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The Role of Business at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (“Rio+20”), coming up in June 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, presents an auspicious opportunity for the global business community to make a genuine commitment to addressing sustainable development.

While all academic exploration seeks to expand understanding and enhance dialogue, only a limited subset holds the possibility of fundamentally altering our society. Transformative research is an ambitious and risky undertaking, but the potential payoff is monumental.

Stuffed: An Insider’s Look at Who’s (Really) Making America Fat and How the Food Industry Can Fix It
By Hard Cardello and Doug Garr, Ecco, 2010

Former food and beverage executive Cardello and author Garr contend that focusing on the bottom line makes it difficult for Americans to eat healthily.