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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.
Register your place online, refreshments will be provided.
Professor Tracy Taylor, Deputy Dean at the University of Technology (Sydney) Business School and Editor inChief of European Sports Management Quarterly (the only sports journal ranked at 3* and above in the ABSrankings) will be delivering a seminar for staff and PhD students about the Do’s, Don’ts and Hot Topics when trying to get published in ESMQ.
This project examines how the promotion of ethical flowers can contribute to improved working conditions in supply chains.
The ReSSI project will examine how sustainable, inclusive and smart economic development (as defined by the Europe 2020 strategy) can be promoted by local and regional authorities in Europe, in the context of evolving landscapes of territorial governance and planning.
The Prosper programme is a 15 month programme, launched in 2017, which aims to strengthen the resilience and investment readiness of arts organisations, museums and libraries in England. The programme plans to improve resilience by growing capacity the capacity of cultural organisations to attract new business, investment and audiences.
The project will investigate the impact of the regulation of High-Cost, Short-Term Credit (HCSTC) and how this is reshaping credit markets. Join the discussion on Twitter using #Paydayfutures
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