2022 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 10-12, 2022 | Minneapolis, MN





Theresa Lieb

Food Systems Analyst

GreenBiz Group


Theresa Lieb is a food systems analyst at GreenBiz, where she curates content and creates a community that make food and agriculture more sustainable, just, nourishing, and resilient. As conference chair, she is responsible for developing food programming for VERGE. This climate tech event brings together over 10.000 leaders advancing systemic solutions to the climate crisis. Theresa also publishes Food Weekly, a newsletter that tracks progress toward a better food system.

For her work at GreenBiz, Theresa draws on her expertise in corporate sustainability, supply chains, development policy, and finance. Before, she has worked with the United Nations, German Development Bank, ClimateWorks Foundation, and WeWork. Theresa has developed sustainability strategies for sourcing and procurement, consumer behavior, and foodservice operations in these roles. She has also worked to combat deforestation and protect other ecosystems.

Theresa holds an MPhil in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford and a BSc in International Development and Policy Science from Leiden University. Having grown up in a family of dairy farmers and chefs in Germany, she gained international experience across Europe, Latin America, and the U.S., and speaks English, Spanish, Portuguese and French in addition to German.


Wednesday, May 11th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Breakout Sessions (Running Concurrently)

Johnson Great Room

Beyond COVID-19: Strengthening Food Rescue in a Post-Pandemic World

Food rescue has long been a vital part of redistributing surplus food that would otherwise go uneaten. Though COVID-19 placed stresses on food supply chains, food rescue efforts quickly adapted by developing innovative new models for recovery and distribution. Hear from vital players in this sector about what was done, what’s here to stay, how we can continue to improve – and whether we’re equipped to overcome another new challenge.

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