The Sustainable Consumption Institute (SCI), University of Manchester, is holding an event in Central London to mark the finale of ‘Households, Retailers and Food Waste Transitions’, a research and knowledge exchange project funded by the Economic & Social Research Council and the SCI (January 2014-June 2015). The event will bring together an invited audience of policy makers, academics, business people and NGOs.
The panel: Baroness Scott of Needham Market, Chair of House of Lords’ EU Food Waste Prevention Inquiry; Dr. Tim Fox, Fellow and former Head of Energy and Environment, the Institute of Mechanical Engineers & Global Ambassador, Dearman; Mark Driscoll, Head of Food, Forum for the Future; Mark Little, Head of Food Waste Reduction, Tesco; Emma Marsh, Head of Love Food Hate Waste, WRAP; Louise Nicholls, Head of Responsible Sourcing - Plan A & Packaging Technology, Marks and Spencer; Dr. David Evans, Research Fellow, Sustainable Consumption Institute, University of Manchester
There will be a round-table discussion with panellists from 5.30-7pm, followed by a networking reception. The event will also showcase food waste research at the Sustainable Consumption Institute.
Refreshments from 5pm
Panel discussion 5.30pm -7pm
Networking reception from 7pm
Please note, places for this event are limited.
Project funded by the ESRC and the SCI.
The Sustainable Consumption Institute
Our mission at the Sustainable Consumption Institute is to bring insight and clarity to a key part of the sustainability challenge: the role of consumption.
We take original insights from the Social Sciences, insights that often challenge orthodox thinking, and subject them to critical empirical scrutiny. This, we believe, is essential for advancing fundamental understandings about processes of consumption and social change. Our approach to research is one that develops novel methodologies for addressing key research questions, including the use of a wide range of data and comparative methodologies that recognise sustainable consumption is an international challenge.
Through an ambitious research programme we tackle head-on the scale and urgency of societal responses required to address sustainability – responses that require collaboration between a wide-range of stakeholders, including businesses and policy-makers, who can both benefit from and contribute to our research.