Where: Melbourne, VIC
When: Wed 18th Oct 2017, 10:30 – 12:00 (1 hour, 30 minutes)
Social Outcomes would like to invite you to hear about a regenerative food and agriculture company from Western Australia which is looking to connect with potential impact investors and partners in Melbourne.
Wide Open Agriculture is an agri-business looking to make a difference. Established in 2015, Wide Open Agriculture produces and sells healthy, nutritious, sustainable and affordable food under its own brand - Food for Reasons. And while financial returns are key to the sustainability of its business, Wide Open Agriculture also seeks to generate environmental, social and community returns.
Wide Open Agriculture has adopted the 'Four Returns/Three Zones' approach developed by Commonlands in The Netherlands.
The Four Returns refers to: (1) financial returns; (2) natural returns (including improved biodiversity, soil health and water restoration); (3) social returns (including new jobs for new refugees and migrants); and (4) inspiring regenerative, sustainable agriculture practises in the community.
The Three Zones refers to the way that land is used: (1) an 'economic zone' (active regenerative agriculture); (2) a 'natural zone' (regenerated, protected land); and (3) a 'combined zone' (restored land used for agricultural purpose eg fodder).
If you would like to hear more about Wide Open Agriculture and the potential impact investment opportunities arising in 2018, please join the CEO, Ben Cole, for a discussion in Melbourne.
Light refreshments provided.
JB Were Offices, Level 16, 101 Collins Street
RSVP by Thursday 12 October
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