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Alison Cairns

Alison Cairns

Impact Committee Member

Alison Cairns is Director of Food Systems Transformation, Food & Nature Program at the World Council for Sustainable Development. This includes leadership of the Positive Nutrition work and Advocacy & Policy work across the Food & Nature program.

Alison joined WBCSD  from Unilever where she was Global Advocacy and Partnerships Director for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security.

There she led on the food and nutrition agenda and was a member of the UK Government Rio+20 Food Security Task Group. Previously, she has held a number of corporate, public policy and campaigning roles including; Head of Government Affairs with the Royal College of Nursing; a Campaigner with Oxfam to advance the Make Trade Fair initiative.