AgriFin 2017 Forum | "Financing Low-Carbon Resilient Agriculture"




AgriFin's 2017 Forum | Convened with The World Bank

 Financing Low-Carbon Resilient Agriculture

London, UK, September 12-13, 2017




Featured Speakers

AgriFin's 2017 forum, convened with The World Bank on "Financing Low-Carbon Resilient Agriculture" has a line-up of leading industry speakers and innovators in climate finance and agriculture finance.

Michael Metcalfe | State Street

Mr. Metcalfe is responsible for FX, interest rate and cross-asset strategy for State Street Global Markets. His main area of expertise lies in developing tools to help analyze the market regime and in integrating measures of investor behaviour and inflation into an investment strategy. His team is consistently voted as providing some of the best capital flow and macro research to institutional investors by industry surveys.

Having trained as an economist at Cambridge University, Mr. Metcalfe has spent 19 years as a macro strategist. He is a regular presenter and host at industry conferences and has had a talk published on on printing money for international aid. A frequent commentator in the financial media, he has had contributions published in numerous industry publications.


Bas Rüter | Rabobank Group

Bas Rüter is Director of Sustainability at Rabobank Group as of March 2012. He is responsible for all sustainability policies, the ethics office and sustainable business development within Rabobank Group. As part of his responsibility he is member of the Ethics Committee, chairman of the supervisory Board of Dutch Greentech Fund and supervisory board member of RaboGroenbank.

Before joining Rabobank he worked 17 years for Triodos Bank, during the last seven years as managing director of Triodos Investment Management. Bas holds a Master of Science degree in biology of Wageningen University.

Bas is married and has two children. Next to his paid work he serves as chairman of Stichting Eko- keurmerk and as supervisory board member of Milieu Centraal.


Dr. Barbara Buchner | Climate Policy Initiative

Dr. Barbara Buchner is Executive Director of the Climate Finance program at Climate Policy Initiative. Named one of the 20 most influential women in climate change, Barbara advises leaders on climate, energy, and land use investments around the world. Barbara is lead author on CPI’s Global Landscape of Climate Finance, which has set the benchmark for climate finance tracking, and Climate Finance in 2013-14 and the USD 100 billion goal.

She directs CPI’s work as Secretariat of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (the Lab). The Lab’s public-private approach solicits, shapes, and tests climate finance instruments.The Lab has helped raise over 500 million USD for its initiatives, and it was endorsed by the G7 in its first year.



The 2017 forum aims to connect key stakeholders in the agriculture finance and climate finance space. This strategic event will convene leading financiers, investors, policy makers, climate funds and donors, as well as a wide range of key innovative actors from the public and private sectors, and provide them with an opportunity to understand how they may collaborate more effectively.
A key objective of the forum will be to explore how financiers in developing countries, especially those working with agricultural clients, can partner with climate finance investors to further their investments in low-carbon resilient agriculture. Through a series of strategic and technical presentations, case studies and discussions, opportunities for a range of partnerships will be explored. The forum will also create the space for participants to engage with leading actors from across the agricultural finance and climate finance arena.
Join us for this interactive forum where you can share knowledge and experiences, learn how to best access, leverage, and unlock climate finance at scale and broker profitable business relations that can contribute to financing the transition to a low-carbon and climate-resilient agriculture sector.


Why You Should Attend

AgriFin's 2017 forum is organized around four thematic areas:



Who Should Attend



Next Steps

Thank you very much for your interest in AgriFin's 2017 forum, convened with The World Bank on "Financing Low-Carbon Resilient Agriculture." Please note that capacity at the event is limited, and that participation is on a first come, first serve basis. As such we cannot guarantee all applicants a place. We kindly ask that you do not book any travel arrangements until your participation at the forum has been confirmed. If you have any questions, please contact Tamara Palmer:

We look forward to seeing you in London on September 12-13, 2017.