The EAT Foundation was created in March 2016, from three organisations: the Stordalen Foundation, the Stockholm Resilience Centre and the Wellcome Trust. Its ambition is to reform the global food system, enabling to feed a growing global population with healthy food from a healthy planet.
In its recent report "Valuing the SDG Prize in Food and Agriculture”, the Business and Sustainable Development Commission identifies 14 concrete business opportunities of which reducing food waste in the value chain, forest ecosystem services and low-income food markets are the three largest opportunities identified. Main conclusions from the report are:
FReSH aims to respond to these calls with an action agenda for concrete measures. It is a platform for the private sector to achieve the required transformation in a safe and pre-competitive space in cooperation with science, academia, policy-makers, and civil society. The FReSH platform will focus on the following five work streams:
The launch of FReSH follows the joint initiative announced by WBCSD and the EAT Foundation in 2016 to create the “conference of parties” for food, in order to accelerate the transformation towards a healthy and sustainable global food system.
Companies are invited to contact WBCSD's Program Director Fokko Wientjes for engagement opportunities and to learn more about the program.
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