1 online resource (220 pages)
  • Acknowledgments ix 1 Introduction to the Principles 1 1.1 The 10 principles of food industry sustainability 1 1.2 Principles practices potential 2 1.3 What is sustainability in the food industry? 2 1.4 The destructive course of the food system 3 1.4.1 Climate change 4 1.4.2 Natural resource depletion and degradation 6 1.4.3 Pollution and toxicity 7 1.4.4 Rural economy and development 7 1.4.5 Food safety and nutrition 8 1.5 Reasons for principles for sustainability in the food industry 8 1.6 The business benefit 10 1.7 What needs to be done 11 References 13 2 Agriculture and the Environment 15 2.1 Climate 15 2.2 Land and biodiversity 17 2.3 Water and pollution 20 2.4 Approaches to more sustainable agriculture 22 2.4.1 Sustainable agriculture requirements and standards 24 2.4.2 Unilever sustainable agriculture program 27 2.4.3 Starbucks C.A.F.E practices 29 2.4.4 Walmart sustainability index 29 2.4.5 PepsiCo sustainable farming initiative 30 2.4.6 Sysco Corporation s sustainable agriculture/Ipm initiative 30 2.5 Summary 31 Resources 31 References 32 3 Welfare and Environmental Considerations in Production and Harvesting of Animals, Fish, and Seafood 37 3.1 Livestock care 37 3.1.1 Approaches to address livestock welfare 40 3.2 Fish and seafood 45 3.2.1 Farmed fish 47 3.2.2 Approaches to address seafood 48 3.3 Environmental impacts from livestock production 50 3.3.1 Greenhouse gas emissions 50 3.3.2 Land use and pollution from livestock production 53 3.3.3 Approaches to address environmental impacts from livestock 54 3.4 Summary 59 Resources 60 References 60 4 Processing 65 4.1 Energy 65 4.1.1 Energy sources and impacts 65 4.1.2 Energy use in food processing 69 4.1.3 Sierra Nevada s energy and climate program 72 4.1.4 Heinz s energy effort in energy and greenhouse gas emissions 73 4.2 Water 74 4.2.1 Nestle 77 4.2.2 The Coca-Cola Company water stewardship 78 4.3 Chemicals and other inputs 80 4.4 Lean, clean, and green processing 81 4.5 Summary 85 Resources 86 References 86 5 Packaging 91 5.1 Packaging hotspots 91 5.1.1 Materials 91 5.1.2 End of life 98 5.1.3 Social hotspots 99 5.2 Responsible packaging 99 5.2.1 M aterials and sourcing 102 5.2.2 Design and innovation 105 5.2.3 End of life 107 5.2.4 PepsiCo s sustainable packaging program 110 5.2.5 Sustainable Packaging Coalition 111 5.3 Summary 112 Resources 113 References 113 6 Distribution and Channels 117 6.1 Transportation 117 6.1.1 Refrigeration in transportation 122 6.1.2 EPA SmartWay 123 6.2 Facility management 123 6.2.1 Refrigerants 129 6.2.2 Cleaning and indoor environmental quality management 130 6.2.3 Environmentally preferable purchasing 131 6.2.4 Construction 132 6.3 Gordon Food Service distribution and facilities improvements 134 6.4 Food retailer J. Sainsbury addressing the environment 135 6.5 Subway restaurants showing how to green operations 137 6.6 Summary 139 Resources 140 References 140 7 Food Waste 143 7.1 The impacts from wastage 143 7.2 Reducing wastage 145 7.2.1 Waste management 150 7.3 Summary 161 Resources 162 References 162 8 Nutrition, Security, and Equity 165 8.1 Nutrition 166 8.1.1 Food safety 166 8.1.2 O vernutrition and obesity 169 8.1.3 Food security 171 8.2 Equity 173 8.2.1 Smallholders 174 8.2.2 Women empowerment 175 8.2.3 Farm labor 177 8.2.4 Local food 180 8.3 Summary 183 Resources 185 References 185 9 Sustainable Food Consumption and the Potential of the Principles 189 9.1 Sustainable consumption 189 9.1.1 Sustainable diets and behaviors 190 9.1.2 Double pyramid 192 9.1.3 Innocent promotes sustainable consumption 193 9.2 The potential of the principles 194 References 200 Index 203.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118447734 20160802
