Elder Max

Max Elder

Research Director, Institute for the Future

Max Elder is a Research Director in the Food Futures Lab at IFTF. Max has led work around the world with food companies like Barilla, Hershey's, and Campbell's; major foundations like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and innovative technology companies like Google and Intel. He sits on the advisory boards of Food Shot Global and Food Systems for the Future.

Max has written for and been quoted in The New York Times, The Guardian, NPR, Quartz, Fast Company, and many others. He has published in dozens of peer-reviewed journals and books; his research is taught at universities across the world, including Harvard Law and Oxford University; and he speaks globally on topics related to food systems and ethics.