Name: Prof Angelo Riccaboni
Organisation: University of Siena, Italy, Chair of PRIMA Foundation and SDSN Mediterranean
Professor Angelo Riccaboni is a professor of Business Administration and Management at the University of Siena (Italy), specialising in business governance, management and performance measurements for sustainability and innovation for sustainable agrifood systems. Prof Riccaboni’s research focuses on the implementation of sustainability strategies within organizations with a strong interest in sustainability in the Mediterranean region. His work supports the cooperation and joint research initiatives among Mediterranean countries, universities and businesses and the adoption of practical solutions for the future of the region.
Prof Riccaboni is the Chair of PRIMA Foundation (Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area), a Euro-Mediterranean initiative promoting agri-food innovation, scientific diplomacy and sustainable development. He is also the Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Mediterranean, which promotes networking among research centres and universities to support the implementation of the sustainable development goals and translate the latest expertise in sustainable development into action.
“What we learned from COVID-19 is that food security is again a crucial issue for many countries and that there is only One Health: the health of food, the health of environment and the health of persons are strongly inter-linked. How goods are produced and what you eat helps mitigate the risks of a pandemic. The Mediterranean diet is efficient and good for your health and the planet, and should be valorised. It is perfect to tackle present and future challenges provided that technological and organisational innovations are introduced by producers and distributors to adapt it to the new needs.”