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Ben Cooper

Backing Marcus Rashford’s food poverty campaign must be about more than catching stardust

Food groups are keen to support footballer Marcus Rashford in the food poverty debate but that endorsement will backfire if not reflected in companies’ future actions.

“We’re not trying to take money from farmers” – Nestle defends KitKat Fairtrade decision

Following the adverse reaction to its decision to cease Fairtrade certification for the KitKat brand, Nestle speaks to just-food and seeks to defend the controversial move.

Why UK obesity reset is watershed moment – in more ways than one

Covid-19 – and Boris Johnson’s severe illness from the virus – has prompted significant changes to UK obesity policy. And Ben Cooper wonders what could come next. 

How could Covid-19 change how we think about food?

Ben Cooper looks at the possible lasting effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on consumer attitudes to food and on the global food system.

How are investors broadening their sustainability horizons?

There are signs, Ben Cooper writes, the investment community is paying more attention to food companies’ moves on sustainability – but that creates its own challenges.

Why should food companies consider becoming B Corp?

Some food manufacturers have found themselves drawn to B Corp ideals of sustainable business – and we look at why.

World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 – climate change tops poll

The World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report 2016 rates the failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation as the risk that could have the greatest impact on business. In addition, Ben Cooper writes, the prevalence of climate change risk and the way it is expected to exacerbate other environmental, societal and economic impacts underlines the increasing interconnectedness of business risk, which is an overarching theme of the report.