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To commemorate our 25th anniversary, we are running a series of articles written by experts and inspiring individuals who have come to know and influence Olam over the years. Each has their own perspective on what it means to Transcend Boundaries – the meaning of 'Olam'. To see the full series, click the Transcending Boundaries tab under categories on the left.
  1. Growing palm oil’s capacity for goodJul 24, 2018

    Ranveer S. Chauhan
    My participation in EU-RT 2018 (RSPO Europe Round Table 2018) a few weeks ago brought out some frank conversations on one of my WhatsApp groups. Some friends wanted to know more about EURT and when I explained that it relates to use of sustainable palm oil, some of those that […]
  2. Child labour in cocoa: Why it’s so hard to combat and what we’re doing about itJun 12, 2018

    Simon Brayn-Smith
    60% of child labour is in the agricultural sector. That’s a staggering fact made only more concerning when you learn that in West Africa, where 70% of the world’s cocoa is sourced, 2.1 million children work in cocoa fields[i]. This is an issue which agribusinesses like Olam – along with our […]
  3. How Olam enhances your Coffee experience through Internet of ThingsApr 05, 2018

    Author Shilpi Suman
    Ever wondered what goes into that perfect cup of coffee you enjoy so much? Well it is hand-picked coffee beans, with just the right proportion of water, milk, sugar and… IoT. Yes, IoT! Olam ensures quality consistency in its finished product using the Internet of Things and Big Data analytics. […]
  4. Q&A with Kennedy Ntoso, Head of Olam Cocoa Sustainability (Ghana) around gender mainstreaming in agriculture and the private sector’s roleJan 08, 2018

    Kennedy Ntoso
    To gain insights into what actions the private sector can take to support gender mainstreaming in agriculture, Kennedy Ntoso, Head of Olam Cocoa Sustainability (Ghana) talks about his involvement with the Gender Sub Working Group (GSWG) of Ghana’s Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) programme. REDD+ is a framework […]
  5. There is no sustainability without a balance sheetDec 14, 2017

    Ravi Abeywardana
    It could be argued that we are misusing the term “Capital” within Natural and Social Capital. Whilst at The World Forum on National Capital, most of the corporate applications of natural and social capital accounting are focused on the flows to and from the capitals rather than accounting for the […]
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