17 Dec 2012
Food for Thought: World Food Programme and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition Launch New Scaling Up Nutrition Business Network
Dec. 11, 2012
Business leaders from some of the world’s biggest companies gathered with leaders from government, the United Nations and civil society in London last night to announce a new approach to harnessing business support to the fight against maternal and child undernutrition. The event marked the launch of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Business Network. The SUN Movement is a new and unique global effort that unites people – governments, civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers – in a collective effort to eliminate malnutrition in all its forms. The Business Network will enable businesses to align with the priorities of national governments as they increase their investments in nutrition.
The network will facilitate business engagement in the SUN Movement, link business to other stakeholders and provide a public record of company commitments and activities to scale up nutrition interventions in the Movement’s 33 member countries. SUN Business Network members will act as ambassadors of nutrition by working to bridge the gap between the public and private sectors through the sharing of expertise.