Tristram Stuart Keynote Speaker
- Author and expert on the social impacts of food
- Entrepreneur and practitioner on environmental best practice
- UN Champion to halve food waste by 2030
Tristram Stuart's Biography
“Tristram hit just the right note, delivering an informative talk which challenged and led to a constructive and interesting debate after which was much enjoyed by all”
Tristram Stuart is an international award-winning author, speaker, campaigner and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food. He has published two books, ‘Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal’ and ‘The Bloodless Revolution: a cultural history of vegetarianism from 1600 to the present’ . The Times described his work as “a genuinely revelatory contribution to the history of human ideas” – the books have been translated into several languages. His 2012 TED talk has been watched nearly 2 million times.
Tristram started campaigning on food waste as a lone voice in 2002. He has been a principal leader in building the global movement that has mobilised hundreds of organisations, millions of individuals, achieved mass behaviour change, obtained commitments from the world’s biggest food companies and governments, and a Sustainable Development Goal (12.3) to halve food waste by 2030. Tristram is an official UN Champion of this key Global Goal.
The environmental organisation he founded, Feedback, has played a pivotal role in catalysing and leading the global food waste movement. Feedback has driven changes in supermarket policies and international legislation and consistently punches way above its weight at the highest level globally.
In 2016, he founded Toast Ale which upcycles unsold fresh bread into award-winning craft beer. After 3 years of operations, Toast brewed up 1 million slices of surplus bakery bread into delicious, refreshing beer. Toast is brewing in 6 countries. 100% of its distributable profits go to Feedback and other aligned charities worldwide. Its unique impact investment structure, called “Equity for Good”, pledges investors to reinvest any capital gains into planet-saving organisations (for profit or not-for-profit).
Tristram won the international environmental award in 2011, The Sophie Prize. He is an Ashoka Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.