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Social Enterprise from Cameroon Wins Creating Shared Value Prize 2016

Competition from Tanzania ranks second
At the Creating Shared Value Global Forum in Abidjan, Nestlé announced the winner of the Creating Shared Value [CSV] Prize 2016: Agro-Hub from Cameroon is the new prize laureate and Natural Extracts Industries from Tanzania the runner-up.

2016 Global Food Security Index Released

Food Security Improves in Most Countries, EIU Report Says

On June 9th, 2016 the Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2016 Global Food Security Index (GFSI).  The GFSI, sponsored by DuPont, is an annual benchmarking index that provides a common framework for understanding the root causes of food insecurity by examining the dynamics of food systems around the world. Through this framework, the GFSI has created a unique country-level food-security measurement tool that addresses the issues of affordability, availability and utilization in 113 countries.

The 2016 GFSI found that:

Challenges and Opportunities of The Urban Transition: A DuPont Advisory Committee Report


According to a recent UN report, by 2050, over 60 percent of the world’s population will live in urban areas.  What food security opportunities and challenges will this present?

A recently released white paper from the DuPont Advisory Committee on Agricultural Innovation & Productivity, “The Urban Transition: Implications for Global Food Security,” explores the urban growth landscape, the opportunities and challenges of global urbanization, and the implications of urbanization on food and nutrition security.

Shouldn't We Treat Farmers More Like Ministers?

Reprinted from Yardfarmers. John Lanier is Executive Director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation

The life of a religious minister is a curious one, seemingly unique in human society. Whether a rabbi, priest, roshi, bishop, elder, imam, reverend, or any other title, these women and men around the world form an integral part of cultures and communities. But why? Their daily tasks and contributions to society are fundamentally different from bankers, baristas, factory workers and cabbies. Yet they fit in so seamlessly, often holding positions of reverence.

Nestlé Announces the Finalists for the 2016 CSV Prize

High-quality vanilla from the foot of Kilimanjaro or cassava starch and garri from South West Cameroon?

With the opening of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Nestlé has announced the finalists for the Creating Shared Value [CSV] Prize 2016: Natural Extracts Industries [NEI] from Tanzania and Agro-Hub from Cameroun. After four screening phases, the two finalists were selected from a group of 450 applicants by the Nestlé CSV Council, along with 9 independent experts and 9 Nestlé internal experts.

Climbing the Mountain of Food Waste


In the spring of 2014, my worldview changed a bit, at least with respect to how I consider and talk about environmental challenges. The catalyst for this change was my reading of a book authored by Paul Hawken. For those who know the Ray Anderson story well, this might be sounding familiar....

The Carbon in our Food


“If food waste were a country by itself, it would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases behind China and the United States.”

Are you ready for a punch in the gut? Seriously, I would brace for this one. It’s going to hurt. Here we go, from page 3 of Food Foolish:

Three Ways to Scale Climate-Smart Agriculture in the United States


The formal signing of the Paris Agreement last week by 175 nations confirmed the commitment of the global community to implement large-scale climate change solutions. An unprecedented number of companies have also made groundbreaking commitments to reduce emissions and improve the resilience of their operations and communities.

Talk with Green Guy Show - Ray C. Anderson Foundation and The Ray

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation is the Platinum Sponsor of "The Green Guy" radio talk show on WGST AM640 - Atlanta.  

Shows air weekly at 9AM Eastern, featuring voices from all aspects of sustainable life - at home, at work, at school and in the community.

Click the icon to listen to the April 24th show below, featuring John Lanier, executive director of the Ray C. Anderson Foundation and Allie Kelly, executive director of The Ray. 

The American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture (ANSI/LEO-4000) Is Open to Registrants!

Tools and Materials Now Available for ANSI/LEO-4000
Press Release

MADISON, Wis., April 25, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Leonardo Academy Inc, The Sustainability Experts®, announced today that the ANSI/LEO-4000, the new American National Standard for Sustainable Agriculture is open for business.


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