We work with leaders across the agricultural value chain to meet growing demands for food, fuel and water in ways that preserve the forests, fresh water, oceans and other natural resources on which all people depend. We help companies in agribusiness, retail and food & consumer products develop and apply practical tools that integrate conservation principles into business decisions.
The world faces an enormous challenge in meeting growing demands for food, fiber and biofuels without eroding the natural resources and healthy ecosystems that sustain humanity. Food production alone is expected to double from current levels by the year 2050. New technologies and better practices in farming, ranching, fishing and conservation will be needed to produce more while shrinking the “ecological footprint” of agriculture.
Corporate leaders can create powerful incentives for sustainability in supply chains for food and agriculture. CI assists companies in creating incentives for widespread adoption of good farming and conservation practices and landscape planning to protect and restore healthy ecosystems. Examples of our work in this area includes The Coca-Cola Company, Monsanto and Starbucks Coffee Company.
Senior Director, Sustainable Food & Agriculture Markets
CI's Center for Environmental Leadership in Business