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Goodwin to join global sustainability group

Liz Goodwin, the departing chief executive of WRAP, is joining the World Resources Institute (WRI) as senior fellow and director responsible for food waste.

WRI is an international research organisation focusing on sustainability in climate, energy, food, forests, water, cities and transport.

Goodwin will lead efforts to encourage countries and companies to measure and monitor food loss and waste, and to build partnerships for action.

Craig Hanson, global director of WRI’s food, forests and water programmes, said she brought “immense expertise and experience on issues of food, sustainability and the environment”.

“She has had a tremendous impact raising food loss and waste as a vital economic, social and environmental issue, and successfully helped companies and governments to reduce food waste at scale,” he said.

Goodwin said she was excited by the opportunity to continue to tackle food loss and waste on a global stage.

“The amount of food loss and waste is truly shocking and we need to find ways to reduce it, thereby cutting the environmental impact and improving the efficiency of our food systems so that our use of resources is more sustainable,” she said.

Goodwin leaves WRAP on 30 June after 15 years, including the last nine years as chief executive, and will join WRI in September while remaining based in the UK. WRAP director Marcus Gover will move up to WRAP chief executive.

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