Every bite of wasted food represents an incredible squandering of resources – water, land, energy, labor, and capital. Shockingly, up to 10% of global food is discarded before it even reaches our plates. The food packaging industry holds the key to mitigating this issue and fortunately, there are companies with solutions. Introducing Freshr Technologies: Hailing from Nova Scotia, this groundbreaking company is not just addressing the problem; it’s transforming the game. Freshr’s proprietary coating slashes pre-consumer food waste by up to 20%, outperforming conventional packaging. In context, Freshr’s packaging could reduce the emission equivalent of driving over seven million miles by an average gasoline-powered passenger vehicle. Join us on December 14th to hear from Freshr Technologies Founder and CEO Mina Mekhail and Boundless Senior Research Analyst Jordan Farber. Learn how we can scientifically measure the impact of sustainable packaging and pave the way for a greener, more efficient food system.
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST
The Chat for Impact Summit, a pivotal event for the global impact community, is set to take place virtually this year on December 14th, 2023, at 14:30 GMT. The Summit is an annual celebration of progress, knowledge sharing, and a forward-looking exploration into the future of chat technology, especially in its role to improve and save lives.
2023 has been a year of significant achievements and advancements in the use of chat for social impact. The Chat for Impact Summit invites the community to join from across the globe to engage, learn, and share the successes and insights gained over the year. A special focus this year will be on the evolving role of AI and Large Language Models in enhancing the effectiveness and reach of chat services.
The event will feature presentations from organisations leading the way in chat technology including updates from Turn.io’s regional teams across the globe, and Meta’s reflection on the past year along with their plans for the future. Key funders and impact experts within the sector will also share their thoughts and ideas for the coming year.
A highlight of the Summit will be the annual Chat for Impact Awards, recognising organisations and individuals for their exceptional achievements in Service Design, Growth, Impact, Community Support and Technical Innovation.
we’ve been inspired by the incredible ways organisations are using chat technologies and large language models to enable vulnerable people to better navigate their health and wellbeing
Pippa Yeats, Co-Founder of Turn.io, reflects on the year: “This year, as ChatGPT became a household topic, we’ve been inspired by the incredible ways organisations are using chat technologies and large language models to enable vulnerable people to better navigate their health and wellbeing. We are humbled by the tenacity, hard work, and eagerness to learn from organisations across the global south, each addressing different yet pressing challenges in their regions. It is these organisations that drive our mission at Turn.io, as we strive to make their work easier to scale and more impactful. The Chat for Impact Summit is our opportunity to acknowledge these remarkable efforts and gather the community one last time before the year ends.”
The Chat for Impact Summit promises to be an engaging and celebratory event, providing a unique opportunity to acknowledge and look forward to continued collaborative efforts in using Chat on WhatsApp to enable positive change and save lives.
To join the virtual event, please register at here