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May 4 at 8:30 am PDT | Blending Finance and Technology: Accelerating Solutions for Sustainable Development

May 4 at 8:30 am PDT | Blending Finance and Technology: Accelerating Solutions for Sustainable Development

Over the coming decade, a wave of innovative, high-impact agricultural technologies will have the potential to increase productivity, raising yields and incomes. As they come online, these climate-smart technologies will help repair the currently disrupted food, energy, water and health supply chains, helping to promote a more inclusive and regenerative economy. Or not. Building a pipeline of investable projects is key to sustainable development. How can we screen and validate investment opportunities in the agricultural sector? How can impact investing and outcome-based financing be productive when new, high-value technologies are few and far between?

Moderator

Glenn Yago
Senior Fellow and Founder, Financial Innovations Labs, Milken Institute; Senior Director, Milken Innovation Center, Jerusalem Institute

Speakers

Alec Ellison
Chairman, OurCrowd (US)

Gideon Friedmann
Chief Scientist, Israel Ministry of Energy

Abi Mustapha-Maduakor
CEO, Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association

Olivia Steedman
Senior Managing Director, Teachers' Innovation Platform, Ontario Teachers'​ Pension Plan

Stephanie von Friedeburg
Senior Vice President, Operations, International Finance Corporation