders join forces to launch Good Food Finance Network”
EVENT — 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 climateContinue reading “2nd Good Food Finance High-Level Leaders Roundtable”
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. GFFN partners Gunhild Stordalen and Jeremy Coller, along with Prof. Johan Rockström, published an op-ed to mark Earth Overshoot Day, examine the role of food systems, and highlight the need to secure a safe operating space for humanity.
On April 30, 2021, the Good Food Finance Initiative convened its first high-level Leaders Roundtable. The meeting brought together key leaders and innovators to discuss a Good Food Finance Mission Statement, insights for rethinking return on investment, and work toward a multi-year Action Agenda for transforming food-related finance.
The global food and agriculture sector receives more than US$700 billion in public support each year, but much of this is not currently geared toward addressing this challenge. This policy brief produced by Just Rural Transition (JRT) explains how countries support their food and agriculture sectors, why much of this financial assistance is in need of repurposing, and what this process looks like in practice.