by Teresa Opheim, Senior VP, Iroquois Valley Farms
Iroquois Valley Farms has reached a milestone: This spring we added the 50th farm to our portfolio. Our farmland REIT — honored as a “Best for the World” company from B Labs — provides secure land tenure for 35 farm families working nearly 9,000 acres of farmland. More families will be joining the Iroquois Valley Farms fold soon.
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.
The increased use of algorithms in foreign-exchange trading is expected to be a long-term boon for pension fund executives seeking better execution and lower transaction costs, but in the short term the algorithms could cause market volatility that might affect investors' costs and returns.
With free trade under relentless attack in certain political circles, it’s time for a reality check. We shouldn’t shut down borders. The U.S.-Canada trade lane, for example, is proof of the transformative power of the global movement of goods.
The U.S.-Canada story is a story of opportunity, one of neighbors innovating together to tackle challenges requiring collaborative solutions. As goes the United States, so goes Canada – and vice versa.
A Letter from FedEx Corporation Chairman and CEO, Frederick W. Smith
Every day FedEx pilots span continents, our drivers criss-cross countries, package handlers sort millions of shipments, and customer service reps answer thousands of calls. Each one of our more than 340,000 team members takes responsibility for not only moving the goods and resources that fuel global commerce, but also for helping make the world a better place to live — now and in the future.
The Cerro Verde Mining Company in Peru hosted the Innova Contest, which rewards the best innovations of local small and medium enterprises. The objective of the competition is to encourage diverse production and increase competitiveness according to market demand.
Thirty-one entrepreneurial businesses were provided with training in trade and services, manufacturing and agriculture. A total of 21 businesses from the districts of Uchumayo, Yarabamba, La Joya and Tiabaya were chosen as winners by a jury and received cash awards for their business growth.