Samuel Lee-Gammage works as a sustainability coordinator at Waitrose & Partners, where his role focusses on responsible sourcing of soy and palm oil, and of fresh produce and livestock products. Previously, he has worked for the Food Climate Research Network as a research and communications officer where he helped to develop the Foodsource website, and for the land use policy team at Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, where he was an EU climate lobbyist focussed on emissions from agriculture and land use. He holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the Environmental Change Institute at Oxford, and a BSc in Environmental Geosciences from the University of Bristol.
Marina is Associate Programme Officer in the Food Systems and Agriculture Programme. She is responsible for conducting research and developing practical tools for public and private food sector stakeholders. She assists the implementation of the One Planet Network Sustainable Food Systems Programme and facilitates a multi stakeholder Task Force that promotes the capacity building of governments and stakeholders to achieve sustainable food systems and approaches.
Marina started her career at the UN in 2006, occupying several posts to support sustainable development since then. She joined the UN Environment in 2009 focusing on mainstreaming Sustainable Consumption and Production in Brazil. She supported setting-up and implementing Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects, the establishment of National Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plan, mainstreaming sustainable procurement and implementing the Green Passport Campaign for large sports events (2014 World Cup Games and 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games). Her experience with the private sector includes boosting Eco-innovation and sustainable reporting, and engaging SMEs to increase their environmental performance and standards.
Marina has holds a Master on Energy and Environmental Management at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, and a Bachelor Degree in International Relations at the University Centre of Brasilia (CEUB) in Brazil.
Dr. Bex White helps to coordinate and deliver the Interdisciplinary Food Systems Teaching and Learning programme. This is a collaboration between seven higher education institutions, coordinated through Oxford University. It seeks to engage students in food systems thinking using innovative teaching and engagement methods. She is based at the Environmental Change Institute, Oxford University. She completed her PhD there, looking at supply-chain based carbon governance in the UK’s milk sector. Building on this she undertook post-doctoral research looking at environment-labour links in India’s rice sector and explored the concept of resilience with respect to community food growing in the UK. At the heart of her academic work she engages with notions of power, politics, systems, interdisciplinarity and research that has real-world application.
Simon Billing is Executive Director of Eating Better, an alliance of over 50 non governmental organisations from health, environmental, animal welfare and social justice working to promote less and better meat and dairy consumption. Prior to that Simon worked at international sustainability non-profit Forum for the Future where he has successfully led Protein Challenge 2040. The first international coalition bringing together experts from the animal, plant and alternative protein industries with the aim of transforming how we produce and consume protein within environmental limits.
Sam Bickersteth joined the Oxford Martin School as Executive Director of the Rockefeller Foundation Economic Council on Planetary Health in February 2018. He was Chief Executive of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) from 2011 to 2018. CDKN is a global alliance of southern and northern organisations delivering innovative solutions for climate compatible development in developing countries. It has supported over 1,000 technical assistance, research and knowledge management projects in 70 countries in the areas of climate policy, planning, finance, climate-related disasters and international negotiations.
Sam is an agricultural economist by training with a background in food security, natural resources and climate change, having previously worked for PwC, DFID and Oxfam. From 2006 to 2010, he was head of programme policy at Oxfam and also held leadership positions for DFID in Bolivia, Mozambique and Nepal.
Sam has lived in Africa, South Asia and Latin America in his roles as researcher, policy adviser and programme manager. He has been a Director in PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change team, an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute and adviser to the London School of Economics/Leeds University Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP). He has also served as Chair of Low Emissions Development Strategies Global Partnership and adviser to the UK Government Foresight Project on Global Food and Farming Futures.
Dr. Mathilde Douillet is the head of the Daniel and Nina Carasso Foundation's Program on Sustainable Food Systems and Diets. Her responsibilities include handling the call for international research projects, implementing the Premio Daniel Carasso, following the International Panel of Expert on Sustainable Food systems (IPES-Food) and being the contact person for the Global Alliance on the Future of Food. Prior to this, she worked for the Foundation for World Agriculture and Rural Life (FARM) based in Paris, first launching FARM’s food crop projects with farmers cooperatives in Burkina Faso and Mali, then as a research analyst on trade and agricultural policies in Sub-Saharan Africa and finally as project leader on agricultural policies and food security. At FARM, she specialized in the analysis of agricultural markets and policies and their impacts on food security and its governance, following international debates, multilateral and regional trade negotiations and agricultural policy initiatives in Africa. While working at FARM, she successfully undertook her PhD in economics at Sciences Po (France) in partnership with the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). She became a research associate at Cirad in 2012. She also holds a M.Eng in agricultural development from the AgroParisTech (France) and a M.Sc in economics of international relations from Sciences Po (France). More about Mathilde and her work can be found here.
