2023 Food Waste Solutions Summit

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

Kate Gaertner

Founder, CEO & Author

TripleWin Advisory


Kate brings 25 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience to her
corporate sustainability work. She is the founder and CEO of the corporate
sustainability consultancy, TripleWin Advisory LLC (www.triplewinadvisory.
com). Her firm specializes in performing GHG inventories and TCFD
analyses, mapping supply chains, conducting materiality assessments,
developing sustainability roadmaps, facilitating stakeholder engagement
events, and building strategic business cases including partnership
identification and new technology assessment for companies to actualize
Brand differentiating, circular business models.

Kate has held digital marketing management positions at XM Satellite Radio, Ziff Davis Media, and Time Inc.; worked as a strategic consultant to Fortune 500 companies developing go-to-market business cases; founded a sustainable women’s active wear lifestyle brand, OMALA; and was an
Adjunct Professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.). She served as the Board Chair of XXcelerate, a business-accelerator and fund for women led businesses; and is a technical advisor to the Loopt Foundation, a global-reach non-profit progressing pre- and post-consumer material zero waste goals within manufacturing.

Kate is a leading sustainability and circularity expert. She is a sought-after
speaker on corporate and personal sustainability topics; a frequent opinion
writer, who has been featured in Real Leaders, Conscious Company, Industry
Today, GreenBiz and other top industry and business media publications; has
been a regular guest on John Tucker’s Bloomberg Radio Small Business Report; and writes a monthly sustainability column for Portland, Oregon’s Star-News newspaper. Kate is the author of the 2022 Silver Nautilus Award-winning book, Planting a Seed, 3 simple steps to sustainable living (www.kategaertner.com).

She is the recipient of SustainabilityX Magazine’s Global 50 Women in
Sustainability 2022 Award.
Kate holds a Masters of Science in Sustainable Management from the
University of Wisconsin, an M.B.A. from the Wharton School, and an A.B.
from Dartmouth College.

Kate is married with two great kids and calls Portland, Oregon her home.


Thursday, May 18th

10:30am - 12:00pm

Around the Table in 90 Minutes: Building Best Practices for Employee Engagement

Workshop (Running Concurrently)

From store clerks to chefs on the kitchen line, employees are the unsung ambassadors with the potential to propel the food waste message across all corners of the supply chain to the forefront of operations. For any waste reduction campaign to be a real success you need to involve all of your team, as it is everyone’s responsibility to make the most from our food.  What approaches can your organization develop to implement effective employee engagement strategies? Fortunately, you do not have to start from scratch. This workshop boils down to an introductory presentation into successful employee engagement models, small group discussions on  ways to implement or build on these practices in their own organizations, and a share-out of learnings and ideas. 

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