Joe Costello TD calls for 2013 to be the year of nutrition

11 December 2012

The SUN Business Network Inaugural Workshop was held in London on 11 December 2012.

During his keynote speech, Joe Costello TD, SBN_Event_Report_Download ReportMinister of State for Trade and Development, Ireland, made the following points:

• 2013 should be the year of nutrition. There is consensus around the need for multi-sectoral approaches, driven at the country level.
• Tackling hunger and nutrition is a priority for the Irish international development programme, and will be a key theme for
the EU Irish Presidency.
• The SUN Business Network has a role to play in promoting public-private sector collaboration, and building trust through constructive and ethical engagement.
• CSR is valuable, but we need to focus on leveraging the core business of the private sector to improve nutrition while ensuring long-term returns for sustainability.

Joe Costello TD calls for 2013 to be the year of nutrition

11 December 2012

The SUN Business Network Inaugural Workshop was held in London on 11 December 2012.

During his keynote speech, Joe Costello TD, SBN_Event_Report_Download ReportMinister of State for Trade and Development, Ireland, made the following points:

• 2013 should be the year of nutrition. There is consensus around the need for multi-sectoral approaches, driven at the country level.
• Tackling hunger and nutrition is a priority for the Irish international development programme, and will be a key theme for
the EU Irish Presidency.
• The SUN Business Network has a role to play in promoting public-private sector collaboration, and building trust through constructive and ethical engagement.
• CSR is valuable, but we need to focus on leveraging the core business of the private sector to improve nutrition while ensuring long-term returns for sustainability.

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