The Financial Times will launch a special report on ‘Business & Food Sustainability’ to be published in all global editions of the FT on Wednesday 27th January 2010. The report will also be distributed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
As rising prices and growing food insecurity are quickly becoming the industry’s new realities, global food supply is entering an era that is defined by mixed risks and opportunities. Climate change threatens the stability of agricultural supplies, and the overall environmental impact of food production is gaining attention. While being mindful of their impact on natural resources, food companies are also under pressure to address issues such as health and obesity. This report looks at the major challenges corporate decision-makers face in the food industry as well as the many opportunities in developing a more robust global food supply with higher environmental standards.
Last night at The Banker’s Bank of the Year Awards Banco Santander was recognised as Global Bank of the Year. The awards ceremony, held in central London, was attended by senior executives from banks representing 144 countries.
Brian Caplen, editor of The Banker, said: “It is very important to recognise the achievements of the banking industry during challenging times. The Bank of the Year Awards recognises banks for serving customers and building good businesses, and the entries and winners this year have been of a very high calibre.”