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Abstract

This case study aims at enhancing our understanding of United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how the SDGs are linked with each other. The study particularly focuses on the issue of food waste. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, roughly one-third of the food produced for human consumption is either lost or wasted every year. Globally, this turns out to be 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste resulting in environmental degradation, societal challenges and economic losses. Under these growing social, environmental and economic losses, how can businesses participate in achieving SDGs? In this context, this case study highlights the issue of food waste management in France and how it is being tackled by a French social entrepreneurial venture named Phenix. Phenix was started by co-founders Jean Moreau and Baptiste Corval in March 2014. Through an innovative business model, today the social entrepreneurial venture is tackling food waste along with several other issues that could lead to a better world.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2014-2019.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
France

Featured company

Phenix
Employees:
51-200
Turnover:
EUR 5,000,000
Type:
Privately held
Industry:
Waste management

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Abstract

This case study aims at enhancing our understanding of United Nation's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how the SDGs are linked with each other. The study particularly focuses on the issue of food waste. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, roughly one-third of the food produced for human consumption is either lost or wasted every year. Globally, this turns out to be 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste resulting in environmental degradation, societal challenges and economic losses. Under these growing social, environmental and economic losses, how can businesses participate in achieving SDGs? In this context, this case study highlights the issue of food waste management in France and how it is being tackled by a French social entrepreneurial venture named Phenix. Phenix was started by co-founders Jean Moreau and Baptiste Corval in March 2014. Through an innovative business model, today the social entrepreneurial venture is tackling food waste along with several other issues that could lead to a better world.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate courses.

Settings

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2014-2019.

Geographical setting

Region:
Europe
Country:
France

Featured company

Phenix
Employees:
51-200
Turnover:
EUR 5,000,000
Type:
Privately held
Industry:
Waste management

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