2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

May 16-18, 2023 | St.Louis, MO

Christy Cook

Founder and CEO

InvestHER Strategies


Christy is a veteran of the corporate sustainability space where she has been working for almost 20 years. She went from creating sustainability solutions at one college campus to 8500 sites in North America across seven business sectors for Sodexo where she also developed the foundation for the largest food waste prevention program in the world.
As the VP of Customer Success for Leanpath, she led the account management team working directly with clients to make food waste prevention and measurement an everyday practice in the world’s kitchens.

Christy understands how to scale sustainable solutions in the corporate world to startups. She is the founder and CEO of InvestHER Strategies where she works with startups and small to medium enterprises to create a more sustainable future for their business while ensuring people and the planet thrive.


Wednesday, May 17th

1:30pm - 2:30pm

To Meat or Not to Meat: Putting a Steak in the Ground about Food Loss and Waste in Meat Sector

Breakout Session (Running Concurrently)

Not all food waste is created equal. Despite meat not being the largest contributor to food waste — five percent in comparison to fruits and vegetables which constitute more than a third of total food waste  — specific meats such as beef, veal, and lamb are responsible for the majority of GHG emissions caused by waste due to overgrazing, methane emissions, and fossil fuel use. Where does waste in the meat industry occur, and what can be done to address this? Majority of waste takes place during slaughtering and further losses occur down the chain during retail as well as at the consumption stage. That said, strides have been made to reduce waste in this sector. Come hear from industry leaders about new innovations, the growing momentum to address these challenges, and the success stories around reducing meat waste. 

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