Location: Morgan Stanley, 750 7th Ave, 4th Floor Auditorium

Date: 08/12/2016

The Future of Food: ESG Risks and Opportunties in the Global Food Sector

Morgan Stanley’s Environmental and Social Finance Forum and the FAIRR Initiative invite you to join us for this December panel discussion.

Policymakers and corporations are faced with the imminent challenge of feeding the world’s rapidly growing population — set to hit 9.7 billion people by 2050.  Consumers are also becoming increasingly aware and even more discerning, about not only what they eat, but also where and how that food is produced.

How is the global food industry responding to these conflicting challenges to ensure that it is meeting all aspects of consumer demand?

We will hear from an expert panel on how the global food industry is responding and adapting to the risks and opportunities with regard to climate change, resource scarcity, human health, and changing consumer preferences. We will also learn how companies and investors are assessing these material ESG factors both through a risk lens and from an innovation perspective.


Kathy ClemonsExecutive Director within Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance Group

An Executive Director within Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance group, Kathy drives strategic projects for the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing. Prior to joining the Firm, she was a Senior Principal at Collective Next, where she designed and facilitated collaborative engagements for financial services clients in the areas of strategy, change management, and leadership development.


Jeremy Coller:  CIO of Coller Capital and Founder of the FAIRR (Farm Animal investment Risk and Return) Initiative

Founder and CIO of Coller Capital, a $17 billion global leader in the private equity secondaries market. In 2013, Jeremy was voted ‘Most Influential Person in Private Equity’ in Financial News’ annual league table of The 100 Most Influential People in European Financial Markets.  In 2015, Jeremy established the FAIRR (Farm Animal Investment Risk and Return) Initiative, an investor initiative that aims to bridge the knowledge gap for investors around the myriad risks associated with global animal factory farming.

Robyn O’Brien:   Strategic advisor to multinational food companies and former global food industry analyst

A former financial and food industry analyst, Robyn O’Brien has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times and Bloomberg. Armed with data and analytics, food companies now responding to Robyn’s work include Bloomberg, Compass Food Group, Kraft, Coca Cola, Burger King, Chipotle, Nestle, Target and others. She sheds light on how the changing landscape of food and health are impacting the food industry and our economy.




Date:  Thursday, December 8, 2016
Time:  9:00am – 10:00am
Location: Morgan Stanley, 750 7th Ave, 4th Floor Auditorium (attendees will need to show a form of picture ID on the front desk upon arrival).