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Speaker Interview: Joe Franses

Get to know the thought leaders sharing their insights at the Future Food Systems event (25-26 January, Online | 2 March, London) in our dedicated speaker interview series.


Independent Forums: What is your favorite food?

Joe Franses: Eggs, avocado on toast – nothing beats it!

Independent Forums: Who or what has inspired you this year and why?

Joe Franses: Loved hearing Christiana Figueres talking about the need for both outrage and optimism in tackling the climate crisis.

Independent Forums: What is your biggest source of motivation?

Joe Franses: Understanding that human ingenuity has no limits – we have the ideas, innovation and creative thinking to solve the challenges we face – we just have to make it happen.

Independent Forums: How would you describe a typical day?

Joe Franses: Never a typical day – I’m lucky that I get to talk about sustainability topics with a wide variety of people, at many different levels across various organizations.

Independent Forums: What’s one thing about you that most people don’t know?

Joe Franses: My Dad was born in Greece – so I’m half Greek!

Independent Forums: What’s one thing about your organization that you wish more people knew?

Joe Franses: Just how passionate our employees are about the importance of acting with urgency to address the sustainability challenges we face.

Independent Forums: Where do you see the biggest opportunity for transformation within the food system?

Joe Franses: Packaging waste is a huge challenge – and also an opportunity to move to circular systems.

Independent Forums: What are you most looking forward to at Future Food Systems 2022?

Joe Franses: Looking forward to hearing from like-minded, innovative companies, all of which are trying to solve the multiple sustainability challenges we face.


Joe will be speaking in the 'Accelerating Race to Zero Commitments' session on 25 January 2022.

Register here to join the conversation.


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