On July 4th three people will make their way to an Italian restaurant in London to meet you and share more about their work.
An ecologist, a philanthropist and a head of communications from a controlled environment agriculture company. Enjoy your vegetable risotto, meet other fellow members from our community and hear from these innovators. One of them will share a story about how they found a way to make cows produce less methane :-).
It is expected that the average annual capital spending required in the transition to net zero in the agriculture and food sector will be c. $840 billion until 2050. Investment professionals need to understand both the enablers and barriers in the climate-smart food space to ensure access to sustainable food and embrace market opportunities.
Discussion points include:
· tackling food waste and highlighting the rising 'hunger crisis'
· biobased solutions for land management and global food security
· vertical farming – using innovation to grow crops to maximize production.
Here's a bit more on our guests:
Aileen Thomson is Head of Philanthropy and Stewardship at The Felix Project, a charity that rescues surplus food and delivers it community organisations and schools in London.
Martin Driscoll is an ecologist. He will cover how bio-based products can be used to fight wildfires, and to mitigate the risk of subsequent soil erosion and floods. He will also present the lowest cost solution to producing healthy and profitable crops in arid and saline conditions.
Edwin Morgan is Director of Communications at Harvest London, a controlled environment agriculture company. This is about 'vertical farming', which grows crops indoors, year-round, with much greater productivity than field agriculture, using considerably less water and no chemical pesticides.
You can register for this great social event here
Hope to see you there!
I am all signed up for this Aya.
Thanks to all involved in arranging the event looks like a fun and informative get together.
CFA Society of the UK3rd floor, Boston House,63-64 New Broad Street, London EC2M 1JJ