RFSI Australia

RFSI Australia
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Catalyzing Conversation and Action for Investment in Regenerative Agriculture and Food in Australia and the Oceania Region.

Thank you for a successful inaugural RFSI Australia event!

May 26-27 9:00 am-1:00 pm AEST

Regenerative Food Systems Investment (RFSI) was created to connect investors to strategies and opportunities to diversify risk, improve returns and increase impact through the deployment of capital to regenerative agriculture and food systems.

The aim of RFSI Australia is to bring a diverse investor community together to catalyze a long-term conversation around investment in regenerative agriculture and food systems in Australia and beyond, as well as to dig into the how of creating and executing finance and investment solutions that help further expansion of these systems and their positive impacts.

Why investment in regenerative agriculture and food?

Investments in regenerative agriculture not only support carbon sequestration to combat climate change but also offer numerous other ecological, social, and financial benefits. To name a few:

Ecological: increased soil life, nutrient density, water retention, biodiversity, and whole-system resilience.

Economic: improved margins as operators can cut costly inputs while maintaining yields, improving land value, and potentially garnering premiums for their products.

Social: by eliminating addiction to costly chemical inputs, focusing on regional food supply chains and supporting healthy farms that can continue to thrive generation after generation – regenerative agriculture fosters community resilience.

The opportunity is strong but not widely understood and barriers to expansion and investment do exist. This two-day event will facilitate increased understanding of the opportunity in regenerative agriculture investment and how it can be successfully executed, as well as create a multi-directional conversation to better match capital with the desired outcomes of all involved.


The goals of RFSI Australia include to:

  • Connect investors and funders from across the region (and the world) to the opportunities in regenerative agriculture
  • Outline the opportunities for investment and capital needed to move these systems forward
  • Address the barriers for further adoption of and investment in of this type of system
  • Examine and learn from success stories and case studies
  • Facilitate a dialogue between the many diverse actors in the regenerative agriculture, food, finance and investment ecosystem

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Agenda | Virtual Program

RFSI Australia was held May 26 & 27 (May 25 & 26 in the U.S.) and featured a 4-hour session of learning and engagement each day. Day 1 focused on foundational strategy and specifically the what is, the why, and the how for regenerative ag investing. Day 2 focused on the opportunities for investment and how to invest for maximum impact.

Day 1
May 25 (USA) | May 26 (AUS)
Foundations for Regenerative Ag Investment Strategy: The What, Why, and How
May 25th
Time zone: EDT
USA
May 26th
Time zone: AEST
Australia
Session
7:00 PM EDT
9:00 AM AEST
Welcome
7:10 PM EDT
9:10 AM AEST
Defining Regenerative Agriculture as a Practice
Terry McCosker, Director, RCS
7:25 PM EDT
9:25 AM AEST
Perspectives: Regenerative Food Systems
Featuring: Cassie Duncan, Sustainable Table Investment Cooperative; Adam Gibson, Cultivate Ventures; Venetia Scott, Farmer
7:40 PM EDT
9:40 AM AEST
Framing the Problem: Capital as a Barrier to Regenerative Food Systems
Hayley Morris, The Morris Group
7:55 PM EDT
9:55 AM AEST
A 7Cs Approach to Investing in Regenerative Food Systems
Nigel Sharp, Tiverton Agriculture Impact Fund
8:15 PM EDT
10:15 AM AEST
Valuing & Monetizing Natural Capital in Regenerative Ag Investment
Toby Grogan, Natural Capital Manager, Impact Ag Partners
8:55 PM EDT
10:55 AM AEST
Perspectives: What Natural Capital Markets Mean for Investment in Regenerative Agriculture
Featuring: Ben Krasnostein, Kilara Capital; Carolyn Suggate, ORICoop; Adrian Ward, Accounting for Nature
9:10 PM EDT
11:10 AM AEST
A First Nations Perspective on Regenerative Food & Agriculture
Jade Miles and Joshua Gilbert
9:40 PM EDT
11:40 AM AEST
Building Ally Relationships with First Nations Communities
Christopher Steele, Palmary Solutions
9:50 PM EDT
11:50 AM AEST
Systems Approach to Investing in Regeneration
Robyn O'Brien, rePlant Capital
10:05 PM EDT
12:05 PM AEST
Panel: What Makes an Opportunity Investable?
Moderated by: Adam Gibson
Panelists: Serhat Cicekoglu, Sente Foundry; Josephine Korijn, New AJE Capital; Barry Palte, EQ Capital Partners
10:50 PM EDT
12:50 PM AEST
Day 1 Wrap-up
11:00 PM EDT
1:00 PM AEST
Networking
Day 2
May 26 (USA) | May 27 (AUS)
The Practice of Investing in Regenerative Ag: How to Invest for Impact
May 26th
Time zone: EDT
USA
May 27th
Time zone: AEST
Australia
Session
7:00 PM EDT
9:00 AM AEST
Welcome & Review of Day 1
7:10 PM EDT
9:10 AM AEST
A Look at the Landscape of Opportunities: How is Capital Being Deployed to Australian Regenerative Food Systems
Alasdair MacLeod, Macdoch Ag Group
7:40 PM EDT
9:40 AM AEST
Case Study: One Million Acre Regenerative Grazing Land
Paul McMahon & Graham Finlayson, SLM Partners
8:00 PM EDT
10:00 AM AEST
Panel: Connecting Agriculture Investment to Conservation & Water
Tanya Massy; Carolyn Suggate, Organic Investment Cooperative
8:35 PM EDT
10:35 AM AEST
Case Study: Investing in Data as an Asset Using Blended Capital
Mike Taitoko & Nathalie Whitaker, TOHA
8:50 PM EDT
10:50 AM AEST
Investing in Technology to Advance Regenerative Food Systems
Sarah Nolet, Tenacious Ventures; Nancy Schellhorn, RapidAIM; Jocie Bate, SwarmFarm
9:30 PM EDT
11:30 AM AEST
Case Study
9:45 PM EDT
11:45 AM AEST
Investor Round Up
10:10 PM EDT
12:10 PM AEST
New & Innovative Sources of Capital
Lee Brennan, Future Super; Paul McMahon, SLM Partners
10:50 PM EDT
12:50 PM AEST
Program Wrap-up
11:00 PM EDT
1:00 PM AEST
Networking
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Speakers

