What does it actually look like to influence large agri-food companies to change their practices? In this conversation with shareholder advocates Annalisa Tarizzo and Thomas Peterson from Green Century Capital Management, we discuss how food systems investors use their unique leverage and work with other stakeholders including agribusiness, NGOs and policymakers to build a sustainable food system. This episode is part two of three of a mini-series on COP-26.
Thomas Peterson is a Green Century shareholder advocate, leveraging the Funds’ and the firm’s clout as a shareholder to drive companies to adopt more environmentally sustainable policies and practices. Prior to joining Green Century, he served as an environmental organizer, running grassroots campaigns on climate, clean energy, and conservation, and as a theater director. He holds a BA in History & Literature and in Theater, Dance & Media from Harvard.
Annalisa Tarizzo is a Green Century shareholder advocate, leveraging the Funds' and the firm's clout as a shareholder to drive companies to adopt more environmentally sustainable policies and practices. Prior to joining Green Century, she served as a sustainability program specialist, a waste reduction coordinator, and an environmental organizer. She holds a BA in Romance Languages and Literature with a minor in Global Sustainability from the University of Michigan.
Further resources and recommendations
Article: Green Century Joins Food Emissions 50 Campaign (Green Century, 2021)
Article: Visualizing the Climate Targets of Fortune 500 companies (Marcus Lu, 2021)
Book: The Ministry for the Future (Kim Stanley Robinson, 2020)
Book: The Overstory (Richard Powers, 2019)
Article: Investors join global food companies to halt deforestation in Brazil’s Cerrado savannah (FAIRR, 2018)
Book: The Omnivore's Dilemma (Michael Pollan, 2006)
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