The Diverse Leaders in Climate and Agriculture Summit

November 17th-18th, 2023

 Durham, NC



Friday, November 17thSaturday, November 18th
10:00am -12:00pm - Registration 7:30am – 8:30am - Breakfast
12:00pm – 1:00pm Welcome & Opening Luncheon 9:00am – 10:15am - Morning Plenary
1:00pm – 2:00pm - Opening Plenary Catalytic Private Capital for an Inclusive Climate Smart Agricultural System
BIPOC Farmers in the Future of Farming 10:30am – 12:00pm Breakout Sessions
2:15pm – 3:45pm Breakout Sessions Beyond Access to Capital, Leveling the Playing Field
Food As Medicine: Healthy Bodies, Vibrant Communities and a Resilient Earth Climate Justice Investors: Partners in Equity and Wealth Creation
Climate Justice Leaders: Stewards Powering Social and Economic Outcomes for BIPOC Communities Along with Climate Resilience 12:15pm – 1:15pm – Lunch
4:00 – 5:30pm Breakout Sessions1:30 pm – 3:00pm – Closing Plenary
The First Mile, Building Supply Chain Diversity A Policy Discussion in Support of Creating an Enabling Environment for BIPOC Farmers
The Power of Policy to Support Climate and Economic Justice Outcomes
6:30pm – 7:30pm Reception
7:45 – 9:45pm Dinner

Agenda committee

The Agenda Committee for the Diverse Leaders in Climate and Agriculture Summit is made up of talented professionals from across the sustainable finance, agriculture, and climate and environmental justice space. Learn more about their backgrounds below:


See our fantastic lineup of speakers below:


 The 21C Hotel standing tall in the center of downtown Durham, 21c Museum Hotel is a multi-venue art museum and hotel with more than 10,500 square feet of art-filled exhibitions and luxurious guest rooms.  Explore the current exhibitions, dine among thought-provoking art works at The Counting House, or meet in the original bank vault, transformed into an art space and lounge. 


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This event is possible through the support of: The Nathan Cummings Foundation, #No Regrets Initiative, and The Weissberg Foundation.

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