Engage the Chain: An Investor Guide to Engaging the Food Sector on Sustainability Risks


By Brooke Barton, Senior Director, Ceres 

In April, Greenpeace released video footage showing that a palm oil supplier for major food companies, the Hayel Saeed Anam Group was destroying large swaths of rainforest in Indonesia, despite concerted efforts by industry stakeholders to stop forest destruction in palm oil supply chains. The repercussions for Hayel Saeed Anam Group are still unfolding, but recent history suggests that the outcome may well involve financial consequences.

Kellogg Partners for Progress


Kellogg works with local charities and NGO’s to run breakfast programmes for children in the UK, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Russia, Denmark and Sweden. Tom Idle reports.

Best Practice: Winter 2016

A collection of exemplary CR and sustainability case studies - See more at:

The Winter 2016 issue of Best Practice includes CSR and sustainability case studies from thought leaders across several industries:

Taking a Singular Approach to CSR


Breakfasts for Better Days (BfBD) Kellogg’s hunger relief programme, started in 2013 with the clear intention of creating a single global focus for all of Kellogg’s CSR activities. Bruce Learner, Senior CSR and Partnerships Manager for Kellogg in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, says :“For many years we had been doing a variety of different community initiatives all of which had merit and were impactful, but they were unconnected.

BSR COP21 Daily Dispatch: Day 11

Multimedia with summary

Editor’s Note

During an interview I had with a journalist this morning, the reporter noted the significant presence of business at COP this year. He called it a “full-court press.”

Kellogg Company Joins BICEP Coalition

Press Release

September 19, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Business for Innovative Climate & Energy Policy (BICEP) announced today that the American icon and inventor of Corn Flakes, Kellogg Company, has joined the BICEP coalition to advocate for innovative climate and clean energy policies.  

Investors Secure Groundbreaking Corporate Commitments to Protect Forests, Reduce Carbon Emissions

Record-high number of shareholder resolutions filed in 2014 proxy season drive more aggressive action by top companies on climate-related issues
Press Release

BOSTON, August 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – In response to nearly 150 climate-related resolutions filed by institutional investors during the 2014 proxy season, 20 major international corporations have committed to set goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sustainably source palm oil –a leading driver of global deforestation, which causes nearly 20 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions according to the Environmental Protection Agency. An additional 45 corporate commitments were secured related to sustainability reporting, energy efficiency and carbon asset risk.

Shareholders Seeking Stronger Responses from Companies as Climate Change Concerns Deepen

Record high climate-related resolutions seek improvements on issues like greenhouse gas reductions, flaring cutbacks and increased sustainable palm oil sourcing
Press Release

BOSTON, MA, March 7, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Motivated by mounting scientific evidence that human activity is a leading cause of climate change, major institutional investors are pushing for stronger actions from companies in climate-related shareholder resolutions in the 2014 proxy season.

Guest Post: In Focus: Oxfam’s Behind the Brands Campaign


Interview with the Oxfam policy advisor leading the charity’s latest campaign to drive up sustainability standards among the world’s top food and drinks companies.


Interview with the Oxfam policy advisor leading the charity’s latest campaign to drive up sustainability standards among the world’s top food and drinks companies.

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