A Note on Business, Climate, and White House Action as the U.N. Meets in New York – Food Tank – Food Tank

by | Sep 23, 2022 | Business

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Greetings from New York City!
The U.N. General Assembly is meeting here this week alongside Climate Week. Folks are coming together from all over the planet—policymakers, activists, nonprofits, and so many others—to delve into what we need to do to solve the climate crisis.
I had the chance to emcee an interesting dinner led by Wholechain, founded by Food Tank’s friends Mark Kaplan and Jason Berryhill. They’re amazing social entrepreneurs working to make our food and agriculture systems more transparent and, in turn, more traceable. We need companies to step up to the plate—and these folks are part of making that happen. I had the chance to talk to people from companies like Akua Kelp, which makes delicious kelp burgers, Grain4Grain, which creates upcycled flour from spent grain, and so many others who are making products that are both environmentally and socially sustainable.
The private sector can’t just be in it for profit. So many small- and medium-sized companies are leading the way on these issues: From the day they launch, they’re starting out with mission statements that put the environment and so …

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