How can we unlock the needed assets to make a transformation of our food systems a reality?
The proposed session titled “Sustainable finance to unlock billions” aims to set the roadmap of what needs to happen to unlock the US$300-350 billion needed in public and private capital per year to realize business opportunities in the implementation of the SDGs. This is the main goal of the action proposed by all partners of the Transforming Food Systems in a Changing Climate initiative
Speakers in the session would discuss the key short and mid-term strategies that are needed to reorient and leverage capital flows towards sustainable food systems. In addition, they will discuss their potential roles and provide examples of what their organizations are already doing towards achieving these action goals. The session would include a key presentation followed by a talk show with invited speakers. The discussion will be followed by an interactive question and answer session with the audience.
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Opening and closing:

Deissy Martínez BarónLatin America Program Leader, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)


Alberto Millán, Sustainable Finance Advisor, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)


Edit Kiss, Director of Development and Portfolio Management, Mirova Natural Capital


Mauricio Benítez, Head of Portfolio Agriculture Investments, responsAbility


Hans Loth, Global Head UN Environment Partnership, Rabobank Group



Where to watch the event

The around-the-world virtual relay event will be live streamed right here on the CCAFS website. You can also watch on our Facebook page, our LinkedIn page, and on our YouTube channel. The livestream will also be accessible through the Whova companion app.



Live translation will be available in Spanish for this session. Go to the CCAFS livestream for more information.


This session is supported by: 


The Transforming Food Systems Under a Changing Climate initiative brings together over 100 partners. See the full list of partners.



Hosted from: Cali, Colombia
Local time: 12:00 – 12:45 COT

The event will be livestreamed on our website, watch here.



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