SVP Sustainable Development
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.
This week, I've been at the United Nations CEO Water Mandate's South African conference. WWF, with whom SABMiller formed the Water Futures Partnership, were also there and they've written a very interesting reflection on it.
This week I have spent a couple of days at the BSR (Business for Social Responsibility) 2010 conference in New York, it’s one of the largest conferences on corporate responsibility in the world, with over 1,000 delegates from major businesses, NGOs, governments and investors.