2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

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

Karina Bautista

Senior Program Officer, Food Systems Innovation



Karina Bautista is an environmental scientist whose experience covers the entire food supply chain. From connecting Amazon Basin sustainable producers with markets globally, to running an agroecological research and seed bank farm. She collaborated with WWF to create the Galapagos islands’ first food loss and waste baseline and educational awareness campaign, led research of COVID’s impact on food security on the islands, and is a member of Ecuador’s Seed Guardian Network’s board. Karina now works with Verra on Food Systems Innovation, creating financial incentives to help accelerate & finance climate action across the global food supply chain.


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. 

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