Julie Nash

Program Director - Food and Forests
Ceres

Dr. Julie Nash is director of the food and forests team at Ceres.

Julie works with investors and corporations to reduce the risk associated with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues in global supply chains. As part of this work, Julie leads Ceres' company research and projects on key food supply chains, with a particular focus on commodities associated with deforestation and illegal fishing. Her current focus areas include communicating business risks stemming from ESG issues and creating decision-support tools for asset managers and pensions funds.

Julie brings to Ceres an extensive food supply chain and environmental issues background. Prior to joining Ceres, Julie was a project leader with the CGIAR program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security. During that time, she developed specialization in quantifying greenhouse gas emissions from crop and livestock systems and identifying climate change mitigation options in developing countries. Julie earned her PhD in Natural Resources at the University of Vermont, where she conducted research on certifications and sustainability standards in aquaculture systems.

In addition to her food supply chain research, Julie has nearly 15 years of direct experience in corporate sustainability, including marketing and new product development roles at Unilever, Ben & Jerry’s, and Kraft Foods. She holds an MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia and a BS from Cornell University.

Julie Nash is tagged in 4 stories.
Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020
Commodity Traders Need to Do Their Part in the Fight Against Deforestation in 2020

Supply Chain / With a new year, a new decade and new levels of investor attention in play, global commodity traders should resolve to address their material risks from deforestation and disclosure their progress on no-deforestation commitments. - 2 months ago

When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery
When it Comes to Climate Change, Holiday Feasts Are Mostly a Mystery

Supply Chain / This year’s holiday feasts will feature a bounty of meats, vegetables and other foods, many that people don’t know are big contributors to global warming. - 1 year ago

Global Investors Urge RSPO for Stronger Standards
Global Investors Urge RSPO for Stronger Standards

Finance & Investment / More than 90 institutional investors, representing more than $6.7T in assets, have voiced their concerns over the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil’s relevance and effectiveness, and the current disconnect between its criteria and corporate policy commitments. - 1 year ago

Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business
Competitors Agree: GHG Action Along Supply Chains Is Good for Business

Business Case / Extreme weather events cost the global economy a record $320 billion in 2017. Food systems are experiencing more shocks than ever before, yet they also cause about one quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions. - 1 year ago

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