Editor’s Note: New Food Order is a new podcast brought to by AFN’s parent company AgFunder in collaboration with Food+Tech Connect, co-hosted by AgFunder’s Louisa Burwood-Taylor and Food+Tech Connect’s Danielle Gould.
The views expressed in the podcast do not necessarily reflect those of the team at AFN or AgFunder.
Whether it’s a large multi-national and publicly listed corporation, a startup or small business, or a family farmer, every business needs financing at one point or another. But the range of financing tools on the market today were not designed with the complexities of food and agriculture or social and environmental impact in mind.
In this episode, we speak with some food and ag investing trailblazers who are trying to create financing structures that better suit certain industry players, that also enable them to de-risk their loans and investments and increase the impact of their capital.
What to expect in this episode — the first deep-dive episode for New Food Order:
- The challenges with current debt financing, venture capital, and public market models for food and agriculture
- Using data and metrics to de-risk investments and ensure they have maximum positive impact for people and our planet
- The returns investors can expect from ecologically friendly ventures
- The challenges farmers face with the current banking system and how to fund their transition to regenerative agriculture
- Making existing investment models more people- and planet-friendly
- New models for investing in food and agriculture
- Balancing growth with social and ecological impact
- The rise of ESG investing and the manipulation of its standards
- How VC and Family funds can better identify forward-thinking businesses to invest in
- How one group is creating a whole new asset class focused on the natural world that could potentially revolutionize the financial sector.
How to listen
You can listen in the player below, or wherever you get your podcasts. And please remember to subscribe and share with anyone you think will find it interesting.
It is hosted by Danielle Gould and me, Louisa Burwood-Taylor