Food Systems Financing

This is a reconvening of a NESAWG group which evolved into the North East Foodshed Finance Alliance (NEFFA) which launched a dialogue on shared metrics at Food + Enterprise Summit 2015.

Who: Designed for foundations, financial institutions and angel investors (collectively: "food system funders") as well as business intermediaries and researchers.  
What: A review of evolving opportunities and challenges for funding sustainable food and farm enterprises with both philanthropic and impact capital.
Why: To overcome current barriers, innovative programming must be devised that targets both sides of investments—the businesses and investors—to bridge the gap between them.