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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. 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 […]
  2. The pleasures and pains of choosing one idea that is re-imagining agriculture in the Senegal BasinDec 05, 2017

    Supramaniam Ramasamy
    It’s not just those who work in agriculture, like me, who recognise the vital role that scientific research will play in tackling one of the foremost challenges of our time: how to feed a growing population in a way that puts the farmer first while using fewer resources to ensure […]
  3. The man re-imagining agriculture in the Senegal BasinNov 16, 2017

    Nikki Barber
    In conversation with Dr Bassi – winner of the 2017 Olam Prize for innovation in Food security The winner of the 2017 Olam Prize for Innovation in Food Security epitomises what is possible when you put the farmer at the centre of all you do. The discovery by Dr Filippo […]
  4. 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 […]
  5. 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 […]