Agriculture, Food & Nutrition, People, Planet

Fixing the Business of Food – The Food Industry and the SDG Challenge

Responsible Business | Sep 11, 2019


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On September 24-25 in New York, the High-Level Political Forum (SDG Summit) under the auspices of the 74th General Assembly of the United Nations (UNGA) will review progress made by countries in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Food Industry is increasingly aligning its practices with the SDGs and the Paris Climate Agreement in order to promote its financial, social, and legal sustainability but more work is needed in terms of business action towards sustainable development.

For this reason, the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation (BCFN), the Sustainable Development Solutions Network(SDSN), the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment (CCSI), and the Santa Chiara Lab – University of Siena (SCL), are joining forces to accelerate progress towards the sustainable development of the agro-food sector.

On September 24from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, at the Warwick Hotel (NYC), BCFN will present the report “Fixing the Business of Food – The Food Industry and the SDG Challenge”, during a workshop showcasing best practices and recommendations for the sector in four key areas:

  • Promoting and developing healthy diets
  • Identifying sustainable ways to produce food
  • Developing sustainable food value chains
  • Being a good corporate citizen

BCFN will convene institutional representatives, experts, academics, entrepreneurs and opinion-leaders to discuss in order to raise awareness on main challenges, opportunities and responsibilities for the food sector and identify effective sustainability pathways towards the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.

The workshop will be livestreamed on . For a live participation, you can register at this link.



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