How can food businesses, investors and philanthropy lead the way towards improving the balance of the triple bottom line: profits, human health and environmental sensitivity? At the 2014 Social Enterprise Conference, food experts and entrepreneurs investigated the role of philanthropy to help develop new business models — sensitized to social and environmental impact — which may eventually attract interest of venture capital to scale and to replicate.

The session included: Derek Denckla, Investments and Partnerships Director of the National Young Farmers Coalition; Jennifer Dundas, Founder and Co-Owner of Blue Marble Ice Cream; Peter Hoffman, Chef at Back Forty; Hugh Hogan, Executive Director of North Star Fund & Community Food Fund; and David Rosenberg ’02, CEO and Co-Founder of AeroFarms.

How Can Food Businesses be an Agent for Social and Environmental Change?

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