Event description

Life cycle analyses (LCAs) are crucial in evaluating products’ environmental impacts and for businesses to make substantiated, credible environmental claims. However, the absence of robust, standardized data in the alternative protein industry makes LCAs difficult and costly to commission. 

Join GFI and Foodsteps for a seminar introducing a new LCA modeling software that addresses this gap. A free version of the software allows companies to assess up to five products across five key impact categories: carbon emissions, water use, land use, acidification, and eutrophication — measuring their product’s ecological footprint from cradle (agricultural stage) to factory gate (end of manufacturing but pre-packaging). This software guides effective, sustainable decision-making in product design, production scale, and location while providing internal and external (via the premium version) sustainability reporting. This can be pivotal to enhance your market position and attract eco-conscious investors.

In the webinar, you’ll learn about this new software through real-world use cases. You’ll also have a chance to have your ESG and LCA questions answered by experts. Ultimately, you’ll be more equipped to understand and make sound environmental claims about your alt protein products.

Meet the speakers

Tom chapman

Tom Chapman

FOOD SYSTEMS IMPACT ADVISOR

Tom Chapman is a food system impact advisor with a focus on alternative proteins. With GFI he has led the development of industry tools, such as the GFI & FAIRR ESG Framework for Alternative Protein companies and the LCA Guide for Alternative Protein Manufacturers. He was also recently the Head of Impact for a plant and fermentation-enabled UK-based FoodTech VC fund.

Paul arnott

Paul Arnott

SENIOR PRODUCT MANAGER

Paul is the Head of Product at Foodsteps, and is responsible for the strategy, roadmap and delivery of the Foodsteps life-cycle assessment platform. He has 15 years of experience in product management and software engineering, including 7 years as the product lead of a suite of sports performance management tools at Hudl, the global leader in this field.

Joe duncan duggal

Joe Duncan-Duggal

CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER

Joe is the Chief Scientific Officer at Foodsteps, where he is tasked with developing the leading Foodsteps methodology and spearheading research to enhance our understanding of food’s impacts and ways to mitigate them. Joe has been a part of the Foodsteps team for more than four years and possesses both an MSci and a BSc in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge.

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