WHAT IS THE SUSTAINABLE RETAIL SUMMIT?

2nd & 3rd October 2017 - Montreal, Canada

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Our industry is facing a clear call to action. People are demanding sustainable products and want to live healthier lives, and they expect our industry to deliver. At the same time, the UN Sustainable Development Goals demand co-ordinated industry action. These demands, together with an uncertain political environment and ever-more complex supply chains, mean it’s harder than ever to know how to implement strategies and actions that will secure the long-term, sustainable growth of your business.

However, thanks to The Consumer Goods Forum and our Sustainable Retail Summit , there is now a unique opportunity to learn first-hand how companies are taking positive actions and collaborating to overcome today’s biggest industry challenges. From eradicating forced labour, reducing and measuring food loss and waste to supporting healthier diets and lifestyles, the Sustainable Retail Summit provides practical sessions on how to implement change and meet these challenging demands head on.

Speakers    Programme    Who's Coming

  • No company is too big or too small to benefit from the CGF’s pioneering work, collaborative and action-oriented work.

    No company is too big or too small to benefit from the CGF’s pioneering work, collaborative and action-oriented work.

    The CGF is already well known for our pioneering work on sustainability. Our members have helped to lead the world as well as the industry with commitments to action on topics like deforestation, refrigerant gases, food waste, forced labour and employee health & wellness.

    But our focus is on implementation – and that is what the Sustainable Retail Summit is all about.If you and your company are committed to implementing as well as talking about sustainability, you need to join us at the SRS. You will hear “from the heart” stories of how hard this stuff is in real life and also how to get over the implementation challenges.

    Reflecting the hallmarks of the CGF itself, we will focus on the CEO agenda (several of whom will share their perspectives) and on how collaboration across retailers, manufacturers and service providers can magnify the efforts of individual companies. No company is too big or too small to benefit from the CGF’s pioneering work, collaborative and action-oriented work. I look forward to seeing you in Montreal!

    Peter Freedman
    Managing Director
    The Consumer Goods Forum

  • The conference will be the place for us to share knowledge and real-life success stories, and join stimulating debates on the top, global issues in our industry.

    The conference will be the place for us to share knowledge and real-life success stories, and join stimulating debates on the top, global issues in our industry.


    The Sustainable Retail Summit will give international experts and influencers the opportunity to meet face-to-face, share best practices and network with colleagues and potential partners. It will offer learnings and new tips and tactics for your business. The conference will be the place for us to share knowledge and real-life success stories, and join stimulating debates on the top, global issues in our industry.

    Paul Crewe
    Head of Sustainability, Engineering, Energy & Environment
    Sainsbury's

  • Joining forces and combining expertise to raise and implement the best solutions.

    Joining forces and combining expertise to raise and implement the best solutions.

    Collaboration is key to tackle the current sustainability and health & wellness topics – the Sustainable Retail Summit brings both retailers and manufacturers together to drive future collaboration. We are committed to joining forces and combining expertise to raise and implement the best solutions to tackle sustainability and health & wellness topics. The conference will stir up relevant debates and provide key learnings as well as inspiring stories in our industry.


    Franz Speer
    Corporate Director Industry Affairs | International Sales - Laundry and Home Care, Henkel

  • The Sustainable Retail Summit is a unique opportunity. It provides a platform for manufacturers and retailers to come together.

    The Sustainable Retail Summit is a unique opportunity. It provides a platform for manufacturers and retailers to come together.

    Join us in Montreal to work on concrete solutions for industry challenges that are relevant for both retailers and manufacturers! There are many CSR conferences out there. However, the Sustainable Retail Summit is a unique opportunity. It provides a platform for manufacturers and retailers to come together. It focuses on implementing practical solutions. Moreover, it encourages all of us to drive positive social and environmental change!

    Michael Dickstein
    Director Global Sustainable Development, Heineken
    Heineken

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