Stordalen Young Global Leader 2015

Stordalen Young Global Leader 2015

Published March 19, 2015

Gunhild A. Stordalen has been appointed Young Global Leader by The World Economic Forum. “I am incredibly honored and grateful for the appointment. Most of all because this is an acknowledgment of what we are about to achieve with the EAT initiative,” says Stordalen

Every year, The World Economic Forum appoints young leaders from around the world who are under 40 and have excelled. Not only as a leader, but also because they have put sustainability and global community at the centre of their leadership. The network works as an integral part of The World Economic Forum and the members contribute by influencing what will be on the agenda in key international fora.

– Being appointed is a big inspiration for our efforts to raise the important issue of the interconnected relationship between food, climate change, sustainability and global health. EAT is already collaborating with international universities, organizations such as Havard, Berkeley, Cornell, UCL, WWF, and parts of the UN system and being appointed is a confirmation that what we are trying to achieve is essential,” says Gunhild Stordalen.

A huge responsibility.

This winter she has undergone an experimental risky medical treatment after having been diagnosed last autumn with a potentially life-threatening autoimmune connective tissue disease. So far, the treatment has been successful and her goal is to be back in business during the spring.

“I am extremely relieved and feel that I am improving day by day. To be appointed Young Global Leader is an incredible inspiration. To be able to produce healthy food for 9 billion people within the planetary boundaries within the next decades, we have to step up the game immediately”.

EAT Stockholm Food forum was held for the first time last spring and has grown impressively fast into a global initiative. When we arrange EAT for the second time in June 2015 the event will include global top leaders from politics, business and science.