SUN Business Network Announces Members Of New Advisory Group

 28 March 2014

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network announced the formation of its Advisory Group of Business Leaders. The group will support the network in its vision to ‘find the solutions required to end malnutrition through business, markets and people’. Members will champion the role of progressive business in developing the profitable, sustainable and innovative business models required to scale up nutrition globally and within SUN countries.

 

Co-chaired by CEO of Royal DSM, Feike Sijbesma the group is composed of business leaders from companies of different sizes and from all regions of the world, as well as representatives from the SUN Civil Society Network and the SUN United Nations Network. A second co-chair from a developing country company will be announced shortly.

 

The group aims to advise the SUN Business Network and the SUN Movement on how to engage effectively with business, and its members will also help to recruit more businesses to the SUN Movement.

 

Feike Sijbesma said, “The start of the Advisory Group is a great step forward for the whole SUN Movement, and begins the delivery against our commitments to expanding the membership to 99 companies by 2015. Through the innovation, resources, skills and creativity of the private sector we can unlock the progress required to scale up nutrition. Business has a responsibility to act, and now we are seeing business leaders’ rise to this challenge. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure business works in a responsible way in partnership with the SUN networks and SUN countries to find the solutions to the scandal of 3.5 million children under-5 dying each year because of malnutrition”.

David Nabarro, SUN Movement coordinator, said “Governments in 50 countries have signaled their intention to place nutrition at the centre of their development policies. These governments are working with all groups – including business – who share their common aim of addressing malnutrition in all its forms. I am pleased that the global SUN Business Network includes leaders of small, medium and large national companies from different regions of the world together with multinational companies. The formation of the SUN Business Network provides a forum for all businesses who are committed to supporting governments reach their nutrition objectives.”

 

The members of the Advisory Group are:

Feike Sijbesma, CEO Royal DSM, Netherlands

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

Marc Van Ameringen, Executive Director, GAIN

Marie Konaté, CEO of Protein Kisse-la, Cote D’Ivoire

Kaiser Kabir, CEO, Renata, Bangladesh

Masatoshi Ito, CEO, Ajinomoto, Japan

Nick Hutchinson, Managing Director of UNGA Holdings Limited

Axton Salim, Director, Indofoods, Indonesia

Tom Arnold, Special Representative for Hunger, Concern Worldwide, Ireland

 

Three more members will shortly be announced, including a representative from Latin America, along with a second co-chair from a developing country.

 

For further information on the Advisory group: http://sunbusinessnetwork.org/about-2/

For further information on the Advisory Group members: http://sunbusinessnetwork.org/advisory-board/

 

SUN Business Network Announces Members Of New Advisory Group

 28 March 2014

The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Business Network announced the formation of its Advisory Group of Business Leaders. The group will support the network in its vision to ‘find the solutions required to end malnutrition through business, markets and people’. Members will champion the role of progressive business in developing the profitable, sustainable and innovative business models required to scale up nutrition globally and within SUN countries.

 

Co-chaired by CEO of Royal DSM, Feike Sijbesma the group is composed of business leaders from companies of different sizes and from all regions of the world, as well as representatives from the SUN Civil Society Network and the SUN United Nations Network. A second co-chair from a developing country company will be announced shortly.

 

The group aims to advise the SUN Business Network and the SUN Movement on how to engage effectively with business, and its members will also help to recruit more businesses to the SUN Movement.

 

Feike Sijbesma said, “The start of the Advisory Group is a great step forward for the whole SUN Movement, and begins the delivery against our commitments to expanding the membership to 99 companies by 2015. Through the innovation, resources, skills and creativity of the private sector we can unlock the progress required to scale up nutrition. Business has a responsibility to act, and now we are seeing business leaders’ rise to this challenge. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure business works in a responsible way in partnership with the SUN networks and SUN countries to find the solutions to the scandal of 3.5 million children under-5 dying each year because of malnutrition”.

David Nabarro, SUN Movement coordinator, said “Governments in 50 countries have signaled their intention to place nutrition at the centre of their development policies. These governments are working with all groups – including business – who share their common aim of addressing malnutrition in all its forms. I am pleased that the global SUN Business Network includes leaders of small, medium and large national companies from different regions of the world together with multinational companies. The formation of the SUN Business Network provides a forum for all businesses who are committed to supporting governments reach their nutrition objectives.”

 

The members of the Advisory Group are:

Feike Sijbesma, CEO Royal DSM, Netherlands

Ertharin Cousin, Executive Director, UN World Food Programme

Marc Van Ameringen, Executive Director, GAIN

Marie Konaté, CEO of Protein Kisse-la, Cote D’Ivoire

Kaiser Kabir, CEO, Renata, Bangladesh

Masatoshi Ito, CEO, Ajinomoto, Japan

Nick Hutchinson, Managing Director of UNGA Holdings Limited

Axton Salim, Director, Indofoods, Indonesia

Tom Arnold, Special Representative for Hunger, Concern Worldwide, Ireland

 

Three more members will shortly be announced, including a representative from Latin America, along with a second co-chair from a developing country.

 

For further information on the Advisory group: http://sunbusinessnetwork.org/about-2/

For further information on the Advisory Group members: http://sunbusinessnetwork.org/advisory-board/

 

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