Max Elder

Institute for the Future

Max is a food futurist and animal ethicist. At the Institute for the Future, he researches the levers that can catalyze systems-level change and create a more healthy, humane, and sustainable future of food. Max has worked with global food companies like Campbell’s Soup and Barilla, foundations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and leading technology companies like Google. Max is also a fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, an international think-tank in Oxford, England that pioneers ethical perspectives on animals. He has been published in numerous media outlets like Quartz and Fast Company as well as peer-reviewed journals and books; his research is taught at universities across the US, including Harvard Law; and he speaks around the world on topics related to food systems and ethics.