Mark joined 3Keel in February 2016 as a partner after over 12 years as a director and then a special advisor at UK sustainability charity, WRAP, where he led and supported work on product sustainability, sustainable product design and development, food and nutritional security, resource efficiency in food value chains, food loss and waste and healthy sustainable diets.
Mark is currently working on a number of projects including the UN-funded Better By Design project working with major retailers in five Latin American countries, a UN FAO project on sustainable food retailing and a European Commission study on the global sustainability impacts and benefits associated with agricultural commodities. He is also currently advising UN Environment and several major food brands on food systems and circular economy thinking, behaviour change and healthy sustainable diets.
He has over 25 years of experience of working on agri-food system sustainability issues, including UN, EU and UK policy, strategy and foresight, including Defra’s Food Industry Sustainability Strategy and Food 2030, the UK Government’s Food Matters report and Global Future of Food and Farming Project and the WRI’s Creating a Sustainable Food Future.
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Tom Levitt is a former editor of Guardian Sustainable Business and former deputy editor of the Ecologist magazine. He writes on food, farming and environmental issues and has an MSc in food policy. He was awarded a Nuffield farming scholarship in 2017 and currently works as a researcher on the RSA on the Food Farming and Countryside Commission. For more information about his work, see his website here.
Duncan Williamson is the Food Policy Manager for WWF UK. He also leads WWF International's work on food and agriculture in relation to the Sustainable Development Goals, and on food security. He developed and managed the influential Livewell plate project on sustainable diets. He sits on the advisory group for the Food and Climate Research Network; Biodiversity International’s sustainable diets metrics project; the UNEP/FAO AgriFood task force; as well as the Milan Protocol; and helped set up, and is a director of the Eating Better alliance. For more about Duncan see his Linkedin.
Mark Driscoll is the Founder and Director of Tasting the Future, where he provides freelance consultancy on sustainable food systems for a range of organisations including governments, businesses and civil society organisations. Mark previously lead the Sustainable Food programme at Forum for the Future, a global sustainability non-profit organisation, where he was responsible for the development and delivery of Forum's food strategy, focused on sustainable nutrition. He was project director for the Protein Challenge 2040 initiative which aims to reduce the sustainability and health impacts of global protein production and consumption. For more about Mark see Tasting the Future.
Daniel Vennard is the Director of the Better Buying Lab within the World Resources Institute. He works with food companies and experts in behaviour change and marketing to develop, test and scale new ideas that can help shift diets to more sustainable options. Daniel has worked for the last fifteen years at Mars Incorporated and Procter and Gamble in corporate strategy, sustainability and marketing. He has written and presented on how consumers can be shifted towards buying more sustainable products. Daniel holds a first class degree from Sheffield University in Plant Sciences. For more about Daniel, see his LinkedIn.
Rob Bailey became director of the Energy, Environment and Resources Department in 2014, having joined as a senior research fellow in 2011 from Oxfam GB, where he was responsible for policy on food security, trade, agriculture and climate change. Prior to this, he worked at the advisory firm Oliver Wyman, where his clients included many of the world’s leading banking, insurance and investment companies. His publications have covered a range of topics including food security, conflict and resources, low-carbon development, bioenergy, and resource governance. Rob was named one of the 2011 DEVEX 40-under-40 leading thinkers on international development for his work on sustainability. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics. See more about Rob here.
Dr Jessica Paddock is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Bristol. Her research agenda is concerned with how a sociological understanding of everyday eating practices can inform transitions towards more sustainable societies. At the heart of this program is exploring how social inequalities affect the potential for such transition, and to make a contribution to critical debates at the environment/society interface, at a global level. By putting sociological data to the task of understanding differentiated everyday lives, we are well equipped to challenge configurations upholding environmentally and socially unsustainable arrangements
Sarah Sim is a Sustainability Science Leader in Unilever’s Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC). She has 15 years’ experience in developing and applying environmental sustainability science for business decision-making at Unilever and previously at Marks and Spencer. The focus has primarily been in the area of bio-based systems.
