Our food. Our future.

Bord Bia, The Irish Food Board, hosted its inaugural global sustainability conference: Our Food. Our Future. Sustainability: the Bottom Line. on September 26th in Dublin, Ireland.

The conference opened by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Prime Minister, was attended by 750 delegates, including 280 senior food buyers from 25 countries across 5 continents which was described as a ‘Milestone Event’ on Ireland’s sustainability journey. The event focused on sustainable global food production and brought together thought-leaders including Dr. Jason Clay, Senior Vice President, World Wildlife Fund; Mark Cackler, World Bank; Inder Poonaji, Nestle UK & Ireland; and JC Gonzalez-Mendez, McDonalds Corporation.

All presentations from this global sustainability conference are available, simply follow the links of individual speakers and register you details (it’s free) to watch online:

Michael Carey , Chairman, Bord Bia

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, T.D.

Jason Clay, Senior Vice President Market Transformation, WWF

Mark Cackler, Manager, Agriculture and Environmental Services Department, World Bank

Matt Simister, Group Food Director, Tesco

JC Gonzalez-Mendez, Senior Vice President Global CSR, Sustainability & Philanthropy, McDonalds Corporation

Panel Discussion

Inder Poonaji, Head of Sustainability, Nestle UK & Ireland

Daniel Vennard, Global Sustainability Director for Brands, Mars Incorporated

Stan McCarthy, Chief Executive, Kerry Group

Dan Bena, Head of Sustainable Development, PepsiCo

Panel Discussion

Lloyd Burdett, Head of Global Clients & Strategy,The Futures Company

Aidan Cotter, CEO, Bord Bia

Panel Discussion: Jim Bergin, Margaret Daly, John Horgan and Anna Malmhake

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney


Medb Murtagh is the Assistant Brand Manager for Origin Green

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