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Cibus Welcomes Weldon as Head of Natural Capital 

Kristen Weldon has joined sustainable agriculture investment firm Cibus Capital as Partner and Head of Natural Capital. In the newly created role, Weldon will focus on integrating natural capital across the firm’s existing strategies as well as the launch of future strategies dedicated to natural capital. She has also become a member of the firm’s investment advisory committee. Before joining Cibus, Weldon spent two years as Global Head of Sustainable Investing for BlackRock’s alternatives investment platform. In this role, she was responsible for instilling a firmwide sustainable investing strategy across the private equity, infrastructure, real estate, hedge funds and credit businesses with a focus on the energy transition, natural climate solutions and carbon markets. Weldon was previously on the Executive Group of Louis Dreyfus Company, where she launched the company’s venture and growth equity investment activities in ag-tech and food technology. She also spent 13 years at Blackstone, including time as a Senior Managing Director and Co-head of Hedge Fund Solutions, leading the asset manager’s global commodity strategy. Rob Appleby, Founder and CIO at Cibus, said: “Kristen’s experience will elevate Cibus’ natural capital investment capabilities and support our current portfolio to integrate biodiversity and ecosystem services best practices.” 

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