Welcome to the world of plant-based innovation! Plant Futures is thrilled to partner with VegTech Invest for the Spring 2023 Harvard Challenge Lab to work towards a more sustainable and nutritious future. Their mission is to invest in companies that are innovating with plants or plant-derived ingredients to create animal-free products for a secure, sustainable, and prolific food system.
We are really excited to work with the Next Gen of plant-based foods, innovation and agriculture and are inspired by their desire to make a meaningful difference. We can’t wait to share our knowledge and collaborate for tangible results by the end of the semester.
- Dr. Sasha Goodman
We don’t just want to invest. We want to invest to make a difference. While contributing to the health of our bottom line, we want to contribute to the health of people, the planet and animals. We want to leave this world better than we found it by addressing some of our most pressing issues like food security, climate change, deforestation, animal welfare and the chronic health issues that plague us. This is why we invest in companies innovating with plants or plant derived ingredients to create animal free products for a more secure, sustainable, nutritious, efficient and prolific food system and a more sustainable products system. We don’t have time or resources to waste.
In collaboration with students, we will develop a report revealing the best practices for shareholder engagement that can protect the climate and biodiversity, as well as animal welfare, and promote the use of plant-based innovation, defined as plant-based foods and alternative proteins including precision and biomass fermentation and cultivated meat, in the foods and materials industries, while ensuring that corporations keep their promise to shareholders to be better stewards of the planet.