Robyn O’Brien is a co-founder and Managing Director of rePlant Capital, a financial services firm scaling climate solutions on farm. She is also a Fulbright scholar, best-selling author and widely recognized speaker on global food systems. In 2020, she was recognized on Forbes Impact 50 List for her work at the intersection of agriculture and climate.
Robyn has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by Bloomberg and the New York Times. Her TEDx talk has been translated into Chinese, French, Spanish, Hebrew, Greek and other languages. She advises food policy at the local, state, federal and global level.
Robyn is also an adjunct professor at Rice University’s Jones School of Business. She is a recognized global speaker and mother of four.
With a twenty year career in food and finance, Robyn has been called “food’s Erin Brockovich” by the New York Times and Bloomberg. She triggered an allergic reaction in the food industry when she asked: “Are we allergic to food or what’s been done to it?” and helped trigger an awakening to the skyrocketing price of EpiPens when she coined the term #epigate, advocating for families with food allergies.
“In the absence of the truth, all of us stand helpless to defend ourselves, our families and our health, which is the greatest gift we have. Robyn O’Brien’s courageous pursuit is an example of how we can all do our parts to protect the health of our families.” —Erin Brockovich