By participating in dynamic and interactive modules, held by the most authoritative food sustainability experts, you will learn to:
Our aim is to provide a comprehensive base for a deeper understanding of the complex dynamics of food, giving you the tools and insights to perform better at work or shift careers – and hopefully make you a better person along the way. You will get the chance to learn about scientific evidence, management practices and policy options to safeguard our health and Planet, while actively helping countries improve the sustainability of their food systems.
EIIS is committed to achieving the 17 Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) set out in the 2030 United Nations Agenda. Through the ‘Food & Sustainability’ Certificate Program you can learn how to contribute to the achievement of the following goals:
SDG 2 : Zero hunger.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
SDG 3 : Good health and well-being.
Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.
SDG 12 : Responsible consumption and production.
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns.
SDG 13 : Climate action.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
SDG 14 : Life below water.
Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
SDG 15 : Life on land.
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
After sharing our online journey throughout the world's food system, we will have the chance to finally meet in person. Participants will have the opportunity to meet in Rome for an onsite experience exploring Italian food excellence, sustainable agriculture and food policy issues. It will be an occasion to apply the learnings from the course, expand one another's networks and strengthen bonds within the EIIS community.
Meet some of the course’s experts. Get ready to be engaged by their incredible passion!
Chef patron of Osteria Francescana, 3-Michelin-star restaurant in Modena, number 1 on The World's 50 Best Restaurant list twice and awarded with Michelin Green Star in 2020. Founder of non-profit organization Food for Soul, with the goal of fighting food waste and social isolation with its Refettorios. Goodwill Ambassador for UNEP since 2020.
Chef patron dell'Osteria Francescana, ristorante 3 stelle Michelin a Modena, numero 1 nella lista dei 50 migliori ristoranti del mondo per due volte e premiato con la Stella Verde Michelin nel 2020. Fondatore dell'organizzazione no-profit Food for Soul, con l'obiettivo di combattere lo spreco di cibo e l'isolamento sociale con i suoi Refettori. Ambasciatore di buona volontà per l'UNEP dal 2020.
Jeffrey D. Sachs is a professor, author, and advisor to governments around the world and to the United Nations. He leads global efforts for sustainable development and climate safety. Sachs is a strong supporter of the Green New Deal and Medicare for All. He is an expert on public health and epidemics and has advised the World Health Organization at the highest levels during the past 20 years. Sachs helped to conceive and implement the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB, and Malaria.
Danielle Nierenberg is a co-founder of Food Tank and a globally recognized expert on sustainable agriculture and food issues. She is the 2020 Julia Child Award recipient.
Danielle Nierenberg è co-fondatrice di Food Tank ed esperta, riconosciuta a livello mondiale, di agricoltura sostenibile e questioni alimentari. È la vincitrice del premio Julia Child 2020.
Raj Patel is an award-winning author, film-maker and academic. He is a Research Professor in the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin and a Senior Research Associate at the Unit for the Humanities at the university currently known as Rhodes University (UHURU), South Africa.
He has degrees from the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics and Cornell University, has worked for the World Bank and WTO, and protested against them around the world. Raj co-taught the 2014 Edible Education class at UC Berkeley with Michael Pollan.
In 2016 he was recognized with a James Beard Foundation Leadership Award.
He has testified about the causes of the global food crisis to the US, UK and EU governments and is a
member of the International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems.
In addition to scholarly publications in economics, philosophy, politics and public health journals, he regularly writes for The Guardian, and has contributed to the Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Times of India, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Mail on Sunday, and The Observer. His first book was Stuffed and Starved: The Hidden Battle for the World Food System. His second, The Value of Nothing, was a New York Times and international best-seller.
His latest book, co-authored with Rupa Marya, entitled Inflamed: Deep Medicine and The Anatomy of Injustice will be available in August 2021.
He can be heard co-hosting the fortnightly food politics podcast The Secret Ingredient with Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott, and KUT’s Rebecca McInroy. He is currently completing a documentary project about the global food system.
George Steinmetz is an American photographer who has worked with The NY Times and National Geographic for more than 30 years. He specializes in aerial photographs, and has won three prizes from World Press Photo and the Environmental Vision award from Pictures of the Year for his work on large-scale agriculture.
