Welcome to our focus on food systems philanthropy
In the aftermath of the UN Food Systems Summit and UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), it’s clear that building a more sustainable food system is more critical than ever and also an area where philanthropy can and should play a catalytic and systemic role.
Food systems have seldom been explicitly addressed in funding strategies despite billions donated to issues connected to food systems.
This special feature, guest edited by Ruth Richardson of the Global Alliance for the Future of Food, argues that philanthropy should take a more systemic approach and ‘situate food systems transformation centrally in climate, biodiversity, hunger and health agendas’.
Elsewhere we discuss…
Why is asking wealthy people to give more philanthropically or requiring them to pay more tax is presented as a binary choice. Graham Hobson – an unusually modest philanthropist who made his fortune through the sale of online photo printing company Photobox– explains why multi-millionaires like him should give more and pay more.
The Bridgespan Group’s co-founder, Jeff Bracdach tells Alliance why ending racial disparities is the route to social justice in the US and beyond.