FUTURE FOOD MOVEMENT FOUNDER
KATE CAWLEY, FOUNDER VERIS STRATEGIES
The Problem: We are in a climate emergency. A third of global GHG emissions come from the food system and the climate crisis threatens the world’s food supply. If food businesses do not adapt, they won’t exist in 2030.
Our Goal: To help the entire food industry react to the emergency, now, with pace. It’s time to see every job as a climate job – for everyone to be inspired and educated to help their businesses adapt and drive lasting positive change. Until climate action is part of the day job, we won’t see the speed or scale society needs.
I want to look my daughter in the eye, and know that I have put everything into helping a sector I am deeply passionate about, be part of the solution.
CHAMPIONING SOCIAL IMPACT & HUMAN RIGHTS
LOUISE NICHOLLS, FOUNDER, SUSECO
Louise Nicholls is Managing Director of Suseco advising a broad range of clients from manufacturers to retailers, start-ups, investors and collaborative initiatives on Sustainability and Human rights. She also tutors for Cambridge University Institute of Sustainable Leadership (CISL) in supply chain and business sustainability management and with the Ethical trading Initiative (ETI) on Human rights.
Louise is currently Vice Chair of the environmental professional body, IEMA, a Trustee of the innovative food redistribution charity Bread and Butter Thing and sits on Astra Zeneca’s Sustainability Board. Previously she had a long career with the retailer Marks and Spencer plc, initially in food technology and more latterly as Corporate Head of Human Rights, Food sustainability and Food Packaging.
With a successful track record of stakeholder engagement in 40+ countries, from individual affected rights holders to win/win partnerships with NGO’s she brings broad breadth of experience in social and environmental collaborative initiatives. Including chairing Sedex Global for 7 years and holding board positions with the Ethical Trading Initiative, LOCOG Stakeholder Oversight Board, Consumer Goods Forum, and the temporary Labour Working Group (precursor to UK modern slavery regulator GLAA).
REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE SPECIALIST
CHARLIE CURTIS, DIRECTOR, CLIMATE POSITIVE AGRICULTURE
I am proud to be part of the FFM, to be connected and inspired by likeminded people who not only want to drive change, but to be the change. The movement inspires me to recall the hummingbird story from the Kenyan Nobel peace prize winner, Wangari Maathai. It’s time for us to stop watching the hummingbird, but join him– we need lots more hummingbirds if we are ever going to put out our climate fire.
They say ‘real change occurs from the bottom up’, and in the case of food that is at the farm level. I work with farmers to unlock the potential of their farms, together we redesign their farming systems to one that is future proof against climate change, economic and political instability. It is key to the Future of Food that we guide and support farmers to a more resilient way of farming; one that restores and regenerates – and ultimately is resilient.
CONSUMER INSIGHT SPECIALIST
ROB ILES, FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR, VISIONISE
I’ve spent 25 years working for large manufacturers in the UK food and drink sector including Whitbread, Greencore, Dairy Crest and Buckingham Foods, and was part of the creation and launch of the largest chilled FTG food brand Urban Eat in 2010.
I set up Visionise in 2011 to support ambitious food and drink businesses super engage with their audiences and deliver profitable growth, sustainably, and am passionate about making others realise that understanding your customer’s (internal and external ) needs is not the sole preserve of the sales and marketing department –
NET ZERO SPECIALIST
WILL CLARE, NET ZERO, VERIS STRATEGIES
Being part of the Future Food Movement is being on the front line of making food compatible with a net zero future.
The first challenge is to ensure everyone in leadership positions understands the problem and is already planning and thinking about how to tackle it. We start there with education and awareness building and are constantly working to shape our courses to capture the latest innovations and movements in the low carbon future space.
The second challenge is about implementing those ideas and turning them into genuine action that will lead to significant reductions in emissions. We help organisations do this by creating a clear reduction pathway with the most effective solutions for their situation. We enable businesses to understand, calculate, and take considered and genuine action on their carbon impact through our support.
Personally, I am constantly challenging myself to reduce my own footprint and encourage others to do so (I’m the one who’s bringing up the climate crisis at the dinner table). I think debate and ideas are vitally important, and everyone has something they can bring to the table.
EQUALITY, DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
MINAXI MISTRY, Founder & CEO, Equality Leaders
I have always believed we can eat better, healthier and in a way which is good for our world. Future Food Movement is a great platform to educate ourselves on a better future for all.
My mission is to drive sustainable and impactful change designed to create thriving futures for our businesses and communities. We are not here to impress, we are here to progress.
CLIMATE RISK & SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
STEPHANIE GNISSIOSS, COO, CLIMATE RISK SERVICES
I help companies incorporate social, environmental, and climate impact factors into strategic decision-making and risk management across global project and investment portfolios.
