Namy Espinoza-Orias

About her: Dr. Namy Espinoza-Orias has been working for the Nestlé as a food life cycle assessment specialist since 2011. She conducts research on ecodesign of packaged food products and works in the development, training, and maintenance of the Nestlé ecodesign tool EcodEX and its internal life cycle inventory database. She also collaborates within Nestlé units carrying activities related to life cycle assessment and measurement and reporting of company-wide greenhouse gas emissions. At external level, she represents Nestlé at scientific conferences in the areas of life cycle assessment and life cycle management, as well as in sectorial and public sustainability initiatives. Before joining Nestlé she participated in the CCaLC project (Carbon calculations along the life cycle of products) led by the University of Manchester, England. Her academic background is in chemical engineering and sustainability, having obtained an MSc in Bioreactors Design from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Manchester. 

About her talk - 13 November, Session 2: "Healthy and sustainable diets – good for you and the planet. The role of whole grains"

The basis for dietary recommendations for both nutritional balance and sustainability is shifting towards whole food system approaches, towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. Many organisations, businesses and academia are now working together towards a radical evolution of our food system. Shifting towards plant-based diets, with a strong role for wholegrains, will be fundamental to securing sustainable diets for all.