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Investing in Food Systems to Address Climate Change

2023 Asia Summit

Investing in Food Systems to Address Climate Change

Wednesday, September 13, 2023
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM SGT
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore - ESG Crescent presented by Bank of Singapore

Experts in this panel explore the imperative for including food systems in climate financing. Food systems account for 30 percent of global GHG emissions, not to mention their impact on essential resources such as water, land, and energy, which tie into every one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Yet, despite its potential to contribute to global climate goals, food systems transformation receives a minuscule amount of funding—1/20th of what is directed towards the energy and transportation sectors. Panelists from across the region representing a range of investment perspectives will discuss the imperative and business cases for investing in food systems to address climate change and food as national security. 

Holly Freishtat
Senior Director, Feeding Change, Milken Institute
Shehriyar Antia
Head of Global Thematic Research, PGIM
Ben Fargher
Head of Asia Pacific Environmental Markets, Cargill
John Friedman
Asia Director, AgFunder and GROW Accelerator
Sandhya Sriram
Founder and CEO, Shiok Meats