Featured Speaker

Photo of Catherine Conway - Featured Speaker at Food Matters Live

Catherine Conway

Founder

Unpackaged

Catherine’s career has spanned both the private and Third Sectors, but always focussing on the interplay of how business interacts with, and supports, the society in which it operates.Catherine has worked within the field of Corporate Social Responsibility for nearly 20 years, first promoting sustainable tourism before moving closer to home running corporate community involvement programmes.

Before the concepts of zero waste and the circular economy had developed, Catherine could see that there was a problem with the amount of plastic packaging being used in our modern lives. A true innovator, Catherine set-up Unpackaged in 2006 as the world’s first modern zero waste shop, which has since developed into a leading consultancy with clients such as Waitrose, Planet Organic, Lush, Farmdrop, River Cottage and a host of smaller independent brands and retailers.