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The SUN Business Network has set up an online community which is designed to facilitate interaction and knowledge sharing between members of the Network and the wider nutrition community interested in harnessing business for improved nutrition outcomes.
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The SUN Business Network aims to harness business expertise and apply its strengths and comparative advantages to improve nutrition.

The Network works to advance opportunities for the business community to support efforts around agriculture, product development, infrastructure systems, distribution channels, or research and innovation.

The SUN Business Network (SBN) has developed a public register of commitment to encourage transparency and accountability. Each organisation wishing to become a member of the SBN will be required to submit:

  1. A statement that the organisation supports and complies with the SUN and SBN Principles of Engagement (see toolkit here); as well as
  2. A statement of its planned or actual contribution (either financial, in-kind or knowledge/technology transfer) to either nutrition-specific interventions or nutrition-sensitive interventions, aligned with the SUN Strategy or one or more individual country’s nutrition action plan.

These commitments will be reviewed by the SBN co-chairs and the SUN secretariat.

Commitments will be posted on the SUN Business Network website. Any organisation submitting a commitment must agree to provide an annual update reporting progress.

For further information, or to submit your membership request, please email


Private Sector Engagement Toolkit

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  • August 26, 2014

    Meeting of SUN Network Facilitators | July 2014

    On 31 July 2014, the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement Secretariat hosted the second face-to-face meeting of the four SUN Networks for the year. Representatives from the Donor, Civil Society, Business and UN Networks discussed issues related to the following areas; SUN Independent Comprehensive Evaluation SUN 2014 Annual Progress Reporting November SUN Movement Global Gathering Potential…

  • August 11, 2014

    The SUN Business Network launches a Workforce Nutrition Toolkit

    As at July 2014, thirty companies including national and international companies have pledged to introduce a nutrition workplace policy which includes support for breastfeeding mothers in the workplace. This commitment is an example of how businesses within the SUN Business Network are mobilising efforts for scaling up nutrition. Nutrition in the workplace is critical, particularly in…

  • August 11, 2014

    Business Forum for Nutrition held in Cameroon with the Ministry of Public Health and UNICEF

    In May 2014,  the Ministry of Public Health of Cameroon and UNICEF, hosted the first Business Forum for nutrition. Thirty private sector representatives came together in Douala to discuss the role of the private sector in investing for development and scaling up of multisectoral nutrition interventions in Cameroon. The discussions centred around experiences of the role of…

  • August 5, 2014

    The Government of Pakistan partners with WFP and MI to address micronutrient deficiencies

    On 29 July 2014, the World Food Programme (WFP) announced that it would extend its agreement with Micronutrient Initiative (MI). This agreement enables the continuation of its food fortification programme with the Government of Pakistan, and to advocate for the need to address micronutrient-related malnutrition among the people of Pakistan. “WFP’s partnership with MI, in…

  • March 11, 2014

    SUN Business Network: Partnerships with Business to address Undernutrition in Tanzania

    The Government of Tanzania and the SUN Business Network, launched a multi-stakeholder consultation process (January, 15th 2014) to integrate business into Tanzania’s National Nutrition Strategy (NNS). 100 representatives of business, media, NGO, UN agencies, and development partners attended, including over 60 companies, all national business, with two multinationals (DSM and GSMA). To inform the meeting,…

  • March 11, 2014

    Sun Business Network Launches at the World Economic Forum 2014 In Davos

    Over 60 leaders from civil society, governments, UN agencies and business gathered for the launch of the SUN Business Network at the World Economic Forum 2014 in January 2014 to recommend ways to engage more businesses in the SUN Business Network. The session was led by the Network’s convenors, Marc van Ameringen, CEO of the…

  • March 20, 2013

    Post-2015 Development Framework: The Role of Nutrition and the Private Sector

    On 26 February 2013, the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition and DSM co-convened a call with business leaders for a discussion about the role of nutrition and the private sector in the Post-2015 UN development agenda consultation.

  • February 25, 2013

    Nutrition in the Post-MDG’s: Private Sector Consultation- Tuesday 26 February 2013, 5:30PM CET

    Business leaders will be holding a discussion that will feed in to the Post-2015 UN development agenda consultation led by the UN High Level Panel on Post-2015 Development. The discussion will focus on how nutrition should be prioritized in the Post-2015 UN development agenda, and the ways in which the private sector can effectively engage in the new framework to help end malnutrition.

Key Terminology:

Complementary feeding • (noun)
Beginning at six months, infants begin to receive nutritionally adequate and safe foods, while continuing to breastfeed for up to 24 months or more.

Network Manager

Jonathan Tench