Making finance work for healthier, more sustainable food

Simon Zadek, Finance for Biodiversity (F4B) Initiative

Like the clean energy revolution, the private sector must invest in a rapid, fair and green transition of today's unviable global food system.

In August 2021, the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s sixth assessment report is a “code red for humanity”, according to UN Secretary General António Guterres. An overwhelming scientific consensus on humanity’s effect on our climate, a year of extreme weather events, and a process of critical reflection on our systemic impact brought about by the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in an energetic focus on sustainability.