Food Entrepreneurship for a Healthy Planet

At FoodLab Detroit, we know that in order to build a more equitable city, communities must be empowered to reach their full potential. To be empowered, individuals must have access to those things that enable one to live a healthy, productive life: nourishing food, high quality jobs, and opportunities for growth.

We know the key to promoting equitable and sustainable change is to assure that our work is informed by our community. With this in mind, in partnership with the Work Department (a women-led social innovation design firm) we convened a strategy council of FoodLab member businesses who embody our core values. These business owners go beyond providing wholesome, nourishing food, to operate triple-bottom-line businesses that empower individuals and support their communities' vision for health and well-being.

This was the second such convening, known as a co-lab, and established the first Good Stewardship Strategy Council. Members met twice over the course of four weeks to define the core principles that enable the creation of Good Food and Good Planet guidelines and measurement tool.

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