In a pre-Covid-19 world, depression and anxiety were estimated to cost the global economy more than USD1 trillion per year in lost productivity. From recent discussions with companies on workplace wellbeing we notice a recurring theme: if mental health was emerging as a key focus area, it now most certainly is a priority for employers, and especially so as the pandemic continues to impact the wellbeing of millions of people around the globe.
On 13 September 2021, finance professional Roberta Bove was appointed as Lead of the Nutritious Foods Financing (N3F) programme at the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN). The programme aims to influence investors and existing funds to better support nutritious foods value chains, and to lead by example through a new investment facility that will specifically target nutrition in Africa.
A joint call to action by the Nutrition for Growth Summit’s Business Constituency Group comprised of WBCSD, The Consumer Goods Forum, International Food and Beverage Alliance, Food Industry Asia, and Nutrition Japan Public Private Platform, supported by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and the Access to Nutrition Initiative.
I remember well the first Nutrition for Growth Summit in 2013 in London. I wrote the framing paper for that Summit: why should we invest in improving nutrition status? Answer: because 45% of under 3 mortality is linked to malnutrition.
Listen to GAIN's Bonnie McClafferty on Food Talk with Dani Nierenberg (by Food Tank) titled "Ep. 264. Bonnie McClafferty Discusses The Safety of Food Markets."
Listen to GAIN's Bonnie McClafferty on Food Safety Magazine's Food Safety Matters Podcast, titled "Ep. 104. Bonnie McClafferty: Food Safety Needs to Be a Business Model"
Transforming agri-food systems is the high road to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, and a rigorous, science-based monitoring framework is needed to steer the process and keep all stakeholders accountable, a consortium of experts say in a new "viewpoint" published in the Food Policy journal.
The potential for biofortification to curb hidden hunger can be realised when there is a strong support system for businesses to trade. Key building blocks of the support system include consumers, development partners, the government, and financial institutions.
The World Benchmark Alliance has today announced the results of its 2021 Food and Agriculture Benchmarks, which evaluates the performance of 350 keystone companies – those with a disproportionate impact on the global food system – on key environmental, nutritional and social inclusion topics.
USAID, through Feed the Future, and the Eleanor Crook Foundation (ECF) have announced their intention to support the establishment of the Nutritious Foods Financing Facility (N3F), a first of its kind investment fund that will bolster these critical SMEs and promote well-nourished communities in Sub-Saharan Africa.