Following the green – sustainability investment trends for 2023
Over the past few years sustainability has really come to the fore – becoming an essential aspect of any forward-looking food business.
On the Food Matters Live podcast, the topic comes up again and again.
Given the scale of the global challenges around climate change and a growing population, it seems inevitable we will be talking about it for some time to come.
The tricky thing is lots of claims are made about sustainability, so for investors looking to back businesses, the question is: How do you separate greenwashing from genuine progressive thinking?
And where should climate-conscious people, who want to see real change in the food system, be looking to invest?
In this episode, we investigate sustainable investment trends and ask how investments can help build a sustainable food system.
Rogier Pieterse, Managing Director, Pymwymic
As a former entrepreneur and being passionate about bringing change, Rogier has been leading PYMWYMIC since 2016.
He is excited about those who aim to do good and the catalytic role of impact investing – aiming to keep pushing for improved standards in the way we all invest.
Rogier has an investment background with extensive experience in evaluating, negotiating, structuring deals and creating value by scaling and initiating successful businesses.
Patrick Thomas, Investment Director, Head of ESG Portfolio Management, Canaccord
Patrick set up and is responsible for Canaccord’s range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) portfolios.
Patrick chairs the ESG Committee. He also sits on the firm’s Portfolio Construction Committee, Fund Selection Committee and Alternatives Committee.
He specialises in managing investment portfolios for intermediaries, trusts, charities and pension funds, specialising in discretionary mandates.
Christian Guba, Investor, Atlantic Food Labs
Christian is an Investor with Atlantic Food Labs, an early-stage VC Fund & Venture Studio based in Berlin.
Atlantic Food Labs invests in ambitious and mission-driven startups along the entire food value chain and has backed companies such as Gorillas, Formo, Mushlabs or Infarm.
Christian gained a Master in Management from HHL Leipzig and before joining Atlantic Food Labs he worked with btov Partners, BCG Digital Ventures, and Google.