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Addressing Climate Change Across the Value Chain

by Ken Powell
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We serve the world by making food people love. To produce that food, we rely on Mother Nature to supply the ingredients we need. Therefore, we understand the impact changes in the health of our planet can have on agriculture and our business. 

Climate change is one of the most pressing environmental issues that our society faces today. There are numerous risks that climate change presents to our livelihoods, our business and our shared planet if left unaddressed.

Monsanto Rises to New Heights in Newsweek’s 2015 Global Green Rankings

Press Release

June 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Newsweek magazine has recognized Monsanto Company’s continued efforts to drive sustainability throughout its business with a jump in the company’s placement on the 2015 Newsweek Green Rankings: Monsanto ranked #52 among U.S. companies up from #68 in 2014 and ranked #84 on the global list up from #130 in 2014.

The Food Industry’s Fight to Feed the World Should Start with Post-Harvest Loss

There Is Enough Food to Feed the World – Why Produce More?
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Do you remember the last time you were hungry? Truly hungry. Maybe you’re like me and most of the time food is an alluring vice. It’s a great source of comfort and a relief from the humdrum, a celebration of all that’s good. A good meal is something that can make even the most challenging of days fade into your mind’s backwaters, but the next visit to the doctor’s office shows unwelcome contributions to the bottom (or waist) line.

Van Alen Institute, AECOM and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by Rockefeller Foundation – Call on Students to Propose Designs for More Resilient Urban Food, Water and Energy Systems

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LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK, June 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ – AECOM, Van Alen Institute and 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation today launched Urban SOS: All Systems Go, an ideas competition calling on multidisciplinary teams of students worldwide to identify risks to urban food, energy, or water systems, and offer strategies that make these systems more efficient, equitable, and accessible to diverse populations.

Monsanto Company Releases 2014 Sustainability Report

Company Sets Operational Greenhouse Gas Emissions Intensity Goal and Reports Status of Other Sustainability Commitments
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ST. LOUIS, May 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Monsanto Company today released its 2014 Sustainability Report. Since announcing its first sustainability commitment framework in 2008, the company has advanced its three sustainability principles: (1) improving the lives of farmers, workers and communities, (2) producing enough food to make a balanced meal accessible to all, and (3) conserving Earth’s resources and preserving the natural environment.

New Report: Major Food Companies Must Adapt to Escalating Global Water Risks

Unilever, Coca-Cola, General Mills Rank Highest Among Food & Beverage Companies in Benchmarking Report; All Agricultural Product & Meat Companies Rank Low
Press Release

BOSTON, May 7, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Major U.S. food companies need to adopt far stronger practices to use limited global water resources more efficiently, according to a report released today by Ceres, a nonprofit sustainability advocacy group.

JetBlue’s Onboard Menu Will Offer Food For Thought

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JetBlue started with the mission to bring humanity back to air travel. Our goal was to disrupt the model of what air travel had become and enhance the customer experience by providing an outstanding experience.

“Growing” More than Fish at Raza Island…

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Cermaq Canada’s Raza Island farm, located near the mouth of Bute Inlet in the Discovery Islands, is home for approximately 600,000 Atlantic salmon. The five professional farmers working at this site are known for technical skill and knowledge in growing fish and are amongst the best in the world at what they do. If you can grow fish, you can grow anything right?

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Cermaq Canada’s Raza Island farm, located near the mouth of Bute Inlet in the Discovery Islands, is home for approximately 600,000 Atlantic salmon. The five professional farmers working at this site are known for technical skill and knowledge in growing fish and are amongst the best in the world at what they do. If you can grow fish, you can grow anything right?

The Next 25 Social Enterprise Stars: Food & Agriculture

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As part of our campaign to add 25 social enterprise stars to our loan portfolio over the next year, we’re looking for new borrowers in all three of our focus areas: Food & Agriculture, Education & the Arts, and Ecological Stewardship. These are broad categories, but because it’s not always obvious whether an enterprise is a fit for us, we’re delving into what we look for in each area. Last month we covered Education & the Arts.

Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Annual Update

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Mike Bloomberg: Modern philanthropy began as a substitute for government. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in, providing food for the poor, hospitals for the sick, and libraries, museums, and colleges for the masses. Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in all of these areas. But some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.

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