As massive global players, corporations have the ability to make a big difference. These are the most downloaded episodes exploring how big companies from supermarkets to the food and beverage industry are innovating and collaborating around the future of food.
Electrolux was founded in 1901. Today, they offer a full line of kitchen and laundry appliances, inspired by their work in designing professional products for the world’s best chefs. Tove Chevalley is the Head of Electrolux’s Innovation Hub focused on rethinking the way we cook, clean, and take care of our homes. In this episode, we dive into how the Innovation Team co-creates with chefs, teenagers, colleagues, and startups to develop new solutions that facilitate sustainable eating, better clothing care, and well-being in the home.
Yara is the world’s leading producer of nitrate-based fertilizer. Most fertilizers are produced using fossil fuels. Fertilizer runoff has also been linked to environmental degradation. At the same time, fertilizer plays a critical role in our food system’s productivity. Over half of the world’s population relies on mineral fertilizer to be fed. Yara’s mission is to responsibly feed the world and protect the planet. In this episode, I sit down with Executive Vice President of Farming Solution Terje Knutsen to explore exactly how they are doing that. We cover green fertilizer, the hydrogen economy, soil carbon sequestration, and precision agriculture.
In this episode, Carlsberg Denmark’s Sustainability Manager shares how they collaborate and innovate to bring their carbon footprint and water waste down to zero as part of the Together Towards Zero program. See full show notes here.
One of the biggest companies in Denmark, for the last 145 years Chr. Hansen has developed natural ingredient solutions for the food, nutritional, pharmaceutical, and agricultural industries. In this episode, we discuss their microbial platform, which consists of about 40,000 microbial strains that can be used to respond to global challenges such as food waste, global health, and the overuse of antibiotics and pesticides. Find full show notes here.
Arla is the 5th largest dairy company in the world owned by 12,500 farmers across seven countries. In this episode, we speak to the Head of Digital and Technological Innovations at Arla on how they are using blockchain to create the most transparent dairy supply chain. Find full show notes here.
1/3 of the world’s food is wasted. Maersk Growth, the VC arm of Maersk Group invests in startups that are addressing inefficiencies in supply chains, particularly to fight food waste. In this episode, we look at how Maersk is investing in the future of food based on data, structure, and transparency. See full show notes here.
Paulig Group is a Food & Beverage company with brands in 13 European countries, a turnover of almost 1 billion euros, and around 2,000 employees. Their portfolio consists of Santa Maria, Risenta, Gold & Green, and PocoLoco along with Paulig coffee. PINC stands for Paulig Incubator and was launched in 2018 for them to invest in the future taste. In this episode, we explore their investment thesis for a tastier, healthier, and more sustainable planet. See full show notes here.
K Group is the 2nd biggest grocery retailer in the Finnish market. The World Economic Forum has recognized them as the most sustainable trading sector company in the world. Customer Insight Director Heidi Jungar shares how they approach sustainability in retail and what grocery shopping will look like in the future. See full show notes here.