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Kobus Pienaar, Good Business Journey Manager, Woolworths Foods
Lourens Van Schoor, Managing & Certification Director, EnviroScientific
Woolworths is a leading South African retailer with around 450 stores across Africa and the Middle East. A strong commitment to sustainability is a defining feature of the Woolworths brand. In 2007 the company launched their ‘Good Business Journey’, a comprehensive plan to make a difference in key areas including sustainable farming and fishing. A key component of this approach has been the Farming for the Future programme, which seeks to ensure that high quality crops are produced whilst protecting the natural resource base. Soil and water management, including chemical input reductions are key aspects of the programme.
This seminar will: chart the development of the Farming for the Future Programme; describe the methodologies deployed to improve farming practices; outline the metrics captured to assess the effectiveness of the programme and will provide evidence of the programme’s successes. The presenters will also consider the strategic role the programme plays in terms of ensuring resilience within their supply base and meeting the specific ethical concerns of Woolworths consumers.
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Join us as the Centre for Business in Society hosts two presentations from doctoral researcher Alessandro Di Bona and Dr Andrew Perchard. Alessandro will explore role and function of trade associations in the aerospace industry and Andrew will talk about corporate political activity in wartime America.
Researchers at the Centre for Business in Society team up with Creative United to deliver the new Prosper Programme, aimed at offering business support opportunities to around 70 arts and cultural organisations, companies or individual entrepreneurs in England.
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The aim of this doctoral research is to explore the internal and external drivers influencing citizens' participation in urban community food growing projects.
Professor Tracy Taylor, Deputy Dean at the University of Technology (Sydney) Business School will be delivering a seminar for staff and PhD students looking at business and management research in a global context from the perspective of a top ranked Australian business school.
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End time: 14:00
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