Singapore – Laura Kantor, who previously worked as foodpanda’s marketing and sustainability director, has launched Climate Club, a new agency focused on sustainability communications.

For Kantor, she wanted to create an agency that helps businesses prioritise sustainability through compelling campaigns that drive bottom line results.

During her previous role at foodpanda, she grew the marketing function from 5 to 32, launched 6 new businesses, rebranded foodpanda from orange to pink and launched the loveable mascot, Pau-Pau.

She is also well known for is well for spearheading foodpanda’s sustainability strategy across the Asia-Pacific region, launching several initiatives which have transformed the F&B industry; saving billions of sets of cutlery & becoming the first delivery company to ban the sale of shark fin.

“Very few businesses take Sustainability seriously. It’s often only talked about on Earth Day, or with a one off PR stunt, and it doesn’t have to be the case. Our goal at Climate Club is to turn Sustainability into a competitive advantage – either by reducing costs or generating revenue, all while creating positive impact, so that business leaders make it a priority,” she said.

Kantor added, “After years of working within the sustainability space, I’m so excited to focus all of my efforts on helping businesses build an impactful and meaningful sustainability strategy.”

Prior to launching Climate Club, she also served as the chief marketing and impact officer for abillion, a mobile application which helps users to find vegan and sustainable products.

Singapore – Singapore-based social platform for sustainability, abillion, has appointed Laura Kantor, former marketing and sustainability director at foodpanda Singapore, to step into newly created role as vice president of marketing and growth. 

In her new role, Kantor will be responsible for abillion’s all brand marketing, creative, planning, strategy and growth activities. She will also be reporting directly into Vikas Garg, CEO and founder of abillion.

Kantor has over 13 years in marketing and strategy. During her six years at foodpanda Singapore, she grew the business over 100x, launched six business units, and grew the marketing team from 3 to 32 professionals. Passionate about driving change, Kantor is also well-known for spearheading foodpanda’s sustainability strategy across APAC, launching several initiatives which have transformed the Food & Beverage industry; saving billions of sets of cutlery; and becoming the first delivery company to ban the sale of shark fin.

Commenting on her new appointment, Kantor said, “I’m so excited to join Vikas and his incredible team at abillion and be part of such an exciting movement to mobilise communities to get together to save the world.”

Meanwhile, Garg noted, “Our goal is to become the world’s most impactful ecosystem for sustainability, helping consumers and entrepreneurs make choosing sustainably second nature for everyone. Whether you’re buying or selling on abillion’s marketplace, every transaction creates impact, saving lives, feeding the hungry and preserving nature. It’s a completely new blueprint for e-commerce, one that will allow all of us to eat, shop and live our way to a brighter future.”