Neil Cohn

Founder, Agcelerator


Neil is passionate about sustainability and spent the past three decades driving positive change through markets and investment. Agcelerator is focused on the nexus of clean water, energy and agriculture and provides catalytic capital and resources to structure infrastructure solutions so that institutional capital can invest and deploy projects at scale.

Neil started his career in 1988 trading commodities at Glencore based in the US, Europe and China. Motivated by the Kyoto Protocol in 1997, Neil left Glencore to establish the carbon trading desk at Natsource and in partnership with several Japanese leaders including Mitsubishi Corp and Tokyo Tanshi, Neil helped build Natsource into the largest private sector environmental finance fund with $1.4 Billion under management and offices in New York, London and Tokyo.

In 2008 Neil established the US operation for Macquarie Bank’s Environmental Financial Products division (EFP) and helped build Macquarie into one of the leading developers of carbon mitigation projects and biomass fuel supply. Since 2010, Neil has founded and successfully exited two ventures, N-Flex distributed fertilizer production (now part of Beowulf Energy) and TeleSwitch Finance (now called TelEfficient and part of the Coefficient Group).

Neil attended Yeshiva University and studied medicine at the Touro-Technion Center for Biomedical Education.

Neil lives with his wife and 3 kids in Connecticut USA.


Developing the Circular Economy of Agriculture and the nexus of food, energy and water


Developing the Circular Economy of Agriculture and the nexus of food, energy and water.
- Decentralized fertilizer production using locally available waste streams
- Advances in water treatment, precision ag conservation and reuse
- Focus on eliminating nutrient run-off, enabling reclamation and upcycling of nutrients from recovered materials
- Minimizing food waste and promoting maximum benefits from harvest to table
- Financial empowerment for smaller farmers to remain competitive and adopt in circular and regenerative agriculture practices




3F COREDO Muromachi Terrace, 3-2-1 Nihonbashi-Muromachi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo
Muromachi Mitsui Hall, Symposium


November 18, 2019 at 04:35PM - 05:30PM