FOOD & AGRICULTURE, HEALTH & WELLBEING
More than half of the global economy depends on the prosperity of the natural world. From the water we drink, to the food we grow, and the resources we use in manufacturing, biodiversity and ecosystem services support our daily lives and many of our products and services. This track explores how food and agriculture industries can transform, in order to achieve a regenerative and equitable food system producing healthy, safe and nourishing food for all.
From Net Zero to Nature Positive: Embedding Nature into Business Practices
Understanding biodiversity and the impact of its rapid loss is crucial to curtailing further damage. Businesses have to embed nature recovery actions into business practices to limit the rapid degradation of nature and the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem services.
Manager, Redefining Value World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Singapore
ACB’s Programme Specialist, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, Philippines
Deputy Head Sustainability
Operations & Compliance, April Group,
Dr Wan Tarmeze Wan Ariffin
Director of Forest Products Division, FRIM
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
PRODUCTS & MATERIALS
Now, more than ever, the opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we transform every element of our linear, ‘take-make-waste’ system is vast. It is a must for all sectors to discover efficient ways of handling the products and materials as we are moving towards mainstreaming sustainability practices. This track highlights a number of entry points for businesses to contribute to accelerating the circular transition.
Vision 2050 Products & Materials Pathway: We can make things, smarter
The Vision 2050 Products & Materials Pathway is that resource use is optimized to meet society’s needs while allowing the systems that provide resources to regenerate. To achieve this, circular business models have to become the norm and companies need to develop new business models to ensure product life cycles are extended for as long as possible.
Circular Economy Manager, World
Business Council for Sustainable Development,
Green Man Brand Ambassador
of AvantWood, Philippines