As land degradation proceeds at alarming speed, and world population rises, anyone thinking sustainably is bound to worry that lack of land to produce food on is going to create conflicts. Continue reading “Military think green and greens think security”
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.
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”
- 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
I am in no doubt that things for most people will get worse: its the times we live in – with climate change, increasing wealth gaps, hitting resource limits and more challenging fundamentally our way of life, what we call “business” and how we see ourselves in relation to nature. Continue reading “How to be part of the transition”
The analysis above gives a starting point for prioritizing and planning work going forward. Continue reading “Municipal analysis”
This table describes the various stages we have seen people develop through as their awareness of the significance of water and food security rises and as it begins to become part of their daily lives. Continue reading “The ladder: from non-awareness to making food security central”
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
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”
Interviewed for the Swedish Christian newspaper Sändaren, Stephen Hinton sees Transition as a new growing folk movement. Link to the article here.