Sarah Teacher – Consultant, Sancroft

  • Speaker Bio:

    Sarah specialises in working with food producers and retailers, and in particular, supporting improved environmental, social and ethical performance in animal protein supply chain and food business’s response to global obesity. Her client work includes projects for Tesco, Greggs, Associated British Foods and Marston’s.

    Sarah joined Sancroft in December 2013 after completion of On Purpose, a programme for early-career professionals identified as future leaders in social enterprise. As an On Purpose Associate she led Supporting Better Dairy, a campaign on dairy cow welfare for the Unilever ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s.

    Prior to On Purpose, Sarah was Director for Next Generation Philanthropy at the Institute for Philanthropy, leading international workshops for philanthropists interested in increasing the impact of their giving.

    She graduated from Oxford, in 2005 with a first-class degree in Modern History, and obtained her MPhil in Development Studies from Cambridge in 2011.

    Sarah is a Trustee of both Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and Avonbrook Projects Abroad.  She is also an On Purpose Fellow, and co-founded the African Innovation Prize.

    Presentation Title:

    Obesity and your business: How food and beverage businesses can play a positive role in the health of the nation and win in the market place

    Presentation Synopsis:

    With almost two thirds of the UK and Ireland population overweight and obese and pressure mounting on food and beverage businesses to take action, Sarah Teacher will share a 15 minute insight into how businesses are developing public health strategies that support societies to respond to the crisis and win in the market place.

    The talk will cover key drivers for action – from regulatory and fiscal trends to campaigner tensions and market demand – alongside practical examples of where businesses are reshaping their products, promotions, marketing-mix, labeling, partnerships and retail environments to help their customers and staff live healthier lives.