What enterprise investments align with system change?
Mark Bowman, June 2016
Since 1990 Mark has worked as a loan officer and analyst in WA, OR, and CA with a focus on agriculture, food systems, fiber, and fisheries. Mark was asked to write an analysis of the Ecotrust research from the point of view of a lender.
The Cascade Foodshed Financing Project coordinator requested a review of the six food categories as presented in the narratives. The scope of the work includes:
This analysis provided a point of view of system change investments at the enterprise level.
The following downloadable file (right sidebar) provides Mark's summary of opportunities, a brief description of the potential structure for an aligned investment portfolio, and reviews for each of the six food categories. Each category is broken into two sections: 1) Important notes from the research narratives that are pertinent to potential investment opportunities; 2) Opportunities for investment derived from the strategy paper and Mark's experiential knowledge of financing and food systems in the Pacific NW.