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How Can You Stop Financing Factory Farming? Industrial Livestock Campaigning 101

21 May 2024



What is this webinar about?

Join us in addressing the critical issue of industrial livestock production, which poses significant environmental, social, and ethical challenges. From greenhouse gas emissions to biodiversity loss, the impacts are far-reaching and disproportionately harm marginalized communities.

Our campaign research has uncovered alarming statistics: Over the past decade, multilateral development banks (MDBs) have invested billions in Big Meat companies, perpetuating environmental degradation and social injustice. It’s time to collaborate, join forces, and shift our development finance away from these destructive practices.

In this webinar, “How can you stop Financing Factory Farming? Industrial Livestock Campaigning 101,” we’ll explore what strategies have seen success in our fight for a better food system, and discuss together where collaboration can maximize impact.

The webinar will cover:

  • Understanding Industrial Livestock Production:
    Learn about the environmental, social, and ethical implications of industrial factory farming.

  • Campaigning Against Financing for Industrial Livestock: Discover how our coalition is working to pressure MDBs to divest from industrial animal agriculture.

  • Coalition Spotlight:
    Get to know the diverse organizations involved in the Stop Financing Factory Farming (S3F) campaign and learn about our achievements and ongoing initiatives.

  • Strategies for Change:
    Explore actionable steps to advocate for policies that promote sustainable food production and prioritize the well-being of people, animals, and the planet.

Who will be running the webinar?

The webinar will be led by experts in the field and members of our coalition, including the Bank Information Center, Sinergia Animal, Friends of the Earth U.S., Global Forest Coalition, International Accountability Project, and World Animal Protection.

Title: How can you stop Financing Factory Farming? Industrial Livestock Campaigning 101.

Date: Tuesday, May 21

Time: 5:00 – 6:30 pm UCT/GMT / 6:00-7:30 pm WEST (UK time) / 1-2:30 pm New York

Interpretation: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

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Who will be speaking?

  • Ashley Schaeffer
    Ashley Schaeffer Yildiz is a Senior Campaigner advocating for defunding industrial animal agriculture, urging institutions like the World Bank to halt support for factory farming. With 18 years of experience in human rights, climate, and agriculture, she collaborates globally to redirect public finance towards sustainable food systems.

  • Ladd Connell
    Lawrence (Ladd) Connell joined Bank Information Center (BIC) as Environment Director in January 2018, and works on keeping sustainability, “people and planet,” at the center of development finance. BIC has been engaged in promoting environmental sustainability and justice in multilateral finance since its founding in 1990.

  • Kezia Kershaw
    Kezia Kershaw is a multifaceted member of Stop Financing Factory Farming, serving as a facilitator, strategy advisor, and research lead for the campaign’s Early Warning System. With an MSc in Environment, Politics, and Development from SOAS, she specializes in food governance, animal agriculture, and agrarian development. Kezia aspires to foster food and agriculture systems that promote thriving for both human and non-human life, interconnectedly.

  • Alessandro Ramazzotti
    Alessandro Ramazzotti, a social and environmental activist originally from Italy, brings a wealth of experience in international law to his role as a researcher at the International Accountability Project. With expertise in managing the Early Warning System, he provides critical insights into financial flows and loans from major development banks worldwide investing in industrial agriculture projects, contributing to informed advocacy efforts.

Technical and language justice support provided by Global Forest Coalition.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join the conversation and become part of the movement to transform our food systems for a more sustainable and equitable future.

To register for the webinar, simply click here.

Together, we can make a difference. Thank you for your commitment to creating positive change.