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Food Systems

Food Systems Working Group (formerly Mission Fish)

Confluence’s Mission Fish Working Group focused on mission-related investments in sustainable fisheries. The working group built an effective community of practice with the goal of promoting alternative finance streams for sustainable fisheries. In partnership with the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, the working group prepared a landscape scan and analysis of investment opportunities in the Gulf of Maine region, in the areas of groundfish, aquaculture, and lobster.

In response to the growing interest among investors in sustainable agriculture, Mission Fish Working Group was expanded and renamed as the Food Systems Working Group in 2018. The steering committee is engaged in a strategic visioning process about how to increase investments in the industry and the role of impact investors in the reform of our food system.

Food Systems Working Group Steering Committee Members

  • Stacey Faella, Executive Director, Woodcock Foundation
  • Jeff Rosen, Chief Financial Officer, Solidago Foundation
  • Mark Spalding, President, The Ocean Foundation
  • Kolu Zigbi, Program Director for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems, Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation