2021 is the Nutrition Year of Action, with two major summits taking place this year: the UN Food Systems Summit, which took place in September, and the Tokyo Nutrition for Growth (N4G) Summit, which will take place on December 7-8, 2021.

N4G represents a unique opportunity to mobilize progress towards better nutrition across all industries and sectors, including the private sector. The Summit seeks to drive commitments for building stronger, evidence-based nutrition policies, increasing finance for nutrition, and aligning actions across sectors and stakeholders, with particular attention to three core areas and two cross-cutting themes:

  1. Health: Making nutrition integral to Universal Health Coverage UHC
  2. Food: Building food systems that promote healthy diets and nutrition
  3. Resilience: Addressing malnutrition effectively in fragile and conflict-affected contexts

Cross-cutting areas: Promoting data-driven accountability and securing new investment and driving innovation in nutrition financing

Many of the Summit’s themes align with Access to Nutrition Initiative’s (ATNI) core mission – to drive change through delivering accountability tools that track the food industry’s attempts to tackle malnutrition at the local and global levels.

Since 2019, ATNI has been involved in the preparations of the N4G as an advisor to the Japanese government and as a co-chair of the Accountability Thematic Working Group. It is co-hosting and speaking in 8 official N4G Summit side events. This brief presents an overview of the events that ATNI is organizing, co-hosting and supporting.

16 November – SMART private sector workforce nutrition commitments: Leveraging the workplace to bring improved nutrition to millions of employees

A deep dive into benchmarking tools for workforce nutrition.

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23 November- Scaling up the contribution of SMEs to nutrition – tools and SUN Business Network case studies

This event presented learning tools of organizations supporting SMEs and nutrition and case studies by SMEs.

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25 November 2021, 10:00am CET – Private Sector Nutrition Action: New Data to Inform Private Sector Commitments on Supply Chain Workforce Nutrition

Key leaders/experts launched new data from ATNI on workforce nutrition.

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29 November 2021, 1:00pm CET – Introducing the N4G Business Constituency Group: How business is stepping up to tackle malnutrition

Join this webinar to learn about how the private sector is taking a leadership position to address malnutrition.

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30 November 2021, 10:00am CET – The Business and Investment Case for Nutrition

Health and nutrition are relevant ESG issues for institutional investors globally, as outlined by a new ATNI report.

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2 December 2021, 12:00pm CET – Accountability for action: Breaking down barriers to strong commitment making

This event will discuss the importance of accountability for driving progress on nutrition.

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6 December 2021, 2:00pm CET – Responsible Business Pledge for Better Nutrition: Business commits to tackling malnutrition

This event introduced private sector commitments related to the Responsible Business Pledge for Better Nutrition.

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December 7 2021, 9:30am CET – Building sustainable healthy diets and food systems: Aiming to improve nutritional literacy that leads to behavior modification

The event will outline the case for accelerating corporate efforts to improve nutrition in Japan.

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16 December 2021, 12:00pm CET – Action on accountability: Lessons learnt and the way forward beyond the N4G Summit

This event will host a discussion on the critical role of accountability in driving forward progress for nutrition both during and after the N4G Summit.

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