Lori Nikkel - Inventures 2023

Lori Nikkel


, Second Harvest

Lori Nikkel is a visionary leader and champion of social and environmental justice issues related to food. She is an international thought leader on Perishable Food Recovery with a strategic focus on increasing awareness of the negative impacts food loss has on climate. Lori’s guidance has changed the way Canada manages food loss and waste.She was globally recognized by the United Nations as Canada’s Food Hero, is a Clean 50 recipient and one of Canada’s Women of Influence. In 2021 Lori was named one of Waterstone Capital’s Most Admired CEOs and in 2022 was appointed to the Order of Ontario.As CEO of Second Harvest Lori has developed a national food recovery network that redistributes healthy surplus food to thousands of communities in need.