We’re gathering a diverse group of practitioners and thought-leaders for an informative and engaging agenda. Check out the line-up we have for you, plus more added each day!

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

Presenting Partner
Catalytic Partner
Bridging Partners
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Attending Companies

Connect with others in the space — The ability to chat with others in the audience AND informal networking after the program makes it easy to find new fruitful connections.


A Little Wild
Accounting For Nature
AcresUSA
Agreventures
Agro Fund One
Bellinger Landcare Inc
Black Barn Farm
C Quest Capital
Carbon Sync
Cbre
Chatsworth House Pastoral
CLC
Climatefood
Corporate Carbon Advisory
Cultivate Farms
Dalness Farming
Dancing Waters Farm
Deakin University
EQ Capital Partners
Ethical Fields
Farrm
Future Super
GeoRanch.com
Global Sustainability Group LLC
goFARM Australia
Guraabi Downs
Impact Ag Partners
Inspire Impact
J G Capital Pty Ltd
K Capital
Kamehameha Schools
Kilara Capital
Kilter Rural
Kurrawonga Pty Ltd
Laguna Bay
Land to Market Australia Ecological Outcome Verification
Liminal Assets
Macdoch Group
Mad Agriculture
Mannifera Pty Ltd
Mongarlowe Gourmet
Native Beeings
New AJE Capital
Organic & Regenerative Investment Cooperative
Overture Investment Partners
Paton Rural
Pennilane
PlaHNet
PT Pakar Bangun Nusantara
R.H.(Rod) Menzies & Associates
RapidAIM Pty Ltd
RCS
rePlant Capital
Sente Foundry
Silverstrand Capital
SLM Partners
SSW Dairy
Sustain The Australian Food Network
Sustainable Table Investment Cooperative
SwarmFarm Robotics
Tenacious Ventures
The Garry White Foundation
Thinkbio Ptd Ltd
Tiverton Agriculture Impact Fund
Toha
Tremain Capital Limited
Tripple
Twynam Investments
University of Cambridge
University of Denver
University of Technology Sydney - Institute for Sustainable Futures
Uses Private Limited
Venture Organic
Wide Open Agriculture Ltd.
Yale University
Your Food Collective
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Cancellation Policy

What if I have to cancel?

Sorry, no refunds.

If you are unable to attend, your registration may be transferred to someone else with advance notice – please notify our team no later than May 14.

Sharing of registrations is not permissible.

Please send your request to transfer your registration to: info@rfsi-forum.com

More Information

If you have questions or changes please email info@rfsi-forum.com.