Nearly a third of the world’s population is overweight or obese – resulting in rising healthcare costs and lower worker productivity due to illness and days off. But what is the true economic impact of obesity, both in the UK and globally - and how can business play its part? Should investors and shareholders use their influence on the food and drink industry to increase the nutritional value of their products?

Host: Anita Anand, TV & radio presenter and host of Radio 4’s debate programme ‘Any Answers'


15.15 - 16.00

Professor Jonathan Valabhji, National Clinical Director for Diabetes and Obesity, NHS England

Modi Mwatsama, Director of Policy and Global Health, UKHF

Oliver Wyncoll, Partner, Sustainable Growth Funds Team, Bridges Fund Management

Louise Pilkington, Marketing Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland

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