Building Resilience: Learnings from 2023 and Trends for 2024

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Virtual Panel Date & Time
Jan 26, 2024 3:00 PM
EST

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About the Event:

2023 was a monumental year in accelerating progress towards agriculture resilience, capped by a COP28 climate summit that centered around food systems like never before. Reflecting on the last twelve months, what did we learn, and how should that inform our 2024 sustainability strategies? What trends will accelerate, shift or be left behind? And what emerging movements will drive the industry, and your organization, closer to its decarbonization goals?

Join Shalini Unnikrishnan, Managing Director and Partner with Boston Consulting Group, and Anastasia Volkova, Regrow CEO and co-founder, for a discussion of 2023 learnings and what you need to know entering 2024.

Join a candid conversation between two of the leading voices in food and ag, covering their thoughts on trends like:

  • The evolution from sustainability to resilience as a core business objective and risk management strategy
  • The transformative power of competitive co-investment in supply chains
  • The emergence of "stacked benefits," as more programs are launched with water, biodiversity and other ecosystem outcomes in mind

This conversation has the potential to shape your approach to 2024's sustainability challenges and opportunities, so make sure to bring your questions for a live Q&A. Don't miss the chance to participate on January 26th at 3:00 pm EST / 12:00 am PST.

About the Panelists:

Shalini Unnikrishnan is a Managing Director and Partner with Boston Consulting Group, and the Global Lead for Climate, Sustainability and Societal Impact for the Consumer Practice, and the Global Lead for Sustainable Food and Nature Solutions. Her work at BCG focuses at the intersection of private, public, and social sectors. Her work focuses deeply on net zero transformation, agriculture and food systems transformation, circularity and waste, as well as equity and inclusion. Through Tony Blair's work in Africa, Shalini has worked within governments supporting private sector development in President Kagame's government and as a presidential advisor to President Joyce Banda in Malawi.

Dr. Anastasia Volkova is the CEO and Co-founder of Regrow. She is a recognized thought leader and innovator in regenerative agriculture and sustainable food sourcing, and has more than ten years of experience in academia, business, and startups. She earned her Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Technology Sydney in partnership with the Australian Defense Science and Technology Organization. Dr. Volkova is a 2020 MIT “35 under 35” Innovator and one of the BBC 100 Women.