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Coffee, Climate Change, and Corporate Social Responsibility

Rick Peyser, former Sustainability Manager at Keurig Green Mountain and current Senior Relationship Manager for Coffee and Cocoa at Lutheran World Relief, will discuss the challenges that small-scale coffee farmers and their families are facing, including food security, climate change, urban migration, and more, and how these may impact our cups of coffee in the future. 

Where: MIT Sloan (E62-262)

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Rick Peyser: worked for Keurig Green Mountain for 27 years, where he became deeply engaged in supply chain issues that small-scale coffee farmers deal with every day.  Rick served as President of the Specialty Coffee Association of America (SCAA), as a member of the Board of Directors of Fair Trade International, Root Capital, and Food4Farmers, a NGO he co-founded.  He is now working for Lutheran World Relief, where he is the organization’s Senior Relationship Manager for Coffee and Cocoa. Rick is co-author of “Brewing Change: Behind the Bean at Green Mountain Coffee Roasters” (2012), and this article on why he left Keurig. 

Earlier Event: December 1
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Later Event: February 6
Chocolate Bark Making Class