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Peko Produce- Reducing Carbon Emission through saving peculiar & surplus groceries
November 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
This Friday, November 04th, 2022, Arielle Lok, Co-founder of Peko produce, will speak to the UBC Master of Food and Resource Economics -MFRE students about Peko’s effort to reduce carbon emissions through saving peculiar & surplus groceries.
Date: Friday, November 04, 2022
Time: 3:00-4:30 PM
Location: MCML 160
Arielle is the co-founder of Peko Produce, Vancouver’s first online grocery for “peculiar” & surplus products. She started multiple businesses as a teenager but was notable more for her strides in Canada’s food policy, especially pertaining to Canadian children under the poverty line. Her advocacy work resulted in allocating hundreds of millions of dollars more directly toward accessible food projects.
She has also worked at District Ventures Capital, Canada’s largest consumer goods venture capital firm, and currently works full-time at Shopify’s venture fund, investing in the future of e-commerce. At Peko, Arielle runs operations, finance, and strategy with Sang. She’s entranced by produce economics – “Pekonomics”, and how it can be leveraged to serve the most underserved.
Outside of work, she likes building mechanical keyboards and is also looking for the best Taiwanese beef noodle soup in Vancouver