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Solving Global Food Waste? Start With Good Data.

By Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention.  //  August 28, 2017

“Missing Food, Missing Data” report suggests we have a long way to go in good data collection.

Awareness of the scale of the global food waste problem has been on the rise in recent years, which is a good thing, as most estimates of the amount of food lost or wasted annually without being consumed by humans range from 30% to 50% of total production.  That’s neither acceptable nor sustainable.

The United Nations has addressed this problem through Sustainable Development Goal 12.3, which calls for a 50% cut in per capita food waste at the retail and consumer levels.  This is a worthy goal, as food waste carries deep externalities in terms of lost nutrition, wasted resource inputs, soil depletion, water pollution, and air pollution through greenhouse gas emissions as food decays in landfills.  Stunningly, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) reports that if ranked as a country, food waste would be the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions.   

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In Support of the Paris Agreement: LeanPath Signs "Business Backs Low-Carbon USA" Statement

By Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention.  //  July 28, 2017

In December of 2015, the U.S. joined nearly every other nation on Earth in approving the language underpinning the Paris Climate Accord – a landmark moment of global collaboration toward addressing the very real threats of climate change stemming from the build-up of greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.

Yet earlier in June, President Trump announced that the U.S. would withdraw from the Accord, thereby joining Nicaragua and Syria as the world’s only non-supportive countries.

At LeanPath, we respectfully disagree with the President’s decision to exit the Accord.  Here’s why:

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Leading Global Food Waste Dialog

By Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention.  //  May 30, 2017

LeanPath Leaders Meet with FAO Representatives

Earlier this month we traveled to Italy with a multidisciplinary group of graduate students from the University of Pennsylvania’s Organizational Dynamics program as part of a collaborative educational effort to address global food waste. 

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Go Big or Go Responsible?

By Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention.  //  April 25, 2017


I am continually amazed at the power of everyday observations around food (and specifically food waste) in our developed world culture, the messages behind those observations, and the behaviors that those messages reinforce. We need not look far to see entrenched drivers of food waste, they are all around us. Consider these five brief examples.

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My Path to LeanPath

By Steven Finn, Vice President of Food Waste Prevention.  //  March 13, 2017

Steven Finn, VP Customer Success at LeanPAthI come to LeanPath following a lengthy career in the supply chain sector in operations and finance roles, where I spent a considerable amount of time focused excessively on the financial bottom line and all of the associated operational drivers.

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