17. ESG: The Nexus of Food, Climate and the World Around Us, with Candace Laing

The FARMSMART Podcast, presented by Nutrien Ag Solutions

Mar 9 2022 • 32 mins

A sustainable climate is the top priority for Nutrien Ag Solutions as it continues to lead the ag industry in efforts to mitigate climate change and protect the environment. But, from a corporate perspective, there's more to the company's ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) strategy than that. So in this episode, we're joined by Candace Laing, Nutrien's Vice President of Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations, to discuss how the company's ESG strategy intertwines climate protection with other important issues, like equity, diversity, inclusion and safety—and why that's important for stakeholder relations. She also recalls growing up as a rural farm girl, and how women have come to play a larger role in the business side of agriculture throughout her lifetime. Plus, Tom and Sally unpack the 2021 whole acre solution projects in carbon pilots to see what insights they can take away as the company continues to expand these critical, forward-looking initiatives.