Benchmarking In Food And Farming

Author: Lisa Jack
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317175212
Size: 49.55 MB
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Benchmarking In Food And Farming from the Author: Lisa Jack. At a time when food producers have to make significant changes to their businesses in order to survive, a review of benchmarking in agriculture and discussion of its future potential is critical. This book meets that need by providing an overview of existing benchmarking practices in agriculture and the food supply chain, and evaluating the potential of these practices to drive sustainable innovation in food and farming. Increasing pressures from commodity markets, corporate buyers, government and rising input prices (particularly fuel prices) are creating an environment in which farmers and their advisors are keen to make greater use of performance information for survival and growth. Where farmers are diversifying into alternative production methods, non-agricultural enterprises and on-farm production and sales, the greater the interest in a wider range of accounting tools for decision making. Lisa Jack and her contributors draw on a wide range of data and sources from Australia, New Zealand, the USA, the UK and Europe to provide critical evaluations of what might be considered 'state of the art' benchmarking practices at this time, including recent strategic developments such as the use of non-financial measures in balanced scorecards. The food and farming industry is unusual in that benchmarking takes place among large numbers of small, family-owned businesses working in a global industry. Not only, therefore, is this book important for those working in food supply chain businesses, but also for those involved in the general practice of benchmarking.

Global Action Networks

Author: Steve Waddell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230300464
Size: 75.51 MB
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Global Action Networks from the Author: Steve Waddell. The world's governments are overwhelmed with climate change, war and unrest, the global financial crisis and poverty but there is a promising invention in Global Action Networks (GANs). GANs mobilize resources, bridge divides and promote the long-term deep change and innovation work that is needed to address the global challenges.

Greening Health Care

Author: Kathy Gerwig
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199385858
Size: 73.66 MB
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Greening Health Care from the Author: Kathy Gerwig. The relationship between hospitals and the environment is defined by a glaring contradiction: as health care facilities deliver care at any cost, their environmental footprint -- pollution, waste production, unsustainable food services -- contributes to harming community health. Greening Health Care examines the intersections of health care and environmental health, both in terms of traditional failures and the revolution underway to fix them. Authored by one of the pioneers in health care's green movement, it presents practical solutions for health care organizations and clinicians to improve their environments and the health of their communities. Topics include: making food services sustainable, managing hospital waste, and relevant impacts/mitigating measures related to climate change. As environmental protection grows into an imperative for all aspects of society, Greening Health Care offers an historical and practical approach to sustainable health care delivery.

Climate Change And Sustainable Development

Author: European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics. Congress
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9086867537
Size: 54.92 MB
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Climate Change And Sustainable Development from the Author: European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics. Congress. Exploring the ethical dimensions of climate change and food production, this collection of analytical papers by authors from numerous disciplines examines agriculture's paradoxical vulnerability to, and deleterious effect on the world's climate.

Changing The Food Game

Author: Lucas Simons
Publisher: Greenleaf Publishing
ISBN: 1783532157
Size: 11.59 MB
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Changing The Food Game from the Author: Lucas Simons. By 2050, the worlds population is estimated to grow to 10 billion._To feed everyone, we will have to double our food production, to produce more food in the next 40 years than in the whole of the last 6,000. Changing the Food Game shows how our unsustainable food production system cannot support this growth. In this prescient book, Lucas Simons argues that the biggest challenge for our generation can only be solved by effective market transformation to achieve sustainable agriculture and food production. Lucas Simons explains clearly how we have created a production and trading system that is inherently unsustainable. But he also demonstrates that we have reason to be hopeful _ from a sustainability race in the cocoa industry to examples of market transformation taking place in palm oil, timber, and sugarcane production. He also poses the question: where next? Provocative and eye-opening, Changing the Food Game uncovers the real story of how our food makes it on to our plates and presents a game-changing solution to revolutionize the industry.

Sustainability In The Hospitality Industry

Author: Willy Legrand
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317426584
Size: 40.86 MB
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Sustainability In The Hospitality Industry from the Author: Willy Legrand. Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry, Third Edition, is the only book available to introduce students to economic, environmental and socially sustainable issues specifically facing the industry as well as exploring ideas, solutions and strategies of how to manage operations in a sustainable way. Since the second edition of this book, there have been many important developments in this field and this latest edition has been updated in the following ways: Updated content including sustainable food systems, hotel energy solutions, impacts of technology, water and food waste management, green hotel design, certification and ecolabelling systems and the evolving nature of corporate social responsibility strategies. New chapters exploring environmental accounting and the internalization of externalities as well as the management of accessibility in hospitality. Updated and new international case studies with reflective questions throughout to explore key issues and show real-life operational responses to sustainability within the hospitality industry. Enhanced online material for students and lecturers including: web and video links, a test bank, PowerPoint slides and additional case studies. This accessible and comprehensive account of Sustainability in the Hospitality Industry is essential reading for all students and future managers in the hospitality industry.

A More Secure World

Author: Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780101644921
Size: 13.39 MB
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A More Secure World from the Author: Great Britain. Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Commissioned by the UN Secretary General, the report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Changes explores a range of current and evolving threats to international peace and security, and assesses how well existing policies and international institutions have done in addressing these challenges. The report was written by an independent panel of 16 people comprising former heads of state and foreign ministers, as well as security, military, diplomatic and development officials. It makes a number of recommendations to strengthen the international framework of collective security and to promote a more effective UN for the 21st century, based on the recognition that today's security threats, whether they be terrorism, civil wars or extreme poverty, are all interconnected and require comprehensive strategies to address them. This Command Paper sets out the text of the report with the aim of stimulating a public debate in the UK on the issues raised.

Evolutions In Sustainable Investing

Author: Cary Krosinsky
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118157923
Size: 23.35 MB
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Evolutions In Sustainable Investing from the Author: Cary Krosinsky. Sustainable Investing is fast becoming an essential method of generating long-term returns, moving beyond the negative approaches to socially responsible investing that have dominated the field. This book, our second on the subject, provides over 15 case studies of leading global investors and companies demonstrating how they successfully apply sustainability aspects to their core strategies. Learn from prominent thought leaders Dan Esty and Paul Hawken among others who have contributed key chapters. Our chapter on performance shows clearly how these strategies have been working once negative approaches are parsed out by those examining fund returns. This book also examines in great depth what data exists, and what's on the horizon, to best measure & capture sustainability successfully. Regional perspectives, including 3 chapters on Asia, and focuses on Canada, Australia, Africa & India are also included, as is a look across asset classes. Sustainable Investing, when performed with a positive perspective, has been outperforming the mainstream, unlike negative approaches designed to match benchmark returns. From eco-efficiency to sustainability-driven innovation and beyond, investors of all shapes & sizes need to know how best to position themselves for the radical market shifts underway.