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Fixing the Business of Food: A Critical Cross-Sector Dialogue to Re-Strategize Food Businesses

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Date & Time:
September 22
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Add to Calendar September 22 1:00 pm September 22 3:00 pm America/New_York Fixing the Business of Food: A Critical Cross-Sector Dialogue to Re-Strategize Food Businesses

On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the UN General Assembly, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) together with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Santa Chiara Lab – University of Siena (SCL) and the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI) brings you A Critical Cross-Sector Dialogue to Re-Strategize Food Businesses: Fixing the Business of Food.

Notable speakers include:

Guido Barilla – Chairman, Barilla Group and Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation
Frans Timmermans – Executive Vice President, European Commission
Jeffrey Sachs – Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
Alzbeta Klein – Director and Global Head of Climate Business, International Finance Corporation
Alexandra Liftman – Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America
Wai-Chan Chan – Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum
Rachel Kyte CMG – Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Mariangela Zappia – Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York
Pedro Moura Costa – Co-Founder and President, BVRio Environmental Exchange
Angelo Riccaboni – Santa Chiara Lab, University of Siena & Chair, PRIMA Foundation
Guido Schmidt-Traub – Executive Director, SDSN
Justine Leigh-Bell – Deputy CEO & Director of Market Development

The sustainability of our food systems is vital for the health of people and planet. Further exacerbated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity and malnutrition continue to be aggravated by the current social, environmental and economic scenarios. Businesses can contribute to more sustainable food systems. Investors are increasingly showing interest to companies in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.This event aims to present and discuss solutions to support the private sector in the transition towards sustainable agri-food systems.

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On the occasion of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations and the UN General Assembly, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) together with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), the Santa Chiara Lab – University of Siena (SCL) and the Columbia Center for Sustainable Investment (CCSI) brings you A Critical Cross-Sector Dialogue to Re-Strategize Food Businesses: Fixing the Business of Food.

Notable speakers include:

Guido Barilla – Chairman, Barilla Group and Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation
Frans Timmermans – Executive Vice President, European Commission
Jeffrey Sachs – Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University
Alzbeta Klein – Director and Global Head of Climate Business, International Finance Corporation
Alexandra Liftman – Global Environmental Executive, Bank of America
Wai-Chan Chan – Managing Director, The Consumer Goods Forum
Rachel Kyte CMG – Dean, The Fletcher School, Tufts University
Mariangela Zappia – Permanent Representative, Permanent Mission of Italy to the United Nations in New York
Pedro Moura Costa – Co-Founder and President, BVRio Environmental Exchange
Angelo Riccaboni – Santa Chiara Lab, University of Siena & Chair, PRIMA Foundation
Guido Schmidt-Traub – Executive Director, SDSN
Justine Leigh-Bell – Deputy CEO & Director of Market Development

The sustainability of our food systems is vital for the health of people and planet. Further exacerbated by the recent COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity and malnutrition continue to be aggravated by the current social, environmental and economic scenarios. Businesses can contribute to more sustainable food systems. Investors are increasingly showing interest to companies in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement.This event aims to present and discuss solutions to support the private sector in the transition towards sustainable agri-food systems.

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