Friday, May 19th at 10am Pacific, 1pm Eastern - 90 Minutes
As presented by Keynote Paul Hawken during Climate Day at Natural Products Expo West, our forests and agricultural systems are two of the most impactful levers we can use to reverse climate change. Climate Collaborative Companies who made Agriculture or Forestry commitments can work with their supply chains to increase the carbon stored in soil, improve efficiency of crop inputs, and ensure commodities are derived from deforestation-free sources. But practically, how do you implement these practices in a global supply chain?
Join us on Friday, May 19th, with Andrew Nobrega from PUR Projet and Mathieu Senard from Alter Eco to learn about the livelihood benefits of ecosystem restoration and climate action at the farm level. PUR Projet will discuss the concept of insetting, and review regenerative projects they oversee from Nespresso’s Coffee Farmers in Colombia, to Ben & Jerry’s Vanilla Farmers in Uganda. Alter Eco, a pioneer in sustainable and carbon neutral chocolate, quinoa and rice, works directly with the small-scale farmers who grow their quinoa, rice, sugar and cacao. They will review how their regenerative agriculture techniques help farmers to preserve heirloom grains, and replenish and reforest the land. Through this work, they have attained a net carbon neutral product.
Andrew Nobrega is the Director, North America & Impact Investment Manager for PUR Projet. From an initial focus on ecosystem science, Andrew has worked extensively to connect people with the value of nature. Andrew has undertaken research and/or supported the development of ecosystem based projects across Asia, Africa and Latin America; and has worked with stakeholders in both North America and Europe to drive investments in ecosystem conservation and restoration.
Mathieu Senard heads Alter Eco Americas PBC as co-Founder and co-CEO. An industry veteran with more than 15 years of experience, Senard spearheads Alter Eco’s capital raise, investor relations, company growth strategy and full-circle sustainability impact. A lifelong advocate for fair trade, Senard co-founded Alter Eco in the United States in 2005 to bring his passion for social change to fruition.
- What do collaborative regenerative agriculture projects look like?
- What forestry projects, specifically, have you led and what are results?
- How are stakeholders and projects identified?
- How do you identify the scope/maximum impacts of a project?
- What is an overall process that attendees could apply to implement regenerative agriculture projects in their supply chain?