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Plating Up Progress WEBINAR: how can investors, businesses and governments build towards a healthier and more sustainable food industry post-pandemic?


Thursday 12 November, 3-4pm

Watch the webinar as we launched our latest report Plating Up Progress 2020: pathways for a healthy, just and sustainable food system amid a global pandemic intended for investors, food businesses and policy makers. It maps the current commitments, targets and performance reporting of 11 major UK supermarkets and 15 major UK-operating caterers, quick service and casual dining restaurant chains.

This ground breaking report is based on our Plating Up Progress dashboard here and includes commentary from supermarkets, the out of home sector, institutional investors, and the World Benchmarking Alliance.

Chaired by: James Ashton, former City Editor, Sunday Times and Executive Editor at the Evening Standard; financial writer and UK business commentator; @mrjamesashton

Our panelists discussed the key enablers that could ensure that an economic recovery from Covid-19 also drives a transition to healthy and sustainable food systems. The discussion covered the policy interventions that we need from government, business perspectives from the out of home and retail sector and insight from investors, followed by a Q+A session.

Panel speakers:

  • Paul Irwin-Rhodes, SHE and External Affairs Manager, Greggs, @GreggsOfficial
  • Judith Batchelar, Brand Director, Sainsbury’s, @sainsburys
  • Sophie Lawrence, Senior ethical, sustainable and impact researcher, Rathbone Greenbank Investments, @Rathbones1742
  • Helen Harwatt, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House, @ChathamHouse

Update on Plating Up Progress work from Project Lead, Will Nicholson.

Watch the webinar.