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Tag teaming with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) to help advance the UN's Sustainable Development Goals
February 05, 2020

In first half of 2020, Bunge Loders Croklaan (BLC) will take part in the University SDG-Challenge where students and businesses are linked together to work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are set by the United Nations (UN) to combat climate change and to reduce inequalities in the world. The mission of the SDG-Challenge is to inspire and mobilize students and companies to work together on the UN SDGs.

A team from the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) will be working on BLC’s challenge and will look to answer the question “What is the best way to create and measure positive impact across our supply chains?”

As you’re all aware, we currently publish stories and metrics related to each individual supply chain through our Palm and Shea dashboards.The team that will support this challenge includes six students representing diverse academic backgrounds ranging from Philosophy to Social Science and Entrepreneurship to Econometrics. We welcome them to our office on 25 February for a day full of brainstorming and discussions, hope-fully to come up with an out-of-the-box solution to our challenge! This solution will be presented to a jury in April where the team with the best solution will be awarded.