Wednesday 21 April, 19:15 – 20:00 CEST (13:15 – 14:00 EDT)
Financing food system transformation
We will not see food system transformation until the economics add up- when doing the right thing for business equates to doing the right thing for society. Fortunately, 2021 presents key opportunities to realign the risks and incentives of food system investments, paving the way to a new food economy.
WBCSD’s Vision 2050 outlines “A regenerative and equitable food system producing healthy, safe and nutritious food for all” -and a pathway towards this objective that includes action on three areas that will be discussed in this panel:
- Equitable distribution of value throughout the food value chain
- End-to-end transparency is built from farm to fork
- The true value and cost of food is acknowledged and accounted for.
The 2021 Food System Summit presents an unprecedented opportunity to progress towards this vision by furthering awareness and policy that promotes a better understanding of business impacts on people and nature (including the true value of food), and channel flows of public, private, and blended finance to the most sustainable companies and activities. WBCSD provides a key interface with the activities of the 2021 Food System Summit, including curating the Finance Network for the Summit.
This session will explore finance as a key enabler of food systems transformation, understanding how we can correct under-investment in long term sources of value creation- including building thriving communities and protecting and enhancing the carbon sequestration of agriculture.
- Diane Holdorf, Managing Director & Senior Management Team, WBCSD
- Candace Laing, Vice President of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, Nutrien
- Pierre Rousseau, Strategic Advisor Sustainable Business, BNP Paribas
- Shalini Unnikrishnan, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)
- Ben Valk, Global Head, Multilateral Development Banking, Rabobank Group
21 April, Day Three - Americas (repeat): All sessions and Overview agenda
16:00 – 16:45 CEST / Plenary session: At the intersection of climate, nature, food and people
Wednesday 21 April, 16:00 - 16:45 CEST (10:00 – 10:45 EDT) Plenary session: At the intersection of climate, nature, food and people 2020 has been a unique and a challenging year. COVID-19 has impacted the economy and society, and has illuminated the...
17:15 – 18:00 CEST / Skills strategies to future-proof your business and create a sustainable Future of Work
Wednesday 21 April, 17:15 - 18:00 CEST (11:15 – 12:00 EDT) Skills strategies to future-proof your business and create a sustainable Future of Work Skills are fundamental to people’s lives, to the success of businesses and to a flourishing economy. They enable people...
17:15 – 18:00 CEST / Global Network meeting
Wednesday 21 April, 17:15 - 18:00 CEST (11:15 – 12:00 EDT) Global Network meeting The WBCSD’s Global Network is an alliance of more than 60 CEO-led business organizations worldwide. The Network, encompassing some 5,000 companies, is united by a shared commitment to...
17:15 – 18:00 CEST / Sustainable Business in a transforming North America and regional impacts
Wednesday 21 April, 17:15 - 18:00 CEST (11:15 – 12:00 EDT) Sustainable Business in a transforming North America and regional impacts Systems transformation cannot be achieved without the region of North America and the United States in particular. Sustainability is...
18:15 – 19:00 CEST / Corporate investment in nature and Net-zero
Wednesday 21 April, 18:15 - 19:00 CEST (12:15 – 13:00 EDT) Corporate investment in nature and Net-zero Business is critical to catalyzing the investments in nature required to meet Paris Agreement targets whilst simultaneously transitioning to net-zero pathways...
18:15 – 19:00 CEST / Reporting on plastics footprint: bottlenecks in measurement & disclosure
Wednesday 21 April, 18:15 - 19:00 CEST (12:15 – 13:00 EDT) Reporting on plastics footprint: bottlenecks in measurement & disclosure Plastics have triggered public and regulatory attention to stop plastic leakage in the environment and improve circularity. In this...
18:15 – 19:00 CEST / Managing corporate real estate assets to reach sustainability goals
Wednesday 21 April, 18:15 - 19:00 CEST (12:15 – 13:00 EDT) Managing corporate real estate assets to reach sustainability goals Many WBCSD member companies are leading the way in reshaping how they use their corporate real estate assets (offices, logistics centers,...
19:15 – 20:00 CEST / Circular Electronics Partnership
Wednesday 21 April, 19:15 - 20:00 CEST (13:15 – 14:00 EDT) Circular Electronics Partnership According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2017, in one year, a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste are generated. Of this total amount, 40 million tonnes of e-waste...
19:15 – 20:00 CEST / Implementing TCFD recommendations
Wednesday 21 April, 19:15 - 20:00 CEST (13:15 – 14:00 EDT) Implementing TCFD recommendations To bring climate risks and resilience into the heart of financial decision-making, climate disclosure must become comprehensive, climate risk management must be transformed,...