Category: Ecosystem Services Payments

Nathalie Whitaker and Mike Taitoko

A conversation with Nathalie Whitaker and Mike Taitoko, co-founders of Toha, which is building a one-of-a-kind global marketplace with climate and environment impact at its heart.

Jim Mann, using biochar and enhanced weathering to super charge the carbon potential of ecosystem regeneration

What is the role of profit in scaling regeneration? How do we sell credits for biochar? What is enhanced weathering and why does it matter? How can we deploy billions in restoring ecosystems, increasing biodiversity, and storing a lot of carbon permanently? Jim Mann, founder of The Future Forest Company, joins us to talk about the wonders of enhanced weathering co-deployed with biochar and why this experiment deserves billions of dollars of investment.

Benjamin Ware on how Nestlé, doing $93 billion a year in sales, is getting serious about regeneration

This conversation with Benjamin Ware, manager of Responsible Sourcing for Nestlé, explores the role of large corporations in regenerative agriculture. As this is a transition, it is a slow process so don’t expect Nestlé to buy 100% regenerative products in 10 years and there might be a role for some chemical inputs in the transition.

Jasper Bertels on how to regenerate and calculate the returns in a landscape of 1M ha

A dive into a model which shed some light on the potential returns of landscape scale regeneration with Jasper Bertels of Commonland.

Anastasia Volkova on how to monitor whole landscapes and watersheds from space

With Anastasia Volkova, the CEO of Regrow, we kick off our new series about the technologies needed to bring regeneration to a landscape scale. With Anastasia we discuss remote sending and how their digital platform combines agronomy and scenario planning with monitoring, reporting, and verification

Paul Pizzala from a London city private bank to the biggest regenerative farm in the UK

How a London city private banker took a permaculture course and now applies his finance knowledge to build the biggest regenerative farm of the UK. Definitely stay until the end to hear from Mark Drewell, executive chair how investors are responding to the new equity offer compared to debt of New Foundation Farms.

Russ Carrington on why Knepp, after rewilding, is moving into regenerative agriculture

Russ Carrington, manager of Knepp Regenerative Farms, on how and why did one of the most well-known rewilding examples in the world has recently started a regenerative farming enterprise.

Robin Saluoks and Kristjan Luha on how to start paying 1500 grain farmers across 1M hectares for soil carbon

A check in interview with Robin Saluoks and Kristjan Luha, co- founders of eAgronom, a platform that enables farmers to manage and oversee their entire farm, employees, and fields. We discussed their current fundraising for their series A.

Christian Shearer on selling 100,000 soil carbon credits to Microsoft on the blockchain

How did Regen Network sell 100,000 soil carbon credits to a giant company like Microsoft? Moreover, why did Regen Network decide not to build on top of Ethereum? An interesting conversation with Christian Shearer, CEO of Regen Network and the Co-Founder of Terra Genesis International.

Sarah Mock, Treat Farms Like Businesses

Forget everything you thought you knew about US Agriculture, the family farm myth and “successful” regenerative farmers, and take a deep dive into why should we treat farming as a business and why indigenous people should run them. An interesting conversation with Sarah Mock, Head of Marketing and Communications at Sylvanaqua Farms, freelance farmer, researcher and author of Farm (and Other F Words).