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.
Saskia is the Acting Lead on the Our Planet, Our Health priority area, responsible for the strategic direction, and alliance building of Our Planet, Our Health, as well as management of the funding process and existing portfolio. She joined Wellcome in 2012 as a member of the Pathogens, Immunology and Population Health team to oversee the public health research and population studies portfolio. In 2013 she moved within Wellcome, to focus on strategic funding activities and development of the Sustaining Health initiative, the pilot phase of Our Planet, Our Health. Her responsibilities include contributing to the development and implementation of strategic activities and initiatives with a special focus on environment and health. She has over 8 years of experience working for government institutes, funders, social enterprises and NGOs in countries such as Ecuador, Nepal and Zimbabwe as well as the UK and the Netherlands. Saskia graduated with a degree in Biomedical Sciences from the VU University in the Netherlands and obtained her training in Public Health and Control of Infectious Disease at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London.
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.