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Future Trends in Sustainable Retail & How to Succeed in Leading Them

This session examined cutting edge sustainability programs and the data behind them to identify why they fail & how they succeed. All major brands struggle with a wide array of issues when it comes to developing and executing on impactful sustainability programs. Of the 6 major themes that lead to unsuccessful sustainability programs (1. Lack of Communication, 2. Lack of Strategic Approach, 3. Lack of Data, 4. Lack of Stakeholder Buy-In, 5. Lack of Standardized Programing & 6. Lack in Understanding Connection (Between Sustainability and Brand) Communication, Strategy and Data are the most critical to ensure success – 80% of those surveyed identified Poor Communication and Lack of Strategy as the major causes for unsuccessful sustainability plans. Attendees joined some of the world’s leading experts on a journey to inspire, educate, engage and empower session attendees to take their brand’s sustainability plans to the next level of impact and influence

Warren Neilson, Principal, Partner, stok

Samuel Shiroff, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Signet Jewelers

Valerie Martin, Senior Director, Global Communications & CSR, ALDO Group

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