In 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement was launched to support national leadership and collective action to scale up nutrition. The SUN Business Network (SBN) is one of the four global networks that support SUN countries (along with UN, Civil Society and Donor Networks). It is convened by the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and further supported by an Advisory Group comprised of senior business leaders.
The SBN aims to reduce malnutrition in all its forms through mobilising business to invest and innovate in responsible and sustainable actions and operations. To do this SBN provides a neutral platform to broker partnerships and collaboration between business and all actors on nutrition at national, regional and global level to support SUN Country plans. We believe that when consumers demand improved nutrition, business will act, and national economies will grow.
SBN’s three main objectives are:
- Mobilising business to contribute to reduce malnutrition in all forms
- Making nutrition more aspirational, accessible, affordable and available to the consumer
- Building the case for greater business engagement in nutrition amongst all stakeholders
It is the only dedicated global platform for business and nutrition, with more than 300 members, including both multinational and national companies committing to improved nutrition throughout the world.
Updated 14 November 2016