Food & beverage sector

The agricultural and food sectors contribute more than $750 billion to the gross domestic product of the U.S. economy.  Extreme weather events such as drought, flooding, and severe storms have an obvious effect on the availability and cost of inputs.  They also have adverse effects on distribution and supply chain efficiency and management.  Implementing Carbon Fee and Dividend (CFD) legislation is projected to have some of the most positive impact on the Food and Beverage industry driven by increased consumer spending and job creation.  We have close relationships with New Belgium Brewery and Clif Bar, while Pepsi Co has recently announced their support for CFD legislation.  

Big Food is pushing the government for a price on carbon: The Sustainable Food Policy Alliance–including Nestlé USA, Unilever, Danone North America, and Mars, Inc.–will lobby the government for stronger climate policy. —Fast Company, April 12, 2018


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Randy Salim has worked in senior management of media, internet and non-profit companies.  He lived in the Philippines and Hong Kong where he lead the business development efforts for The Economist Intelligence Unit (part of The Economist Group) in Asia.  In 1996 he joined Yahoo! as their first business development director where he was involved in a variety of distribution, content and international partnerships and extensions.  He is a certified Waldorf grades teacher, a ceramic artist, avid surfer and father concerned about stewarding the earth for future generations. Since his days as an economics student at the University of Michigan, Randy has believed that pollution needs to be properly accounted for, a belief that has led to his work with CCL and Business Climate Leaders.