Where We Grow from Here offers perspectives and stories focused on innovation by those who are advancing the overall quality and sustainability of the food system. Featured guests include entrepreneurs, business leaders, industry experts, and policymakers offering their unique perspectives on building a food system designed for the 21st century and beyond. Where We Grow from Here is produced by S2G Ventures (Seed 2 Growth).
Episode 15: On The Frontlines of Innovation with Ripple Foods
Laura Flanagan, CEO of Ripple Foods and Adam Lowry, co-founder of Ripple Foods discuss building brands with purpose in a changing market and the value of impact and measurement for purpose driven companies including becoming a B-Corp and the Ripple Effect. Both Laura and Adam dish on tactical tips for women in leadership and entrepreneurs.
Episode 14: Returns, Risk and Carbon Footprint with CDPQ
CDPQ's Frédéric Godbout and Mario Therrien discuss the value of partnerships and break down CDPQs strategy for return, risk, and carbon footprints including how CDPQ supports innovation and growth across their direct investment platform. Guests also provide insights to entrepreneurs and companies on what they are looking for today with a direct investment and partner.
Episode 13: The Role of Technology and New Tools to Tackle Food Waste and Hunger
Emily Ma and Joe Intrakamhang discuss the issue of food waste and food insecurity how technology can help us to better combat these issues in the food system. They share more their work at Google to create new tools to combat food waste and hunger across America.
Episode 12: A Grocers Perspective: The Role of Food and Capital Markets
Walter Robb and Sanjeev Krishnan discuss the state of play of the food industry, capital markets, opportunities and areas prime for disruption, and how indoor agriculture fits into a food system designed to meet consumer needs.
Episode 11: How to Use Data to Navigate a Changing Marketplace with SPINS
Anu Goel, President of Client Growth Solutions at SPINS, joins us to discuss the role of data and data-driven insights and trends across the food supply chain. He also dives into tips for brands to be successful in an evolving marketplace.
Episode 10: How John Foraker and Jennifer Garner Are Bringing Nutritious Convenient Food to All Kids
Once Upon a Farm co-founders John Foraker and Jennifer Garner join us to discuss their company's commitment to bringing nutritious and convenient food to all kids, share more about their journey in building an impact-driven brand from the ground up, and dish on insights and lessons learned in building this mission-driven company.