George Steinmetz è un fotografo americano che ha lavorato con il NY Times e il National Geographic per più di 30 anni. È specializzato in fotografie aeree e ha vinto tre premi del World Press Photo e il premio Environmental Vision di Pictures of the Year per il suo lavoro sull'agricoltura su larga scala.
Jyotsna Puri (or Jo) is the Associate Vice-President - Strategy and Knowledge Department (SKD) at IFAD. She leads the organisations strategy work in IFAD’s key areas targeting agriculture, climate, gender, nutrition, youth and social inclusion. Puri provides the vision for evidence-informed advice on programme designs and implementation, contributing to resource mobilization, and supporting IFAD’s global remit in providing state-of the art policy advice related to these topics.
Puri has worked previously at the Green Climate Fund, 3ie, UNEP, the World Bank and UNDP. She is also adjunct associate professor at Columbia University, New York where she was also a research scientist. She has published in many academic journals and written for newspapers and provided advice as a board member to several development organizations.
She holds a PhD and MSc in Agriculture and Resource Economics and an MA in Development Economics. She is a national of India.
Giampaolo Grossi is General Manager of Starbucks Italy. He has gained strong international experience in the hospitality sector, having lived and worked in New York, Florida and Kuwait. Back in Italy, before joining Starbucks in 2017, he was appointed General Manager of Marchesi 1824, the Prada Group's Milanese restaurant. A former professional footballer, he makes his sports career a way of life that he applies above all to his professional path.
Giampaolo Grossi è General Manager di Starbucks Italy. Ha maturato una forte esperienza internazionale nell’ambito dell’hospitality avendo vissuto e lavorato a New York, in Florida e in Kuwait. Rientrato in Italia, ricopre il ruolo di General Manager del Marchesi 1824, locale milanese del gruppo Prada, per poi approdare in Starbucks nel 2017. Ex calciatore professionista, fa del suo percorso sportivo uno spirito di vita che applica soprattutto al mondo del lavoro.
Executive Director, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, brings over 25 years of experience in the philanthropic sector to this role, and of particular relevance to this undertaking, has extensive experience starting new and complex things. These include being the first Director of the Unilever Canada Foundation, Founding Chair of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network, and the first Environment Director at the Metcalf Foundation. Her tenure at the Metcalf Foundation also included acting on the Advisory Committee of the City of Toronto, Board of Health, Toronto Food Strategy to develop an action plan to improve the food system of the Toronto city region. Ruth also served as the lead consultant to establish The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada and has worked with private-public partnerships on sustainability issues and cross-border collaborations, such as coastal fisheries management. In her capacity with the Global Alliance, Ruth is on the International Advisory Group on Up-scaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation funded by the German Federal Environmental Ministry under its International Climate Initiative. She also served on the Steering Committee of TEEBAgriFood led by UN Environment, as well as on the International Advisory Committee of the Global Urban Food Policy Pact. In 2020, Richardson was appointed by United Nations Secretary- General António Guterres to serve on the Advisory Committee for the 2021 Food Systems Summit, and to serve as Chair, Champions Network.
Direttore esecutivo, Global Alliance for the Future of Food, porta in questo ruolo oltre 25 anni di esperienza nel settore filantropico e, cosa particolarmente importante per questa impresa, ha una vasta esperienza nell'avviare cose nuove e complesse. Questi includono l'essere il primo direttore della Fondazione Unilever Canada, il presidente fondatore della rete canadese di sovvenzionatori ambientali e il primo direttore ambientale alla Fondazione Metcalf. Il suo mandato alla Fondazione Metcalf comprendeva anche la partecipazione al comitato consultivo della città di Toronto, Consiglio della salute, Toronto Food Strategy per sviluppare un piano d'azione per migliorare il sistema alimentare della regione di Toronto. Ruth è stata anche il consulente principale per stabilire il Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada e ha lavorato con partnership pubblico-private su questioni di sostenibilità e collaborazioni transfrontaliere, come la gestione della pesca costiera. In qualità di membro della Global Alliance, Ruth fa parte dell'International Advisory Group on Up-scaling Ecosystem-based Adaptation finanziato dal ministero federale tedesco dell'ambiente nell'ambito della sua International Climate Initiative. Ha anche fatto parte del comitato direttivo di TEEBAgriFood guidato da UN Environment, e del comitato consultivo internazionale del Global Urban Food Policy Pact. Nel 2020, Richardson è stata nominata dal segretario generale delle Nazioni Unite António Guterres per far parte del comitato consultivo per il vertice sui sistemi alimentari del 2021, e per servire come presidente della rete dei campioni.
