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    ​North America President of Unilever, Kees Kruythoff, delivered the 2015 opening keynote address.
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    National Geographic​ Explorer-in-Residence, Sylvia Earle ​closed the 2015 conference with her amazing discoveries.​​
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Retail Sustainability Conference 2016

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Save the Date for 2016

September 27-30, 2016
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
Washington, DC

Each year, the top retail sustainability and compliance professionals gather at RILA's Retail Sustainability & Environmental Compliance Conference for ​the outstanding educational program and exceptional networking opportunities.

Planning is already underway for the 2016 event - don't miss your chance to be a part of it!

Check back soon for registration details.

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​2015 ​​​​​​​​​​Conference Highlights:

Untitled3 (1).pngNorth America President of Unilever Kees Kruythoff opened the 2015 Retail ​Sustainability Conference sharing insights on Unilever's efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its positive social impact, sustainability overall and the rol​e retail plays in this important work.

The day continued with Col. Scott Snook's leadership workshop, "W​​hat It Takes to Be(COME) a World Class Leader", and Flash Talks by Walmart's Phyllis Harris, DuPont's Dawn Rittenhouse, The Container Store's Garrett Boone and UPS' Greg Brown.​

​​Untitled2 (1).pngDay two started with Flash Talks from Calvert Investment's John Streur, ​formerly Jamba Juice's Christy Consler, ​Tesla Motors' Cal Lankton and Austin's former Mayor Will Wynn​. After four Topical Workshops on sustainability, Impact Sessions and Case Studies, attendees finished the day with a Networking Reception in The Spark.​

W2fk1UjkQh2-L8xs487iXOzZ55jDdiF39VAtsEin7jI_re.jpgOur reinvigorate​d Exhibit Hall, The Spark, was a great success. With new meeting spaces and topic-focused Hubs, attendees were able to both network with solution providers and continue Q&A's with speakers after their sessions.   

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Sylvia Earle closed out the 2015 conference drawing from her new film ​and book, Mission Blue, and ​more than 7,000 hours of underwater explorations.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Photos from 2012 Conference