Cultivating the Future Through Food

How to Create a Circular Economy for Food Partnership

The circular economy for food is a critical pathway to sustainable development with a big business opportunity. Join us to learn from leaders in the space on how they partner in pursuit of their goals.

On-Demand | 57 minutes

Originally Recorded on May 19, 2021

About this webinar 

In this episode, we will hear from leaders at innovative companies who are scaling circular approaches for the food system. We will unpack how they work with partners to reduce food loss and waste, use formerly wasted materials productively, and promote regenerative agriculture. We will compare and contrast their experiences to draw out best practices and lessons learned on how to effectively integrate circular economy principles into partnership strategy.

  • Moderator Seth Olson is a Strategic Partnerships Manager at Resonance and a member of the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) Secretariat. He is the lead author of the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Food
  • Gregory Belt is the founder and CEO of EverGrain, which produces great tasting, healthy, and sustainable ingredients from barley in a circular way. Prior to his current role, Greg led AB InBev’s global sustainability program and the creation of their 2025 sustainability goals.
  • Anna Steffens leads social impact initiatives at Apeel Sciences, a technology company that developed edible plant-based protection for longer-lasting produce. She is responsible for identifying opportunities, overseeing the execution, and measuring the impact of programs that can benefit people throughout the food system.  

In this session, we will:

  • Explore two impactful circular economy for food models 
  • Hear from business leaders about how they designed, launched, and scaled partnerships to advance the circular economy for food 
  • Compare and contrast partnership approaches across business models 
  • Share best practices and lessons learned from the organizations’ partnership journeys

Meet The Presenters


Seth Olson

Strategic Partnerships Manager, Resonance


Gregory Belt

Founder and CEO, EverGrain


Anna Steffens

Senior Manager of Social Impact, Apeel Sciences

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