2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





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 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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