Moderating 6 sessions at the World Ocean Summit in Lisbon

Join me at Economist Impact’s 11th annual World Ocean Summit in Lisbon next week where I will be moderating 6 sessions, including the blue foods track. The event is taking place on March 11th-13th 2024, at Lisbon Congress Center, Lisbon, Portugal.

Agroecology, Southeast Asia’s Protein Transition, and the Role of Finance

Forum for the Future's latest report from the Protein Challenge Southeast Asia programme focuses on agroecology in the region. What is agroecology? Why is it important for a healthy, resilient food system? Where and how do finance actors come into the picture?

Speaking at Sustainable Foods London

I am looking forward to speaking about what a just and regenerative aquaculture system could look like at Sustainable Foods London next week. Sustainable Foods London focuses on tackling the key sustainability challenges that are affecting the Food and Drink Industry. The 3rd edition of Sustainable Foods London takes place on November 6th-7th 2023.

Presenting on food sustainability to Slovenia’s Strategic Council for Food

Last week I gave a video presentation on food sustainability to Slovenia’s Strategic Council for Food, drawing on Economist Impact’s Food Sustainability Index. Great to have key members of government there.

Job opportunity in food sustainability: Principal (Food and Agriculture)

Join us at Forum for the Future and be part of the transformative change in our food and agricultural systems. We're seeking a visionary Principal (Food and Agriculture) to shape and drive our strategy for a just and regenerative future. Your programmatic experience and exceptional team-working skills will be crucial in implementing our ambitious goals.

Job opportunity in food sustainability: Global Strategic Lead – Food System Transition

Exciting opportunity to join my team at Forum for the Future as Global Strategic Lead - Food System Transition (UK-based; hybrid or remote). Application deadline: 21 May 2023

Joining Forum for the Future as its new Global Director of Impact

Thrilled to join the international sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future as its new Global Director of Impact. For 25 years Forum has been working in partnership with business, governments and civil society to accelerate transformation to a just and regenerative future. Forum is internationally recognised for its approach to driving systems change.

New study on “Ending hunger: the role of agri-food financing”

An estimated 150 million more people were suffering from hunger in 2021 than there had been in 2019. Reversing this worrying trend - and restoring progress towards zero hunger - will require a significant uplift in financing for agri-food systems. I was the project director of a new Economist Impact study on this topic.

Launch of Food Sustainability Index

I am pleased to announce the publication of the latest Food Sustainability Index (FSI), a project that I have directed since 2017. Developed by Economist Impact with the support of the Barilla Foundation, the FSI examines how food systems are performing across three pillars: food loss and waste, sustainable agriculture, and nutritional challenges.

Food Sustainability Index 2021: Launch Webinar

I will moderate a webinar to discuss the results of the Food Sustainability Index (FSI), developed by Economist Impact with the support of the Barilla Foundation. The session will highlight common lessons on how best to tackle key food-systems challenges faced by countries around the world.

Food & Sustainability course

I am honoured to be a faculty member of the Food & Sustainability course of the European Institute of Innovation for Sustainability (EIIS) again this year. The Food Sustainability Index, developed by Economist Impact with the support of the Barilla Foundation, is the main educational tool used during the course.

BBC Follow the Food: The Global Food Security Index

I presented the European regional findings of the Global Food Security Index (GFSI) during a BBC Follow the Food webinar. The GFSI considers the issues of food affordability, availability, quality and safety, and natural resources and resilience across a set of 113 countries.

Speaking at REIMAGINE! global summit

It's Global Goals Week, the UN General Assembly and the week of the UN Food Systems Summit. So I am delighted to speak about sustainable food systems at REIMAGINE!, a one-day virtual global summit on Friday September 24th, in support of the Girl Up campaign by the United Nations Foundation.

Speaking at World Biodiversity Summit

As project director of the Food Sustainability Index, developed by Economist Impact with the Barilla Foundation, I spoke about "Nature-Based Solutions, Finance & Regenerative Agriculture" at the World Climate Foundation's World Biodiversity Summit during Climate Week NYC.

Food & Sustainability Certificate Programme

I will be a faculty member for the Food & Sustainability Certificate Programme provided by the European Institute for Innovation and Sustainability and starting in May 2021.

Global Conference on Sustainable Food Systems

On November 26th 2020 I presented The Economist Intelligence Unit's Food Sustainability Index as part of a panel discussion on the science of characterising and assessing the transition towards more sustainable food systems.

Teaching the complexity of food sustainability

On September 10th I presented the Food Sustainability Index during a webinar on teaching the complexity of food sustainability. The webinar explored how to introduce the FSI EDU toolkit in university curricula.

The future of seafood: how can we feed the world?

On Thursday May 28th I moderated a fantastic webinar on the future of seafood. The panel discussed the most important sustainability challenges facing fisheries and aquaculture.

Food Sustainability Index presented at Sustainable Food Summit in Istanbul

I presented The Economist Intelligence Unit's Food Sustainability Index, of which I was the lead editor for several years, at the Sustainable Food Summit in Istanbul. Organised by the Sustainability Academy and the Turkey Food Industry Employers' Association, the event discussed policy, civil society and corporate action to boost food sustainability in Turkey and beyond.

Reminiscing about my work on food sustainability

For two years I have been the lead editor of The Economist Intelligence Unit’s food sustainability programme. As I bow out, I am reminiscing about the great impact the FSI is having on stimulating policy dialogue and progress.