This year’s theme is “Putting MOVE in the Movement!” and will include the following topics: policy organizing, racism in the food system, food activism, farm-to-institutions (including farm-to-hospital), food security, food hubs, and food + farm workers.
Slow Money NYC is leading a Working Group entitled “[Collaborative Approaches to Financing a Better Food System]”(http://nesawg.org/our-work/conference/discussion-workgroups) and continues a dialogue initiated by Slow Money NYC in various forums: NEFFA, Food + Enterprise Summit 2015 and, recently, CFF Briefing, discussed above. Register here.
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.