We welcome Matthias Berninger, Senior Vice President Public Affairs and Sustainability at Bayer and explore with him the role companies can play in transforming the global food system. And, to what extent the activities of Bayer and the Monsanto business it bought in 2018, enable or contradict its efforts to improve biodiversity and sustainability.
About Matthias Berninger
Matthias has over 30 years of experience in sustainability and knows politics and industry inside out. He was elected four times as a Member of the German Federal Parliament for the Green Party and following his time in politics, he joined the Mars company and then in 2019 joined Bayer, a life science company in the area of healthcare and agriculture.
About the Inner Green Deal
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UN initiative to change the Global Food System
The Inner Green Deal is collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme on their Conscious Food Systems Alliance to explore how mindset, consciousness and inner qualities can help to transform the food system from within. If you are also interested to partner with the UN on this vital initiative, do contact us.
Reflective questions for this episode:
For this episode we invite you to contemplate together with us on theses questions:
- How can I become more aware of the carbon food-print of the food that I eat?
- To what extent do my professional activities impact biodiversity?
- What simple things could I change to improve my carbon footprint and impact on biodiversity?
The Inner Green Deal is a non-profit initiative of training and leadership development company Awaris. The Inner Green Deal is in the process of establishing itself as a separate and independent non-profit initiative. Neither the Inner Green Deal nor this podcast episode has been funded by Bayer.
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