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Ellen J. Kullman

Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, DuPont

Science and Collaboration: Meeting The World's Demand for Food

On Thursday, February 10 at the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston, Ellen Kullman, chair of the board and chief executive officer of DuPont, spoke about how science and industry are collaborating with communities across the globe to meet a growing population's demand for food. Patrick Prevost, president and chief executive officer of Cabot Corporation, introduced Kullman.


“This year the world will cross the seven billion people mark… it will grow to over nine billion by 2050… feeding that global population will be a huge challenge.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“[In] the last ten years… the global population rose 13%…crop consumption grew 23%… land harvested grew [just] 9%. So there’s a tremendous opportunity … to get more from the same amount of land.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“We’ve partnered with 17 other food… companies and… focused on three things… food security… environmental sustainability… and economic growth.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »

“We really need to be walking those farms in these countries and understand the farming communities… we have to partner with others in order to make real progress.” READ TRANSCRIPT AND VIEW VIDEO »


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Ellen J. Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont, addresses The Chief Executives' Club of Boston.
Abigail Johnson, Co-President, Fidelity; Eric Slifka, President & CEO, Global Partners; Ronald Sargent, Chairman & CEO, Staples; and Patrick Prevost, President & CEO, Cabot Corp, mix and mingle at the event.
Seated at the very impressive Speakers Table: Robert Reynolds, Chairman, President & CEO, Putnam Investments; Laura Sen, President & CEO, BJ's; Ioannis Miaoulis, President & Director, Museum of Science; Howard Grant, President & CEO, Lahey Clinic; J. Donald Monan, S.J., Chancellor, Boston College; Christopher Mayer, Publisher, Boston Globe; Eric Slifka, President & CEO, Global Partners; Abigail Johnson, Co-President, Fidelity; Ronald Sargent, Chairman & CEO, Staples; Patrick Prevost, President & CEO, Cabot Corp.
A massive crowd of Chairman, Presidents and Managing Partners fill the Wharf Room.
Boston's "Trump" poses a question to the speaker: Don Chiofaro, President, Chiofaro Company.
Mrs. Kullman answers questions by an eager media contingent.