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Where We Grow from Here
32 minutes | 23 days ago
Episode 15: On The Frontlines of Innovation with Ripple Foods
Laura Flanagan, CEO of Ripple Foods and Adam Lowry, co-founder of Ripple Foods discuss building brands with purpose in a changing market and the value of impact and measurement for purpose driven companies including becoming a B-Corp and the Ripple Effect. Both Laura and Adam dish on tactical tips for women in leadership and entrepreneurs.
37 minutes | a month ago
Episode 14: Returns, Risk and Carbon Footprint with CDPQ
CDPQ's Frédéric Godbout and Mario Therrien discuss the value of partnerships and break down CDPQs strategy for return, risk, and carbon footprints including how CDPQ supports innovation and growth across their direct investment platform. Guests also provide insights to entrepreneurs and companies on what they are looking for today with a direct investment and partner.
29 minutes | 2 months ago
Episode 13: The Role of Technology and New Tools to Tackle Food Waste and Hunger
Emily Ma and Joe Intrakamhang discuss the issue of food waste and food insecurity how technology can help us to better combat these issues in the food system. They share more their work at Google to create new tools to combat food waste and hunger across America.
44 minutes | 3 months ago
Episode 12: A Grocers Perspective: The Role of Food and Capital Markets
Walter Robb and Sanjeev Krishnan discuss the state of play of the food industry, capital markets, opportunities and areas prime for disruption, and how indoor agriculture fits into a food system designed to meet consumer needs.
29 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 11: How to Use Data to Navigate a Changing Marketplace with SPINS
Anu Goel, President of Client Growth Solutions at SPINS, joins us to discuss the role of data and data-driven insights and trends across the food supply chain. He also dives into tips for brands to be successful in an evolving marketplace.
41 minutes | 4 months ago
Episode 10: How John Foraker and Jennifer Garner Are Bringing Nutritious Convenient Food to All Kids
Once Upon a Farm co-founders John Foraker and Jennifer Garner join us to discuss their company's commitment to bringing nutritious and convenient food to all kids, share more about their journey in building an impact-driven brand from the ground up, and dish on insights and lessons learned in building this mission-driven company.
27 minutes | 5 months ago
Episode 09: Combating Food Waste Across the Supply Chain
In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, we are joined by Aidan Mouat, co-founder and CEO at Hazel Technologies and Matthew Walker, Managing Director at S2G. Today we explore the issue of food waste across the supply chain, talk about how we can combat it and make the food system more efficient, and discuss some of the adjacent benefits that efficiency will provide for the environment and the economy.
19 minutes | 6 months ago
Episode 08: The Future of Food: Why Now is a Critical Moment for Retail and the Food Marketplace
Walter Robb, former co-CEO at Whole Foods and Audre Kapacinskas of S2G Ventures share highlights from the recently co-authored Future of Food Report and discuss what is happening in the retail and food marketplace, address trends and the rapid digitalization of the sector, and share predictions for the future.
41 minutes | 7 months ago
Episode 07: Brewing Peace Through Prosperity with Tru Colors
Walter Robb and Tru Colors team members George Taylor, KO Olokunola and Press Bethea dive into business, entrepreneurship and social justice through the lens of Tru Colors, a brewery promoting peace and prosperity. Hear how Tru Colors is taking a fresh approach to leadership, skill development, the power of business, culture and working to unite communities across America.
52 minutes | 8 months ago
Episode 06: What's Next for Sustainable Finance and Impact Investing
In this episode of Where We Grow From Here, we are joined by John Goldstein, Head of the Sustainable Finance Group at Goldman Sachs and Sanjeev Krishnan, Chief Investment Officer and Managing Director at S2G. Today we dive into the state of the market, and future of ESG and Sustainable finance, why resilience matters, the role of innovation, corporate social responsibility, and moving markets and capital at scale.
44 minutes | 9 months ago
Episode 05: The Future of Organic Farming at Scale in America
Jeff Huckaby, President of Grimmway Farms and Organic Trade Association’s 2020 Organic Farmer of the Year joins Walter Robb to discuss soil health and organic farming at scale, food security and managing complex farm operations throughout a global pandemic, and touch on the future of farming and agriculture in America.
29 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 04: The State of Farming in America and The Farm Economy
With COVID-19, we have witnessed a tremendous demand for food and we have seen the fragility of our overall food system. We wanted to go straight to the farm gate and talk with farmers at the front line about how they are managing through this crisis. We also wanted to learn about their operation and how they think about innovation and leadership. We're discussing the current state of farming in America and how two farm businesses are doing in today’s environment. We are joined by Ryan Weeks of Weeks Family Farms, a fifth-generation farmer from Nebraska and Justin Bruch, President and Founder of Clear Frontier Ag Management and a fifth-generation farmer from Iowa.
31 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 03: Episode 03: How RNA and Technology Can Enable Us to Move Forward
GreenLight founder Andrey Zarur and MIT Professor Charlie Cooney discuss what GreenLight is working on in their COVID-19 response, including when and how a vaccine may be ready for the public. They also discuss how planning now can help during future pandemics, and the rules GreenLight set for developing a vaccination.
14 minutes | 10 months ago
Episode 02: Farmer Focus' Corwin Heatwole Discusses New Challenges For Farmers
Farmer Focus CEO and founder Corwin Heatwole discusses why he started SVO, his organization's core pillars, what's unique about the Farmer Focus model, and how COVID-19 has affected farmers. Corwin also shares what he's doing for his own employees during this difficult time.
32 minutes | a year ago
Episode 01: The Art of the Pivot: How Everytable is Evolving to Address New Challenges
In our first episode of Where We Grow From Here, we are joined by Sam Polk, co-founder and CEO of Everytable and Walter Robb, former co-CEO at Whole Foods and Executive-in-Residence at S2G Ventures . Walter will be connecting with Sam to talk in-depth about the pivots Everytable is making to support their community, employees, and the viability of the business during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.
8 minutes | a year ago
Episode 00: Welcome to Where We Grow From Here
S2G Ventures Managing Director Aaron Rudberg discusses the launch of our new podcast about the food system, and what to expect in the episodes ahead.
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