Forum 2016

The 7th edition of the International Forum on Food and Nutrition was marked by significant collaborations. Cooperation with the Economist Intelligence Unit enabled the creation of the Food Sustainability Index, an analysis of 25 countries with a focus on the main Sustainable Development Goals linked to food. The partnership between the BCFN Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation led to the launching of the Food Sustainability Media Award, while the collaboration with the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy and the Politecnico di Milano was instrumental in developing the Right To Food MAP platform.

December 01, 2016

Alex Thomson
Anchor and Chief Correspondent, Channel 4 News, UK

8.30 - 9.15


9.30 - 9.35

Welcome remarks

Gianmario Verona
Rector Bocconi University

9.35 - 9.50

Keynote: The call for an integral ecology and food systems sustainability: suggestions for action

Stefano Zamagni
Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University, SAIS Europe and Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences

9.50 – 10.15

The Food Sustainability Index: A global study on countries and cities

Adam Green
Senior Editor The Economist Intelligence Unit
Barbara Buchner
Executive Director, Climate Finance - Climate Policy Initiative, BCFN Advisor
Lucy Hurst
Director, EIU Consulting, EMEA

10.15 - 11.00

Roundtable - The Food Sustainability Index: A debate among institutions, private sector and youth

Dario Piselli
Project Leader Solutions Initiatives, SDSN Youth
Hilal Elver
UN Special rapporteur on the right to food
Peter Bakker
President and CEO World Business Council for Sustainable Development
Rosie Boycott
Chair, London Food Policy

11.00 - 11.15


11.15 – 11.30

Keynote: Eat better, eat less, food for all

11.30 - 12.15

Roundtable - The role of Foundations: An effective dialogue with civil society to promote change

Fabrice DeClerck
Science Director, EAT Initiative
Marie Stéphane Maradeix
Executive Director Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation
Oliver Oliveros
Senior Officer, Partnerships and international relations, Agropolis Foundation
Ruth Richardson
Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food (GAFF)

12:15 - 12:30

Keynote: Food & Rules

Livia Pomodoro
President Milan Center for Food Law & Policy

12.30 - 12.45

Keynote: Sustainable Food Systems: what needs to change

Kanayo F. Nwanze
President IFAD

12.45 – 13.00

BCFN YES! Winners’ Ceremony

Ellen Gustafson
BCFN Advisor
Francesca Allievi
President BCFN Alumni Association

13.00 – 14.00

Light lunch and networking

14:00 – 14:15

The Food Sustainability Media Award

Elena Cadel
BCFN Alumni Association
Laurie Goering
Climate Editor at the Thomson Reuters Foundation
Mario Calabresi
Director La Repubblica

14.15 – 14.35

Keynote: The 2017 Outlook in the framework of the SDGs

Jeffrey Sachs
Director, Earth Institute, Columbia University and Director, SDSN

14.35 – 14.50

Keynote: Knowing What to Eat; Refusing to Swallow It!

David Katz
Director, Yale University Prevention Research Center Founder & President, True Health Initiative

14.50 - 15.05

Keynote: Teaching Kitchens as Catalysts of Personal and Social Change

David M. Eisenberg
Adjunct Associate Professor of Nutrition, Harvard T.H. Chan. School of Public Health

15.05 - 15.40

Roundtable - Sustainable Diets: The Role of the Mediterranean Diet

John L. Sievenpiper
Associate Professor, Department of Nutritional Sciences Scientist University of Toronto
Katarzyna Dembska
Researcher BCFN Foundation
Marcela Villarreal
FAO Director for Partnerships, Advocacy and Capacity Development

15.40 – 16.00


16.00 - 17.15

Roundtable - Food and Climate change: which challenges for agriculture?

Amarjit Sahota
Founder and president, Organic Monitor / Sustainable Foods Summit
Ben Valk
Lead Food & Agri Partnerships, Rabo Partnerships
Hans Herren
Millennium Institute President and CEO
Marta Antonelli
Researcher BCFN Foundation
Matthias Meissner
Senior Policy Advisor International Agriculture Policy and Food Security - WWF Germany

17.15 – 17.30

Closing Remarks - Sustainable approach for nutrition challenges

Elisabeth Rasmusson
Assistant Executive Director WFP for Partnership, Governance and Advocacy
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