Certified Professional Development (CPD)

Become your company’s leading voice for Food Sustainability
Expand your knowledge. Develop your plan. Take action.

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Transform your knowledge in 30 days

YOU WANT TO MAKE A LARGER IMPACT BUT…

  • You struggle to localise your global food strategy
  • You’re unsure that you’re doing the right thing in sustainability practices
  • You  lack the credibility to communicate food sustainability to your team and your customers

IF YOU ASK YOURSELF…

  • Which standards should I prioritize: carbon emissions or risk of extinction in seafood procurement?
  • How can I enforce sustainable practices within my procurement team?
  • What are the best strategies for finding sustainable suppliers, including seafood, meat, and local seasonal products?
  • Where do I start with sustainability amid numerous challenges?
  • How can I enhance the appeal of plant-based foods if customers find them bland?

WE CAN HELP YOU MAKE A CHANGE, BE A CREDIBLE VOICE, AND EXCEED YOUR SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS

“It is a fun journey for these 30 days. Thank you Heidi and her team for building this wonderful program. It is inspirational to meet the people who are in the same direction on sustainability. It is great to know how different industries work on sustainability.

This course is not only about fundamental knowledge but more importantly is about sharing among the pioneers. The program is on hybrid mode which fits perfectly to me as a person working in F&B industry!”

King Mak

Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel (Assistant F&B Manager)

Sign up for the #1 Food Sustainability Course.

Why should you take this course:

  • Address pressing environmental and health challenges through informed choices in food procurement and policy-making.
  • Gain deep insights into sustainable standards and certifications, enhancing your expertise and positioning you as a key leader in sustainability within your organisation.
  • Expand your professional network and boost your career prospects by equipping you with the skills to drive meaningful change in the food industry.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Recognise sustainable food standards and certifications.
  • Effectively question suppliers about sustainability in seafood, meat, and dry goods.
  • Stay updated on relevant laws and regulations.
  • Understand the connection between human and planetary health.
  • Communicate sustainability confidently.
  • Position yourself for a promotion as your company’s food sustainability expert.
  • Share your CPD certificate on LinkedIn and your CV.

 

“The course was extremely useful and well rounded course for those less familiar with sustainability, certain aspects of sustainability, or sustainability’s application to the food industry. As a real estate sustainability professional that often works with food industry business partners, this course enabled me to learn more about sustainability issues most relevant to food and beverage industry tenants, but more importantly, some practical actions (e.g. menu design, sourcing etc.) a food business can take to become more sustainable.

Keilem Ng

Link REIT (General Manager -Sustainability)

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What do I get? Pay online

  • 12 Future Green toolkits to implement change
  • 13  Practical worksheets to guide you through your Food Sustainability plan
  • 3 Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • A cheat sheet with 25+ international standards
  • A CPD certification

Course Price: HK$6500 Enrol here.

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Module 1

Sourcing sustainably

I will help you identify ‘sustainable’ food sources like meat, dry goods, seafood and local and seasonal options. Sounds like a mouthful challenge? Not to worry, there are plenty of standards and certifications to help you make sustainable choices, such as Rainforest Alliance and MSC/ASC/IUCN.

Here are some nuggets from this module:

  • Regenerative Farming
  • Fairly Traded Goods
  • Sustainable Seafood
Module 2

Social responsibility

This is where I help you understand the challenges businesses face and how you can support your community and workforce by offering healthy and nutritious food through a sustainable approach. Another win-win to note; I will help you avoid greenwash with responsible marketing.

Here are some nuggets from this module:

  • Mental Health at Work
  • Slavery in Supply Chains
  • Sustainable Menus and Responsible Marketing to Avoid Greenwashing


Module 3

Environmental Sustainability and Minimising Environmental Resources

I’ll show you how the industry minimises impact on the environment, promotes regenerative agriculture, identifies deforestation-free commodities and protects natural resources. You can become an environmental warrior through managing your waste and conserving water!

Here are some nuggets from this module:

  • Waste Management
  • Water Management
  • Energy Efficiency


Invest in yourself

Hi, I’m Heidi, your food sustainability champion and cheerleader. Be empowered to talk knowledgably about sustainability

My background is in food policy. I’m also an enthusiastic Workshopper (AJ&Smart Sprint Method) – a great design thinking tool for aligning teams around prioritising challenges.

I pursued a Masters in Food Policy in 2014, which changed my career path and sparked my passion for food sustainability. Today, my company Future Green consults with food businesses and runs a membership programme in Hong Kong, supporting over 50 members each month. I also have 5000+ hours of training and workshopping experience.

I hold a Masters in Food Policy from City University of London and a Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methods from University College London (UCL). In 2020, I led my company to become a semi-finalist in the Rockefeller Foundation Food Systems Vision Awards for promoting sustainable food systems transformation. In 2024 I made it to the UK Honours List 2024 for services to sustainability for the F&B industry.

 

“I recently had the pleasure of having Future Green as a client. Led by Heidi Spurrell, they are one of the leading voices in food sustainability in the region. Future Green had just obtained charity status for their charity arm – The Sustainable Food Foundation – and wanted support developing its first strategic plan. Over the course 2-day workshop, I worked closely with Heidi and her team and various external stakeholders to build, solidify, and collectively align on a mission, vision as well as short- and long-term goals of this newly established NGO arm. We subsequently developed project concepts designed to fill information gaps on sustainable diets in Hong Kong, and to raise awareness of food issues and solutions.”