Although the food industry is beginning to make headway with its sustainability initiatives, substantially more progress is needed in order to feed the world s growing population sustainably. The challenge is that the topic of sustainability can seem overwhelming and there is limited information that is specific to the food industry. Written by an experienced food industry professional with years of experience in sustainability, The 10 Principles of Food Industry Sustainability inspires and informs the progress required to nourish the population, revitalize natural resources, enhance economic development, and close resource loops. The book makes this complex topic approachable and actionable by identifying the most pressing sustainability priorities across the entire food supply chain and showing, with tools and examples, how producers, processors, packers, distributors, marketers and retailers all play a role in advancing improvement. The book begins with an overview of the Principles of sustainability in the food industry: what they are and why they matter. Subsequent chapters focus on each of the Ten Principles in detail: how they relate to the food industry, their global relevance (including their environmental, health, and social impacts), and the best practices to achieve the potential of meaningful and positive progress that the Principles offer. Specific examples from industry are presented in order to provide scalable solutions and bring the concepts to life, along with top resources for further exploration. The Principles, practices, and potential of sustainability in the food industry covered in this book are designed to be motivating and to offer a much-needed and clear way forward towards a sustainable food supply.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781118447734 20160802
255 p. ; 28 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
249 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
East Asia Library
333 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xiii, 128 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction to the Issues
  • Outline of research undertaken
  • The structure of the book
  • 2. Tools for Measuring, Managing and Target Setting for Sustainable Development
  • Indicators for SD
  • Indicators for SD with formal assessment criteria
  • Modelling for SD evaluation using a common metric
  • 3. The Sustainability Assessment Model: An Outline and Evaluation
  • Background to the SAM
  • Outline of the SAM
  • Bring the flows together and evaluating SD performance
  • 4. Sustainability Assessment Model in Action
  • Project appraisal and capital budgeting in BP
  • SAM in action: the cases
  • Evaluating the SAM
  • 5. Sustainable Development in Decision Making in the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Sector strategy for SD
  • SD evaluation in oil and gas companies (individual interviews)
  • SD evaluation in oil and gas companies (conference summary)
  • 6. Sustainable Development Evaluation Outside of the Oil and Gas Industry
  • Construction
  • Electricity generation
  • 7. Conclusions.
This CIMA research project provides insights into the interrelationship between existing management accounting practices and accounting tools which seek to guide organisations towards sustainable development and create information about accounting techniques which addresses the issue of sustainable development. Few studies have sought management accountants views on accounting techniques. This research project builds on the existing literature by paying attention to interactions between sustainable development performance data, management accountants, management accounting processes and management accounting generated data. The research also draws from FCA (full accounting technique)which is an accounting technique gaining currency within policy and business circles.The project points out that the SAM (Sustainability Assessment Model) is a form of full cost accounting and the research furthers our knowledge of FCA and its usefulness as an accounting tool. The project also examines how sustainable development data is used within a case study organisation (BP) and how such data can be used within other organisations. It shows how Sustainability Assessment Model (SAM) performance data is perceived by project management teams. It provides a broad perception of the SAM from the oil and gas industry. It evaluates the usefulness of the SAM in the electricity and building industry.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780750685597 20160528
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xi, 219 p. : ill., ; 24 cm.
