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Event Overview

The FAIRR Initiative is delighted to be participating in the AIM4Climate Summit, which is hosted in Washington D. C. from Monday 8 May to Wednesday 10 May. The Summit, supported by Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR), aims to bring together partners to increase and accelerate investment in and support for agriculture and food systems innovation for climate action.


FAIRR Speaking | Official AIM4c Summit Breakout Session: Scaling Action to Achieve the Climate Potential of Alternative Protein

Monday, 8 May | 16:00-17:00 EDT | Capitol Ballroom G

This session will feature a diverse set of stakeholder perspectives on the potential of alternative proteins to minimise the climate impact of our food system, and identify key drivers necessary to catalyse transformation. FAIRR’s Executive Director, Maria Lettini, provides the investor perspective as members of the $70 trillion AUM network increasingly integrate material financial risks related to the food system into their investment decision-making. Maria will also explain how FAIRR and GFI’s alternative protein ESG framework can assist companies with their disclosure and provide investors with more robust data.  

The session is moderated by Caroline Bushnell, Vice President of Corporate Engagement at The Good Food Institute, and other featured speakers include:  

  • Dr. Anastasia Bodnar, Agricultural Biotechnology Advisor at the USDA 

  • Daniel Blaustein-Rejto, Director of Food & Agriculture at The Breakthrough Institute 

  • Diane Holdorf, Executive Vice President at World Business Council for Sustainable Development 

FAIRR Co-hosted Event | Official AIM4C Summit Exhibit: Proteins of the Future: A Pathway to Net Zero

Monday 8 May, Tuesday 9 May, Wednesday 10 May | 10:30-17:00 EDT | Booth 6, Capitol Ballroom Foyer

In collaboration with fellow AIM4C alternative protein Innovation Sprint leads The Good Food Institute and Aleph Farms, FAIRR will co-host and be available to speak at this exhibit at the AIM4C Summit. The exhibit showcases the wide range of emerging alternative protein technologies and their effectiveness as an innovation for climate-smart agriculture. We invite attendees to take part in the virtual reality experience, including a feature on cultivated meat narrated by Sir David Attenborough, which provides an overview of the production process and potential climate impact of this innovation.

In addition, participants are welcomed to try samples of novel plant-based and fermented meat alternatives during live tasting sessions from 11am-12:30pm and 2-3:30pm. The wider variety of engaging activities include physical scientific samples to view and handle, such as scaffolds and biofilms used to make cell-based proteins a reality, as well as extracted plant and algae proteins. QR codes will take visitors to additional digital information if they wish to learn more about these novel technologies. The head of a major alternative proteins research laboratory and sustainability analysts will also be on hand to answer technical questions prompted by the exhibit.

Key Information
Date: 8 May - 10 May 2023
Time: 12:00 - 20:00 EDT (UTC-4)
Location: Washington, D. C., United States
Address: JW Marriott Washington, DC, United States