David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP is a globally renowned expert in disease prevention, health promotion, lifestyle medicine, and nutrition. The founding director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center, and past president of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Katz has earned numerous awards for his contributions to public health.
Carlo Fadda is the Director for Biodiversity for Food and Agriculture research at the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. He has a PhD in evolutionary biology from the Sapienza University of Rome. Carlo is also an adjunct researcher at Scuola S. Anna in Italy. He is based in Nairobi. He has managed projects in China, Ecuador, Morocco, Kenya, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Uganda, and Tanzania, among others. Since 2010 he has been based in Nairobi. His work centres on the understanding that conservation and use of genetic resources cannot be decoupled from rural development and livelihoods.
Martin Koehring is senior manager for sustainability, climate change and natural resources at Economist Impact (part of The Economist Group). He leads Economist Impact’s sustainability-related policy and thought leadership projects in the EMEA region. Since 2017 he has been the project director of the Food Sustainability Index, developed by Economist Impact with the Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition Foundation. Martin is also the head of Economist Impact's World Ocean Initiative. His previous roles at The Economist Group include managing editor, global health lead and Europe editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit. He is a member of the Advisory Committee for the UN Environment Programme’s Global Environment Outlook for Business. He earned degrees in international relations from Aberystwyth University and the College of Europe.
Martin Koehring è senior manager per la sostenibilità, il cambiamento climatico e le risorse naturali all'Economist Impact (parte di The Economist Group). Dirige i progetti politici e di leadership di pensiero legati alla sostenibilità dell'Economist Impact nella regione EMEA. Dal 2017 è il direttore del progetto del Food Sustainability Index, sviluppato da Economist Impact con la Fondazione Barilla Center for Food & Nutrition. Martin è anche a capo della World Ocean Initiative di Economist Impact. I suoi precedenti ruoli all'Economist Group includono il ruolo di managing editor, global health lead e Europe editor all'Economist Intelligence Unit. È un membro del comitato consultivo per il Global Environment Outlook for Business del Programma delle Nazioni Unite per l'ambiente. Si è laureato in relazioni internazionali all'Università di Aberystwyth e al Collegio d'Europa.
Dr Arif Husain is Chief Economist and Director of Research, Assessments & Monitoring Division at World Food Programme. His work focuses on analyzing food security and welfare conditions in developing countries to inform 99humanitarian and development response. Arif has a Ph.D. in agricultural and applied economics from University of Minnesota.
Bart is heading Corporate Communications and Government Relations Department for Nestlé Zone Europe, Middle East and North Africa based in Brussels.He oversees the operationalization of Nestlé’s net zero ambition including climate neutrality & plastics commitment and leads and coordinates Nestlé’s contributions on policies and societal debates with stakeholders across the Zone. Bart joined Nestlé in June 2005 after having worked in the Belgian and international dairy trade association environment.He graduated from the University of Ghent with Master’s degree in Food Science and Food Technology.
Bart è a capo del dipartimento Comunicazione aziendale e Relazioni governative per la zone Europa, Medio Oriente e Nord Africa di Nestlé, con sede a Bruxelles, e sovrintende all'operatività dell'ambizione "net zero" di Nestlé, compreso l'impegno per la neutralità climatica e la plastica, oltre a guidare e coordinare i contributi di Nestlé sulle politiche e i dibattiti sociali con gli stakeholder della zona. Bart è entrato a far parte di Nestlé nel giugno 2005 dopo aver lavorato nell'ambiente delle associazioni di categoria belghe e internazionali del settore lattiero-caseario, laureandosi all'Università di Gand con un master in scienze e tecnologie alimentari.
Marcela Villarreal has a PhD in Rural Sociology from Cornell University and a BA/MA in Systems and Computing Engineering from the University of Los Andes in Bogotá.She is responsible for the implementation of FAO’s innovative strategies on partnerships with civil society, academia and research institutions, and for the collaboration with UN agencies.
She coordinates the initiative on the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture (CFS-RAI), FAO’s policy on Indigenous Peoples, the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact, the Parliamentarian Fronts against Hunger initiative and the Decade of Family Farming, among others.