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WEBINAR: Managing for Tomorrow in the Food and Beverage Industry

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Get a practical overview of business resources to help your company better manage water, land and greenhouse gas emissions, reduce food waste and guide consumers towards sustainable choices.

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WEBINAR: Managing for Tomorrow in the Food and Beverage Industry

  1. 1. WEBINAR MANAGING FOR TOMORROW IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE INDUSTRY Photo by J. Sibiga Photography/Flickr HOSTED BY JP Leous Head of Corporate Relations
  2. 2. WRI is a global research organization that makes big ideas happen. Programs: Cities, Climate, Energy, Food, Forests, Water Centers: Business, Economics, Finance, Governance
  3. 3. What We Do  Rigorous research  Coalition-building  Standards  Tools  Services OUR APPROACH Count It Change It Scale It
  4. 4. Global Perspective, Global Influence WRI’s network of 700 experts and staff work throughout Africa, the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
  5. 5. Why Food? Rising demand + greater pressures on our food system 70% More Food Needed by 2050 Less rainfall More variable rainfall Increased temperatures Increased demand for land and water
  6. 6. Our Tools for Companies FOCUS OF TODAY’S WEBINAR
  7. 7. Today’s Speakers JP Leous Head of Corporate Relations Rich Waite Associate, Food Program Sara Walker Senior Manager, Water Program Stephen Russell Senior Associate, Climate Program Luiz Amaral Global Manager, GFW Commodities Emily Neagle Manager, Corporate Consultative Group
  8. 8. We help food and beverage companies: • Measure, report, and reduce food loss and waste • Understand the environmental impacts of food production and procurement • Test and scale marketing strategies for sustainable food products Featured Initiatives: Rich Waite Associate, Food Program Food Program
  9. 9. Global annual crop production (kcal trillion) Source: WRI analysis based on Bruinsma (2009) and Alexandratos and Bruinsma (2012). Note: Includes all crops intended for direct human consumption, animal feed, industrial uses, seeds, and biofuels. Options for Sustainably Closing the Food Gap
  10. 10. Food Loss & Waste Protocol One-third of all food produced in the world is lost or wasted between farm and fork. The standard provides:  A common language  Practical guidance on measurement and reporting Visit flwprotocol.org to download the standard, case studies (Nestlé, Kellogg’s, IKEA, Tesco) and other tools and resources.
  11. 11. The Business Case for Reducing Food Loss & Waste Download the full report at champions123.org
  12. 12. Shifting Diets Toward Plant-Based Foods Download the full report at wri.org/shiftingdiets
  13. 13. Better Buying Lab: Marketing More Sustainable Options Better Buying Lab is innovating strategies for enabling consumers to choose more sustainable foods. Three current areas of research and innovation: 1. Compelling language to describe plant-based foods 2. Popularizing plant-forward “power dishes” 3. Establishing science-based targets and environmental metrics Read blogs and access research at betterbuyinglab.org
  14. 14. Better Buying Lab Members Visit wri.org/food to learn more
  15. 15. We help food and beverage companies: • See where water risks pose a long-term threat to operations • Evaluate impact of operations on local water bodies • Identify meaningful actions, such as locally-tailored water targets Featured Initiative: Sara Walker Senior Manager, Water Program Water Program
  16. 16. Visit wri.org/aqueduct to access the atlas
  17. 17. Visit wri.org/aqueduct to access the atlas
  18. 18. Upcoming Aqueduct 3.0 Developments: • New data on groundwater, water quality, coastal storm surges and more • Higher resolution data • New tool: food security and water Visit wri.org/aqueduct to access the atlas
  19. 19. Photo: bob Nichols | usda Coming Soon: Aqueduct Food Overlays: • Data on water stress, variability, and drought severity with • Data on crop yield, demand, price, and more.
  20. 20. User Scenario A supply chain manager may ask: • What is the long-term forecast for our suppliers’ water sources? • Where should we invest in infrastructure? • From where could we sustainably source new ingredients? WHERE IRRIGATED RICE IS GROWN WHERE THERE IS WATER STRESS
  21. 21. Aqueduct Alliance and Advisory Services Our corporate partners gain access to: • Insight, guidance, and engagement • Water risk data indicators and tool development • Water risk assessments and innovative stewardship strategies
  22. 22. We help food and beverage companies: • Identify where forests are harmed in their commodity supply chains Featured Initiative: Luiz Amaral Global Manager, GFW Commodities Forests Program
  23. 23. Global, real-time deforestation tracking using satellite technology Example: Week-by-week expansion of illegal logging road in Peru Source: UMD Glad alerts, available on GFW
  24. 24. Securely monitor deforestation across your supplier portfolio with GFW Pro • Uses the same remote sensing technology as Global Forest Watch (GFW) • Has new features designed for supply chain managers • Can track deforestation related to any commodity, anywhere
  25. 25. Upload full portfolio of supply areasx ‘000s How It Works View and share dashboards Securely store data on the platform Align with internal workflows
  26. 26. Example Dashboard – Portfolio Upload and analyze full portfolio all at once. Track deforestation over time. BETA version launching soon. Learn more at pro.globalforestwatch.org
  27. 27. Example Dashboard – Individual Palm Mill Assess individual mill’s deforestation risks Track this mill’s potential contribution to deforestation over time. BETA version launching soon. Learn more at pro.globalforestwatch.org
  28. 28. We help food and beverage companies: • Set emissions targets that are in-line with global goals Featured Initiative: Climate Program Stephen Russell Senior Associate, Climate Program
  29. 29. Companies Must Act to Mitigate Risks EMISSIONS GAP: Source of significant business risks
  30. 30. What is a Science-Based Target? Science-based targets specify how much and how quickly companies need to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Example target from General Mills: Reduce absolute emissions 28% across entire value chain (scopes 1, 2, and 3) by 2025, using a 2010 base year. View more targets at sciencebasedtargets.org
  31. 31. 34 72 114 150 172 198 210 260 305 349 500 0 100 200 300 400 500 600 Jun-15 Aug-15 Oct-15 Dec-15 Feb-16 Apr-16 Jun-16 Aug-16 Oct-16 Dec-16 Feb-17 Apr-17 Jun-17 Aug-17 Oct-17 Dec-17 Feb-18 Apr-18 Jun-18 Aug-18 Becoming Standard Practice Among Leading Companies COMPANIES THAT HAVE JOINED SCIENCE BASED TARGETS As of March 20, 2018: • 356 companies joined • 45 food & bev companies, including:
  32. 32. Four-Step Process Access blogs, case studies, sector-level guidance, and target-setting methodologies at sciencebasedtargets.org.
  33. 33. Emily Neagle Manager, Corporate Consultative Group Weave it all together with a Corporate Consultative Group (CCG) membership.
  34. 34. Corporate Consultative Group (CCG) Benefits  Guided access to cutting-edge research and data tools  Focused support and advice from world-renowned experts  Member-only monthly newsletter and event invitations  Opportunities to contribute to research  Admission to MindShare, an annual member-only conference
  35. 35. Current CCG Members Visit wri.org/business to learn more.
  36. 36. Questions? JP Leous Head of Corporate Relations Rich Waite Associate, Food Program Sara Walker Senior Manager, Water Program Stephen Russell Senior Associate, Climate Program Luiz Amaral Global Manager, GFW Commodities Emily Neagle Manager, Corporate Consultative Group
  37. 37. Thank You! Get in touch: JP Leous, Head of Corporate Relations JP.Leous@wri.org Emily Neagle, Manager, Corporate Consultative Group Emily.Neagle@wri.org

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