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:

Dave Lewis, Tesco – (Chair)

Dave Lewis is the Group Chief Executive of Tesco, serving in this position since September 2014. Read More


Erik Solheim, United Nations Environment  – (Co-Chair)

Erik Solheim is Executive Director of the United Nations Environment (UNEP) and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. Read More


Vytenis Andriukaitis, EU Commission for Health and Food Safety

Vytenis Andriukaitis is the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, a position he has held since 2014. Read More


Peter Bakker, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Peter Bakker is the President and CEO of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, holding the position since 2012. Read More


John Bryant, Kellogg Company

John Bryant is the Chairman of the Board of Kellogg Company, having served in this position since July 1, 2014. Read More


Paul Bulcke, Nestlé

Paul Bulcke is Chairman Designate and Member of the Board of Directors of Nestlé. Read More


Wiebe Draijer, Rabobank

Wiebe Draijer is the Chairman of the Executive Board for Rabobank, having served in this position since October 2014. Read More


Shenggen Fan, International Food Policy Research Institute Shenggen

Fan is the Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), having served in this position since 2009. Read More


Peter FreedmanPeter Freedman, The Consumer Goods Forum

Peter Freedman is the Managing Director of The Consumer Goods Forum, having served in this position since January 2014. Read More



Louise Fresco, Wageningen University & Research Centre

Louise Fresco is the President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research Centre, a position she has held since 2014. She is a renowned expert in food security and agricultural science. Read More

Liz Goodwin, World Resources Institute

Liz Goodwin is Senior Fellow and Director, Food Loss and Waste at World Resources Institute. Read More


Marcus Gover, WRAP

Dr. Marcus Gover is the Chief Executive of WRAP, a not for profit organisation that delivers programmes that measure and reduce food waste in the home, in hospitality and food service and in the supply chain, around the world. Read More

Hans Hoogeveen, Netherlands Ambassador to UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture 

Hans Hoogeveen serves as the as Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the UN Organizations for Food and Agriculture. He is also Ambassador to IFAD and World Food Programme. Read More

Yolanda Kakabadse, WWF Global

Yolanda Kakabadse is WWF’s International President and the former Ecuadorian Minister of Environment. Read More


Sam Kass, NBC News

Sam Kass is a Senior Food Analyst with NBC News, and before that served in numerous capacities in the Obama White House. Read More


Michel Landel, Sodexo Group

Michel Landel is the CEO of Sodexo Group, a position he has held since 2005. Read More


Esben Lunde Larsen, Minister of Environment and Food, Denmark

Esben Lunde Larsen is the Minister for the Environment and Food for the country of Denmark, a position he has held since February of 2016. Read More


Gina McCarthy, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Gina McCarthy is the former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Read More