NEF Consulting’s Sean Pedrick-Case recently attended the Extinction and Livestock conference 2017, convened by the NGO Compassion in World Farming and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).
The conference focuses on how to ‘transform our global food and farming systems to work for people, the planet and animals’, bringing together a mix of NGOs, activists, and academics.
“How do we tackle these problems alongside all the other social, environmental and economic challenges we’re facing at the moment?”
Sean praised the range of discussion topics and the knowledge brought by attendees looking to discuss environmental and agricultural sustainability.
“It was well established through the talks that we need to reduce meat consumption and reduce the intensity of the agricultural system,” Sean said.
“But the key question I left the conference with was: How do we tackle these problems alongside all the other social, environmental and economic challenges we’re facing at the moment?”
NEF Consulting has a proud history of helping organisations understand the need for sustainability and incorporate it in to their long term plans.
This includes NEF Consulting’s Social Cost Benefit Analysis of CARE’s Pathways programme in Northern Ghana, which trains women in sustainable farming techniques. The programme was found to successfully empower women in the social and economic sphere without compromising in other areas such as biodiversity, making it an “archetypal programme” for achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Targets.
Meanwhile in the UK NEF Consulting worked with the Crown Estate on their first Total Contribution report, an innovative new method for reporting on sustainable business. The methodology is designed to be used to encourage more businesses in the UK to look at their impacts and the influence they have, and use the information to help develop a sustainable approach to business.