November 18 : Resilience, Sustainability, Nourishment : Virtual



Thank you to all who joined us for our 2020 Food, Agriculture & Water Conference!


The Food, Agriculture & Water Conference highlighted exciting businesses focused on building a resilient, sustainable, and nourishing global food system despite the many challenges ahead of them. We heard from companies around the world that are navigating the global pandemic while innovating solutions to address climate change, resource constraints, and nutritious food accessibility. 


In collaboration with S2G Ventures, we hosted a virtual networking session for conference attendees to mingle with exciting companies solving the biggest challenges in the food, agriculture, and water industries.

The conference was co-hosted by the Harvard Business & Environment Initiative, S2G Ventures, and HBS Sustainability Club.


- Introduction & Keynote: 2:00 - 2:30pm 

- Sustainability Panel 2:35 – 3:20pm 


- Resiliency Panel 3:30 – 4:15 pm


- Nourishing Panel 4:20 – 5:05 pm 

- Virtual Networking: 5:15 – 6:00pm



Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli

Ndidi Okonkwo Nwuneli (HBS ’99) is a co-founder and managing partner of Sahel Consulting: Agriculture & Nutrition Ltd with 23 years of experience in international development, and her work with Sahel has shaped agriculture strategy and policy and launched innovative businesses and ecosystem solutions in partnership with clients in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. She is co-founder of AACE Foods, a social enterprise which processes nutritious food made from the best of West Africa’s cereals, herbs, pulses, and spices and founder of LEAP Africa which works across Africa inspiring, empowering and equipping the next generation of dynamic, principled and innovative young leaders. 

Panel 1: Sustainability

How are companies reducing food &  agriculture’s contribution to climate change which now represents ~25% of global emissions?

*Co-hosted by the Sustainability Club 


Panel 2: Resiliency

How can we feed a growing population with the same or fewer resources?

Panel 3: Nourishment

How can we increase the global abundance and access to nourishing food?



We've been fortunate to have exceptional panelists at past events across the food system.



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