SUN BUSINESS NETWORK
GAIN convenes the SUN Business Network, the principal channel for business engagement in SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition), along with the UN World Food Programme. The network, established to ensure that all people realize their right to good food and nutrition, is one of four global networks that support SUN countries, along with donor, civil society and UN agency groups.
The network aims to harness business expertise and capabilities to advance opportunities in agriculture, product development, infrastructure systems, distribution channels or research and innovation. To do this, the network needs more members – food, non-food, multinational and local businesses – in order to galvanize the business community to improve maternal and child nutrition. The goal is to recruit 99 companies by 2015. With SBN’s online portal, companies joining the network can showcase their commitment and track their targets annually.
To engage businesses within a multi-stakeholder, country-owned approach to scaling up nutrition, the network is developing a framework for all SUN country stakeholders and providing tailored support for starter countries to integrate business into their nutrition strategies. More information is available at: http://sunbusinessnetwork.org.