It stands to argue that Coca-Cola is one of the multinationals that elicits the strongest love-hate feelings by the public. It is vilified for its influence on global obesity rates and its undue influence on public health policies, causes outrage over the fact that the acidity of its soda dissolves egg shells, and produces accusations of hypocrisy … Continue reading Learning from Coca-Cola: Last-Mile Humanitarian Supply Chain Innovations
As the year is picking up steam and the dreaded January hangovers are in full force (interestingly, that drop in energy after the first week of ‘I will redo my life!’ also appears in tropical climates), here’s a couple of quick but fascinating reads to keep you from doing what you should be doing. Enjoy! … Continue reading Recent reads
The coffee supply chain is famously shaped like an hourglass (or, if you will, a drip coffee machine): the broad demand at the top is connected to the millions of small producers at the bottom by a handful of powerful roasters. In 2013, the ten largest roasters controlled more than 40% of total world coffee … Continue reading Too Strong Coffee? Concentration at the Top and Anti-Trust Concerns
And the plot thickens… When I published my story on the flies and the pineapples the other week, I got a couple of fascinating follow-ups from people that know way more about the industry than me. In addition, I’ve been working more on the topic as well, adding to my knowledge of the production methods and problems … Continue reading Digging Deeper into the Pineapple Paradox
Yesterday night was a magical night in the Representation of the Free State of Bavaria (can we just pause a minute and reflect on the fact that this exists? They even served beer and brezels. Represent indeed.) The WWF European Policy Office was celebrating its 25th anniversary and decided to do that in the spirit … Continue reading What's Your Story? #TEDxWWF at @WWFEU in Brussels!
When we talk about sustainable supply chains and the need for transparency in the entire production process of a product, oftentimes it’s argued that such detailed information is impossible to provide because of the complexity of our global food system. Well, think again – a French organic yoghurt company called “Les 2 Vaches” (“The 2 … Continue reading "Les 2 Vaches" Shows You Where Your Yoghurt Really Comes From
It’s always a pleasure to find people that blog [talk, debate, are passionate] about similar issues as you are. The best evidence of that is if 10 minutes into a Skype conversation you are deep in a discussion on the necessities of reducing our environmental footprint and the practicalities of only working 50% and spending … Continue reading Lead.Ahead: How Can We Foster Sustainable Leadership?