Benjamin Lephilibert

Founder & CEO, LightBlue Environmental Consulting

Benjamin LephilibertBenjamin Lephilibert is the founder of LightBlue Environmental Consulting, a regional auditing, capacity building and consulting firm supporting organisations willing to improve profitability and minimize their social and environmental footprint. He started his career with Accor corporate in Asia, being responsible for the implementation of the environmental certification Green Globe in 45 Novotel properties across 9 countries in Asia. He then became an independent consultant and worked across the region with various prestigious partners from the private sector (Hilton, ClubMed,..), as well as from International Organizations (UNILO, EU, WWF). Mr. Lephilibert has been a pioneer on the topic of Food Waste Prevention, designing and testing new solutions to an issue that was almost unheard of back to 2013. With a consortium of academics and experts, he co-developed in 2016 The PLEDGE on Food Waste, one of the most comprehensive standard to date, integrating implementation of a food waste monitoring system, online data tracking, behavioral change and revision of SOPs at critical food waste generation points. The PLEDGE got officially subsidized by the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (Thai government) in 2017. Mr. Lephilibert is as well an international guest speaker on green hotels and food waste prevention, a guest lecturer (Thailand, Germany, USA), a judge for International Sustainability Awards and an active member of several sustainable tourism working groups (GSTC). Mr. Lephilibert holds an MSc in Environment, Development and Tourism from King's College London and an MA in International Relations from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Geneva).
Insights by Benjamin Lephilibert (9)

Driving Resiliency and Sustainability in Hospitality: Five Priorities for 2021

GROWTH may not be equal to EFFICIENCY: if you cannot increase your revenue or the number of guests in house, then it should be time to cut on avoidable costs (energy, food waste, water,.

The Business Case for Food Waste Prevention (Rethink2gether Webinar)

Join Rethink2gether, the City of Vancouver, and the Co-Founder of The PLEDGE™ on Food Waste to learn:· How wasted food is impacting hotels and restaurants' profitability · How The PLEDGE™ on Food Was.

GREEN Hospitality Online Conference Talk #2 with Benjamin Lephilibert Food Waste

Benjamin Lephilibert, a self-made Food Waste solution designer based in Thailand who founded LightBlue Environmental Consulting in 2012. Benjamin introduces us to his consulting and technology firm which was built to work on food waste prevention across Asia and Europe with hotel groups, restaurants as well as with International Organizations (Michelin Guide Thailand, WWF) and government agencies (TCEB).

PATA Spotlight - Food Waste Solutions in Hospitality by LightBlue Environmental Consulting

The FAO estimates that each year, approximately one-third of all food produced for human consumption in the world is lost or wasted. Today, there is a wide recognition of not only the major environmental implications of food production, but also the financial loss and social impacts as well.

The Future of Sustainability Certification: Micro-Certification?

Sustainability is such a broad topic, that either you try to cover all aspects and accept to hardly scratch the surface, or you design a catalogue with hundreds of criteria that no management team will adopt, or you go for focused certifications (= micro certifications).
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