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Oft maligned for its hefty environmental impact, the beef industry is finally taking notice of the shifting marketplace. Companies across the value chain formed a coalition, the Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, to improve sustainability -- but many advocates aren't buying it. To learn more about the organization's aims and the future of the beef industry, I spoke with its new executive director, Ruaraidh Petre.
In Canada, where the economy has slowed down and revenues have decreased due to the falling demand for oil, the government is going against the grain and is actually increasing spending on social programs.
The Union for Concerned Scientists suggests that four commodities, timber, soy, palm oil and beef, are responsible for the majority of deforestation worldwide.
The financial services giant has been accused of having a central role in a scheme that has acquired vast amounts of farmland across Brazil.
A company's soy footprint is about to be the next big thing to worry about after GHG emissions, water and palm oil.
Food and commodities giant ADM announced it will develop a no-deforestation policy in a move to source soy and palm oil more responsibly.
SAP's latest integrated report tracks its longstanding initiatives on sustainability, social programs and financial performance.
Business and Human Rights Resource Center released an interactive platform that sheds light on the effects companies and governments have on human rights.
A leading brand of beer in Brazil, Skol, found itself in controversy after a poorly thought-out advertising campaign came across as condoning rape.
The United Kingdom’s Global Canopy Program (GCP) insists more needs to be done to halt the growing worldwide problem of deforestation.
Mars Inc. has announced what it says is a more aggressive policy towards addressing deforestation within its beef, soy and paper supply chains.
Natura Cosmetics, the second largest cosmetics manufacturer in Brazil with revenues around $US3 billion annually, is now a certified B Corp.
The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef issued the “release of the first global definition for sustainable beef." Will critics of the industry buy in?
The Nature Conservancy and Harley-Davidson are working to "Renew the Ride" and plant 50 million trees worldwide by 2025.
General Motors (GM) continues to expand its global zero-waste program, inching closer to its goal of having 125 total facilities landfill-free by 2020.