Sunday 3 December

Building on past work

10.00 – 10.45 GMT+4
Can investors help fix the food system? The role of investors in transforming the food system and the power of data and standards. 
Sarah Buszard, Responsible Investor Engagement Lead at The Food Foundation, will facilitate a panel discussion that will explore why investors are interested in creating a healthy, sustainable and affordable food system. It will discuss how investors can help with fixing the food system, why there is the need for greater transparency, better global standard setting and consistent, accurate data, and what investors need from policymakers to help the shift towards healthier and more sustainable food environments.
John Willis, Director of Research, Planet Tracker
Lauren Compere, Managing Director and Head of Stewardship and Engagement at Boston Common Asset Management
Nicola Day, Deputy Head of Greenbank

Sarah Buszard, Responsible Investor Engagement Lead at The Food Foundation
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Organised by the Food Foundation
11.15 – 12.00 GMT+4
Decent Livelihoods for youth in Food and Agriculture
In the global pursuit of eradicating poverty and hunger, a pressing imperative emerges, the creation of robust systems that support the approximately 4.5 billion people who rely on food systems for their livelihoods. Agriculture, food, and water systems hold the potential to offer gainful employment opportunities and sustenance to millions of young individuals. Therefore, to build equitable livelihoods within the agri- sector it is imperative to confront the glaring deficits in decent work that young people encounter within the agricultural sector.

This event will showcase the role of youth in food-related programs while addressing the critical data and policy gaps that persist across food systems. These gaps are essential to ensure labour and human rights, foster economic and social justice, guarantee 100% living incomes and wages, and provide adequate and nutritious food for all individuals labouring within food systems. Furthermore, the event seeks to strengthen partnerships between the private and public sectors, unlocking pathways to decent and secure job opportunities. 
Joshua Amponsem, Director Youth Climate Justice Fund, Founder, Green Africa Youth Organization
Genna Tesdall, Director YPARD
Kwame Ofori, Ako Foundation
Caitlin Fredrick, Pisces Foundation
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Organised by Green Africa Youth Organisation (GAYO), Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives (GAIA Africa), Climate Justice – Just Transition Donor Collaborative (CJ-JT), Ako Foundation, Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD)