Michal Bitterman

Tel Aviv / Israel

Michal Bitterman – Sustainability Expert | CEO and Co Founder at The Natural Step Israel

Lawyer, Bachelor of Laws from the Hebrew University and M.Sc. in Strategic Leadership in sustainability from the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Sweden.

Former Chairperson and one of the founders of the Israeli Green Building Council. Served as an independent consultant to the “15 Independent Cities” on Climate Protection. Researched the issue of sustainability in conflict resolution at Ben-Gurion University. Teaches sustainability at the Bezalel Academy. Participates in national and international forums on sustainability and research groups, interviewing and writing in the media on these topics. Selected among the 40 most promising young people for 2018 at Globes.

Her work in The Natural Step Israel focuses on promoting strategic sustainability, with a special emphasis on the food industry. Leading for the last 6 years massive work in the purpose of reducing food waste. Among the actions the organisation had led the Sustainability Transition Lab on Food Waste, field projects and initiated the Food Waste Reduction Day (FWD), which was first noted on March 12, 2019, and gained a huge success and a wide media recognition. For more information http://lovefoodnotwaste.co.il