Cedric Hanet

Cedric Hanet

http://www.greenway.be

Good HealthClean water and sanitationRenewable EnergyGood jobsInnovation and InfrastructureReduced InequalitiesSustainable Cities and CommunitiesResponsible ConsumptionClimate ActionLife Below WaterLife on land

Role

Managing partner at Greenway Foods and climate ambassador

Quote

"Climate change is the biggest challenge mankind is facing today."

Who are you?

I am an entrepreneur with a passion for sustainable development. Currently I am managing partner at Greenway Foods, a vegetarian concept restaurant chain in Belgium. Prior to investing in Greenway, I co-founded Bubble Post, a sustainable delivery company active in the biggest Belgian cities. Beside all this, I give lectures as climate ambassador of Al Gore, co-organize Dagen Zonder Vlees and Sing for the Climate and am curator of the Global Shapers Brussels hub. During my studies in the political sciences I became aware of this huge challenge we're facing today. Hence, I wrote my master thesis on the topic of climate change policy. Ever since I have chosen both professionally and personally to be "the change I want to see in the world."

Why are you part of Generation T?

I am passionate about the 3 aspects of sustainable development. For example, at Greenway we're building a sustainable company with three aspects in mind. Social: Greenway is a trust-based organisation with no hierarchy. 20% of the profits are shared with our employees. Environmental: We make the most sustainable choices for our products. Economic: We are financially a healthy organisation. I think my professional experience will be an added value for Generation T.

A specific example on how your project or activities make a difference and initiate change:

"Walk the talk" is probably what inspires most people. If you can show on a personal level that sustainable also means comfortable and professionally sustainable can also mean profitable, that's when you make a difference in other people's minds. At Greenway we show that vegetarian food can be delicious. By doing we inspire people to live a healthier and more sustainable life.