Strong leaders inspire change and new ways of thinking
What was the most valuable thing you got out of CSL?
Alignment with other people and tools to work towards a better future
Why are you passionate about sustainability? What was the moment or event that made you decide to become a 'change maker' in your field?
I believe in a more intelligent future and more intelligent way of doing things. This to me is leaving this planet in a better way than we found it for the future of our children so they can have a future that isn't damaged by today's poor inaction. I think there were many moments which have been part of my development. From travelling the world, getting a good understanding of our current food systems. A big one would be travelling to Brazil to donate money to a school of 90 children, funding the whole school for an entire year from a percentage of sales from our business.
Why is leadership for sustainability important?
People need leaders to take us through the challenges ahead. Strong leaders inspire change and new ways of thinking which is of the utmost importance in the present day.
What do you plan to do next on your sustainability journey?
Keep working on ways to grow food and feed people in a more sustainable fashion. A big part of this starts with peoples own connections to the earth and how we manage it and enabling people to make decisions that consider the impact on the planet and the ecosystems that actually feed us. The plan next is to work on ways to encourage farmers to manage land better and educate people so that they will reward the farmer with the right price for food that is produced the right way.
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