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Tackling Food Waste

How much food do you waste each week? It quickly adds up to a food mountain that could help to end food poverty. Find out more in our podcast.

According to a recent statistic, 870 million people on the planet are undernourished. At the same time, almost 2.5 billion tons of food produced goes uneaten annually. Clearly there is a huge mismatch between the food we waste and the millions of people who go hungry every day.

Join Capgemini’s Lindsey Mazza, Owen McCabe, Kees Jacobs, and Jean-Baptiste Perrin as they debate ways in which businesses and consumers alike can turn food waste into a food bank for the hungry with show host Liz Lugnier. All four are experts in different fields and contributed to a recent Capgemini Research Institute report Reflect, Rethink, Reconsider investigating the causes and potential solutions to food waste.

From reducing household expenses to cutting supply chain, inventory and packaging costs, the financial implications alone of addressing food waste are significant. Add to this the humanitarian considerations and the fact that the food we waste is a huge emitter of greenhouse gas, and the potential to make a positive difference is clear.

Our experts look at where the problem lies — from food producer to retailer, restaurateur, and consumer — and ask whose responsibility it is. What behavioral changes can we all make to limit food waste? Can technology and data provide a solution?

Want more food for thought? Tune in to our podcast on food waste.

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About the speakers

Kees Jacobs

Consumer Products & Retail Global Insights & Data Lead, Capgemini
Kees is Capgemini’s overall Global Consumer Products and Retail sector thought leader. He has more than 25 years’ experience in this industry, with a track record in a range of strategic digital and data-related B2C and B2B initiatives at leading retailers and manufacturers. Kees is also responsible for Capgemini’s strategic relationship with The Consumer Goods Forum and a co-author of many thought leadership reports, including Reducing Consumer Food Waste in the Digital Era.

Lindsey Mazza

Global Retail Lead, Capgemini
Lindsey is Capgemini’s Global Retail Lead. She is a retail thought leader and subject matter expert who specializes in shopper-centric, unified-channel commerce and innovation. With nearly 20 years’ experience in retail transformation, Lindsey has served some of the world’s largest retailers in analytics-enabled integrated planning and execution, from consumer demand to receipt.

Owen McCabe

Vice President, Digital Commerce – Global Consumer Goods & Retail, Capgemini
Owen is Capgemini’s Global VP for eCommerce. He previously led the Digital Commerce Practice at Kantar and held senior marketing and sales roles at both Procter & Gamble and Nestle. He has domain expertise in eCommerce, digital marketing, brand marketing, route-to-market strategy, and category management. Owen’s passion for digital commerce came about after a private equity assignment in an online travel business.

Jean-Baptiste Perrin

Invent for Society Global Leader, Capgemini Invent
Jean-Baptiste leads Invent for Society, the Capgemini Invent initiative embracing projects delivering society-driven, positive impact. He drives the growth of our social impact agency Purpose, and leads Capgemini Invent CSR commitments. Jean-Baptiste has led around 50 projects in sustainable development, education, culture, digital inclusion, employment, and health in his 15+ years of consulting.