Champions 12.3 consists of executives from governments, businesses, international organizations, research institutions, farmer groups, and civil society dedicated to inspiring ambition, mobilizing action, and accelerating progress toward achieving SDG Target 12.3 by 2030. All serve in a personal capacity. The Champions are:

Sadiq Khan Sadiq KhanMayor of London

Sadiq Khan serves as Mayor of London in the United Kingdom.

Joaquim Levy, BNDES

Joaquim Levy has been appointed to head the Brazilian state development bank, BNDES. He is the former Managing Director and World Bank Group Chief Financial Officer. Read More

Esben Lunde Larsen, World Resources Institute

Esben Lunde Larsen is the former Minister for the Environment and Food for the country of Denmark, a position he held from February of 2016 to May 2018. He is currently a fellow with WRI. Read More

Denis Machuel Denis MachuelChief Executive Officer of Sodexo

Denis Machuel has been Chief Executive Officer of Sodexo since 2018. Read More

Gina McCarthy, Harvard University

Gina McCarthy is the former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. She is currently a professor at Harvard University. Read More

Denise Morrison, Campbell Soup Company

Denise Morrison is the former President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company. Read More

Paul PolmanUnilever

Paul Polman is the former CEO of Unilever, having served in the position from 2009 to 2018. Read More

Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, African Union Commission 

Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, an Angolan national, is a leading African Agronomist and Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture for the African Union. Read More

Oyun SanjaasurenGreen Climate Fund

Oyun Sanjaasuren is Director of External Affairs for Green Climate Fund, and former Chair of the Global Water Partnership and Member of Parliament in Mongolia. Read More

Dr. Rajiv J, ShahThe Rockefeller Foundation

Dr. Shah is President of The Rockefeller Foundation. Read More

Lindiwe Majele SibandaGlobal Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture

Lindiwe Majele Sibanda is Co-Chair of Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture, a farmer, and a Champion for sustainable food systems.  Read More

Feike SijbesmaRoyal DSM

Feike Sijbesma is the CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board for Royal DSM, a position he has held since 2007. Read More

Andrew SteerWorld Resources Institute

Dr. Andrew Steer is the President and CEO of the World Resources Institute. Read More

Achim SteinerUNPD

Achim Steiner serves as Administrator of United Nations Development Programme.  Read More

Tristram StuartFeedback

Tristram Stuart is the founder of numerous organizations and campaigns relating to food and specifically food loss and waste. Read More

Rhea SuhNatural Resources Defense Council

Rhea Suh is the President of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a position she has held since 2014. Read More

Laura Tuck, World Bank

Laura Tuck serves as the World Bank’s Vice President for Sustainable Development, a position she’s held since July 2015. Read More

Sunny VergheseOlam International

Sunny Verghese is the Co-Founder, CEO and Group & Managing Director of Olam International. He co-founded the company in 1989. Read More

Senzeni ZokwanaSouth Africa

Senzeni Zokwana is the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of the Republic of South Africa, serving since 2014. Read More

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