SVP Sustainable Development
One of the themes of Rio+20 is ‘green growth'. The first and most obvious question will be ‘Can there be such a thing as green growth?' and for me the answer is an emphatic ‘Yes' - as long as there is a paradigm shift in the way that governments, the private sector and consumers think about resources.
Anyone who has been following the company for a while will know that a crucial focus for us in Africa is to create locally relevant, high quality beer brands which are affordable to people who would otherwise drink illicit or informal alcohol.
Andy Wales reflects on the discussions at the World Economic Forum on Africa and tries our local products
Andy Wales, SABMiller's head of sustainable development, spells out the increasing challenges — and opportunities — of doing business in a world where precious resources are becoming more scarce.
The World Economic Forum's Water Resources Group aims to help governments, companies and communities work together to manage the water-food-energy 'nexus'.
As you'll see from our half year results, SABMiller's African operations continue to be an exciting success story. But the continent itself faces many challenges, not least of which is how to boost agriculture in order to drive growth and development.
Today we announced that our Brewing Research Facility (BRF) based at the University of Nottingham has started its first trials.
The water issue is accelerating at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. From an MIT workshop on the water-food-energy nexus, to the launch of a new campaign by the young global leaders to raise water awareness, it's popping up everywhere.
The charity and NGO, ActionAid, has this week published a report SABMiller's on tax affairs. While compliance with tax laws underpins all of our corporate governance practices, to focus solely on tax issues detracts from the broader economic impact that companies can have in developing markets.