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Driving Workforce Nutrition for Healthy Employees and Healthy Business Blog 25 Nov 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Driving Workforce Nutrition for Healthy Employees and Healthy Business As a Nutritionist, I am convinced that good nutrition, along with physical activity, is one of the most critical drivers of good health and wellbeing. According to the World Health Organization, consuming a healthy diet throughout one’s lifespan helps to prevent malnutrition in all its forms, as well as a range of noncommunicable diseases. However, […]
How Factories Can Achieve Net Zero: The Increasing Importance Of Stakeholder Alignment Blog 23 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain How Factories Can Achieve Net Zero: The Increasing Importance Of Stakeholder Alignment By early 2021, over 1,000 companies in 60 countries, representing nearly 20% of global market capitalisation, had committed to ambitious Science-Based Targets. More than 25% of the world’s largest 2,000 companies had set Net Zero targets. Manufacturing and industrial companies, representing 22% of global emissions, have a particularly important role to play over the coming decade. […]
Improving Global Food Supply Chain Operations with Virtual Twin Technology Blog 22 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain Improving Global Food Supply Chain Operations with Virtual Twin Technology Agribusiness continues to be a major player in the US economy, contributing $1.109 trillion to national GDP in 2019. Global agribusiness revenue is expected to hit $10.2 trillion as the global economy rebounds from the pandemic slowdown. Over the past generation, the food business grew by consolidating into large producer/distributor operations, centred on creating a […]
Purposeful Shopping Can Be a Question Mark for CPGs — Is Data Transparency an Answer? Blog 19 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain Purposeful Shopping Can Be a Question Mark for CPGs — Is Data Transparency an Answer? The pandemic accelerated changes already in motion. McKinsey coined “the next normal” to describe the Covid-spurred generational shift in how people live and shop and, most crucially, what they care about. Buyers today are doing their research, and they know exactly what they want from a brand. They’re asking questions: What are the sustainability efforts […]
Reduce Or Offset? Do Both. Here’s How. Blog 17 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain Reduce Or Offset? Do Both. Here’s How. Carbon offsetting is a polarising, frequently misunderstood concept. Some view it as an opportunistic way for polluters to appear sustainable without reducing their carbon emissions. Others see it as a short-term tactic for jump-starting the transition to Net Zero. In truth, offsetting is a valid strategic tool for companies committed to the Race to Zero. It can unlock […]
The Path to an Intelligent Enterprise Blog 15 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain The Path to an Intelligent Enterprise Digital transformation is not limited to the introduction of appropriate software systems, but above all reorganises business relationships, corporate processes, and value chains. The corresponding software supports and drives this transformation. However, it is primarily a tool to achieve this goal. Business transformation affects the respective functions, modes of action and departments. Processes are viewed […]
The Global Trucking Shortage is Both Real and Engineered Blog 12 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain The Global Trucking Shortage is Both Real and Engineered Around the world there is a chronic shortage of truck drivers and for good reasons. Becoming a Supplier of Choice may not solve all your transportation problems, but it’s a good start to rapidly improving work conditions and increasing efficiency and profitability. If there was no COVID-19 pandemic and every freighter in the world could […]
The Lego Blocks of Sustainable Procurement Blog 10 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain The Lego Blocks of Sustainable Procurement Let’s talk about sustainability. A new cumbersome task put on to procurement and supply chain professionals. It seems simple at first; let’s assess how sustainable our suppliers are – that’s just putting one new parameter next to financial risk, cyber security, and so on – how hard can it be? You dive into it, and […]
Dip into the (Profit) Pool Blog 02 Nov 2021 E2E Value Chain Dip into the (Profit) Pool No matter how you define value, for-profit companies will continue to be measured by, well, profit. Of course, there is accounting profit and economic profit. The major difference is that accounting profit only considers tangible costs; economic profit includes opportunity costs and other intangibles. If you want to think ahead, then economic profit and the […]
The Future of Value Creation Blog 26 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain The Future of Value Creation It isn’t sufficient to talk about Value Creation: value has to be sustained. The International Federation of Accountants talks about a cycle of definition, creation, delivery, and sustainability. This idea of a dynamic Value Creation life-cycle based on changing stakeholders’ perspectives on the meaning of value is a break with the static, free market view […]
Isn’t It Time You Put Your Best Foot Forward by Choosing the Best-Known Footprint? Blog 21 Oct 2021 Sustainable Retail Summit Isn’t It Time You Put Your Best Foot Forward by Choosing the Best-Known Footprint? For busy shoppers, investigating a brand’s credentials on climate can mean disappearing down a rabbit hole of strategy reports, charts and statements. How do they really know a product walks the walk, rather than just talking the talk when it comes to sustainability? While many brands want to lessen their impact on the world, with […]
The Challenge of Recycling in the U.S. Blog 20 Oct 2021 Plastic Waste The Challenge of Recycling in the U.S. The aging U.S. recycling system is at a critical juncture – it needs an overhaul to become more efficient, give equitable access to curbside recycling, and keep millions of dollars of valuable materials out of landfills. Companies are setting ambitious packaging sustainability targets and their customers care about making sustainable choices: 84% of consumers expect […]
The Paradox of Value Blog 19 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain The Paradox of Value If there is something important the COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us of, it is that many things are more valuable than money. Perhaps this shouldn’t surprise anyone. For example, the economic principle that states that scarcity of something leads to higher prices doesn’t make much sense when the item is health, water or access to […]
Collaboration is Essential to Creating Sustainable Food Systems and is Fundamental to Improving Lives and Protecting Our Planet Blog 16 Oct 2021 Environmental Sustainability Collaboration is Essential to Creating Sustainable Food Systems and is Fundamental to Improving Lives and Protecting Our Planet More than three billion people around the world cannot afford a healthy diet. Meanwhile the global food production system is contributing over 25% of the planet’s total greenhouse gas emissions. Today marks World Food Day, a moment to generate awareness and action on responsible food production and consumption within the global agri-food system to create better […]
Database Coupling Made Easy: Data Reference Sheet Blog 15 Oct 2021 E2E Value Chain Database Coupling Made Easy: Data Reference Sheet At The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), and particularly within my work in the End-to-End Value Chain and Product Data, we are focused on making things easier and more effective for businesses along the entire value chain. This could be to help make a business more sustainable, or it could be to support efficiency and reduce […]
Mindful Eating or Eating for Your Mind? Blog 10 Oct 2021 Collaboration for Healthier Lives Mindful Eating or Eating for Your Mind? Diet and mental health at the workplace in a Covid-19 era. *This is an update to a previously published article In a pre-Covid-19 world, depression and anxiety were estimated to cost the global economy more than US $ 1 trillion per year1 in lost productivity. From recent discussions with companies on workplace wellbeing we notice […]