In this Grand Challenge Lecture, CEO and Founder of OzHarvest Ronni Kahn will share how she has navigated and built bridges with naysayers, politicians, people in need, business leaders and a growing philanthropic enterprise in order to nourish countries and transform lives by tackling the global issue of food waste.
Harvesting passion: From identifying a problem to finding a solution
In a world where victims are portrayed as perpetrators and global leaders display ruthless narcissism, how do we navigate the values of goodness, kindness and compassion? How do we navigate the political trend of instigating fear in all its insidious nuances, to instead create a world that is hopeful, positive and activates goodness. How do we create a world that encourages collaboration and mindfulness whilst still being productive, effective and impactful and build a brand in the Third Sector that delivers on its promise?
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Ronni Kahn (CEO/Founder, OzHarvest)
Ronni Kahn founded OzHarvest in 2004, driven by a passion to make a difference and stop good food going to waste; she started with one van in Sydney. After changing the law to make it safe for companies to donate surplus food, she has grown OzHarvest to be Australia’s leading food rescue organisation, opened the first rescued food supermarket and is now taking the unique food rescue model global.
Ronni is a powerhouse in the fight against global food waste. OzHarvest partners annually with the United Nations Environment Programme to raise awareness on the issue and is working with Government and key stakeholders to halve food waste nationally by 2030. The ripple effect of her commitment is fuelling action across the globe.