Anne Alonzo joins Pollination as firm continues to sign high-profile sustainability and climate change leaders.
22 November 2021
Respected food and agriculture leader – Anne Alonzo – has been appointed as a Senior Advisor by specialist climate change investment and advisory firm, Pollination. In her role, Anne will leverage her expertise to advance Pollination’s strategic and growing presence in the United States.
Over her career, Anne has forged a highly successful and diverse background in the corporate, public and not for profit sectors. Most recently, she served as Senior VP External Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer at Corteva Agriscience. She also served as the President & CEO of the American Egg Board, VP Global Public Policy at Kraft Foods, Chair of the World Cocoa Foundation and a VP, Amoco. Senior public service roles include Administrator of USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service and Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Department of Commerce. Anne started her career as a regional environmental attorney with the U.S. EPA, Chicago, IL and later served as U.S. EPA’s first Environmental Attache to a U.S. Embassy, Mexico City.
Anne presently serves as an Advisor to the social impact investment firm, TrailHead Capital and was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Pan American Development Foundation.
“The world is facing a climate and nature crisis that threatens the global economy and our natural ecosystems on which life depends. We have both a responsibility and a unique opportunity to take immediate action” Anne said.
“I’m excited to leverage my passion and experience in the food and agriculture sectors with a firm with such a powerful platform including a unique advisory, investment and asset management business model aimed at accelerating the transition to a net zero, climate resilient future,” she said.
Pollination Partner and leading climate change lawyer Richard Saines commented: “We’re delighted that Anne is joining Pollination as a Senior Advisor. She brings a wealth of experience, relationships and know-how to the firm. We’re thrilled to have some one of her calibre and drive to aide in our mission of reaching a net-zero carbon future.”
Martijn Wilder, Pollination’s Founding Partner said “Anne is a recognised leader in global food and agriculture and her appointment reflects the importance of the journey we are on in helping the world’s most forward-thinking businesses move towards net zero. With a career spanning the public, not-for-profit and corporate sectors, Anne’s broad, impressive and varied international experience will undoubtedly be of enormous value to Pollination and our clients,” he said.
The appointment builds on a number of recent appointments to Pollination’s U.S. team including Senior Advisor, Elizabeth Littlefield, former OPIC President & CEO as well as Nick Anstett, former Practice Manager, Sustainability at Albright Stonebridge Group and Jane “Carter” Ingram—former Senior Climate Change and Sustainability at EY.
Pollination and its Global Leadership Role
Pollination recently had a significant leadership presence at COP26 in Glasgow, making several key announcements including: Pollination’s Climate Asset Management helping mobilize more than $10B of private capital investment in nature through the Natural Capital Investment Alliance; Climate Asset Management and the Global EverGreening Alliance partnership announcement to deliver a landmark $150 million nature based carbon program in Africa; and, alongside U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, launching the Forest Investors Club which committed to increasing the scale and geographic scope of investment in restoration, conservation, sustainable agriculture and forestry, and green infrastructure.
Pollination’s Food & Agriculture Practice
Pollination helps guide and advise its food and agriculture clientele on the development of Science-based strategies, including goals and metrics impact measurement and management frameworks, financing, and new initiatives needed to enable their transition to a low carbon economy.