- Jaap Strengers, Clementine Schouteden
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The world has 60 harvests left. 60 more years of food before our soil quality is diminished to the point of no return. In our zeal to produce more and more food at low cost, we are stripping nutrients from the soil, undermining our future capacity to grow food. We need a plan for a food system that works. Our guests in this show think that cities might hold the key.
This is an abbreviated version of an interview that took place on November 12th. Want to watch the conversation in full? Watch it here:
Jaap Strengers works with SYSTEMIQ where he focuses on topics related to food and agriculture and circular economy.
He has recently been leading multiple projects advising food & ag corporates on their sustainability strategy, and working on multiple consortium-led researches related to the circular economy.
Before joining SYSTEMIQ, he worked a few years in the area of renewable energy project development and investments.
Jaap has a background with McKinsey and Company where he worked predominantly on sustainability and resource related topics across the EU and South East Asia.
He holds an MBA with INSEAD, a M.Sc in Econometrics with the University of Amsterdam and a M.Sc in Physics with the Utrecht University.
Clementine leads the global initiative on Cities and the Circular Economy for Food at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. Before joining the Foundation, Clementine worked as a consultant at McKinsey & Company. There, she specialised in strategy and innovation work for the food & agriculture industries over the world. Clementine studied biochemistry and genetics at the University of Vienna, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and INSA Lyon France. In her free time, she enjoys wildlife photography or taking advantage of the great scenery of the Isle of Wight for a bike ride or a dog walk.
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