2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Ida Posner

Strategic Advisor

Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh


Ida Posner is a Strategic Advisor to the Posner Foundation of Pittsburgh where she leads the foundation’s growing portfolio of investments in food waste solutions. She also serves as VP, Strategic Planning at RDC, a family-owned, global railroad investment and management firm based in Pittsburgh, PA. She is passionate about food systems and transportation, and the intersection of the two. 

Ida holds a BSE from Princeton University and an MBA from Columbia Business School and remains active with both, serving on the Princeton CEE Advisory Council and the Deming Center Advisory Board. 




Wednesday, May 17th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Investing for Impact: How Philanthropy is (and isn’t) Funding Solutions to Food Waste

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

Funding food waste reduction is crucial to meeting 2030 goals — and philanthropic capital can have a big role to play. As a result, the ReFED Capital Tracker was launched in 2022, and updated to include philanthropic data — bringing transparency and insight to the ecosystem on where funding is going and where the gaps lie. Join this panel discussion to explore the Capital Tracker tool, high level trends, and the role of philanthropists in providing flexible, risk-tolerant, and patient investment to support impact-focused solution providers.

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