PEOPLE AND NATURE
Financing the Future of Food: A hybrid financing vehicle to sustain food systems in the Global South
Context and challenges
Food systems – encompassing production, transport, processing, energy, waste – are globally responsible for ~33% of GHG emissions and ~88% of deforestation; this environmental impact will continuously increase if no drastic measure is taken to curb the trend.
At the same time, food systems receive only 3% of funding, and the Global South receives less than 12% of global PE and VC funding within the sustainability sectors.
Financing the Future of Food is a platform to direct private channel funding towards impactful and sustainable food systems projects in the Global South.
The initiative seeks to reduce financial risks associated with these investments and avoid burdening the Global South countries with additional guaranteed requirements, through a collateralized pool of assets.
Financing the Future of Food seeks to raise USD 1 Bn through 100% private participants in a defined structure with multiple rounds.
The first projects to be funded are across Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean and the structure will be announced and go live during the BPCF.
Commitments from Business & Philanthropy
Join as an investor in the structured vehicle, either as sustainability enabling bond investor, or as impact bond investor
How to get involved?
1: Greenhouse gas
Source: The World Economic Forum