Green Jobs: ‘Aim to work somewhere that is setting tomorrow’s agenda’

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AUTHOR: Anthony Zahra

You might already know that you want to work in the green sector, but how do you go about finding the right job for you?

It’s a question we’ve been asking on Table Talk throughout our Green Jobs series and in this episode, we get more fantastic advice from someone who can not only talk the talk, but is already walking the walk.

Marc Zornes is CEO and Winnow Solutions – a company that helps commercial kitchens reduce food waste.

He tells Stefan Gates that people entering the green jobs market at the moment should be looking at companies that are “setting tomorrow’s agenda”.

Find out why he thinks people shouldn’t be looking for sustainability roles anymore, how he experienced self-doubt when starting his own company, and his three tips for landing your dream green job.

Marc Zornes, CEO and Founder, Winnow Solutions

Marc Zornes was a former top-rated McKinsey Engagement Manager where he was a leader in the consumer and sustainability practices. 

While at McKinsey, Marc co-authored the McKinsey Global Institute report on Resource Revolution. In developing this report, his team highlighted food waste as one of the biggest issues globally and yet very little was being done about it.

Marc then left McKinsey to found Winnow. Marc founded Winnow to help the hospitality sector cut food waste using technology. 

Winnow builds artificial intelligence tools to help chefs run their kitchens more efficiently focusing on helping them understand and prevent food waste. 

Since launch, Winnow has been deployed in 45 countries and has saved its customers over $40m by reducing food waste. 

Clients include global brands like IKEA, Compass Group and AccorHotels. 

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