No Food to Waste: Addressing the Food Waste Crisis
May 24, 2017 @ 5:30 PM
When: Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30
Where: Greentown Labs, 28 Dane Street, Somerville
What: No Food to Waste: Addressing the Food Waste Crisis
Who: Collaborative event with WISE and Net Impact Boston
Addressing the Food Waste Crisis for Investors, Corporates and Entrepreneurs
“If food waste globally were a country, it would be the third-largest source of greenhouse gas emissions after China and the United States.”
A staggering forty percent of the U.S. food supply is never eaten, the equivalent of over $218 billion in value, according to the recent Trillium and NRDC study, “Assessing Corporate Performance on Food Waste Reduction: A Strategic Guide for Investors.” The social, environmental and financial consequences of this large scale waste are widespread and ultimately, from an investor’s perspective, represent risks that cannot be ignored.
Join WISE, BASIC, and Net Impact Boston for a unique, collaborative event hosted by Greentown Labs to explore corporate best practices for evaluating and reducing food waste, the U.S. roadmap to reduce food waste at the regulatory level, the implications for institutional investors and how we can each make a difference individually.
We will begin the evening with brief introductions, then we will break into round-robin discussions with attendees rotating in small groups to chat with the speakers. Light appetizers and refreshments, provided by Trillium and ReFED, will be served.
5:30-6:00 PM - Welcome & Introductions
6:00-7:00 PM - Speaker-led Breakout Discussions
7:00-7:30 PM - Networking
Moderator: Adam Rein, Managing Director at MissionPoint Partners
1- Allan Pearce, Shareholder Advocate at Trillium Asset Management
2- Chris Cochran, Executive Director at ReFED
3- Emma Brown, Creative Marketing and Event Coordinator at Bootstrap Composting
Parking and Transportation:
Greentown Labs does not have any parking but the incubator is a short 1-mile walk from the Harvard MBTA station down Kirkland and Washington Streets. Union Square in Somerville is also easily accessible via the #86 and #91 MBTA buses. Greentown Labs offers indoor bike parking on-site and the two closest Hubway stations are at Conway Park and Union Square.
Special thank you to all organizations that helped to coordinate No Food to Waste:
BASIC: Connecting Boston-area SRI professionals via educational, social, and networking activities. BASIC (Building a Sustainable Investment Community) strives to achieve its goal primarily by hosting a robust series of events throughout the year. BASIC also operates online channels for knowledge sharing, interactive discussion, and organization facilitation.
WISE: Women Investing for a Sustainable Economy (WISE) is a community of women contributing to the ESG investment industry with the purpose of connecting, deepening relationships, and sharing our expertise. The WISE-Boston Chapter is led by Whitney Rauschenbach, Lindsey White, and Nathalie Wallace. You can reach the WISE-Boston Chapter Leaders at wiseboschapterleaders (at) gmail (dot) com.
Net Impact Boston: Connecting like-minded professionals who aim to use business as a force for environmental and social impact by providing events, dialogue, and resources for companies and individuals. Our chapter includes Boston Area professionals who represent the public sector, area nonprofits, and a variety of business sectors ranging from investing to human resources.
ReFED: Building a different future where food waste prevention is recognized as an untapped strategy that can save resources, create jobs, alleviate hunger, conserve water, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions — all while stimulating a new multi-billion dollar market opportunity.