In this episode, I have an interview with Elysabeth Alfano – the CEO/CMO of VegTech™ Invest and the Founder of Plant Powered Consulting. They have an exchange traded fund (ETF). The VegTech™ Plant-based Innovation & Climate ETF (Ticker: EATV)
Invest For Impact & Climate Change Animal agriculture is responsible for 14.5% of greenhouse gas emissions, including methane and nitrous oxide. EATV invests in companies innovating with plants and plant-derived ingredients to make animal free products, thus helping to address climate change. They believe that we won’t fix climate change without fixing our current food and materials supply system.
Invest For Efficiency & Sustainability Our current food supply system is inefficient and unsustainable. It is a major source of deforestation, using disproportionate amounts of water and land such that creating enough food for a growing global population won’t be feasible with our current resources. EATV invests in plant-based innovation companies, including alt material and alt protein companies, which are less resource-intensive, producing prolific and nutritious food with less land and water. We are at the tip of what we believe is a long-term secular trend shifting towards plant-based innovation.
Invest For Disruption As we enter the fourth industrial revolution, the food and materials supply systems are on the precipice of a global shift. EATV is investing in the game changers, disruptors and trend-makers with the vision and technology to create a future in which health and food security are sustainable. Through investing, we are helping to shape a healthier, more environmentally friendly and cruelty-free food supply system, driven by the demand of Gen X and Gen Z.
What is the fund strategy The strategy of the fund is to invest in companies that are actively innovating with plants and plant-derived ingredients in the global supply chain, and that produce primary products that are animal-free. These companies positively impact planetary, human, and animal health.
VegTech™ Invest Management Advisory focuses on companies they believe will be the leaders, enablers, disrupters and beneficiaries of a global shifting food and materials supply system towards plant-based innovation. They believe this is a long-term, secular trend.
Elysabeth Alfano (elysabeth@VegTechInvest.com)