  • Preface Foreword 1. Sustainable Development and Climate Change 2. Methodology 3. Energy-Economy-Environment Scenarios at IIASA-ECS 4. Technology Clusters 5. A Sustainable-Development Scenario in Detail 6. Summary and Policy Implications.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843769231 20160527
Sustainable development and global climate change have figured prominently in scientific analysis and international policymaking since the early 1990s. This book formulates technology strategies that will lead to environmentally sustainable energy systems, based on an analysis of global climate change issues using the concept of sustainable development. The authors focus on environmentally compatible, long-term technology developments within the global energy system, while also considering aspects of economic and social sustainability. The authors analyze a large number of alternative scenarios and illustrate the differences between those that meet the criteria for sustainable development and those that do not. As a result of their analysis, they identify a variety of promising socio-economic and environmental development paths that are consistent with sustainable development. One sustainable-development scenario and its policy implications are then presented in detail from a technology change perspective. The authors propose ambitious targets for technology adoption that are judged to achieve the desired socio-economic and environmental goals. Although the optimal policy mix to pursue these targets is clearly country-specific, the authors suggest that energy-related R&D that leads to technology performance improvements and the promotion of technology adoption in niche markets are the policy options which will yield the most significant long-term benefits. Policymakers, economists and researchers working on sustainability, energy economics, and technology change and innovation will welcome this topical and highly readable book.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781843769231 20160527
Green Library
viii, 1 [leaf], 336 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
iv, 75 leaves : ill., map ; 30 cm.
This study analyses changes in smallholder livelihood strategies in the Blantyre Shire Highlands between 1990 and 2000. It is based on individual interviews with 50 smallholder households, supplemented by a short quantitative survey and focus-group discussions.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
186 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Green Library
63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
The Tsunami disaster of 26 December 2004 affected a dozen Indian Ocean countries, including Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, India and Maldives, Malaysia and Myanmar, with a death toll reportedly exceeding 250,000 and millions more left homeless. Survivors found shelter in temporary barracks and tents. Since then, there has been a pressing need to provide survivors with adequate permanent housing.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789280727821 20160527
Green Library
x, 261 pages ; 24 cm
  • Part one: Concern. Late high fiesta
  • Independence day
  • The imperative
  • The parade
  • Terra madre
  • Westward ho
  • To complexity and beyond
  • Dirt day
  • Life is great
  • A view from Europe
  • Lucky us
  • A New York interlude
  • The windmill
  • Chasing Irene
  • Part two: Hope. The new ranch
  • An invitation to join the radical center
  • Hope on the range
  • The working wilderness
  • Thinking like a creek
  • Conservation in the age of consequences
  • Big things on small places
  • No ordinary burger
  • Redefining local
  • The carbon ranch
  • The fifth wave.
Our planet is approaching a critical environmental juncture. Across the globe we continue to deplete the five pools of carbon - soil, wood, coal, oil, and natural gas - at an unsustainable rate. We've burned up half the planet's known reserves of oil - one trillion barrels - in less than a century. When these sources of energy-rich carbon go into severe decline, as they surely will, society will follow. Former archeologist and Sierra Club activist Courtney White calls this moment the Age of Consequences--a time when the worrying consequences of our environmental actions- or inaction - have begun to raise unavoidable and difficult questions. How should we respond? What are effective (and realistic) solutions? In exploring these questions, White draws on his formidable experience as an environmentalist and activist as well as his experience as a father to two children living through this vital moment in time. As a result, The Age of Consequences is a book of ideas and action, but it is also a chronicle of personal experience. Readers follow White as he travels the country --- from Kansas to Los Angeles, New York City, Italy, France, Yellowstone, and New England.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781619024540 20160618
Green Library
15 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xciv, 683 p. ; 26 cm.
  • The Earth's summit's negotiating process: some reflection on the art and science of negotiation / T.T.B. Koh
  • Implementing Agenda 21 internationally through environmental law / N.A. Robinson --Overview of the Agenda 21 action plan
  • Agenda 21
  • United Nations decisions regarding Agenda 21.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
x, 321 p. ; 23 cm.
