WBCSD | Food and Land Use

Food and land use productivity will determine whether the world can feed a population projected to grow to over nine billion by 2050, while sustaining natural environments. Food production can be increased, rural income development improved, gender balance raised, forests protected and land use emissions cut by raising crop and livestock productivity, using new technologies and comprehensive approaches to soil and water management.

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Events, Media & Communications

Former Kellogg VP and CSO Amy Senter Joins WBCSD in New York
Amy Senter, former vice president and chief sustainability officer for the Kellogg Company, one of the world’s largest food companies based in North America, has joined the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Latest Podcast Release From WBCSD: Griffith Foods
Listen as WBCSD's Executive Director NA William Sisson and Griffith Foods' Executive Chairman Brian Griffith discuss the competitive advantages of successfully integrating ESG principles into your business strategy.

Sustainable Finance & Socially Responsible Investment

Rabobank and UN Environment Announce New Billion-Dollar Partnership to Kickstart Climate Smart Agriculture
Rabobank and UN Environment announced the creation of a new one-billion-dollar facility to finance sustainable agriculture using a combination of public and private funding. Together they also invite other interested financial institutions to sign up and work actively with global food companies to put this into practice.

Sustainable Development Goals

Understanding Urban Consumption Will Be Critical in Transforming Food Systems

Sustainable Development Goals

‘Major’ Food Alliance Commits to Halving Members’ Food Waste
A global initiative committing major international food producers to tough new targets on food waste has been unveiled at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s Climate Week in New York.

Sustainable Development Goals

Private Sector Food Producers Line up Behind First Ever Global Initiative to Cut Food Losses
A global initiative committing major international food producers to tough new targets to reduce food loss was announced during the United Nations General Assembly’s Climate Week in New York. This voluntary resolution calls on private sector members of the Global Agri-Business Alliance2 (GAA) to halve their food and agricultural losses by 2030, and work with suppliers and customers to the same end, a target aligned with Sustainable Development Goal Target 12.3.

Sustainable Development Goals

It Is Time to Fix Our Broken Food Systems
Increasing demand, climate change, water stress, soil degradation and shifting diets are just some of the threats facing global food security. Our current way of feeding the world is a leading cause of environmental and health crises, and it bears risks for national security, health systems, government budgets and economic growth.

Sustainable Development Goals

Becoming Water-Smart: Newly Released Report Delves into Scalable Water and Agriculture Solutions in India
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s (WBCSD) newest report, Co-optimizing solutions in water and agriculture: Lessons from India on water security, identifies key enablers for scaling up solutions to water-scarcity in India. The information is designed to be useful for companies worldwide.

Sustainable Development Goals

35 Leading Businesses Bring FReSH Momentum to Address Food Systems Challenges
Today at the EAT Stockholm Food Forum , the ‘Food Reform for Sustainability and Health’ (FReSH) program announced that it is welcoming 10 new members, for a total of 35 leading global companies: AXA, Bureau Veritas, Cargill, Deloitte, Edelman, KDD, Olam, Sealed Air, Sonae and Symrise.

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