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Biodiversity on Food Sector

Welcome to the sixth Biodiful and EY Round Table session on "Biodiversity on Food Sector".

This session takes a deep dive into a topic familiar to all: food. The impact of food system on biodiversity is major, and mitigating the negative effects requires action from consumers, retail, logistics, production and farmers. Our panel brings together experts from academia and business who will discuss the possible avenues we need to explore to balance human appetite and planetary boundaries.

Join us as we delve into this critical topic and discover how we can work together to create a more sustainable future for all.

Facilitator :
  • Milla Unkila, Biodiful
Presenters :

Hanna Hiekkamies , Sustainability Director, Valio

Hanna serves as Valio’s Sustainability Director and is a board member of FIBS, the largest corporate responsibility network in the Nordic countries and board member of B Corp certified Impact Agency Fabrik, the agency for sustainable design, strategy and communication. She is a highly experienced and motivated professional, with a specialization in sustainability and business development. Her core competencies include Sustainable strategies, ESG management and reporting.

Saska Tuomasjukka, Senior researcher, BIODIFUL/ UTU

Saska Tuomasjukka is an entrepreneur and a senior researcher at the University of Turku. He originally fell in love with the chemistry of food and the beauty of aroma molecules, but later found himself studying nutrition and sustainability. His current scientific work focuses on systemic and individual enablers of vertical dietary change, i.e., the identification and presentation of value-free food switches, which have significant yet underutilized potential to enhance sustainability.

Irene Kuhmonen, Postdoctoral researcher, Biodiful/JYU

Irene Kuhmonen is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Jyväskylä. Her research focuses on the role of agriculture in sustainability transition of the food system. She is especially interested in farmers who cherish biodiversity and the diverse futures of the food system from the perspective of biodiversity. 

Kaisa Mattson, Director Sustainable Sourcing and Human Rights, Fazer

Kaisa Mattson is a Director Sustainable Sourcing and Human Rights at Fazer. Kaisa has over twenty years of experience leading sustainable supply chains in consumer goods companies such as IKEA, Fiskars and Fazer. Over the years she has been deeply involved in developing sustainable value chains around the world. Biodiversity is critical to ensure healthy, resilient, and sustainable food supply for growing global population.

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