With our roots in the Netherlands and Food & Agri, Rabobank is an international financial services provider with activities in 39 countries in the field of retail banking, wholesale banking, private banking, leasing and real estate. Measured by Tier 1 capital, Rabobank Group is one of the world's largest financial institutions with high credit ratings by all rating agencies. As an industry leader in environmental, social and governance (ESG), Rabobank is ranked as an ESG Leader by Sustainalytics, placing Rabobank in the top-5% of its industry peers.
Rabobank’s mission of ‘Growing a Better World Together’ stems from our cooperative heritage and agricultural roots.
With our knowledge, networks and financing capabilities we aim to encourage and facilitate clients in adopting a more sustainable food production practice globally. We do this by concentrating our efforts on four most pressing food issues together with our clients, partners and colleagues worldwide: increasing the availability of food, improving access to food, promoting a balanced nutrition and increasing stability of food supply chains.
Read more about our vision for global food security at www.rabobank.com.
Rabo Foundation is Rabobank’s social fund. The Foundation invests in the self-sufficiency of farmer organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America, by putting up finance and by sharing the cooperative, banking and agricultural expertise that the Rabobank Group has built up over many years. This helps organizations to achieve their goals of offering small-scale farmers access to financing, savings opportunities, knowledge and new markets.
In addition, new technological developments can be deployed to help serve our target group – small farmers – even more effectively.
Digitization is therefore a key focus for Rabo Foundation and consists of a combination of four data streams: field information from the farmer, chain information, geodata and the use of fintech such as a mobile savings account and credit scoring. This fits seamlessly into the mission Growing a better world together, in which Rabobank Group wants to tackle the world food supply challenges with the help of knowledge and innovation.
Read more about our Rabo Foundation at www.rabobankfoundation.com.
FoodBytes! by Rabobank:
Rabobank, first launched FoodBytes! in San Francisco in 2015 as part of its Banking for Food (B4F) strategy. Rabobank believes that sustainability and innovation are critical in promoting a thriving food and agricultural industry that will feed the increasing global population, expected to reach 9.8 billion by 2050.
Since launching in 2015, 265 startups have pitched onthe FoodBytes! stage, 2,000 startups have applied
from 90+ countries and more than 4,700 people have attended events in North America, Europe and Australia. Rabobank is a leading global food and agriculture bank, providing sector expertise, strategic counsel and tailored financial solutions to clients across the entire food value chain.
Read more about FoodBytes! at https://www.foodbytesworld.com/about/