Unlocking funding for affordable nutrition

Event Details
  • June 26th, Wednesday, 11:15am - 12:45pm
  • Room 324

Poor diets are now the number one risk factor for morbidity and mortality globally. Scaling up proven nutrition interventions and improving diets by increasing access and affordability to nutrient rich foods has substantial positive health outcomes. However, market constraints – including the lack of access to capital among agri-food businesses – hinders limits the creation of promising approaches to bring nutritious, safe and affordable foods to emerging markets. Join panellists from DSM, GAIN . the Gates Foundation and Capital$ Development in this discussion on how the private sector (from micro enterprises through to SMEs to large multinationals) can contribute to reducing malnutrition and why they should do it. We will look at a range of financing we need to improve nutrition – from grants, to venture philanthropy to debt and equity and share case studies demonstrating what has worked to improve nutrition through market-based solutions.

Key Takeaways

  • Demonstrate how Nutrition is a cross-sectoral issue touching health, education, gender and livelihoods
  • Provide case studies of how innovation in nutrition has a proven scalable impact
  • Encourage a wide range of social investors to include nutrition in their portfolios
  • Greg Garrett

    Greg Garrett

    Director, Food Policy & Financing Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

  • Marcel Neutel

    Marcel Neutel

    Managing Director Capital 4 Development Partners

  • Kalpana Beesabathuni

    Kalpana Beesabathuni

    Global Lead – Technology & Entrepreneurship Sight and Life

  • Yannick Foing

    Yannick Foing

    Global Lead, Partner Engagement - Nutrition Improvement DSM Nutritional Products

  • Alok Ranjan

    Alok Ranjan

    Country Lead, Nutrition Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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