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Carbon Markets: Trends, Trials, and Turning Points

Over the past decade, there has been a surge in interest and discussion surrounding carbon markets, indicating strong potential for a global, efficient market for carbon and emissions. However, scrutiny of carbon market practices and related climate impact has intensified. We believe continued maturation depends on effectively addressing three primary challenges to market scale: transparency, standardization and incentives.


The Missing Middle: Capital Imbalances in the Energy Transition

Achieving real progress on decarbonization requires a massive acceleration in capital deployment over the next decade. While the aggregate capital committed to the energy transition today appears impressive, much of this is not aligned to where the market’s funding needs are most pressing. Fundamental changes need to happen to close the capital gap, help companies scale and de-risk, and bring the clean energy transition to fruition.


The Anthropology of Market Change

Sanjeev Krishnan, Senior Managing Director and CIO at S2G Ventures, kicked off the 2023 S2G Summit with a keynote on The Anthropology of Market Change.


Trends Shaping the Future of Food in 2023

The fate of our global food system requires a shift to working with nature instead of against it, leveraging the power of science, technology, and entrepreneurship to move forward. In this report, we explore trends driving the evolution to a climate-smart, healthy food system, including updates to several trends included in our 2022 analysis as well as new emerging themes.


Investing in Natural Assets: Seeking Alpha in a World in Transition

Playing the same game with the same players isn’t going to make the 21st century more productive, profitable, and sustainable. Investors, companies and entrepreneurs need to be creative, take risks and embrace the complexity of natural assets.


Reflections on 10 Trends Shaping the Future of Food in 2022

2022 was a year of pioneering partnerships, groundbreaking innovations, and the increasing alignment of solutions that are good for business and the planet. While some trends were bolstered, others hit speed bumps and new trends came into focus. Overall, our long-term conviction in these trends remains strong. In our latest report, we reflect on these trends and assess their level of momentum entering 2023.


Three Trends Enabling the Transition to Regenerative Agriculture

Stemming from an urgent need to manage our soils better, produce more food at less cost, and address climate change mitigation, we see regenerative agriculture as the next frontier, taking a more central role in sustaining agricultural production in the near- and medium-term.


The State of Agtech: Reaching Scale Through Digitization

Agtech companies can achieve scalability by developing enterprise relationships across the supply chain to accelerate in-field adoption. In this report, we will look at the incentives and use cases for different stakeholders from input companies to OEMs, ag retailers and food companies to adopt new technologies.


Beyond the Why: The What and How of a More Sustainable and Healthy Food System

At our 2022 annual S2G Summit, S2G Ventures' Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer Sanjeev Krishnan, kicked off the day with a presentation about moving past the why of food system transition to explore the what and the how.


8 Trends Critical to a Vibrant Blue Economy

The United Nations declared this decade to be the ‘Ocean Decade’ a designation that could not be more timely given the deteriorating health of the ocean and our increasing dependence on it for sustenance, climate regulation, trade, tourism and countless other ecosystem services. Our latest report explores the trends that are fueling the transition to a healthier ocean ecosystem and a more sustainable seafood supply chain.


10 Trends Shaping the Future of Food in 2022

We are entering into a global food transition propelled by seismic tailwinds: massive demographic change spurring new consumer demand, significant advancements in the biology, chemistry and physics of food production to create new choices and now capital markets anchored by ESG that want to fund high growth, disruptive companies. Our latest report explores ten trends that are driving the transition to a climate smart, healthy food system.


2021 Market Review and the Implications for Food and Ag Investing

2021 saw a series of seminal events that have resulted in structural changes to capital markets. The parallel crises of Covid-19 and climate change have shifted perspectives and priorities and we are witnessing that playing out in the market. In this research report, we explore the public and private market trends we saw in 2021 and consider how they will impact the food and agriculture industry going into 2022.


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