Frequently asked questions

While we appreciate and value the importance of free virtual webinars, panels and conferences in the midst of the global health and economic crisis due to covid-19, we believe that space also needs to be made to fund regenerative initiatives. As part of sharing our beliefs, values, mission and purpose with a wider audience, the Roshem Impact Summit is intended to start a conversation about the initiatives that deserve our support as part of co-creating a sustainable future for all. We’re channeling revenue from the Summit to initiatives that we have pre-screened alongside our partners and the Roshem Foundation Investment Committee.

Revenue is received and managed by the Roshem Foundation, a Canadian not-for-profit Corporation, number 1191706-4, on a mission to develop the global impact investing ecosystem for the growth of regenerative businesses.

The Roshem Foundation supports organizations investors, entrepreneurs, farmers, rural residents, researchers and leaders throughout the process of realizing verified positive social, environmental, and governance-based impact outcomes while improving financial performance. The Foundation’s vision is to create solutions that correlate positive impact outcomes to financial return. Their team aims to foster an investment environment that facilitates the growth of a circular and regenerative economy. Across Canada, the United States, Serbia, Israel and South Africa, their team implements programs that solve today’s challenges and create opportunities for future generations.

The Foundation’s Board of Directors and Investment Committee will manage three streams of revenue allocation from the Roshem Impact Summit:

The Rural Innovation Center initiative developed and managed by the Roshem Foundation. The Foundation’s work facilitates sustainable development across Israel and Western Serbia through education and training and market access support for the rural information technology sector, alongside agriculture, clothing production, traditional handicrafts, and further trade and economic activity in rural settings. Centers in development encompass organic and regenerative agriculture, programs and training, eco tourism, and are connected to a global digital platform for collaboration and resource sharing across the regenerative economy, the Roshem Network. Find out more about the Impact Outcomes, Motivating Factors and Project Plans related to the Rural Innovation Center initiative by visiting the Foundation’s website.

Our current Direct Donation beneficiaries are:

    1. The Sapana Organization in Portugal, for their Breaking Bars program - Through their methodology, Sapana empowers men and women who are expected to leave prison within less than 1 year, enhancing their social and labor market integration. This project builds bridges between the individual and society, while providing fellowships with employers as part of the reintegration process.
    2. Sustainability Leadership Kosova - A Kosovo-based NGO specialized in the delivery of sustainability knowledge through educational programs, consultancy, and movement building. Their goal is to educate, drive, and support the integration of sustainability solutions in Kosovo. SLK actions and activities are designed towards systems change, which is at the heart of their work. They aim to achieve the highest level of change that will create long-term positive impact and shared values.