Law Library (Crown)
xiii, 495 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • The End of the Old Order: The Roots of Restructuring-- Energy System Change in a Global Context-- Energy System Change in a Global Context-- Technological Change: From a Vertically Integrated to a Dispersed Electrical System-- The Derregulation Debacle-- Economic Models and Market Change-- Knowing and Managing Complex Power Systems-- Economic development and the Energy Crisis-- Advanced Technologies for an Agile Energy System-- Civic Markets: Public Oversight of an Agile Energy System-- Civic Capitalism: A new economics for the public good-- Planning for a Complex Infrastructure-- Economic Development: Sustainability is Defined Improving Local Economies-- The Hydrogen Freeway: The Road Ahead-- Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780080444482 20160528
This book aims at empowering decision makers by setting the vision for a new approach to energy systems and providing the tools and plans to achieve these objectives. It provides specific and actionable public policy and programme tools. It helps solve energy issues worldwide by illustrating how the lessons learned from the California energy crisis can be used to create an agile energy system for any region in a country. Due to the recent catastrophic energy system failures in California along with those in the North-Eastern US and Southern Canada, London, and Italy, the time has come to proclaim the failure of deregulation, privatization or liberalization and propose a new energy system. This book shows in the first section, how five precipitating forces led to the deregulation debacle in California: major technological changes and commercialization; regulatory needs mismatched to societal adjustments; inadequate and flawed economic models; lack of vision, goals, and planning leading to energy failures; and, failure and lack of economic regional development. The second half of the book examines how 'civic market', new economic models, and planning for a sustainable economic environment counteracted these five forces to create an 'agile energy system'. This system is based on renewable energy generation, hybrid or combined and distributed generation technologies. Such an agile system can be a new paradigm for both energy efficiency and reliability for any region or country, in contrast to the brittle centralized energy grid systems created by deregulation. Furthermore, the book overviews how the future of energy systems rests in the emerging 'clean' hydrogen economy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780080444482 20160528
Green Library
xxii, 325 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
67 p. ; 25 cm.
Green Library
x, 339 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1 Asia: Philippine land reform in the 1980s, Jeffrey Riedinger-- explaining anomalies in agrarian reform - lessons from South India, Ronald J.Herring-- Bangladesh - a strategy for agrarian reform, F.Tomasson Jannuzi and James T.Peach-- China - a fieldwork-based appraisal of the household responsibility system, Roy L.Prosterman and Timothy M.Hanstad. Part 2 Latin America: land reform in central America, Rupert W.Scofield-- agrarian reform in Mexico - a cautionary tale, Merilee S.Grindle-- land tenure and land reform in Brazil, Anthony L.Hall. Part 3 The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe: land tenure in collectivized agriculture - the USSR, Poland, and Hungary, Karen M.Brooks. Part 4 Southern Africa: ten years after - land redistribution in Zimbabwe, 1980-1990, Michael Bratton-- the land question in South Africa, Daniel Weiner.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781555872311 20160528
In the developing world, more than 100 million agricultural families make their living from land they do not own, working as tenant farmers or as agricultural labourers on large farms or plantations. This book examines issues related to land tenure and the prospects for land reform in a variety of settings, ranging from agriculture-based Third World economies to the centrally planned systems of the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and China. The authors analyze both successes and failures in land reform and consider the economic, social and political effects of current ownership patterns. They also recommend new policies designed to enhance the prospects for development that can be sustained at the grassroots level. The resulting comparative study includes detailed analyses of land tenure patterns and problems in the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, China, Central America, Mexico, Brazil, the Soviet Union, Poland, Hungary, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781555872311 20160528
Green Library
1 online resource (345 p.) : ill., maps.
  • New global realities governing agribusiness / Steve Wiggins, Torben M. Roepstorff
  • The profile of agribusiness in Africa / Torben M. Roepstorff, Steve Wiggins, Anthony M. Hawkins
  • Enhancing agricultural productivity / John Staatz
  • Upgrading value chains / Stefano Ponte
  • Exploiting local, regional and international demand / Timothy O. Williams
  • Strengthening technological effort and innovation capabilities / Karl Wohlmuth
  • Promoting effective and innovative financing / Patrick M. Kormawa, Jean Devlin
  • Stimulating private participation / Franklyn Lisk
  • Improving infrastructure and energy access / Murefu Baresa ... [et al.]
  • The new policy space / Torben M. Roepstorff ... [et al.]
  • A programme framework / Patrick M. Kormawa, Torben M. Roepstorff.
Green Library

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