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Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

Companies within the food and beverage value chain face an increasingly complex operating environment.

How We Work

We work from farm to table to help restaurants, retailers, processors, input suppliers, and growers integrate corporate responsibility into core business strategies.

BSR's projects in this sector range from helping growers with sustainable farming and capacity-building to helping global companies shape their strategies. For example, we worked with Walmart to conduct trainings in 22 Chinese provinces on sustainable farming methods, helping nearly 5,000 farmers improve their livelihoods by implementing healthier and more environmentally friendly farming techniques.

Our Focus

  • Climate risk and resilience, including water and biodiversity impacts
  • Consumer engagement and sustainable lifestyles
  • Human rights and labor conditions
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Strategy development and integration, including materiality analysis
  • Supply chain, including sustainable farming capacity-building

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Meet the Team

for Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

New York


New York


Jorgette Mariñez

Jorgette Mariñez

Associate Director, Consumer Sectors

New York


Roger McElrath

Roger McElrath

Associate Director

San Francisco


Peter Nestor

Peter Nestor

Associate Director

San Francisco


Elisa Niemtzow

Elisa Niemtzow

Director, Consumer Sectors

Paris


Tara Norton

Tara Norton

Managing Director

Paris


Cecile Oger

Cecile Oger

Associate Director

Paris


New York


Lin Wang

Lin Wang

Director

Shanghai


Talk to Us  
Contact the Food, Beverage, and Agriculture team with any questions.

Our Insights

on Food, Beverage, and Agriculture

General Mills’ Ken Powell Underlines Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2016

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General Mills’ Ken Powell Underlines Business Leadership at the BSR Conference 2016

At our annual Conference in November, General Mills Chairman and CEO Ken Powell discussed bold leadership and his company's commitment to sustainability.

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Three Ways to Scale Climate-Smart Agriculture in the United States

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Three Ways to Scale Climate-Smart Agriculture in the United States

Large-scale climate action in U.S. agriculture will require a massive, coordinated approach of organizations able to address different regions, commodities, and layers of the value chain.

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Climate Change and Agriculture: Connecting Global Warming to Business Resilience

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Climate Change and Agriculture: Connecting Global Warming to Business Resilience

BSR and Field to Market’s COP21 event on agriculture and climate change highlighted how the agriculture industry’s action to address climate change can also increase farm yields, support the livelihoods of a billion farmers, contribute to food security, and much more.

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Walking the Walk: How Food and Agriculture Businesses Take Action on Climate

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Walking the Walk: How Food and Agriculture Businesses Take Action on Climate

In September, the BSR/GlobeScan State of Sustainable Business Survey confirmed climate change as a top business priority for the seventh year in a row. Here is how some businesses in the food and agriculture sector are acting on climate.

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Food, Beverage, and Agriculture Members

  • Anheuser-Busch InBev
  • CellMark
  • The Coca-Cola Company
  • Darden Restaurants
  • Diageo plc
  • Fromageries Bel
  • General Mills, Inc.
  • McCormick & Company, Incorporated
  • McDonald's Corporation
  • Monsanto Company
  • Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc.
  • PepsiCo, Inc.
  • Sodexo
  • Starbucks Coffee Company
  • Unilever
  • US Foods
  • Walmart

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