In this special edition of the Futuring Podcast, Forum’s Associate Director for Sustainable Nutrition, Lesley Mitchell and Forum’s Associate Director for Sustainable Value Chains and Livelihoods, Charlene Collison, reflect on the world’s food production systems and examine the fragility of the supply chains behind them.
Tune in to hear this provocative discussion as they explore how we’ve got here based on the last two decades, as well as what’s happening today - activities, innovations, and ideas with real potential to ignite deep transformation to a food system that’s fit for the future. What would it take to have truly ‘just’ and ‘regenerative’ principles at the heart of the supply chains that get our food from plant to plate, crop to cup, farm to fork?
And vitally, can promising solutions be rapidly scaled to meet the biggest challenges of our time?
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About the Future of Sustainability: Looking Back to Go Forward
Produced by international sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future, the Future of Sustainability: Looking Back to Go Forward is a unique opinion and commentary series set to explore lessons learned from the last 25 years in the sustainability movement and what they mean for the future.
Based on new and exclusive insights from diverse voices across the sustainability movement, we'll examine where we have succeeded and where we have failed in creating real change. We’ll consider how the world is responding to today's multifaceted challenges and opportunities, and what pivots might be needed if we’re to deliver at scale and pace. Lastly, we'll look forward - exploring how we can reframe the goals of the system, reset our ambition, and encourage the adoption of new mindsets and approaches critical to creating what’s really needed: a truly just and regenerative future.
With thanks to our partners
Looking Back to Go Forward was made possible thanks to the generous support from our partners: Laudes Foundation, GSK Consumer Healthcare, Target, M&S, Capgemini, Bupa, 3M, CTPA, Burberry, Olam Food Ingredients, and in particular our headline sponsor, SC Johnson
All opinions expressed by their interviewees are their own and do not necessarily reflect the positions of Forum for the Future.
Interview recorded on 17th January 2022.
This audio features the song "Boulevard" by Yung Kartz available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.