ISKCON, Haribol Partnership Features At Davos
India-West Staff Reporter
LOS ANGELES, CA –
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and Haribol Company have been recognized in the World Economic Forum’s report, “Faith in Action.”
The report, released on January 17, at the WEF annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, focuses on addressing the polycrisis by spotlighting eight impactful case studies, including the collaboration between ISKCON and Haribol.
The report emphasizes the importance of engaging with faith-based groups, acknowledging that 85% of the world’s population are religious adherents. It underscores the role of multi-stakeholder collaboration in tackling climate and biodiversity crises, with new partnerships between business and faith groups accelerating positive societal impact.
The partnership, inspired by Hindu values, serves as a compelling illustration of how collaborations between faith communities and commerce can effectively address complex global challenges.
Haribol, a Mumbai-based food and beverage company established in 2020, is recognized for its innovative approach to selling traditional Indian and Hindu groceries globally. Notably, they contribute to rural development in India and mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
The company seeks to partner with 800 ISKCON communities worldwide strategically, as well as retail grocery outlets, addressing the demand for high-quality products aligned with ethical considerations, particularly in the production of dairy items sourced from humanely treated cows. Haribol’s commitment to ethical practices, including the use of AI technology to protect cows, sets them apart as a pioneer in the industry.
“ISKCON, as a global organization, has a responsibility to help resolve the issues that face society worldwide, including climate change, food scarcity, global conflict, and the diminishing of spiritual values,” said Anuttama Dasa, ISKCON Global Minister of Communications. “Our tradition teaches the need to transform ourselves and our actions first. Only when we see the world and all its people and creatures as sacred can we partner for real change.”
“Multi-stakeholder collaboration is critical for tackling the climate and biodiversity crises, and new partnerships with business and faith groups can help accelerate the momentum we need to create a thriving and flourishing world for future generations,” said Gopal Patel, one of the
Insight Report’s authors and Co-Founder and Director of Bhumi Global, Co-Chair, United Nations Multi-Faith Advisory Council.