Friday, November 21
2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
Throughout 2014, RILA's Retail Sustainability Initiative and Forum for the Future have been working together to understand the trends driving change in retail and develop tools for companies to respond and adapt. These tools were launched and showcased at RILA's Retail Sustainability Conference last month; we are now embarking on a process to solicit feedback on the tools and help companies identify opportunities to use them to advance their sustainability objectives.
Please join us to learn more about the Retail Horizons program and tools and how you might use them within your own organization.
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Jonathan Atwood, Vice President of Sustainable Living and Corporate Communications North America, Unilever
Jonathan joined Unilever in May 2012 and is responsible for communications, Unilever brand, and the shape and implementation of the Unilever sustainable living plan in North America.
In 2007, Jonathan founded Common Way Communications, a public affairs and communications consultancy based in Vermont. Prior to forming his consulting business, Jonathan was the senior director of global issues management for Kraft Foods based in Illinois. He joined Kraft in 2002 and served as the director of corporate and government affairs for Kraft Foods Asia Pacific based in Australia and Singapore.
Emily McGarvey, Senior Manager of Sustainability, Target
Emily McGarvey leads the enterprise wide sustainability steering committee for Target, a Fortune 50 company that has more than 1,900 stores in 49 states and Canada. The steering committee is comprised of 30+ senior leaders which creates and implements strategies to fulfill the company's public sustainability commitments.
To further drive Target's vision of designing a better tomorrow today, McGarvey has trained over 500 Target employees in sustainability. Starting her career with Target in 2002, McGarvey has held many diverse roles from buying to sourcing to sustainability.
Helen Clarkson, Director, Forum for the Future
Helen leads Forum's work in the United States. Her recent projects include working with Nike, Target and Kimberly-Clark on sustainable business strategy; strategy road-mapping work for the Environmental Protection Agency, DuPont and McDonald's; and futures projects such as Informal City Dialogues: 2040 for the Rockefeller Foundation. Her other futures projects include The Future Climate for Development (for the UK Department for International Development) and Fit for the Future (for the UK National Health Service).
Helen joined Forum in 2007 from Doctors without Borders where she worked for six years: first working in the field in places like Nigeria, Sudan, Pakistan and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and then in the UK office. Originally she trained as an accountant with Deloitte.
Adam Siegel, Vice President of Sustainability & Compliance, RILA
Adam leads RILA's sustainability offerings, directing both RILA's Retail Sustainability Initiative (RSI) and the Retail Sustainability Conference (RSC), while also leading a number of other operational activities for the association.
An engineer with an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, Siegel has consulted for numerous companies including Staples, IBM, and Seventh Generation, as well as for leaders in the transportation and energy sectors. He has experience with the Environmental Defense Fund's Corporate Partnerships Program, where he worked with the private equity firm KKR and their portfolio companies.