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Where We Grow From Here

Where We Grow from Here offers perspectives and stories focused on innovation by those who are advancing the overall quality and sustainability of the food system. Featured guests include entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts, and policymakers offering unique perspectives on building a food system designed for the 21st century and beyond.

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Carbon 101 and The Future of Carbon Markets


Alex Rau, Founding Partner of Environmental Commodity Partners LP (ECP) and Climate Wedge, joins us on this podcast episode. We talk about Alex's background, cover carbon 101: what it really means, what it doesn't mean, and explore how this commodity that is increasingly getting structured and formalized is important to several industries, including the food system.

Carbon 101 and The Future of Carbon Markets
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Leaders in Agriculture: Celebrating Three Exceptional Women

Tina May, Chief of Staff and VP of Rural Services for Land O’Lakes, Alexis Taylor, Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture, and Amanda De Jong, South West Business Unit Lead for Landus Cooperative, join us on this podcast episode. All three are remarkable leaders in agriculture who join us to celebrate Women's Day, highlight their accomplishments, learnings, new projects, and advice for future leaders in ag.


On The Frontlines of Innovation with Ripple Foods

Laura Flanagan, CEO of Ripple Foods and Adam Lowry, co-founder of Ripple Foods discuss building brands with purpose in a changing market and the value of impact and measurement for companies including becoming a B-Corp and the Ripple Effect. Both Laura and Adam dish on tactical tips for women in leadership and entrepreneurs.


Returns, Risk and Carbon Footprint with CDPQ

CDPQ's Frédéric Godbout and Mario Therrien discuss the value of partnerships and break down CDPQs strategy for return, risk, and carbon footprints including how CDPQ supports innovation and growth across their direct investment platform. Guests also provide insights to entrepreneurs and companies on what they are looking for today with a direct investment and partner.


The Role of Technology and New Tools to Tackle Food Waste and Hunger

As a record number of Americans face hunger, food insecurity has increasingly become a major focal point as we think about building a better food system. To understand the landscape of food insecurity in America and opportunities to build a better system, we connect with Emily Ma and Joe Intrakamhan's on their journey with Google [X] and the data initiative to address hunger in America.


A Grocers Perspective: The Role of Food and Capital Markets

Walter Robb and Sanjeev Krishnan discuss the state of play of the food industry, evolving capital markets, opportunities and areas prime for disruption, and how indoor agriculture fits into a food system designed to meet consumer needs.


How to Use Data to Navigate a Changing Marketplace with SPINS

We're joined by SPINS to discuss data and what has happened in the natural products industry since the COVID pandemic hit and share insights and tips for how brands, retailers, and the cast along the food supply chain can navigate this changing marketplace, including predictions for 2021.


How John Foraker and Jennifer Garner Are Bringing Nutritious Convenient Food to All Kids

Once Upon a Farm co-founders John Foraker and Jennifer Garner join us to discuss their companies commitment to bringing nutritious and convenient food to all kids, share more about their journey in building an impact-driven brand from the ground up, and dish on insights and lessons learned in building this mission-driven company.


Combating Food Waste Across the Supply Chain

In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, we are joined by Aidan Mouat, co-founder and CEO at Hazel Technologies and Matthew Walker, Managing Director at S2G.  We explore the issue of food waste across the supply chain, talk about how we can combat it and make the food system more efficient, and discuss some of the adjacent benefits that efficiency will provide for the environment and the economy.


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.


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.


The content in this podcast is for informational purposes only. It should not be taken as legal, business, tax or investment advice or be used to evaluate any investment or security. The content is not directed toward any investor or potential investor in any S2G fund and is not a solicitation of investment.


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