David Bennell

Mr. Bennell was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on Feeding 10 Billion by 2050 and Food Insecurity, Inequality and COVID-19.

David Bennell is the North American Manager of the Food and Nature Program for the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD.org) where he focuses on sustainable agriculture and global food systems reform. He’s worked for Microsoft, REI and LL Bean in leadership development, product development and sourcing positions. His career also includes working as a funder focused on sustainable forestry, the co-creation of the for-profit social enterprise company CottonConnect, co-creation of a $12 million impact investing fund focused on food and agriculture investments and leading the apparel industry NGO Textile Exchange focused on standards development for responsible sourcing. David is the author and presenter of a seventeen-part video series on Linked In Learning called Sustainability Strategies and held a five-year adjunct faculty position at MIT where he taught sustainable design and development.