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Food Shocks Will Also Destabilize the ESG World

Russia’s war on Ukraine is threatening to spread more hunger across the developing world. It may also upend the global sustainability effort.

A worker handles wheat delivered to a milling facility in Chouf, Lebanon.

A worker handles wheat delivered to a milling facility in Chouf, Lebanon.

Photographer: Hasan Shaaban/Bloomberg

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The risk of a global food shortage presents a grave threat to millions of people across the developing world. Much less critical but also important are the longer term environmental obstacles such a calamity may pose for sustainability.