Business Sector Exchange: Food

The global food system accounts for 21-37% of all greenhouse gas emissions. Over 3 million tonnes of good-to-eat surplus food goes to waste every year in the UK, despite food poverty reaching new highs. Over 70% of UK land is used for agriculture, and high yield farming continues to have devasting impacts on wildlife and soil health. To make progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals, the food industry needs to transform systemically and take urgent action to tackle waste and poverty, whilst up taking regenerative approaches to food production. For businesses to be ahead of the curve, the UN Global Compact Network UK will mobilise the food industry towards sustainable impact in the everchanging ESG landscape.

On-demand content

To educate your workforce, supply chain, and wider stakeholders on the need and means to transform, our on-demand sessions will bring together new and existing content to be a one-stop-shop for ESG learning in the food sector. Expect to hear case studies and interviews from leaders in the space, as well as guidelines, training sessions, and toolkits to accelerate and nurture sustainability.

Regenerative Agriculture: Regenerative agriculture and the role of business in the food system

Adopting SDG 12: Tackling waste in the food sector

Reporting: The changing reporting landscape

Farmers and Indigenous Communities

Food Sector Exchange

Wednesday 10th July, 8:30am to 12pm BST
The Conduit, 6 Langley St, London, WC2H 9JA

Our Food Sector Exchange is an opportunity to mobilise key stakeholders across the food industry for the Business Sector Exchanges. Attendees will join business, government, academia, and civil society representatives to gain a better understanding of current sustainability issues, hear best practices from businesses that are ahead of the curve, and inspire action through networking with peers.

Key themes include:

  • Just Transition
  • Investing in a sustainable food system
  • Next in sustainable food

For more information on our sustainable food programming, please contact Lily Venables, Governance and SDGs Project Manager.