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Every month, the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking looks at responsible drinking activities from around the worldResponsible drinking activations around the world - The IARD Digest - August 2019 23 Aug 19

The IARD editorial team

Once a month, the drinks industry-funded International Alliance for Responsible Drinking, which covers alcohol policies worldwide, reviews some of the industry activities designed to promote a more responsible role for alcohol in society. Here's a look at what's been going on in recent weeks.


Drinks companiesWhy your company's use of land matters more than you think - Sustainability Spotlight 22 Aug 19

Ben Cooper

Ben Cooper looks at how the latest report from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change will influence drinks manufacturers' greenhouse gas emissions strategies.


The latest ISFAR critique considers research into the link between alcohol and obesityWhat effect does alcohol consumption have on obesity? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 231 21 Aug 19

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

While alcoholic beverages contain calories that are absorbed, the association between alcohol intake and body weight and obesity is unclear. Limited clinical trials have not confirmed a positive association between alcohol intake and weight, while some epidemiologic studies, including prospective cohort studies, show that regular moderate drinkers are less likely to be obese than abstainers.


Why drinks CEOs last longer, what your head office says about you and Anheuser-Busch InBev's box of surprises - The just-drinks Analyst 20 Aug 19

Ian Shackleton

Our resident analyst returns! Ian Shackleton is back to give us his monthly take on recent industry developments as viewed through the eyes of an investor. This month, Ian looks at the acceptable tenure for a CEO, why a company's choice of head office location matters and what has been an up-and-down few weeks for Anheuser-Busch InBev.


The latest critique from The ISFAR considers research into the effect of dietary factors on the incidence of diabetesWhat effect do beverages have on developing diabetes? - International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research Critique 230 20 Aug 19

International Scientific Forum on Alcohol Research

Of all lifestyle factors that relate to health and disease, probably the most difficult ones to evaluate are dietary factors, including foods, nutrients and beverages.


Cees "The door is open" for guidance upgrades - Carlsberg H1 2019 - Analysis 19 Aug 19

Lucy Britner

Good news from several Asian markets - as well as continued success with cost-savings - contributed to a positive first six months of this year for Carlsberg.


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