Category: Transition finance

Annette Mueller on managing over 2000 hectares biodynamically and selling everything directly to the end consumer for more than 40 years

Fattoria La Vialla di Gianni, Antonio e Bandino Lo Franco has managed hectares of land using organic farming since 1978. With La Vialla’s communication manager Annette Mueller we discuss why we need to invest more money in the fertility and biodiversity of the soil and also the estate’s success in direct-to-consumer distribution.

Laura Ortiz, Let financiers being seduced by Latin America biodiversity wealth

A conversation with Laura Ortiz, social entrepreneur, chief purpose officer and co founder of SVX Mexico. Laura joins us to talk about how “transformative finance” is the portal towards regenerative investments and how SVX’s “currency” is trust.

Pierre Rousseau on how large banks finance the regeneration transition

Pierre Rousseau, the Senior Advisor of BNP Paribas’ Sustainable Business, joins us to talk about the role of banks in regenerative transition. He also talks about how monetising externalities can revolutionise the way you do business.

Nathalie Whitaker and Mike Taitoko, regenerating New Zealand’s dairy industry focussing on water not carbon

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.

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.

Phil Taylor and Brandon Welch, the first investments of Mad Ag’s $10 million fund

Phil Taylor and Brandon Welch of the Perennial Fund and MAD Agriculture just closed their fund of $10 million and the first four loans are out of the door, with many more to come. We discuss in this episode what they have learned about skin-in-the-game transition finance and partnering with farmers.

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.

Bart van der Zande on building the world’s first regenerative startup studio

What exactly is a startup studio and why is it fundamental for the future of region food and agriculture? Why can’t we see companies reaching the scale and impact we need? We dive deep into these questions with Bart van der Zande, co-founder of Fresh Ventures.

Thekla Teunis and Gijs Boers, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of regenerative agriculture

An interview with the founders of Grounded, Thekla Teunis and Gijs Boers, founders of Grounded ― a company whose goal is to restore landscapes by giving power to farmers and consumers. We already interviewed them 4 years ago.