A Better Life Foundation
Mark Brand is a pioneering chef and entrepreneur in the field of Social Impact and Community Development. Along with overseeing the 5 organizations under Upward Mobility Kitchen, Inc., Brand leads his A Better Life Foundation in Canada, the United States, is a Stanford fellow, Professor of Innovation and Design Thinking, has served as executive chef for the American Refugee Committee and Pope Francis's Climate Challenge, been the Entrepreneur in Residence for The City of Sydney Australia, and has received Canada’s Golden Jubilee Medal for service to his country and community from the Queen. Most recently, Brand had been appointed to the United Nations Catalyst team focusing on food waste, poverty, and the impacts of current systemic structures on the most marginalized. At the root of everything he works on, his belief is that the solutions are all attainable with deep cooperation and the understanding that there is no “Us and Them, only Us.” This message shines through his internationally syndicated iHeartRadio show and podcast, entitled “BETTER with Mark Brand.” Featuring voices of impact, fellow frontline workers, highly-respected artists and icons, Mark creates a restoratively revolutionary container designed with the explicit intention to empower listeners with tools of purpose, connectivity and wisdom so we can build BETTER lives together.