Food for Thought Series 2013

Thursday, 18 July 2013

The NZLCM Centre conducted it's Food for Thought Series 2013 programme from 25th - 30th July.

Professor Greg Thoma from the Sustainabiltiy Consortium joined us in New Zealand for a series of events around the country. 

Greg's itinerary overview was as follows:

  • Thursday 25th July - CarboNZero hosted Greg Thoma in Christchurch. 
  • Friday 26th July - Greg presented at the LCANZ AGM in Wellington. 
  • Monday 29th July - In the morning, Greg presented at a NZLCM Centre Members Only seminar in Wellington, and then went on to present at the Sustainable Food Exports Group at MFAT in the afternoon.
  • Tuesday 30th July - The Sustainable Business Council hosted a breakfast event, followed by an interactive seminar with Greg, and invited CEO's, General Managers and Sustainability Managers. (click here for a copy of this presentation)

Greg's presentations were centred around "The Sustainability Consortium's role in driving sustainability through supply chains"

The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is a diverse partnership of more than 100 organisations that works on measuring and improving the sustainability of consumer goods.  Its members includes Mars, Monsanto, Tesco, Unilever and Walmart. The vision of the TSC is “ to advance science to drive a new generation of innovative products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives.” This presentation will provide insights into how The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is realizing its vision by creating sustainability-related knowledge on particular product categories, and use of its Sustainability Measurement and Reporting System (SMRS). A particular focus will be the role of the TSC in driving change through supply chains – and what this means for companies based in New Zealand.

Please click here for a copy of Greg's presentation.