Emmanuel Faber

Partner, Astanor Ventures

Emmanuel Faber is a Partner at Astanor Ventures, a global leader in agrifood tech impact investing. At Astanor, Emmanuel backs impact-driven entrepreneurs with ambitious, scalable solutions to put nature back at the heart of the agrifood system and secure a just, sustainable and nourishing future of food.


Emmanuel is the founder and Chair of the One Planet Business for Biodiversity coalition, pushing for agricultural biodiversity and soil health, a founder of the G7 Business for Inclusive Growth coalition, co-chaired with OECD Secretary General. He is a member of the UK G7 Impact Taskforce and a member of the Transformational Economics Commission of the Club of Rome. He is also the former co-chair of the Consumer Goods Forum.


He is the former Chair and CEO of Danone, a trailblazer for regenerative food and agriculture practices and social inclusion. He led the multinational company to become an environmental, social and governance leader, which culminated with the adoption by a 99% vote of shareholders of the new French status of Entreprise à Mission in 2020, and Danone to become yet the only stock market listed company in the world that reports its financial earnings on a scope-3 CO2-adjusted basis.


Emmanuel is French, married, with three children, and an avid rock climber and alpinist.