CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) announced that it has been ranked fifth among publicly traded companies in the U.S. for sustainability practices by Newsweek Green Rankings in addition to being named Best in Industry U.S. for containers and packaging.
In a groundbreaking—though long overdue—decision, national delegates at the Twenty-third Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 23), held 6–17 November 2017 in Bonn, Germany, agreed on a framework for addressing agriculture’s impact on climate. The framework includes assessing soil health, soil carbon and water management, nutrient use and manure management, and the impact of climate change on socio-economics and food security.
Picture this: It was a brisk, sunny January day in Davos, Switzerland in 2007. Ken Powell, former CEO of General Mills, was attending the World Economic Forum when Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, challenged Powell and General Mills to help the world’s hungry.
Powell’s answer, ultimately, was to harness what we knew about food and connect with Africa’s small and growing food companies across Africa.
Our food knowledge is deep and wide, and includes solving technical problems, ensuring food safety and developing products.
Today, approximately 54 percent of the global population lives in an urban area and the United Nations expects that by 2050, urban dwellers will make up 66 percent of the population. With the global rise of urbanization, we are becoming increasingly disconnected from our food sources. We know that in the United States, for example, food travels 4,200 miles on average from farm to consumer. And with the explosion of the food e-commerce market, food must travel one step further to customers’ doorsteps.
Over the past decade value chain development has been widely promoted as a catalyst for rural economic growth. As smallholder farmers become increasingly integrated into value chains, how can scholars and development practitioners ensure that the benefits of participation accrue equitably to both women and men?
Global hunger is on the rise again affecting 11 percent of the population. At the same time, multiple forms of malnutrition are threatening the health of millions worldwide. According to The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World (SOFI) Report, approximately 200 million children aged under five are stunted or suffer from wasting. This is a challenge that business can help solve but innovate partners are required.
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DuPont has released its 2017 Sustainability Report, highlighting progress toward its 2020 Sustainability Goals and ongoing engagement in areas reflected in the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as food security, environmental stewardship, and diversity and inclusion.