2021 Women of Power, 2019 GEN T Honoree, 2 x TEDx Speaker & Asia's Green Queen: Serial social entrepreneur & trends forecaster Sonalie Figueiras is the founder & editor-in-chief of Green Queen, an award-winning impact media platform advocating for social & environmental change through inspiring & empowering original content and one of the world's leading outlets for alternative protein news. Green Queen is APAC's largest sustainability media as counted by website views. She is also the founder & CEO of Ekowarehouse, the global sourcing platform for certified organic products and the co-founder & CEO of SourceGreenPackaging.com, the world's first global marketplace for sustainable packaging with a mission to fight single-use plastic waste (pre-seed funded in May 2021). With over a decade of experience in publishing, digital marketing, organic trade, sustainability, alternative proteins and green packaging, she is an eco wellness industry veteran with a keen eye for market trends and a sought-after international speaker and moderator, sharing her expertise on stages across Asia and beyond, including Harvard Business School and two times at TEDx. Further, Sonalie is a venture partner at APAC alt protein fund Better Bite Ventures and operating advisor at European food tech fund Trellis Road. She is a global advisor at Social Ventures Hong Kong, an Impact Purpose Organisation committed to re-imagining Hong Kong as a purpose-driven city, an advisor at The Remedy Project, which revolutionises access to justice for migrant workers globally, a cause close to her heart, and she is an avid home cook and published cookbook author.
All Sessions by Sonalie Figueiras
Reimagining Waste Reduction
The Food Revolution: Why What We Eat Matters
Agriculture, in particular, animal farming, is a major emitter of greenhouse gas and driver of deforestation. The way our food is produced needs to change, yet we are so used to what is served on our plates. This is why scientists and investors are coming up with innovative ways to recreate the same taste, texture and nutritional profiles of animal products, without harm to animals and the environment. In this panel, speakers will be sharing the latest products and investment trends in the sustainable meals, and what it means for our future diets.