From Fiji to Slovakia and from Gabon to Scotland. There are very few people on the planet working on financing regeneration at a landscape level. This is a check in interview with Paul Chatterton of the Landscape Finance Lab currently working to finance the regeneration of 85m hectares across 16 landscapes.
Guaranteeing access to sufficient nutrients to the entire global population, which is set to reach 10 billion by 2050, will force a radical rethinking of the current agri-food system. The industrial, linear model of farming has created diversity-free systems that require enormous quantities of pesticides and chemical fertilisers to keep yields high. Cropping and farming practices, with their intensive use of inputs, have led to the exhaustion and erosion of soil and natural systems. The long-term health and resilience of our ecosystem are in danger. However, this trend can and must be reversed.
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, 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.
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.
What we learned in 2020 on nutrition, inequality, ownership, health, agroforestry, profitability, soil
As the year ends we share what we have learned in 2020 thanks to Investing in Regenerative Agriculture and Food from over 40 long interviews, many webinars and a complete series on Transition Finance for Farmers.
In the final episode of Transition Finance, Koen van Seijen with co-host and partner-in-crime Benedikt Bösel looks back on the past eight months and concludes the lessons discussed in previous episodes Transition Finance for Farmers series.