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Fixing the Business of Food: Private Sector Alignment with the SDGs and Accountability to Achieve Food Systems Transformation
September 16 ; 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
The global food system must be fundamentally transformed to operate within planetary boundaries and to enable human wellbeing. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) recognize the vital role of companies in achieving the goals, including mitigating the sector’s harmful impacts on human and planetary health and supporting broader SDG achievement.
Current sustainability frameworks, standards, reporting, and certifications do not sufficiently support or measure SDG alignment of the food sector; indeed, even as corporate sustainability efforts increase, corporate alignment with the SDGs continues to face fundamental challenges.
This session will take stock of a range of initiatives to support SDG alignment of food companies, and to promote the rigorous discussion, assessment, reporting and action that is needed to support the necessary transformations.
It is in this spirit that we invite all food companies that are ready to play their part in contributing to transforming the food systems within their sphere of influence, to join us in this discussion.