Fiona Dawson

This World Food Day, We Must All Take Action to Achieve Zero Hunger

Fiona Dawson, Global President Mars Food, Multisales and Global Customers, reflects on our Food ecosystem

Today, on World Food Day, it is the perfect opportunity to reflect on our Food ecosystem.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with World Food Day, it is designed by the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation to raise awareness of current challenges and how we can overcome them in order to deliver Sustainable Development Goal 2 – Zero Hunger.

This year, the theme is encouraging action to make healthy and sustainable diets affordable and accessible to everyone. At the same time, it calls on everyone to start thinking about what we eat.

EXECUTIVE PERSPECTIVE: Business’s Greatest Untapped Resource: Women

Companies must affect positive change early on to continue to retain talented women and clear the path to leadership.

Fiona Dawson, Global President of Mars Food, Drinks and Multisales at Mars, Incorporated

Women occupy just 15 percent of board seats worldwide. In the US, women account for just five percent of all CEOs among S&P 500 companies. In the UK the situation is worse: in 2016 there were more male CEOs named David (eight) than women CEOs (six) in the FTSE 100.

Gender Is the Trojan Horse of Diversity

Diversity needs to be built on common values, says Mars global food boss Fiona Dawson

By Fiona Dawson

I have been in business now for 30 years, and have always believed that women represent an incredibly powerful yet still untapped resource. The tragedy is that there is no shortage of talent or ambition among women in the workplace.  All too often however, women’s career progression can come to a standstill, the most notable being when they reach middle management.

Tackling Malnutrition and Food Safety in India

Mars partners with philanthropic leader Tata Trusts to find new ways to improve the health and sustainability of communities in India
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Malnutrition is a major public health concern in India, particularly among children. According to UNICEF, over a third of the world’s malnourished children live in India, and 46 percent of children under the age of three in the country are too small for their age. 

Mars Food Partners with the Sustainable Rice Platform

Mars Food Commits to 100 Percent Sustainably Sourced Rice by 2020
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MANILA, Philippines, Oct. 28, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Mars Food, in partnership with the Sustainable Rice Platform, (SRP), a global alliance of agricultural research institutions, agri-food businesses, public sector and civil society organizations convened by the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), today announced the first global standard for sustainable rice at the 5th Annual Plenary Meeting and Assembly here.

Mars Leaders Say: "Let’s Do Business - With Purpose”

Heads of Chocolate and Food segments speak out about business values and diversity
Press Release

October 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - On both sides of the Atlantic last week, Mars leaders took to the stage to discuss the importance of running a business guided by strong principles. From a conference hall on the outskirts of London in the UK to a Washington, DC venue that attracted some of industry’s most powerful women, the message was clear: if you want to be successful, do business with purpose. 

Mars Chocolate UK and The FA offer the chance to Just Play for FREE

With football fever sweeping the globe, what better time to dust off your boots and get back to playing the beautiful game?
Press Release

June 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ -  To celebrate this summer’s tournament in Brazil, The FA and Mars Chocolate UK have teamed up to offer free Just Play kickabouts to fans up and down the country.

The offer begins on 12 June – two days before England’s opening game against Italy – and runs until the Final on 13 July.

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