TECH FOR GOOD
ANNE-CHARLOTTE MORNINGTON, Head of Impact, OLIO
I was introduced to OLIO a few months after its inception in 2015 and I’ve been part of the team ever since.
My focus has shifted between international expansion, partnerships, special projects, and most recently impact. After instigating OLIO communities in Sweden, California and Mexico, I am now focussing on developing new revenue models while setting up strategic partnerships to accelerate company growth.
Over the past 7 years, I have participated in the creation of a global food sharing movement. We now have over 5 million users who have successfully shared over 43.1 million portions of food, in 62 countries. We empower individuals to make a difference while connecting with their community. Our growing community is creating change.
CLIMATE RISK & SUSTAINABLE FINANCE
GERHARD MULDER, CEO AND CO-FOUNDER, CLIMATE RISK SERVICES
GIZZI ERSKINE, CHEF, FOOD WRITER AND FUTURE FOOD MOVEMENT ALLY
The UK food industry is a big carbon emitter – and to make real measurable change we all need to become climate warriors. Businesses are slowly catching on to the terrifying realisation that we are at critical moment in history, and that drastic changes are needed now to preserve our planet for future generations. Our industry has the power and ability to start this critical revolution but, only when we get smart and share knowledge, can we really work together and see real effective climate action.
PATRICK LEE, FOUNDER, WISEMAN TALENT
Patrick is passionate about developing people and enabling them to fulfil their potential, especially within a career or business context. His education and training underpin this, and includes a master’s degree in coaching, membership of Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, Post Grad Cert in HR Strategy, and accreditation to use several psychometric instruments. Most of his current work is in leadership development which often involves assessment and coaching, along with some training. He also works on an EMBA programme, supporting students at Cranfield University. In the past, he has worked as a Practice Head in a consulting firm, a Business Change Manager, and led a training and development function in a water utility.
Climate and sustainability matter – to all of us. There’s a story that a butterfly fluttering its wings in Brazil can cause a tornado in Texas. Hopefully it’s a way of fluttering my wings, we can make a positive difference.
FOOD & CLIMATE FOOD SOLUTIONS
AMY KULL, BOARD OF DIRECTORS, FOOD FOR CLIMATE LEAGUE
Amy Kull is on the Board of Directors for Food For Climate League and is Founder CEO of Marin Restorative Communications. She is an expert in spotting the difference between positive climate action and just another load of greenwashing.
Amy has consulted with clients including Nestle, Unilever, Kikkoman, the California Milk Advisory Board, the U.S. Potato Board, WingStop, Barnana upcycled snacks and the National Honey Board.
Amy is helping to build a more resilient, abundant and just food system.
As former GM of Edelman food and beverage subsidiary Edible, she is a connector among big food, chefs, nutrition opinion leaders, foundations, and high-tech companies that are involved in food and working towards things like the circular food economy, biodiversity and regenerative agriculture.
GLEN BURROWS, CO FOUNDER OF THE ETHICAL BUTCHER
Glen Burrows is the co-founder of Ethical Butcher, an online premium butcher which is on a mission to reconnect people with nature and the environment. The business is a vocal advocate of regenerative farming practices and works closely with farmers to produce good quality meat which is also good for the environment. Glen’s business uses an interesting model of offering regen cuts much cheaper by increasing the cost of premium cuts slightly – what he calls a Robin Hood model.
NICK GREEN, COACH AND FACILITATOR, VERIS STRATEGIES
Nick brings over three decades of leadership experience to the FFM and has seen great leadership in my career. He holds business leaders to account for their commitments and his experience at Sky and Tesco means he does things differently, creating and leading change and making work better for people.
CLIMATE PSYCHOLOGIST & SUSTAINABILITY STRATEGIST
DR. RENNE LERTZMAN, FOUNDER, PROJECT INSIDEOUT
ABOUT DR. RENNE:
Dr Renne is a climate and environmental psychologist. I partner with leaders and teams in business, not-for-profit and government, who want to learn how to awaken people’s own capacities for change, at scale.
GLOBAL FOOD CULTURE EXPERT
EVE TUROW-PAUL, Author, Founder and Executive Director, Food For Climate League
Eve Turow-Paul is the founder and Executive Director of Food for Climate League. She is a globally-recognized thought leader on youth food culture, well-being, and sustainability. At FCL, Turow-Paul supports groundbreaking strategic narrative and behavioral design research around food and climate issues.
LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATIONS
NICK PARKER, Founder of That Explains Things
Sustainability has a language problem – yet a campaign, project, brand or business with a strong voice has a superpower that connects, spreads the message and make change. I will help participants define their voice and tell their stories to engage colleagues and enact change.