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Our team at S2G is constantly learning, researching and bringing together diverse perspectives across our network to share ideas on the future of food. 

REPORTS

The Future of Food: Through the Lens of Retail

The pandemic of 2020 is shining the brightest of lights on our present day food system and exposing both its resiliency and its vulnerabilities. In our second installment of research focusing on the Future of Food in the Age of Covid, we share our research and perspectives on food, retailing and areas of focus critical for retailers to drive future growth.

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Clean Label, Plant-Based and Low Sugar Superfood: A Recipe for Growth

Liz Fisher, CEO and founder of Lavva, to discuss her thoughts on health, their recent launch of Lavva Plant Milk and the future of food.

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Celebrating Breakthrough Innovation in AgTech

Congratulations to our 2020 AgTech Breakthrough winners - Apeel, Benson Hill, Growers Edge, Hi Fidelity Genetics and Sound Ag.

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Guilty Pleasures: Counting Carbon for Non-Center-of-the Plate Ingredients

Atomo has reverse-engineered coffee bean molecules to create a uniquely smooth and sustainable brew made from upcycled plant materials.

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PODCAST

The Future of Food: Why Now is a Critical Moment for Retail and the Food Marketplace

Walter Robb, former co-CEO of Whole Foods and Audre Kapacinskas discuss the future of food, key drivers of innovation in the retail and food marketplace and share predictions for the future of retail.

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Brewing Peace Through Prosperity with Tru Colors

Hear how Tru Colors is taking a fresh approach to leadership, skill development, the power of business, culture and working to unite communities across America.

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What's Next for Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing

In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, we are joined by John Goldstein, Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs and Sanjeev Krishnan, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at S2G. Today we dive into the state of the market, and future of ESG and Sustainable finance, why resilience matters, the role of innovation, corporate social responsibility, and moving markets and capital at scale.

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LATEST NEWS

Brightseed raises $27 million for phytonutrient identification tech used in food and nutraceuticals

Brightseed, the company launched by former Hampton Creek head of research and development, Jim Flatt, to identify the presence of specific nutrients in plants that are believed to boost human health, has raised $27 million in its latest round of funding, the company said.

Lavva launches plant-based milks, creamers made from pili nuts and coconut water

Lavva – best-known for its pili nut and plaintain-fueled plant-based yogurts – has moved into the plant-based milk category with a higher-fat product made with three ingredients: organic coconut water, filtered water, and pili nuts; with no added sugar, sweeteners, gums, stabilizers or emulsifiers.

Exporter-focused software startup lands funding round

A software startup that focuses on helping commodities exporters digitize and automate their logistics and global trade processes has snagged a $4 million seed round of venture capital funding from a host of investors, the company said Tuesday.

The funding round was led by S2G Ventures, a multi-stage venture fund that invests in food and agriculture companies focused on creating sustainable food systems.

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