Food and food related issues are rapidly rising in prominence on the global sustainability agenda given the cross cutting impact of food on everything from the state of the Earth’s climate to the productivity of business’s employees. Food powerfully connects ecological, social and economic systems in complex ways – many of which we are only just beginning to comprehend.
Despite its importance, very few business leaders, let alone sustainability managers, have the background information they require to successfully navigate this increasingly critical field. In recognition of the importance of food systems within the corporate leadership agenda, Ernst and Young, in partnership with the Sustainability Institute, have embarked on an ongoing food systems research program. This interdisciplinary research provides business leaders with the cutting-edge foundation they require for successful private sector engagement in the food systems arena.