Sara Harper Speaks to Michigan Agribusiness Association
In September, Vela partner Sara Harper spoke to the Michigan Agribusiness Association’s 2012 Outlook Conference on the business case for sustainability. Harper’s talk identified key themes that grocery retailers are increasingly embracing — such as profitability in the face of increasing resource scarcity and securing resource-dependant commodity supply chains. ”Food retailers are increasingly seeing sustainability assessments as a tool to help them make critical supply chain location and investment decisions. Sustainability, as a result, is migrating toward a key business area rather than a public relations ‘add-on.’ As a result, the drive to assess the sustainability of our food system will not go away.” Harper says.