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A Peer Conversation with the 2020-21 SAFSF Investment Cohort

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What’s Up with Food and Farm Investing: A Peer Conversation with the SAFSF 2020-21 Investment Cohort

July 8, 2021 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm PDT

Eighteen experienced impact investors from the SAFSF network met regularly as a cohort over the past year to share learnings, address challenges, and find fellowship. This session shares a taste of the group’s conversations with the SAFSF network. During the session, investors will discuss what inspires their work, and how they think about investing in order to shift power, achieve returns, and build a more equitable food system.

Cohort member Katherine Pease of Pathstone will moderate a dynamic panel discussion with investor peers from the cohort. Following, you can take your pick of three actionable breakout sessions where participants can connect with each other and with our cohort members. Choose to join a conversation about one of the following:

  • Getting started with food and farm investing: Bring your questions and learn about some of the most approachable places to get started as a food and farm investor. 
    Peer leaders: Rosalie CatesPhilanthropy Northwest and the Giving Practice; Karla Miller, Northwest Area Foundation; Lisa Sebesta, Sitari Capital
  • Investor power-shifts: Explore the dynamics of investor power, respectful relationships with borrowers and communities, and racial equity goals. 
    Peer leaders: Kat Gilje, Ceres Trust; Karen Swift, Swift Foundation; Olivia Watkins, Black Farmer Fund
  • Building a food and farm portfolio: Learn how some ag-minded investors make both program- and mission-related investments (PRIs and MRIs) across asset classes, build relationships, and source deals. 
    Peer leaders: Jason Ingle, Closed Loop Capital; Katherine Pease, Pathstone

Whether you’re still exploring how to shift part of your endowment to social impact investing or have made many investments for financial return already, we hope you’ll leave this conversation a little more inspired, connected, and ready to move forward in your work.

Note: This webinar is limited to grantmakers and investors.

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