Identifying Barriers and Opportunities in Investing in Regenerative Agriculture for Social Justice
Erin Axelrod, LIFT Economy
The $1.1M Force for Good Fund (www.lifteconomy.com/forceforgood) invests in women and people of color-owned, “Best for the World” B Corps. The fund has been successfully deployed, and 50% of the capital has been directed to food-related enterprises. In this session, we will discuss the opportunities and barriers for engagement in regenerative agriculture. Through interactive discussions and breakout groups, participants in this session will be invited to explore questions like: -- How is regenerative agriculture being defined, and what does that look like for communities of color? -- Does the push for regenerative agriculture ensure that historically marginalized voices are heard? -- How can regenerative agriculture investments simultaneously address diversity, equity, and inclusion? -- LIFT Economy will also share preliminary findings from a comprehensive survey of 100 investors in the field of regenerative agriculture.
food, Force for Good Fund, impact investing, regenerative agriculture, social justice
Keba Konte (Red Bay Coffee) Regi Hasslet Marroquin (Main Street Project) Neelam Sharma (Community Services Unlimited) Erin Axelrod (LIFT Economy, Force for Good Fund)
More information on the Force for Good Fund can be found at www.lifteconomy.com/forceforgood