Simple urgent steps to alleviate world hunger

Stephen Hinton interviews her Royal Highness Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan, Founder of the Botanical Garden in Jordan and Tina Lindgreen, Founder of the Water and Food Award about what can be done.
This interview was recorded a few weeks before the Award show in London as HRH and Tina met to prepare the event and HRH’s patronage.

The Humanitarian Water and Food Award 2014

Introduced by former BBC correspondent and sustainability journalist Steve Bradshaw along with WAF’s applications manager, Stephen Hinton, the Humanitarian Water and Food Award was streamed live from Central Hall Westminster in London on Wednesday the 18th of June. Continue reading “The Humanitarian Water and Food Award 2014”

Webinar: make sustainable food security the heart of CSR strategy

csrintroSuitable for those curious about CSR or those looking for sound arguments to introduce CSR strategies into the firm, this webinar overviews the CSR approach to fulfilling the human right to water and food  in a sustainable way and explains how this can drive business development.

Fast Facts:

  • CSR level: basic
  • Main Theme: leaving philanthropy
  • Main audience: representatives from corporations and other organisations interested in implementing CSR together with sustainable development
  • Main benefits: holistic approach gives you the basics fast in a down to earth manner
  • Length: 20 mins
  • Register: follow this link
  • Available: NOW! as replay 

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The stages of development of a CSR as food security company

The table below shows the stages of awareness and activity I have seen corporations go through when it comes to food and water security; from “not for us” to “core part of our mission”.

 MISSION Promoting Water and Food Security is at the core of our mission
 PRODUCTS Several of our products are designed to promote water and Food Security
SUPPLY CHAIN INVOLVEMENT  We developed ways to promote local water and food security in ways that made sense for our business
SUPPLY CHAIN COMPLIANCE  In our compliance work we especially ensure that water and food security  stakeholders along our supply chains
LOCAL INVOLVEMENT  We developed ways to promote local water and food security in ways that made sense for our business
 LOCAL COMPLIANCE  In our compliance work we especially ensure that water and food security for our nearest stakeholders is not compromised
 PHILANTHROPY We give philanthropically to Food and Water Security initiatives
 NOT FOR USE Our company sees no relevance in CSR activities targeted toward food and water security

For more information about Water and Food security as CSR focus, see http://csrseminars.avbp.net

CSR means contributing to a world where everyone is fed

To make a real difference in the world, corporations could start supporting food and water security. If everyone contributed to create a food secure world, entrepreneurship, prosperity and then ultimately peace would flourish.

Volunteers for organisations working with food security, like the Water and Food Award, are often told that; “our business isn’t in water and food” so we are not interested in supporting your cause. Continue reading “CSR means contributing to a world where everyone is fed”