Lasse is an advocacy expert and leader in climate and energy, sustainable agriculture, social justice and animal rights, with twenty years experience in development, mobilisation, communication, campaigning, and movement building. Working across sectors and continents, Lasse’s work includes being a Global Project Leader at Greenpeace, an adviser in the Danish Parliament, and Head of Energy Transition at Climate Action Network (CAN). He has led high-level international dialogues, campaigns and projects in Denmark, Czech Republic, UK, France, Netherlands, USA, Japan, Greenland, Brazil, South Africa, India, Lebanon, Russia, Poland, Luxembourg, Romania, and Iceland, as well as EU institutions, FAO, UNFCCC, and the International Whaling Commission. Lasse is a postgrad in Rhetoric and Linguistics from the University of Copenhagen.
Arturo Jose Garcia
Arturo Jose (AJ) has fifteen years of international experience and ten years in senior management, public awareness campaigns, public relations, and undercover investigations. He has been a leader in the non-profit realm for the last decade, working with animal protection organizations such as CARE (동물권단체케어), Mercy for Animals, and Animal Recovery Mission. Currently, he serves on several advisory boards. In addition to his efforts in the non-profit realm, Arturo was head chef and general manager of Huggers, a plant-based restaurant in Seoul, South Korea. He is also a podcast enthusiast, which led him to create and host the Woke Stutter Podcast to chat with leaders and change-makers about animal protection, social justice, food justice, and how we can do better internally, as a movement.
Caroline is an expert in the food and nonprofit sector with a strong background in research and advocacy efforts to transform the global food system. She has an AB in Art History from Duke University and a Grand Diplôme from the French Culinary Institute. She worked on international climate change initiatives whilst at Brighter Green, where she conducted research, published policy documents, helped produce documentaries on China’s meat consumption, organised events and strategy sessions around the world (including UNFCCC), participated in networks including USCAN, CLARA, CAN-International, and the Global Forest Coalition; and helped develop the Food and Climate Alliance. From 2014 to 2018, Caroline managed Brighter Green’s China Program, now known as the Good Food Fund.
Christina has studied at Daemen College and New York University, earning a BA in Political Science and MA in Global Affairs with a specialization in Humanitarian Assistance and International Development. She has professional and voluntary experience at local and international nonprofits specializing in refugee resettlement, migration, food security. A proud New Yorker, Christina is dedicated to alleviating food security in urban areas and empowering small farmers.
David graduated from the Copenhagen Business School with a Masters in Philosophy and Business Management and Social Entrepreneurship. Specialising in the culture of meat consumption, the alternative protein market, and animal ethics, he has injected elements and theories of philosophy into practice during his years leading the Meat Free Monday campaign in Denmark and later as Campaign Manager at ProVeg International.
Ieva has studied at Université Libre de Bruxelles and the University of Montana in the United States, earning a BA in Political Science and an MA in European Studies from Vilnius University. She has more than a decade of professional and voluntary experience at local and international nonprofits and public bodies, focusing on strategies that elevate the voices of the vulnerable, and looks for different avenues to achieve social justice. Originally from Lithuania, she spent six years at the Auxiliary Service of the Order of Malta helping the most vulnerable in society.
Laura has helped start-up organisations reach North American and South-East Asia markets as the Marketing and Events Manager for German Accelerator. Along with 50by40, Laura also works as an International Events Manager, and completed a vocational course as a Psychological Sustainability Coach. Laura is dedicated to creating a just food system for everyone and in combating the climate crisis.
Natalie received her Bachelor’s in Public Administration from CUNY John Jay and a Masters in Nonprofit and Public Management from NYU Wagner. She is an expert in public and nonprofit administration, with experience working at various levels within City, State, and Federal agencies and for domestic and international nonprofits. Natalie has a passion for environmental justice and is dedicated to supporting organizations that challenge the current food systems.
Pari is an expert in brand management and implementing communications strategies for non-profits and corporates. She brings a decade of experience in working with brands through strategy, creative, and digital tools. Pari has worked with organizations like Archetype, UNICEF, Save the Children and Greenpeace in the past. She holds a master’s degree in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and studied Transnational Communications at Goldsmiths College.
Pavitra is passionate about leading a more sustainable lifestyle and making the world a just and equitable place for all living beings and has experience of working in both the animal and human rights space. She has previously worked with the Federation of Indian Animals Protection Organisations (FIAPO) in Government Advocacy and Policy Regulation aimed towards the welfare of farmed animals. Further, she has worked with TechnoServe on a livelihood enhancement project for small-holder farmers in India. Pavitra holds a Masters in Economics and a post-graduate degree in Development Management.
Shweta holds a postgraduate degree in English Literature from the University of Delhi and has nearly a decade of experience in networking, campaign management, marketing, and content creation. Formerly working as the Deputy Programmes Director at the Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO), she led diverse teams across a range of programmes and communications, and built many initiatives in advocacy and research, and established social grassroots networks across 60 cities in India.