In this episode, the first of the new year, I had the pleasure of speaking with Tessa Clarke – CEO and co-founder of Olio, a food-sharing app between neighbours designed to help eliminate food waste.
What started out as a local initiative in North London back in 2015 has since grown into a phenomenally popular app, serving over 2.5 million users in 4 years. To date, Olio has shared 9 million portions of food, saved 1.3 billion litres of water and 8168 tonnes of carbon that would otherwise have been emitted.
If you’re looking for ways to make a difference and work towards a more equitable, sustainable and just society, this action-packed conversation is for you.
Recorded on 16th December 2020.
With a passion for sustainability, the circular economy and zero waste, Tessa Clarke started her career in the corporate world, working for companies such as Dyson, Planet Retail and the Boston Consulting Group.
Tessa and her co-founder and COO, Saasha Celestial-One, are vocal advocates of sustainability, the circular economy and zero waste, and champions of businesses that combine profit with purpose.
Olio’s impact has been widely recognised, most notably by the United Nations who highlighted Olio as a “beacon” for the world, and by Vivatech who awarded them the “Next European Unicorn”.
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate – Naomi Klein
The Great Disruption: Why the Climate Crisis Will Bring On the End of Shopping and the Birth of a New World – Paul Gilding
The Lean Startup – Eric Reis
Produced by Caro C. Written & recorded by Nathalie Nahai © 2021.