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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.
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  1. Making Hunger History, By Noeleen Heyzer, Social Scientist and Former United Nations Under-Secretary-GeneralJul 29, 2015

    Noeleen Heyzer
    Hunger has plagued humanity since the dawn of recorded history. It has featured in every era and every civilization. It has brought empires to ruin, and societies to their knees. In this second decade of the 21st century, we have the expertise, the technology, and the resources to feed every […]
  2. Transcending boundaries: Reducing barriers to global trade for sustainable, profitable growth, by Signe Bruun Jensen, Global Head of Sustainability for Maersk LineJul 23, 2015

    Signe Bruun Jensen
    Over the last 50 years we have seen global trade prosper in line with the success of globalisation. Global trade has generated jobs and growth, created opportunities for businesses both big and small, spurred investment in public infrastructure and connected emerging markets around the world to the global economy. But […]
  3. Creating Shared Value across Africa: The what, the why and the how. By Julie Greene, Olam InternationalJul 10, 2015

    Julie Greene Julie Greene
    The other day, a project partner asked if I misspelled my job title: ‘CR&S Manager’, instead of ‘CSR Manager’. When I explained, he asked, “What do you mean by ‘Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability’? Isn’t it just the same thing as Corporate Social Responsibility?” It’s not. CR&S is about creating Shared […]