Andy Cornish

Cornerstone Strategies (Founder)

 

This course is certified by CPD

What to Expect? Over the next 30 days

  • Defining food sustainability
  • Trends and case studies
  • Learning from industry experts
  • Industry best practices and regulatory updates
  • Identifying challenges and prioritising opportunities for collective action
  • Selecting from a wide range of tools, we find the most effective way to help you cut through the noise
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee
Did you know?

The global food system is a leading driver of environmental degradation

It is responsible for one-third of global greenhouse gas emissions (Crippa et al., 2021), approximately 70% of freshwater use (Earthscan, 2007), is the largest driver of land and marine ecosystem biodiversity loss (Benton et al., 2021), threatens freshwater and marine ecosystems through the excessive use of nitrogen and phosphorus-based production inputs (Diaz and Rosenberg, 2008).

Transitioning to a healthy and sustainable food system is essential to meet global environmental targets, including the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (Chen et al., 2022; Rockstrom et al., 2020).

Source: Anastasiou, Kim, et al. “Conceptualising the drivers of ultra-processed food production and consumption and their environmental impacts: A group model-building exercise.” Global Food Security 37 (2023): 100688.

FAQ – What exactly do I get?
STILL UNSURE?
1) Is this a recognized course?

Absolutely. This course is fully accredited, providing you with a recognized certification in food sustainability. You’ll finish with not just knowledge, but with a credible testament to your expertise.

2) What credentials do I receive upon completion?

Upon completing the course, you’ll earn an accredited CPD certificate. This isn’t just a piece of paper; it’s a mark of your commitment and new expertise as a sustainability leader in the food industry.

3) How does this course propel my professional growth?

This course opens up a multitude of professional avenues:

  • Networking opportunities with industry leaders and peers, expanding your professional circle.
  • The chance to become the go-to expert on food sustainability within your organization.
  • Increased prospects for career advancement through this specialized skill set.
4) What key advantages will I gain from this course?
  • Expertise: Stand out as the food sustainability authority in your workplace, armed with accredited credentials.
  • Influence: Direct your procurement teams towards greener, more sustainable practices with confidence.
  • Career Progression: Boost your opportunities for advancement by mastering this in-demand niche.
5) Can this course be offered on-site at my company?

Yes, we can arrange an in-house training session tailored to your company’s needs. For more information and to schedule a session, contact us at hello@futuregreen.global.

6) Is there an option for a train-the-trainer program to broaden internal capabilities?

Certainly! If you’re looking to scale sustainability practices across your organization, our train-the-trainer course is perfect. Reach out at hello@futuregreen.global for details.

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Don’t take it from us

Testimonials- Hear what others have said

 

Audrey Onfolo

Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot, Ruinart, Château Galoupet & MHD Hong Kong & Macau Sustainability office (Brand Manager)

 

“It was a real pleasure to work with the Future Green team, very passionate, approachable and adaptable. They animated and engaged very well the teams into collaborative thinking and learnings!”

 

Simeon Cheng

Vitasoy International (Group Director, Sustainability)
“Heidi is very knowledgeable and I highly recommend her Food Sustainability Course. I’ve been in the sustainability field all my career and in food and beverage in the past 4 years, but still, I picked up so much more useful knowledge from this course. The course is very well structured and the short bite-size modules mean you can do it in the most flexible way.”

 

Andre Lense

JLL (Business & Hospitality Manager)

 

“I recently had the privilege of completing the Food Sustainability Foundations course, and I can confidently say it was a transformative experience. The course was exceptionally well-presented, providing a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of sustainable practices in the food industry.The delivery of content was not only engaging but also highly informative. The instructors addressed common misconceptions with clarity, backed by research and industry insights.Overall, the Food Sustainability Foundations course exceeded my expectations. Kudos to Heidi Yu Spurrell and her Future Green Team for their dedication to delivering a course that is both enlightening and impactful.”

 

Tegan Smyth

Grassroots Future (Founder)

 

“I found the course really helpful to think about additional ways we could make our food events more sustainable. Applying what was learnt, we provided a plant-forward menu for an event with only one meat option. It also allows us to consider the ways of running an event sustainably. Thanks again to Heidi Spurrell and Hanna Jepps for running a great program – it has given us a lot to think about!” 

 

Gilbert Lee

Co-Chair B Lab HK & Macau (Principal Consultant, Education For Good)

 

“Heidi and her team at Future Green did a marvellous job in facilitating a diverse group of senior participants from assessing the opportunities & challenges and then coming up with committed actions. A great balance between convergent thinking and divergent thinking, between small-group discussion and plenary exchanges, between left-brain critical thinking and right-brain creative ideation, etc. In particular, I love using the visual of “Sail and Anchor” to engage the participants in search of new directions and making commitments to move forward!”

 

Christian Mongendre

Treehouse (Founder)

 

“Future Green’s key role to play is to bridge the knowledge gaps within Hong Kong’s consumer base. Awareness campaigns, lobbying the government and seeing how more businesses can be brought together to bring larger impact”.

 

 

Clara Lam

Pret A Manger (Senior Partnership Food and Coffee Project Manager)

 

“Through course materials, worksheet, different toolkits, case studies and interactions, this course provides me a very informative platform to understand sustainability. It also supports with practical solutions to issues that we are facing in our business when working towards sustainability. Providing a guide to business where they can start. Thank you Heidi for all these sharing.”

 

Samantha Chung

B Lab HK & Macau (Growth and Activation Lead)

 

“The innovation workshop was well-designed and structured, and the Future Green team’s lively and engaging presentation made it even more interesting. Great session to allow both quiet self reflection as well as group input and alignment, most beneficial for the community as a whole. Highly recommend it!”

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