More professional athletes are taking on environmental and social causes. One of them is Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brent Suter, a sports ambassador for the Outrider Foundation and a sustainability leader within his team’s clubhouse. “Professional athletes have a unique platform to help drive this conversation, and I plan to use mine both as a role model for kids and an example for adults,” Suter wrote in a recent blog post for the Green Sports Alliance, a message he also shared on his Instagram account.
At one time cotton was Haiti’s fourth largest agricultural export, but by the late 1980s, its cultivation largely ceased for economic, political and environmental reasons.
Now however, the Caribbean’s first independent nation is on the cusp of welcoming back cotton production due to the work of Timberland and the Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA). Since 2010, the popular outdoor lifestyle brand has supported SFA’s efforts to boost the yields – and the pocketbooks – of Haiti’s farmers.
If you are not familiar with Rolland Paper, get to know this Québec-based paper company. For one thing, unlike many of its competitors within the pulp and paper sector – not to mention many companies across all sectors – Rolland wears its environmental credentials on its sleeve.
And Rolland has been far ahead of the curve. Founded by Canadian printer, bookseller, and politician, Jean-Baptiste Rolland, the company traces its history to 1882 and started manufacturing recycled paper in 1989.
What can a media company that owns a combined 126 television and radio stations do so that all citizens feel they have a voice in the future of the United States, even as the country continues its transformation into a far more diverse society?
For the world’s largest food and beverage companies, the push for a more responsible and sustainable supply chain is as much about long-term survival as it is about addressing current concerns expressed by investors and other key stakeholders.
But while much of the conversation about sustainable food usually centers on ingredients such as cocoa, coffee, soy, palm oil, and beef, Mars, Inc. can point to one ingredient that epitomizes the company’s drive to scale impact where it can to secure a healthy planet and thriving farming communities: Mint.