2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit
May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO
Eric Turner is a General Partner at the Drawdown Fund, a Growth Equity fund focused on climate technologies in Food & Agriculture, Energy, and Sustainable Cities. He has spent his career as an investor in private equity, venture capital, and hedge fund management, with an industry focus on Agriculture, Industrials, Energy, and Materials. Prior to the Drawdown Fund, Eric was a venture investor at Tekfen Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on industrial and agriculture technologies. Before Tekfen, Eric was a portfolio manager of a long-short hedge fund at Turner Investments and an equity analyst covering the consumer and industrial sectors. Eric started his career in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in the Financial Institutions Group.
Thursday, May 18th
9:00am - 10:00am
Mainstage Session | Investing in Tomorrow: Financing Food Waste Solutions to Meet the Climate Challenge
Investing in food waste reduction is at an inflection point - with several clear tailwinds indicating that deploying capital into the sector has never been more attractive. In this session, two panels will explore what the future might hold for food waste solution financing. Seasoned early stage climate investors will discuss what innovation and sector development they will be looking for in 2023 and beyond, and industry experts will discuss the potential for carbon offsets to play a role in driving capital to food waste solutions.