44. Food, Sustainability & Your Power To Change The World / Tessa Clarke

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.

A champion of businesses that combine profit with purpose, Tessa and her co-founder, Saasha Celestial-One, are vocal advocates of sustainability, the circular economy and zero waste, and 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”.

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.

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Recorded on 16th December 2020.