The future of our planet depends on being able to feed our growing population, while at the same time, the food industry is a significant contributor to climate change. Reducing food waste is an enormous opportunity to address both food insecurity and mitigate climate change, and it is among the many issues that need to be addressed in order to ensure sustainable food chains for future generations. In the spirit of Hellmann’s brand purpose – “make taste, not waste,” brand representatives and industry experts discuss how food companies can empower consumers to limit the waste, how technology and innovation are bringing new solutions and ideas for the future.
About The Speakers
Danielle Nierenberg – Co-Founder & President of the Food Tank
Danielle Nierenberg is a world-renowned researcher, speaker, and advocate on all issues relating to our food system and agriculture. In 2013, Danielle Nierenberg co-founded Food Tank (foodtank.com) with Bernard Pollack, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on building a global community for safe, healthy, nourished eaters. Food Tank is a global convener, thought leadership organization, and unbiased creator of original research impacting the food system. Danielle has an M.S. in Agriculture, Food, and Environment from the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and spent two years volunteering for the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. Danielle is the recipient of the 2020 Julia Child Award.
Stefani (Millie) Grant - Senior Manager, External Affairs and Sustainability, Unilever/Hellmann’s
Caroline Vance - Director of Capital, Innovation and Engagement at ReFED
Caroline serves as ReFED's Capital, Innovation, & Engagement Director, working on initiatives that drive more investment into solutions to food waste. Prior to joining ReFED, she spent 12 years in the impact investing unit of Deutsche Bank and its asset management firm, DWS, where she managed portfolios of investments in microfinance institutions and social enterprises operating in the developing world. She currently serves on the Board of Upaya Social Ventures, a non-profit organization that makes seed-stage investments in companies that provide dignified employment to the lowest-income members of society in India, and she is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Harry Tannenbaum – Founder and President of Mill
Harry Tannenbaum is the President and co-founder of Mill, where he’s built an entirely new system to prevent waste, starting with food. Mill is a practical and impactful way to take steps at home that are good for your kitchen and our planet. Mill’s approach recycles the food you can’t eat at home, conserves the nutrients, and sends it back to farms as food for chickens.
Prior to Mill, Harry led the centralized analytics group and ecommerce business at Nest, which launched the first learning thermostat and became the leading brand for the connected home. During his time at Nest, Harry helped to scale the business to more than $1B in annual revenue. Following Nest’s acquisition by Google, he was a director in Google’s hardware organization focused on ecommerce and subscription offerings. Before Nest, Harry briefly worked at an investment bank, before deciding he wanted to work in climate.
He received his bachelor’s degree in Economics from UCLA. Harry is a surfer, and was raised in San Francisco.