Viki Radden is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Honor Harvest, LLC an impact and sustainable technology investment advisory firm based in New York and Washington, DC. The firm’s mission is to help optimize social impact and financial performance. The primary focus is on regenerative agriculture, sustainable food and fiber production, distribution and technology innovations that improve economics, create sustainable jobs and promote climate resiliency.
Ms. Radden developed the first and only Sustainable Investment Initiative held at the New York Stock Exchange. It brought together for the first time 200+ leaders from financial institutions, environmental groups, government agencies, and the real estate and construction industries to embrace more sustainable product development and supportive financing. Outcomes included several public private partnership’s and acceptance of the first sustainability standards designed specifically for the construction and real estate industry.
Ms. Radden has held executive positions at 5 Stone Green Capital, Verizon Wireless, Microsoft, Motorola (Google), and HP along with advisor positions at several start-ups. She was appointed to a five-year term as Executive Director with the US Department of Commerce Executive Council on International Business for the State of Illinois where she increased foreign trade for state businesses by 30% each year.
She is a member of Nexus, the Agri Investor Board of Advisors and a mentor with the Kellogg-Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge. A frequent speaker on such topics as Investing for Impact, Innovative Water and Energy Practices, and This is not Your Grandfathers Farm – the Impact of AI and Robotics.
Her writings have appeared in the Cornerstone Capital Journal of Finance and Banking and the Institutional Real Estate Investor (IREI) on the ecological and financial benefits of controlled environment agriculture, and remediating our carbon footprint. Among her many notable accomplishments is the first ever $6.8 million US Veterans Administration grant for a “Healing Housing and Hydroponic Jobs Creation Program”. Ms. Radden holds a BS from New York University Stern School of Business and an MBA from Northwestern Kellogg School of Management.