LightBlue is a for-profit social enterprise founded in 2012 with the vision to reconcile business excellence and sustainability.
LightBlue's team has spent 7 years developing unique skills, technologies, and methodologies to minimize food waste for international hotel groups (Marriott, Hyatt, Accor), government agencies (TCEB), international organizations (Michelin Guide Thailand, WWF, GIZ Laos), and restaurant groups (Cofoco) in 8 countries.
United Kingdom (London)
Marco is a consultant at Sofies, a circular economy and sustainability project management firm. He has a background in Industrial Ecology and Biological Sciences. Prior to joining Sofies, he worked with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, helping shape its Food initiative. Marco is passionate about the food system, and in particular, helping organizations on the ground to cut food waste and benefit from it, and believes The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste is the best way to achieve this.
Prior to becoming a sustainability consultant, Joséphine worked for WWF France in the Corporate Engagement Department sparking her interest in waste, energy and circular economy. She decided to deepen her understanding of sustainable consumption and production by undertaking a Master’s in Environmental Technology at Imperial College London. Joséphine then worked for UNEP in the Life Cycle Initiative, promoting the use of Life Cycle Assessment to companies, universities and governments. She is very proud to have become an accredited consultant for the Pledge on Food Waste as it is one step forward towards her goal of becoming an expert on sustainable consumption and production of resources.
Ruweyda is a sustainability consultant who discovered the field of Environmental Sciences at the University of Lausanne. After spending a year abroad finishing up her Bachelor’s degree at University College Dublin, she then went on to the University of Edinburgh where she completed her MSc in Carbon Management, with research focused on Life Cycle Assessments. Passionate about sustainability and reducing all types of waste, Ruweyda is very happy to have undertaken the course to become an accredited consultant for The PLEDGE™ on Food waste and is looking forward to working directly with companies and organizations on this topic
Ben is the co-founder and director of Rethink2Gether, a sustainability consulting company based in Vancouver. Rethink2gether’s vision is to create a world where avoidable food waste no longer exists. Ben's expertise lies in food waste prevention, climate change, and sustainable business models. He has a proven ability to adopt a systematic approach and maximize benefits for his clients. With over 8 years' experience consulting organizations throughout the food supply chain, he is also an executive MBA candidate. The PLEDGE™ has a great consultant in him for all clients in Canada.
Pierre has worked in food waste prevention consulting and specifically on the development of The PLEDGE™, thus he can successfully drive an organization through the implantation of this food waste program. He is passionate about sustainability and circular economics. Pierre thinks small changes matter as well as participating in moving the big picture in the right direction. He advocates for a different vision on global waste and how we should see it as an opportunity to become more efficient.
Cécilia is a solo entrepreneur, based in France. She has a background in law, political science, and a Master's degree in Climate Change Adaptation. She has an interest in food waste and the circular economy. She is currently working on waste management projects in Africa and Latin America to improve waste management systems in a low-income community. Looking forward to supporting businesses to achieve their goal Zero Food Waste into Landfill."
Spain (Gran Canaria) and Belgium
Marcel is an experienced hospitality professional with over 30 years of experience in managing events and hotel operations in Europe and West Africa. More recently he leads a team of Risk and Safety Managers in several European destinations for a leading UK Tour Operator, supporting hoteliers to meet strict health and safety standards.
Having successfully achieved Travelife GOLD awards consistently during his hotel management career, Marcel trained as a Travelife auditor and continues to champion sustainability in hospitality. He now compliments this experience as a certified consultant for The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste and looks forward to supporting businesses in the HORECA sector on their journey to achieving The PLEDGE™ certification.
Business strategy and management are at the heart of Lauren’s education and she chose sustainability as an area of expertise. Lauren was a consultant for 5 years for sustainability and innovation consulting firms, working on reputation risk management and stakeholder engagement. Appalled at the waste footprint of tourism, she joined LightBlue as Operations and Strategy Senior Manager and supports hotels and restaurants to cut on food waste. Lauren is also a certified sustainable tourism auditor.
Claudine is a consultant, researcher, and project manager with 15-year international experience in natural resource management, sustainability, and climate change. She supports hotels, tour operators, tourist attractions, schools, and other organizations, to monitor and manage their environmental footprint and implement systems and strategies to improve energy and water efficiency and reduce waste.
Danielle is the founder and director of Detroit-based Make Food Not Waste. Founded in 2017, Make Food Not Waste helps businesses and individuals gain the skills needed to prevent sending food to landfills. Danielle built the organization on the premise that wasting food is not only fundamentally avoidable but is also relatively straightforward. Through partnerships with local and national organizations, Make Food Not Waste supports a variety of prevention, recovery, and diversion efforts to help build a waste-free future.
Carol is a certified and accredited facilitator for accountability and leadership. As an accountability practitioner, Carol is zealous about building a culture of zero food waste accountability in the hospitality industry in Africa. She partners with hotels & restaurants that are serious and committed to contributing to a zero-hunger society, uphold responsible food consumption and production, and act on climate change.
Carol is based in South Africa but operates in many other countries in Africa, making her an ideal partner for the development of The PLEDGE™ on the continent.
Spain (Canary Islands)
Jo is a sustainability professional and experienced health and safety auditor, with over 20 years in the travel industry. With a specific focus on waste and resource reduction, she works extensively with hotels and accommodation providers around the world, supporting management teams to make practical and realistic changes that acknowledge the commercial realities of the hospitality industry. Her approach champions actions that work in tandem with the customer experience and that emphasize strong communications and engagement with both staff and guests.
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