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In recent years, retailers have pioneered many great initiatives taking steps towards a positive, sustainable environment.

This half-day conference will explore how far the retail industry has come in the context of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and climate change objectives, and most importantly, where we go next.

We’ll look at how we respond to growing consumer expectations on responsible consumption, and how we work with suppliers to deliver. We’ll consider how we can engage employees to help drive innovation, and how we can make retailing more profitable and resilient while meeting our environmental responsibilities.

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If you would like more information please contact events@brc.org.uk


Why Attend:

  • Understand the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and climate change objectives
  • Explore customer perception and its impact on supply chain decisions
  • Learn how to make your supply chain more efficient and resilient while sustaining business growth
  • Understand the evolving climate impacts and the industries position

Speakers

     
 

Richard Pennycook //
BRC Chairman

Richard recently stepped down as CEO of the Co-op in order to pursue a portfolio career, having joined in 2013 as part of a team which saved it from near collapse. He has over 25 years’ experience in retail, starting with the management buyout of Allders in the late 1980s. Over the years, he has been involved in the growth of J D Wetherspoon and the turnarounds of Laura Ashley, Welcome Break, Bulmers and Morrisons.  Richard is non-executive Chairman of The Hut Group, Chairman of Howdens Joinery, Fenwicks and BRC. He’s Co-chair of the Retail Sector Council and also lead non-executive Director of the Department of Education.
     
 

Dr Gavin Milligan //
Director, Green Knight Sustainability coNsulting 

Dr Gavin Milligan has worked for SMEs and blue-chip corporates and is currently Environmental, Social and Governance Director for the William Jackson Food Group, overseeing their social and environmental programmes.
He is a Director of Sedex and chairs the FoodWasteNet Management Committee and the Agri-food group at Campden BRI. He represents the Food Sector KTN on the European Food Technology Platform, sits on the Royal Society of Chemistry’s agriculture sector group and is a programme advisor for several academic institutions.
As Director of Green Knight Sustainability Consulting Ltd he provides support on social and environmental strategies for agri-food businesses.
     
   

Rowland Hill //
SD Manager, M&S

Peter is the Head of Sustainability Policy at the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the trade association for retailers, and is responsible for the development and delivery of the retail industry's sustainable and ethical trade policies, including the Better Retail Better World campaign.
Prior to joining the BRC Peter worked at the representative body of UK food and drink manufacturers, FDF. He studied geography at Southampton University and has gone on to post-graduate studies on sustainability. He is also a Trustee of charity Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX).
     
 

PETER ANDREWS //
HEAD OF SUSTAINABILITY, BRC

Peter is the Head of Sustainability Policy at the British Retail Consortium (BRC), the trade association for retailers, and is responsible for the development and delivery of the retail industry's sustainable and ethical trade policies, including the Better Retail Better World campaign.
Prior to joining the BRC Peter worked at the representative body of UK food and drink manufacturers, FDF. He studied geography at Southampton University and has gone on to post-graduate studies on sustainability. He is also a Trustee of charity Focus on Labour Exploitation (FLEX).
 

 


Agenda

08:30

Registration

 09:00

Welcome

09:10

Building a better, more prosperous and sustainable world

09:20

Going on beyond good Intentions - Science based targets

09:30

Keynote: What is the key to minimising threats and maximising opportunities created by evolving climate impacts?

10:00

Creating sustainable industries to combat climate change

10:15

Mid-morning break

10:45

Panel: How far have we come as an industry and what’s the next phase in reducing our impact on the planet?  

11:15

Roundtables

12:15

Retail leading the way, encouraging growth and positive change in the industry

12:30

Networking lunch


*Times and sessions are subject to change


TICKETS:

Free for BRC Retail Member's as part of your member benefit.
Retail Non-Member: £69.00

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Venue

15Hatfields, Chadwick Court, London, SE1 8DJ