Louis Alban Batard
CEO - Yindii
Louis' Introduction

Hi everyone, I'm Louis, the Co-founder of Yindii, a mobile application that addresses the issue of food waste in Thailand, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Yindii connects local businesses and supermarkets with high-quality excess food to consumers through an online platform at very affordable prices.

Countries where Louis can help you: China, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong

What brought you to sustainability?

I've been educated to respect the environment and never waste edible food. When I arrived in Bangkok 5 years ago, the food waste issue shocked me so much that I decided to devote myself and use my experience to solve it.

Which sustainable actions are you in charge of or have you implemented in your organisation?

We have implemented various awareness event with the team and communities like The Climate Fresk, food bank collaboration and food waste composting.

Which challenges did you meet and how did you overcome them?

The biggest challenge I faced was to motivate consumers and businesses in South East Asia to tackle food waste. It took me time to realise that the sustainability aspect was really the cherry on the cake to make our food waste reduction initiative work.

The most powerful trigger to make sustainability become a priority over a non-sustainable practice is solving a problem with cheaper or more efficient methods.

What are you most proud of?

Achieving the expansion of our initiative in 3 regions and motivating more than 200,000 people to fight for change.

What would be your top 3 pieces of advice to the Matcha Initiative users?
  1. Focus on solving real problems in the long term
  2. Share practices
  3. Avoid green washing
In which field could you help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?
  • Kick Start Help
  • Best Practices Sharing
  • Experience Sharing
In which field could you help The Matcha Initiative users as a buddy?

Happy to help other sustainable founders struggling to reach market fit

Louis' main sustainability skills

Retail food waste reduction expert / Entrepreneur in Sustainability

Louis kindly accepts to answer your questions.

If you need additional insights, you can send him a message.