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Apr

7

April 7, 2015

Food Beverage And Agriculture: Reflecting on Three Years of Green Farmer Training in China

Reflecting on Three Years of Green Farmer Training in China

BSR worked with Walmart to help train farmers on sustainable agriculture practices—a three-year program that resulted in better produce, lower environmental impacts, and increased revenues for farmers. Here, we reflect on program impacts and lessons learned about sustainability-focused training programs.

#Environment #Food Beverage and Agriculture #Grants #Supply Chain

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Oct

30

October 30, 2014

Food Beverage And Agriculture: A Conversation with PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi: How Do You Promote Transformation?

A Conversation with PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi: How Do You Promote Transformation?

BSR Conference 2014 plenary speaker and PepsiCo Chairman and CEO Indra Nooyi spoke with us about the company’s ongoing transformation, its focus on delivering Performance with Purpose, and how this strategy is having a positive impact on PepsiCo’s business, the environment, and society.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Strategy and Integration #Sustainability Management

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Oct

27

October 27, 2014

Food Beverage And Agriculture: The Opportunity to Empower Women through Investments in East Africa’s Agriculture Supply Chain

The Opportunity to Empower Women through Investments in East Africa’s Agriculture Supply Chain

A new BSR report study outlines the opportunity to boost women's empowerment in Ethiopia, Rwanda, and Uganda through workplace-based health programs in the agricultural sector.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Sep

18

September 18, 2014

Food Beverage And Agriculture: Environmental Sustainability at the BSR Conference

Environmental Sustainability at the BSR Conference

With the BSR Conference 2014 just around the corner, we wanted to share a behind-the-scenes look at how we’ve made our annual event more environmentally sustainable.

#Climate Change #Food Beverage and Agriculture

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Jul

18

July 18, 2014

Food Beverage And Agriculture: Translating Climate Science to Build a Resilient Agriculture Sector

Translating Climate Science to Build a Resilient Agriculture Sector

BSR's is working with Cambridge University and the European Climate Foundation to translate climate science for different industries, including agriculture, through summary reports. Through our climate projects in Asia, we're working to address several of the implications laid out in the agriculture report.

#Climate Change #Food Beverage and Agriculture #Grants

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Feb

14

February 14, 2014

Food Beverage And Agriculture: Are Your Valentine’s Day Roses Part of a Responsible Supply Chain?

Are Your Valentine’s Day Roses Part of a Responsible Supply Chain?

The cut-flower industry has a significant economic impact in the developing world, and a unique opportunity to drive benefits for businesses, workers, and communities. But challenges, including persistent labor issues and difficulty in communicating about responsible supply chain programs, remain, which is why BSR's HERproject is joining a new flower industry initiative.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Supply Chain #Womens Empowerment

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Feb

7

February 7, 2014

Food Beverage And Agriculture: Navigating Ocean Sustainability: Three Actions for the Seafood Industry

Navigating Ocean Sustainability: Three Actions for the Seafood Industry

Oceans are essential to the health of people, the planet, and business—but significant environmental issues are threatening fisheries and marine ecosystems. However, the pathway toward a more resilient and innovative fisheries and seafood industry is far simpler than it may seem.

#Climate Change #Ecosystem Services #Food Beverage and Agriculture

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Oct

15

October 15, 2013

Networks Gone Wrong: What Is the Role of Business in the Spread of Global Disease?

Companies are used to looking at supply chain risks related to labor or environmental impacts. But large, distributed supply chains and business networks facilitated by easy air travel are now exposing more people to emerging health risks.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture #Healthcare

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Sep

30

September 30, 2013

Untangling the Networks: Using Big Data for Good

There are many challenges related to Big Data—particularly privacy. But when used correctly, Big Data gives us unparalleled opportunities to untangle and understand vast networks of information to address environmental sustainability issues.

#Environment #Food Beverage and Agriculture #Information and Communications Technology

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Apr

26

April 26, 2013

China’s Abundant Table: Where Does All the Food Go?

China’s tradition of offering a largesse at mealtimes is contributing to an unsustainable problem: The world’s most populous country, with per capita arable land at less than 40 percent of the global average, China can’t afford to waste 12 percent of its food every year.

#Food Beverage and Agriculture

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