Investors Catalyst Group

Convened by Rabobank

AMBITION STATEMENT

The Investors Catalyst Group aims to highlight investment opportunities in sustainable food systems – either in the form of direct investment, impact finance, blue, green or climate bonds, or through an experienced impact asset manager -, evaluate investors interest, risk perception, mismatch (e.g., risk appetite, ticket size, currency) and other risk mitigating measures.

Sustainable food and agribusiness is a key sector with ample opportunity for investment with both financial and impact returns.

Major barriers for private investors, such as risk, lack of knowledge, and political exposure can be overcome through various measures and structures. There are concrete opportunities available for sustainable investment in (semi-) proven markets and value chain stages.

Summary

Investors Catalyst Group

The Investor Catalyst Group aims to unlock private investment in sustainable food systems through:

  1.  Connecting investors and food systems actors;
  2. Developing solutions for any mismatch in investment appetite and demand: risk profile, ticket size, return expectations;
  3. Working with public sector to shape an enabling environment and where necessary blended finance de-risking solutions for private sector investment;
  4. And linking the climate and food investment agendas.

To get involved in the Investors Catalyst Group, please contact:

Ben Valk at ben.valk@rabobank.com


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