Food & Farming CSR News

Remaking the Food System

Investors and philanthropists must work together to generate more ecologically responsible and locally grown food for more people.

Originally published in Stanford Social Innovation Review

By Don Shaffer

BSR Receives US$625,000 Grant from Disney to Expand Financial Inclusion Initiative in Asia and Latin America

Press Release

San Francisco, October 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ —The Walt Disney Company has awarded a US$625,000 grant to expand BSR’s HERfinance initiative through new peer-to-peer education programs on financial literacy for factory workers in supply chains throughout Asia and Latin America.

Subaru of America Welcomes Autumn at the 6th Annual Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms

Press Release

CHERRY HILL, N.J., September 27, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. salutes urban farming and ushers autumn to the Philadelphia area by sponsoring the 6th Annual Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms September 28, 2013. Recognized nationally as a leader in urban agriculture, Greensgrow Farms’ Philadelphia location will once again be the place to sample delicious harvest dishes, enjoy crafts of all kinds, visit the farmer’s market, and immerse kids in fun fall children’s activities.  

Sourcing: Evolution and sustainability


Mars Speaks at Clinton Global Initiative (CGI)

Speaking on the 2013 CGI theme of "Mobilizing for Impact" Mars' Chief Agricultural Officer Howard-Yana Shapro highlighted the importance of uncommon collaborations in fighting malnutrition and hunger in Africa #CGI2013

2013 Quivira Conference: “Inspiring Adaptation”

NOVEMBER 13 - 15, 2013, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Press Release

ALBUQUERQUE, NM., September 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Quivira Coalition presents its 2013 Quivira Conference: “Inspiring Adaptation” taking place Wednesday – Friday, November 13 - 15, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

General Mills Commits to Sustainably Source 10 Priority Ingredients by 2020

Commitment emphasizes dedication to sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship throughout the supply chain
Press Release

MINNEAPOLIS (September 25, 2013) – General Mills announced today a commitment to sustainably source 100 percent of its 10 priority ingredients by 2020. These ingredients represent 50 percent of General Mills’ total raw material purchases. The commitment builds on the company’s sustainability mission to conserve and protect the resources upon which its business depends. 

2013 SevenStar Awards Recognize Contributions to Food Safety

Award program co-organized by Ecolab honors food safety practices that increase transparency and reliability of the food chain in China
Press Release

SHANGHAI, Sept. 25, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The third annual Seven-Star Awards, the most prestigious food industry award program in China, were presented yesterday at a ceremony in Shanghai to honor food manufacturing, food retail and food service enterprises for their efforts to promote food safety.

Fast-Paced, High-Powered Events Cover the Sustainability Agenda on First Day of UN Global Compact Leaders Summit

Press Release

New York, NY, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media / – Answers to questions on world prospects emerged from a full day of discussions, workshops and programme launches that opened the triennial Leaders Summit of the UN Global Compact, in New York.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will deliver a keynote address to the Summit tomorrow, 20 September, unveiling an architecture for corporate engagement with global priorities and announcing the launch of several new issue platforms for business.

Events that took place today at the Grand Hyatt:


Subscribe to Food & Farming