Sector Archives: Food & Beverage

Seeds of Change: Food Systems Under COVID-19

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has been a shock to systems of all kinds. Among the most critical are food systems, which are facing significant supply and demand pressure. As the virus has spread and measures aimed at curbing it have tightened, actors along the value chain are being impacted in different ways. Unlike the 2007–2008

Webinar: What’s Next for Sustainable Business? 2020 Sustainability Trends

  We are delighted to present our annual webinar in which we explored global sustainability issues and trends that will shape the business agenda in 2020. The webinar included a presentation of SustainAbility’s current thinking and a lively discussion between Mark Lee of SustainAbility and panelists: Douglas Sabo, Head of Global Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability

Webinar on Food and Agriculture Trends

   We are delighted to present the third Sector Trends webinar in the series. Watch this presentation and discussion on a key trend identified in SustainAbility’s annual trends report – dietary diversity. Our food system has tremendous health and environmental impacts – we look at the emerging work to promote diverse balanced diets which, in

Key Takeaways from our Sustainable Food Systems Workshop

At the end of January, SustainAbility co-hosted a workshop with WWF UK to explore the priority action areas to advance sustainable food systems and diets. The discussion built on the research we undertook together last year to map the projects and initiatives tacking issues in this space, with participants invited to share reflections on their

Helping a Sourcing Leader Broaden its Approach to Sustainability

In 2016, SustainAbility supported Chipotle to conduct its first sustainability materiality assessment to better understand the company’s priority issues. Chipotle has been working to integrate sustainability into its menu and sourcing of ingredients. The company has shown leadership on local and organic sourcing and has embedded key sustainability values into its core business. To build

Webinar: What’s Next for Sustainable Business? 2019 Sustainability Trends

  We are delighted to present our annual webinar to discuss the global sustainability trends that will shape the economic, political, and social landscape and business agenda in 2019. The webinar included a presentation of SustainAbility’s current thinking and a lively discussion between SustainAbility’s Mark Lee and Bron York and panelists: Bernice Lee, Executive Director, Hoffmann

Engaging Consumers to Reduce and Recycle

This is the last in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerating change and pursing the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the penultimate blog in this series here. One of the many hurdles facing a circular plastics

Collaborating to Change Policy and Markets

This is the fifth in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerating change and pursing the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the fourth blog in this series here. No one consumer goods company, packaging or plastics manufacturer

Innovating to Minimise the Lifecycle Impacts of Plastic

This is the fourth in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies to accelerate change and pursue the scale of innovation and collaboration necessary to address the plastics challenge. You can read the previous blogs from this series here. Whilst it is not possible, or even desirable, to remove

Creating a Circular Economy for Plastics

This is the third in a six-part series that explores five focus areas for businesses to address in plastic strategies, accelerate change and pursue the necessary scale of innovation and collaboration to address the plastics challenge. You can read the second blog in this series here. Our current system is failing to capture the economic