Sarah is responsible for setting and delivering Unilever’s strategy for environmental sustainability science, currently focusing on three key themes: 1) improving the reliability of product environmental footprints; 2) improving the spatial resolution of impact assessment and; 3) developing approaches for ‘absolute sustainability’ assessment, recognising ecological constraints. Methodological developments in these areas build from extensive expertise in Life Cycle Assessment and support Unilever in identifying opportunities to minimise environmental impacts of products.
Dr Elin Röos is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Energy and Technology, at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences and also works at the Centre for Organic Food and Farming (EPOK). Her research and teaching focus on sustainable food production and sustainable land use from many different angles. This includes assessing the environmental impact of different foods using life cycle assessment (LCA); calculating the climate impact and land use associated with different types of diets; and comparing environmental impacts of different farming systems. Her work includes many interdisciplinary projects looking at economic and informational policy instruments for more sustainable dietary patterns, and on how more sustainable and healthy food ingredients can be produced and processed. More information about Elin's work can be found here.
Jess Finch began working as an intern for FCRN as part of her PhD training year and was integral to the early development of Foodsource. She continues to work with the FCRN part-time. Jess is currently carrying out her PhD research at the University of Warwick as part of the Midlands Integrative Biology Training Partnership, with a focus on Food Security (Plant and Crop Sciences). Prior to starting at Warwick, Jess completed her undergraduate degree in Natural Sciences at the University of Cambridge, where she continued on to complete her PGCE, before teaching science to 11-16 year olds in Cambridgeshire. Environmental issues were the main driver behind Jess’ pursuit of a scientific career; she now wishes to combine her scientific and educational experience to help communicate current thinking and research on the crucial interface between global food systems and climate change. More about Jess's work can be found here.
Fabrice is the EAT Foundation Science Director operating through the Stockholm Resilience Center. He has dedicated more than 20 years professional experience researching food systems globally with a focus on sustainable production and human nutrition. Fabrice has a joint affiliation with Bioversity International of the CGIAR, CIAT, and the Earth Institute at Columbia University.
Michael Hamm is the C. S. Mott Professor of Sustainable Agriculture at Michigan State University and Senior Fellow of the Center for Regional Food Systems at MSU. Mike is affiliated with the Departments of Community Sustainability; Plant, Soil, and Microbial Sciences; and Food Science and Human Nutrition. His appointment encompasses teaching, research and outreach. Community food security, community and sustainable food systems are research interest areas. The mission of the MSU Center for Regional Food Systems is to engage the people of Michigan, the United States and the world in applied research, education and outreach to develop regionally integrated, sustainable food systems. Prior to moving to MSU, he was Dean of Academic and Student Programs for Cook College, Rutgers University. As a faculty member at Rutgers University, he was co-founder and director of the New Jersey Urban Ecology Program, an effort that brings together individuals from diverse backgrounds to address sustainable food systems in New Jersey. He was also a facilitator for the New Jersey Cooperative Gleaning Network since 1998 and the founding director of the Cook Student Organic Farm from 1993 to 1998. He was a board member and board president of the Northeast Organic Farming Association of New Jersey. More can be found out about Mike and his work here.
John Ingram leads the Food Systems Research Group in the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute, the ‘IFSTAL’ multi-university food systems training programme, and the coordination of the GFS “Resilience of the UK Food System” programme. His interests are in the conceptual framing of food systems; the interactions among the many actors involved and their varied activities; the outcomes of their activities for food security, livelihoods and environment; and food system resilience. He has designed and led regional food system research projects in Europe, South Asia, southern Africa and the Caribbean on the links between food security and the environment, through the analysis of food systems. More can be found out about John's work here.
Will Nicholson leads the research on Plating up Progress?, the FCRN's joint research project with the Food Foundation. Plating up Progress? will scope out the potential for developing a set of actionable, verifiable and industry-relevant metrics that define sustainable and healthy eating patterns. It will also build a multi-stakeholder partnership to advance the uptake of these metrics by those assessing food industry performance. Will still helps some caterers with their sustainability through his IntoFood initiative. He has a background both on the ground as a chef and business owner, and in food sustainability research. More about Will's work can be found here.