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The private sector is part of our societal fabric, says Nestlé CEO Paul Bulcke

Nestlé Chief Executive Officer Paul Bulcke has addressed the EAT Stockholm Food Forum on the role of the private sector in supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The SDGs are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states are expected to ratify in September, to use to form their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years.

They follow and build on the Millennium Development Goals, which are due to expire at the end of the year.

Mr Bulcke described how Nestlé will support the goals through its own Creating Shared Value commitments that focus on areas including water, nutrition and rural development. He also emphasised that all stakeholders: governments, companies, NGOs and other institutions, must combine to help deliver the agenda.

“Now is the time for all of us to find ways to work together, share ideas and solutions and form partnerships to create the kind of world, and the kind of opportunities that future generations deserve,” Mr Bulcke said.

“The cornerstones of these collaborations must be transparency, trust, respect, and a shared sense of purpose for a better world.”

Taking place in Sweden on June 1st – 2nd 2015, at the Clarion Hotel Sign, the second annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum welcomed representatives from the global community of stakeholders in food, health and sustainability.

Over the two days, the delegates discussed the food roadmap to 2050, including specific goals and guidelines.

The forum offered a mix of keynotes, EAT Talks, panel discussions and workshops featuring the brightest minds from the fields of science, politics, business and civil society.