Investing for Social Impact
Learn how your investments can create both financial and social gains.
At the World Food Bank, our mission is to revolutionize the world’s agricultural systems through an innovative investment platform that empowers stakeholders across sectors and creates efficiencies in food production and finance. Using extended shelf-life foods as our core asset, the World Food Bank leverages a standardized trading market and operates much like a bank. Our dried food products are held in reserve in a network of strategic locations around the globe and are available for purchase when and where food is needed to normalize volatility in local food markets that are facing shortages due to market inefficiencies, environmental issues, or humanitarian crises.
From soil to irrigation, from harvest to transport, from storage to financing, the World Food Bank seeks to integrate all sectors within our global agriculture systems and create a balanced and mutually-beneficial ecosystem that lifts small holder farmers out of poverty and allows for the efficient distribution of food to those who need it. Learn more about our Ecosystem Benefits for producers, consumers, resellers, financial institutions, and more.
INVESTMENTS FOR FINANCIAL AND SOCIAL IMPACT
Investing in the World Food Bank’s innovative and collaborative platform not only provides great financial returns, it gives investors the opportunity to be part of the growing solution to create stability for small holder farmers and global economies.
If we could provide 500 million farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa with access to adequate storage systems for their crops, what result would we see? According to Jordan Dey of GrainPro, this one provision could very likely change the world. “If 500 million farmers could better store their food, they would not only be able to […]
This month, we sat down for a Q&A with Tana Juko, our Senior Research Associate, to learn more about her background and motivation for working with the World Food Bank. Q: Tana – Tell us a little about your background. What personally motivated you to join the WFB and work in food security? A: I have always […]
“Desertification is a fancy word for land turning into desert.” This is how Allan Savory begins his popular TED Talk on the subject of desertification, a phenomenon that he has dedicated his life to stopping through his research and the founding of the Savory Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to facilitating the regeneration of grasslands across […]
While several tools and technologies are in place to aid in crop storage, there is still room for investment that can lead to even more effective crop storing within the larger agricultural value chain. According to a Foods article study, “more than one-third of food is lost or wasted in post-harvest operations,” and resolving this […]