2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN


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Caroline Vance

Director of Capital, Innovation and Engagement

ReFED

Bio:

Caroline serves as ReFED's Capital, Innovation, & Engagement Director, working on initiatives that drive more investment into solutions to food waste.  Prior to joining ReFED, she spent 12 years in the impact investing unit of Deutsche Bank and its asset management firm, DWS, where she managed portfolios of investments in microfinance institutions and social enterprises operating in the developing world.  She currently serves on the Board of Upaya Social Ventures, a non-profit organization that makes seed-stage investments in companies that provide dignified employment to the lowest-income members of society in India, and she is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Schedule

Wednesday, May 11th

1:30pm - 2:30pm


Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Thomas Swain Room

Capital in Action: The Role of Catalytic Funding in Food Waste

ReFED’s analysis shows that $3B in catalytic capital is required each year to meet the goal of cutting food waste in half by 2030. What is catalytic capital, and why is it so important? This session will focus on the critical and creative role that catalytic capital plays in advancing food waste solutions, with commentary from a panel of funders on how they have deployed catalytic capital – and how it can be leveraged with other capital types to develop and scale food waste solutions.

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