Iseult Ward

Food Waste Hurts Our Planet
Iseult is co-founder and CEO of FoodCloud. FoodCloud has created two food redistribution solutions that tackles the enormous issue of food waste with scalable technology platform. Since launching eight years ago, 58,905 tonnes of surplus food, the equivalent of 140 million meals (188,496 tonnes of CO²-eq.) have been redistributed from the food industry to community groups through FoodCloud’s two solutions. Since 2013 the social enterprise has grown to employ over 70 people. FoodCloud works with every retailer in Ireland, over 200 food businesses across the country and are working in partnerships with multiple corporates and government departments. FoodCloud technology has expanded and is now working across four markets (Ireland, UK, Czech Republic and Slovakia). FoodCloud Iseult was awarded Trinity Business Student of the Year in 2013, Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Impact award and Green Entrepreneur of the Year in 2014. She is a One Young World Ambassador and one of Time Magazine’s Next Generation Leaders. In 2016, Iseult secured the Marie Claire Future Shapers Award and Women Mean Business Social Entrepreneurs of the Year. In 2017 Iseult was included on Forbes 30 under 30 Social Entrepreneurs European list, Iseult’s work has been publicly recognised through multiple awards including the Humanitarian Award from the Muhammad Ali Centre, the Humanitarian Award from the Irish Red Cross, and the Social Responsibility Award at the inaugural UK Dept of Trade European Tech Women Awards. In April 2021, Iseult was awarded the 2021 Trinity’s Alumni Award.
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