Food Waste Prevention and  the $700 Billion Opportunity


Situation, Circularity, Metrics and Innovations
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Why this course?

One third of all the food produced for human consumption is wasted every year. These 1.3 billion tons of food would be enough to feed 3 billion people. This situation is an absurdity when considering that over 820 million people are suffering from hunger (WHO). Food waste has also a huge environmental impact, knowing the carbon, water, chemical and land footprint of agriculture. From an economic perspective, the BCG estimates that this global food waste issue is worth $1.2 trillion but also represents a $700 billion opportunity.


LightBlue’s mission is to reconcile business excellence and sustainability and outstanding ROI. We have gained a unique expertise on food waste prevention through 8 years of relentless efforts. We are convinced that awareness-raising and capacity building is key to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Preventing food waste is one of the most effective solutions to fight climate change, this is why we want to share our expertise and insights to equip professionals with new skills, in-depth knowledge and practical methodologies and tools to take action and broaden the impact.

What will you learn?

Upon completing this Program, you will be able to :


  • Approach food waste as a systemic issue

  • Recognize and describe the main food waste generation points along the supply chain

  • Interpret performance metrics used in measuring the food efficiency of F&B operations

  • Gather and interpret food waste data

  • Use and apply tools and techniques in order to minimize food waste in F&B operations

  • Make informed recommendations

  • Apply Zero Food Waste to Landfill principles

  • Learn to use and prioritize Food Waste Solutions based on the Pyramid

  • Identify relevant food waste solution providers

Quick facts


3x3-hour Modules





FIT software access


Benjamin, Lauren


On Demand and Interactive


Less than 25


*For successful participants


  • Good command of written and spoken English

  • Good system-thinking

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Participants to the Full Course will get access to experts' studies, researches, case-studies, open-source videos, reports and countless articles, enabling them to further dig into each specific angles covered.

About this course

This course covers why food waste as a topic has evolved from absent to predominant, not only as a 1.2 trillion dollars global issue in the context of climate change and growing populations (BCG 2018), but as an outstanding opportunity to impact both the sustainability performance and the profitability of players across the supply chain.

An overview of the food loss and waste along the supply chain helps participants get a better grip on the issue, existing solutions at each critical point, and touches on the topics of circularity, local sourcing and closed-loop systems.

One module is focusing on technical solutions existing in F&B operations from inception to monitoring the reduction of food waste during the implementation. The importance of using new performance metrics, being financial and non-financial, is studied and discussed, and participants get exposure to existing innovative solutions, technologies and certification currently available in the industry.


If you reach at least 75% success at your evaluated assignments (at the end of each module) and at your final test (once completed all modules), you will receive your Certificate of Proficiency and get a boost in your career!


Before each module, you will have access to learning material to prepare the session (news articles, expert reports, videos, case studies, etc.)

Each module will be delivered live by an expert lecturer, and you will have the opportunity to learn from special guests and your fellow classmates during interactive activities.

After each module, you will be challenged to test your knowledge and put it into practice with individual assignments or group projects.


Meet your instructors

Benjamin Lephilibert
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Founder & Managing Director of LightBlue
12 years of hospitality sustainability experience

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Lauren Kharouni
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Director of Operations at LightBlue
Sustainability expert and certified sustainable tourism auditor

Who should take this course?

For industry professionals, government officials, NGO/foundation officers involved in agri-business or sustainability, lecturers or graduates in F&B, hospitality, tourism, agri-business or sustainability, CSR Executives that want to deepen their perspectives and knowledge.

Anyone looking for a comprehensive program that helps them acquire a new skill set to tackle food waste, combining the latest knowledge with practical methodologies and tools developed over years by experts and used by the industry.

Discover testimonials from your fellow participants

The team at LightBlue is at the vanguard of one of the world's biggest issues - food waste!

Their passion and professionalism in being the driving force behind raising awareness, sharing knowledgedeveloping monitoring and evaluation techniques and helping governments and the private sector take significant steps forwards is second to none. Anyone who works in the field of sustainability should consider working closely with LightBlue.
Libby Owen-Edmunds
Senior Tourism Specialist at IFC Myanmar



The 1.6 billion tons crisis

The economical, social and environmental implications of food waste. Food loss and waste along the supply chain, circular economy and food efficiency.

Discussing the Numbers

KPIs, Performance and the
Food Waste Monitoring System

Metrics, KPIs and the necessary new ways to assess F&B performance. How to set up an efficient food waste prevention system, tools and practices.


Innovative Solutions to Food Waste

Innovations, technologies and international standards on food waste



Get the certificate to demonstrate your knowledge and boost your career. *For successful participants only. 

Certificate of Proficiency


Follow the instructions to correctly set up the food waste monitoring toolkit. Including methodologies, step by step guidance, equipment recommendations and support.

DIY Food Waste Monitoring



Enjoy 45 days of free access to LightBlue's advanced FIT Food Waste Monitoring Tech, composed of the monitoring app and the Food Waste Data Analytic Software. Watch the Video!

FIT Software Access