Strategic CSR shifts towards adaptive food governance under environmental change: A comparison between South African and Brazilian retailers

Pereira, L., Da Fontoura, Y. S. D. R. & Da Fontoura, C. F. V. T. (2013). Strategic CSR shifts towards adaptive food governance under environmental change: A comparison between South African and Brazilian retailers. Revista de Gestão Social e Ambiental, 7(1), pp. 101-113. doi: 10.24857/rgsa.v7i1.482

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Abstract

Governance in the food system has become a key topic of discussion in light of the 2007-08 food price crisis. Of special importance has been the shift to include the role that non-state actors are likely to play in achieving food security under global environmental change (GEC). This paper aims to compare private sector food system governance trends in two emerging economies, Brazil and South Africa. It focuses on practices around adaptation, an area largely neglected in climate change discussion, yet a critical factor in coping with the societal consequences of GEC. This study identifies several processes, particularly within the retail sector, that could indicate normative mechanisms through which 'good governance' can be translated into practice.

Publication Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright 2014 Journal of Social and Environmental Management. The publisher provides open access to this article to be read, downloaded, copied, distributed, printed and/or searched. This content cannot be used for commercial purposes.
Publisher Keywords: Food security, global environmental change, adaptation, corporate governance, Brazil, South Africa
Departments: School of Arts & Social Sciences > Sociology
URI: http://openaccess.city.ac.uk/id/eprint/19462

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