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Jodie's expertise is on business and economic justice issues, particularly related to climate change and natural resources, food security and livelihoods. She has contributed to Oxfam reports and papers, including Growing a Better Future, Oxfam's campaign report on the global food system in an age of resource scarcity, and Crying Wolf: Industry Lobbying and Climate Change in Europe. She recently authored a discussion paper
on Climate change risks and supply chain responsibility.
Prior to joining Oxfam GB, Jodie was a Director at SustainAbility, an international think-tank and consultancy. She led their Emerging Economies Programme, focused on Brazil, China, India and South Africa, and advised leading companies on strategies to manage sustainability risks and opportunities. Jodie holds an MSc in Democracy and Development in Latin America from the London School of Economics.
RT @planamikebarry #extremeweather and food. Volume losses tip of iceberg, poorer quality crops a bigger problem http//t.co/sk0RMeVgUU
23 April 2013
Tipping the Balance, a new joint research report from Oxfam and IIED reveals that current popular policies can tip the balance away from small farmers. How can we ensure small holder farmers get a better deal?
Oxfam recently invited 14 food companies and stakeholders, including Acclimatise, Café Direct, Marks & Spencer, Starbucks, The Body Shop and Waitrose, to discuss some of the issues raised by our new paper on Climate Risks and Supply Chain Responsibility. Here, Jodie Thorpe summarises that discussion.
What happens when climate change impacts on source products that are part of a global supply chain? Oxfam posed this question to three multinational corporations to find out what companies can do to support the farmers in their value chains to adapt.
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