Financing Sustainable Agriculture at Scale


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𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐢𝐜𝐮𝐥𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞?

As our global population climbs and the climate crisis deepens, the call for sustainable agricultural practices becomes more urgent. How do we finance large-scale agricultural projects that guarantee food security and maintain the health of our soils?

Webinar co-hosted by illuminem & Tikehau Capital
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Our esteemed speakers

1. Cécile Cabanis

Cécile Cabanis is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Tikehau Capital, where she brings to bear more than two decades of profound experience in the field of finance. Her commitment to sustainability has been a cornerstone of her career since her tenure as the Executive Vice President of Danone. Cécile also serves as a distinguished member of the boards of Schneider Electric, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, and Mediawan, further underscoring her extensive contributions to the corporate world.

2. Henry Gordon-Smith

Henry Gordon-Smith is the Founder & CEO of Agritecture, an advisory consulting firm that has consulted on over 200 urban agriculture projects in over 40 countries. He is a sustainability strategist focused on urban agriculture, water issues, and emerging agri-technologies.

3. Laurent-David Charbit

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Laurent-David is the Co-Head of Tikehau Capital’s Private Equity Regenerative Agriculture Strategy, responsible for delving into the financial strategies driving sustainable agriculture. Deeply rooted in a cause for sustainability, prior to this Laurent-David has worked as the VP for Global Climate & Sustainability at Unilever.

4. Philippe Birker

Philippe is the Co-Founder of Climate Farmers, a firm helping build the infrastructure for scaling regenerative agriculture in Europe. He is a serial entrepreneur with multiple co-founding roles such as Viva con Agua in the Nederlands and the Stitching Love Foundation.

5. Stefanos Fotiou

Stefanos Fotiou is an expert on sustainable development currently serving as the Director of the Office of SDGs, Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN. Under this capacity, he is also serving as Director of the UN Food Systems Coordination Hub.

6. Zitouni Ould-Dada

Dr. Zitouni Ould-Dada is the Director of the Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment at the United Nations World Food Program (FAO). He has 26 years of experience working with the UN and the governments of the United Kingdom and France. He is a thought leader in climate change, food security, and sustainable development.

7. (Moderator) Andrea Gori

Andrea is the Founder & “Chief Earth Officer” (CEO) of, the leading source of sustainability information & data, and one of Angel List’s Top Digital Startups in Europe. Previous to illuminem, he served as BCG’s Global Green Champion. Andrea is a speaker in events hosted at the United Nations, Davos, TedX, and several universities around the world.


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