Finance in action: transforming the food systems

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 From 12:30 to 14:00 (CET) Forum Genève - Donghai
Supply Demand Mismatch

The global food system is the main driver of the ecological and climate transgression pushing natural systems beyond the boundaries of a safe operating space for humanity. But today, there is a huge opportunity to invest in innovative and disruptive nature-positive businesses.

In the first part of the session, our panel, consisting of experts on food system transformation and finance professionals with innovative investment solutions, will explore the role finance can play to accelerate the transition towards a more sustainable food value chain.

The second part of the session will be more interactive based where participants will be able to exchange with various entrepreneurs that will present their new and innovative technologies.


David Nabarro

Co-Director, the Imperial College Institute of Global Health Innovation at the Imperial College London - Senior Advisor,Food Systems Summit Dialogues – Strategic Director of 4SD Switzerland - Special Envoy of WHO Director General for COVID19 - 4SD

David secured his medical qualification in 1974 and has worked in over 50 countries – in communities and hospitals, governments, civil society, universities, and in United Nations (UN) programs.

Melchior de Muralt

Managing Partner - de Pury Pictet Turrettini & Co Ltd

Managing partner de Pury Pictet Turrettini, Chairman of the Cadmos engagement funds, co-founder Blue Orchard finance, member of the committee of the ICRC.

Tanja Havemann

Co-Founder and Director - Clarmondial AG

Tanja manages Clarmondial AG, a Swiss investment advisory company focused on mobilizing capital for sustainable natural resource management. She is also a director of the Food Securities Fund.

Alexandre Bastos

Head of Front End Innovation - Givaudan International SA

Alexandre’s role is to explore emerging food technologies and business models while bringing opportunities by connecting with start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovation thought leaders that are disrupting the food ecosystem.

Clea Kaske-Kuck

Director for Policy and Advocacy, Food and Nature - WBCSD

Clea leads advocacy and policy development for WBCSD. Prior she worked for 15 years in multiple roles at Cargill, the World Bank and US Congress in China, the US, the Netherlands and Switzerland. She has diplomas in international relations and public policy from Harvard and Stanford University.