All posts tagged: sustainability

Dave Chen: Investing in Scale, the Missing Ingredient in Driving Systemic Change

Why It Matters showcases the innovators of the future. We host bold creators, designers, and experts who dedicate their lives to other people and the planet. Our conversations peel back the curtain to discover how they make money while solving problems that traditional innovation has ignored for decades. Come believe in change with us.

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If it was up to you, which would you choose? Both offer a year-round supply of fresh, pesticide-free, locally-grown produce. So, how would you choose between the two?
With the constant hype and appeal of growing vertically, most CEA newcomers tend to choose vertical farms, often thinking of greenhouses as the less innovative method.

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Why lettuce greenhouse sector’s growth is focused in the U.S.

Greenhouses for lettuce and leafy greens are being built at a rapid pace across the U.S. In contrast, in neighboring Mexico there is no similar greenhouse production and in Canada there is very little — the primary exception being 11-acre Whole Leaf Farms located in Coaldale, Alberta.

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AppHarvest Secures $91 Million Financing Arrangement With Equilibrium Capital for Construction of Rapidly Growing Network of High-Tech Controlled Environment Agriculture Facilities

Financing arrangement demonstrates ESG-focused, controlled environment agriculture expert Equilibrium Capital’s ongoing support for AppHarvest’s development plan for 12 high-tech indoor farms by end of 2025.

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Equilibrium closes industry’s largest Controlled Environment Agriculture fund at $1.022 billion

“There have been boom periods in controlled agriculture, in high tech greenhouses. But even the Dutch industry now realizes something different is happening right now,” says David Chen, CEO with Equilibrium. Today, the company closes the industry’s largest Environment Agriculture fund at $1.022 billion.

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