Common Threads Consulting


PrincipalSarah R. KelleyEmail Sarah R. Kelley

Common Threads Consulting focuses on fibers and textiles as a critical part of the regenerative agriculture movement. We help you design and implement integrated capital strategies to tap into the $40B market for eco-fibers while building local Soil Wealth.

Croatan Institute

Durham, North Carolina U.S.A.Email Us

Senior FellowDavid LeZaksEmail David LeZaks(919) 794-7440

Croatan Institute is an independent, nonprofit research institute whose mission is to harness the power of investment for social good and ecological resilience by working at the critical nexus where sustainability, finance, and economic development intersect.



Associate PartnerLily ChhatwalEmail Lily Chhatwal

We are a global group working to build a more inclusive and sustainable world. We partner with and serve communities, governments, and private companies throughout the world, providing an innovative mix of advisory, investment, research, and design services.

Danielle “Dani” Kusner, CCA


Soil and Agriculture ConsultantDanielle “Dani” Kusner, CCAEmail Danielle “Dani” Kusner, CCA

I empower clients to make better decisions for human and environmental health. As an agricultural translator and educator, I am a link between farmers, input-supply companies, CPGs, investors, and consumers, utilizing data tracking in microbiology, carbon, and brix nutrition.

E2 | Environmental Entrepreneurs


Chair and Co-founderNicole LedererEmail Nicole Lederer

E2 (Environmental Entrepreneurs) is a national, nonpartisan group of business leaders, investors, and professionals from every sector of the economy who advocate for smart policies that are good for the economy and good for the environment. Our members have founded or funded more than 2,500 companies, and manage more than $100 billion in capital.

Ecosystem Services Market Consortium

United States

Communications DirectorThayer TomlinsonEmail Thayer Tomlinson802-257-5359

ESMC is a non-profit that works to compensate farmers and ranchers who improve the environment through their agricultural practices. Our market program to reduce greenhouse gases, improve water quality, and increase other ecosystem services benefits all of society.

Edible Alpha


Founder and DirectorTera JohnsonEmail Tera Johnson

Edible-Alpha® ( is a digital resource hub that empowers those working in and with the next generation of regenerative food and farm businesses to get profitable and raise the money they need to grow.

Farm Forward

Email Us 877.313.3276

We provide knowledge and strategic guidance to end factory farming, improve farmed animal welfare conditions, and create a more just and sustainable food system. We offer consulting services to advocacy groups, philanthropists, investors and businesses whose work aligns with our mission.

Food System 6 (FS6)

U.S.A.Email Us

Communications DirectorMelissa RouseEmail Melissa Rouse808.960.4593

FS6 is a non-profit business accelerator whose mission is to support impact-driven entrepreneurs as they transform how we grow, produce, and distribute food. FS6 works with entrepreneurs who are building a food system that focuses on health, sustainability, and justice.

Foodshed Capital

Richmond, VA USAEmail Us

Executive DirectorMichael ReillyEmail Michael Reilly(434) 409-0053

Foodshed Capital is a nonprofit providing loans to farms and businesses promoting an equitable and regenerative local food economy. We are a certified CDFI and operate up and down the East Coast, offering fair, flexible and patient capital.