Sustainable Food System Could Be Worth $2.3 Trillion

Private sector participation in global goals to end hunger and make the food system more sustainable could add up to a sevenfold return on investment, new research for the Business and Sustainable Development Commission found.

Investing $320 billion per year in food production, processing and other business opportunities surrounding the United Nations’ sustainable development goals (SDGs) could be worth $2.3 trillion annually in 2030, according to the analysis by advisory firm AlphaBeta. Food is relevant to many of the 17 SDGs adopted last year, including goals on climate change, ending hunger and poverty.