Food insecurity affects more than 800 million people worldwide. Our newest publication showcases how businesses are working to lead society towards a food secure future.
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Producing twice as much food for 9 billion people by 2050, while combating hunger and poverty and optimizing available land and finite resources, is one of the greatest and most urgent challenges we face.
At the U.S. Chamber Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center, we showcase how companies are on the forefront of tackling the food security crisis that stimulates economic growth, creates jobs, drives business performance and competitiveness, and enables thriving healthy ecosystems we depend on.
July 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In 1994, sustainability pioneer and self-described “former corporate plunderer” Ray C. Anderson started his company, Interface, on a journey towards revolutionizing the entire carpet industry. Over twenty years later, the foundation that bears his name is now focused on something even bigger - a worldwide call to action to crowdsource nature-inspired innovations and bring them to markets where they are needed the most.
As organizations around the world collaborate to address climate issues, how can we re-imagine opportunities to bring new insights and renewed energy to make a difference? One such opportunity to make a difference is food waste. Those who have done business with me know I hate waste in all forms. In fact, it is a passion for how I run business because I believe eliminating waste, whether it is wasted materials or wasted time, can be achieved by making waste prevention a priority.
The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Project Drawdown
June 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ -The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has awarded $100,000 to Project Drawdown to fund the Ray C. Anderson Fellowship. The Fellowship is designed to foster the development of a new cohort of global leaders (scholars, scientists, entrepreneurs, and advocates) who will analyze the best available research on one hundred of the most substantive and readily available climate mitigation solutions.
Students at the German University of Cairo in Egypt noticed a big problem. Canals created to irrigate farms in their hometown were often infected with bacteria, trash, and worms. Inspired by the way that camels digest food, the students designed a new way of moving and filtering the water so that the dirty, stagnant canals could be transformed into a clean source of water for crops.
Cross-sector collaboration highlighted at Mars-UC Davis symposium with representatives from academia, NGOs and industry
SACRAMENTO, USA, January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Industry leaders turned out in their hundreds on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 to mark the launch of the Mars-UC Davis Innovation Institute for Food and Health and engage in debate and discussion on one of the toughest issues ever faced by global society.
Bring your nature-inspired solutions to repair our global food systems for the chance to win the $100,000 “Ray of Hope” Prize. Challenge Hosted by the Biomimicry Institute and Ray C. Anderson Foundation
January 20, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, the Biomimicry Institute and the Ray C. Anderson Foundation announce that the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge is open to registrants, who are invited to submit commercially viable, nature-inspired solutions to our global food system challenges. The grand prize, to be awarded in 2016, is $100,000. For more information, click here.
November 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ - For years, the Biomimicry Institute and founder Janine Benyus have asked, “How can nature-inspired design solve the world’s most pressing problems?” The Biomimicry Institute and partner Ray C.
AECOM engineer James Birchall, shares his experience constructing a grain store for a cooperative of widowed women in Nyakoi, Uganda.
I’ve just landed in Entebbe, Uganda, to supervise the construction of a grain store that I and my colleagues at Engineers for Overseas Development (EFOD) have designed and fundraised for in the last two years.
We look for innovative, sustainable ways to tackle some of the world’s more pressing concerns with polyurethanes
Polyurethanes have become an important part of modern life. From the soles of shoes and furniture cushions to refrigerator and home insulation; polyurethanes help make us comfortable, reduce waste and save energy. At Huntsman, we are constantly seeking ways to make polyurethanes more sustainable.