The role of Triodos, one of the world’s leading sustainable banks, in financing the transition towards regenerative agriculture

As part of our series on Transition Finance, my co-host Benedikt Bösel and myself interviewed Jurriën Appers of Triodos Bank/Investment Management on the role of banks in this transition.

Introducing Transition Finance with Benedikt and Koen

Koen van Seijen and Benedikt Bösel are the co-hosts of this special series dedicated to Transition Finance in regenerative agriculture and food.
In this series Koen is joined by Benedikt Bösel, owner of the Gut&Bösel farm (http://www.gutundboesel.org) and former Venture Capitalist with a focus on environmental technologies and AgTech startups. Follow them on their journey to find out what are the key principles of transition finance for regenerative farmers.

Zach Weiss – Climate change is a symptom of watercycle disturbance and we can fix it

Zach Weiss is founder and president of Elemental Ecosystems, created provide an action-oriented process to improve clients’ relationship with their landscape.

Armin Steuernagel – How to keep a mission driven company independent and raise capital

Armin Steuernagel, entrepreneur in food, co-founder of the Purpose Network and impact investor. The Purpose Network helps companies to stay independent and mission driven for the long term.

Judith D Schwartz – What is possible with soil?

From the interview with Judith D. Schwarz, a journalist whose recent work looks at soil as a hub for multiple environmental, economic and social challenges-and solutions.

Greg Shewmaker – There are hardly any nutrients in the food we eat

Greg Shewmaker is TeakOrigin co-founder. TeakOrigin is a Boston-based data analytics company building the common language of food

Aymeric Jung and Josep Segarra – From Lehman Brothers to rebuilding the food system

Aymeric Jung and Josep Segarra of Quadia Capital (www.quadia.ch) have been investing in regenerative agriculture and food companies for a few years and put more than 10M to work.

Isabella Tree – Rewilding a 3,500 acre British farm that was never profitable before

Isabella Tree is the author of the book Wilding: The Return of Nature to a British Farm. She runs, together with with her husband, the environmentalist Charlie Burrell, the Knepp experiment, the pioneering rewilding project in West Sussex , using free-roaming grazing animals to create new habitats for wildlife.

Paul Chatterton – WWF’s Finance Lab working on landscapes of 1M hectares

Paul Chatterton is the co-founder of the Landscape Finance Lab an experimental unit inside the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). They incubate sustainable landscapes, structure, launch and fund deals at landscape scale.

John Kempf – Forget about soil, Focus on plant health instead

John Kempf is the founder of Advancing Eco Agriculture, a plant nutrition and biostimulants consulting company, and a top expert in the field of biological and regenerative farming.