Changemaker: Liz Dee
Liz Dee is changing the conversation about food production and sustainable business through her dynamic experiential base as a food company executive, ethical vegan, and impact investor.
As a co-owner and Executive Vice President of Smarties Candy Company and CEO of Baleine & Bjorn Capital LLC, Dee provides unique insights into the future of food, impact investing, and the shifting trajectory toward conscious business models.
Liz has been featured on The Today Show, The New York Times, CNN Money and The Globe and Mail among other publications. She shares updates on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as @TheLizDee.
If your life had a mission statement – what would it be?
Contribute to the world, be bold, and be kind.
If you weren’t a Business Executive, what would you be?
What’s one thing people wouldn’t know about you from social?
I regularly watch undercover investigations and documentaries to see what we do to animals for food, fashion and other products, but I don’t share them on social media.
What about your childhood mapped your current life path?
My parents raised me with the golden rule; the guiding principle to treat others as we would like to be treated.
What’s the one thing no one told you about, or you didn’t expect about being an investor?
That I would meet not only interesting and inspired entrepreneurs but also passionate fellow investors.
What’s wrong with the world right now?
What’s right with the world?
Are you optimistic or pessimistic about our future?
If you could only bring one to a desert island, which would you choose: music or books?
As an animal lover, I’m sure you love them all, but favorite animal?
Whales because of their sheer majesty, complex relationships, languages and storytelling.