"Finance for food” is a series of five seminars, promoted by RITMI and the Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (FFS), which aims to identify and highlight the best practices in financing food security and sustainable agriculture, both at national and international level. Conducted with a very pragmatic approach, the meetings will be intended to identify the best financing tools to foster the development of agriculture and rural areas globally and – above all - in the emerging countries. Also, the meetings will focus on the integration of environmental criteria social and good corporate governance (ESG) issues within the investment strategy, with a particular reference to companies in the food sector and to agricultural commodities.
RITMI is a Non-profit organization established on February 2008 by national microfinance practitioner. Today counts 22 stakeholders among the most important operators in the country, with different origin but sharing the same mission of fighting social and financial exclusion. RITMI tries to meet the operational needs of the institutions operating in the sector and to give more political, economic and social visibility to the microcredit and microfinance sector.
The Italian Sustainable Investment Forum (Forum per la Finanza Sostenibile or FFS) is a non-profit and multistakeholder organization, founded in 2001. FFS’s mission is to “promote sustainable and responsible investment within the italian financial community”. In particular, the FFS promotes the integration of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria in the policies and processes adopted by the investors. FFS is a founding member of Eurosif.