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Biodiversity and Clean Water Are at the Heart of Quality Brewing

Updated: Feb 22, 2023

Interview with Andre Fourie, AB InBev at World Biodiversity Summit – Montreal 2022

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a Principal Partner of World Biodiversity Summit 2022. On 11 December, Andre Fourie, Global VP: Sustainability at AB InBev participated in the Opening Session “Businesses and Finance for Biodiversity: Closing the Nature Finance Gap” and in the interview with the World Climate Foundation at World Biodiversity Summit in Montreal.

In this video interview, Andre Fourie shares how AB InBev contributes to the protection and restoration of biodiversity in its operations and value chain and highlights the critical importance of freshwater ecosystem security and investments in nature.

“For us, investing in nature comes quite naturally in the sense that we believe that the future of beer is local, inclusive and natural. Therefore, it is important for us to make sure that we help protect and also restore biodiversity in our operations, but also the value chain.”

- Andre Fourie, Global VP: Sustainability, AB InBev

Watch the interview below:


About Anheuser-Busch InBev

Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in Leuven, Belgium, with secondary listings on Mexico (MEXBOL: ANB) and South Africa (JSE: ANH) stock exchanges and with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: BUD). As a company, they dream big to create a future with more cheers. They are always looking to serve up new ways to meet life’s moments, move our industry forward and make a meaningful impact in the world. They are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest ingredients. Their brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, they leverage the collective strengths of approximately 169,000 colleagues based in nearly 50 countries worldwide.

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About Andre Fourie

Andre Fourie is Global VP: Sustainability at AB InBev, the world’s leading brewer, focused on water, climate, packaging, agriculture and entrepreneurship. Andre was previously Head of Water Security and Environmental Value at SABMiller, responsible for managing the group value chain carbon footprint. He was Head of Sustainable Development at the South African Breweries (SAB), with a focus on water stewardship and sustainable agriculture. He is currently a member of the Taskforce on Nature-based Financial Disclosure (TNFD).



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