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How to Support
the Food Transition

Wednesday 27 March 2024
18:00 - 22:00 in Brussels

We are thrilled to announce a dinner hosted by four Belgian banks and PYM where we explore how we can work together to pave the way for a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable food system.

This dinner is for private wealth holders and by invitation only.

Many major issues are rooted in the complex interaction between our food system and the larger globe. Fundamentally, it is about balancing social justice, environmental sustainability, and global health. Our food production, distribution, and consumption methods impact not only our health but also the planet we live on.

An inclusive, sustainable, and resilient food system is possible, but it requires cooperation from a range of stakeholders, including consumers, governments, businesses, investors, and grassroots organizations. Each of these parties is essential in guiding these changes, with funding acting as a keystone in this effort. These projects are funded through a combination of philanthropic assistance, governmental and private investments, and creative financing techniques designed to promote food security, sustainable agriculture, and fair access to wholesome food.

Together with renowned guest speaker Michael Pellman Rowland and entrepreneurs Laura van Selm and Louis de Jaeger, we will explore why we need to move towards a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable food system and what role impact investors can play in it.

The program

18:00 | Registration & networking drinks
18:30 | Welcome by the banks & PYM
19:00 | Dinner
22:00  | Closing remarks

*This event will be held in English

Our speakers

Michael Pellman Rowland

Michael has been working in impact-driven finance for the past 20 years, with a particular passion for sustainable food. In addition, Michael wrote a sustainable food column for 4 years in Forbes, where he was also featured in the  Investment News' 40 Under 40 list.
Michael will be speaking about why we should invest in food as impact investors.

Laura van Selm

Laura van Selm is a professional jack-of-all-trades and during her career maneuvered through the cultural, youth, and social sectors and is now active around the theme of agriculture. She worked frequently with farmers as a project manager at RURANT where she learned about the challenges in agriculture.
Now she is passionate as a coordinator for Pomona vzw, where she works on accelerating the transition in agriculture, tilting the chain together with citizens and farmers and continuously sending the message of restorative agriculture into the world.

Louis de Jaeger

Louis has written two books that explore the future of agriculture and the wonders of food forests. He is a driving force behind various impactful campaigns, exemplifying his commitment to creating positive change. Moreover, he is the founder of Commensalist, a distinguished landscape architecture firm, and he's an award-winning filmmaker, dedicated to raising awareness about sustainability and our planet's future. His latest documentary, "Eat More Trees," showcases his unwavering determination to introduce the world to the enchanting realm of the food tree.

Moreover, we are honoured to have experienced impact investors join us to share their experiences and expertise. They will offer a deeper understanding of how and why they invest in tackling the challenges our food system faces.

Our panel

It will be an evening filled with good food, inspiring keynote speakers, thought-provoking discussions, and connections with like-minded individuals who share the goal of shaping a sustainable future.

This dinner is for invited private wealth holders only. Would you also like to explore how impact investing can pave the way towards a more sustainable and prosperous future for all? Contact us via

What is PYM?

PYM is an independent foundation that connects and guides wealth owners to invest their capital consciously for a better world. We are a peer-to-peer community of families, philanthropists, individual investors, family offices, and foundations.
We believe in the power of money as a force for good. That is why we promote listed and non-listed impact investing. You can invest successfully in businesses, directly or through funds, that have a purpose beyond profit.

We focus on investors in the Benelux, but we welcome everyone who shares our goals to join us.

* The content of this event does not constitute professional and/or financial advice but is intended to give you a flavour of what is out there in this field. 


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