Sustainability / Corporate Social Responsibility

Sunday
January 16
10:30 am11:00 am
Javits North, Level 4, Room 404, StarWind Stage

Join this educational discussion from retail sustainability experts as they reveal the most effective ways to achieve sustainability goals. Hear how companies have launched successful initiatives as they share ah-ha moments, what worked and what didn't, who should be at the table for these discussions and how to best work with vendors. The lessons these experts are generously sharing will save you time and money, while demonstrating to customers that your organization cares about climate change and related environmental issues.

Sunday
January 16
2:45 pm3:15 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 406, Riskified Stage
The future of supply chain and sustainability has its roots in on-demand manufacturing. Early forays into the space have allowed brands to reduce product inventory, sharpen their agility to meet consumers ever- shifting desires, deliver product in as little as two weeks and work toward eliminating the need for markdowns. Join us as two on-demand pioneers discuss how they're capitalizing on this trend and how it could scale in the years ahead.
Monday
January 17
2:45 pm3:15 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 409, Twilio Stage
Join Guild Education Co-Founder and CEO Rachel Carlson and Macy's SVP HR John Patterson as the two discuss why investing in employee education is so important, the benefits to the team and business, and the impact on the employee experience – from candidate to seasoned team member.
Monday
January 17
2:45 pm3:15 pm
Javits North, Level 4, Room 408, UST Global Supply Chain Stage
Embracing the circular economy will increasingly become table stakes for many brands and retailers. It's no surprise that small and large brands alike are critically examining and challenging all stages of a product's lifecycle, from design to manufacturing, distribution and retail.
Tuesday
January 18
9:45 am10:15 am
Javits North, Level 5, SAP Theatre
We are in a climate crisis and inaction is not an option - what if we reframe the relationship between climate change and economic prosperity? What seems like a cost today becomes an investment in the future. In this session, we will discuss how leaders across a broad ecosystem are needed to transform to a net-zero economy. This will require reimagining, reinventing, and redesigning many of the day-to-day experiences, as well as how businesses and economies operate. Join Kate Hardin, Executive Director of Deloitte's Research Center for ER&I and IKEA U.S. CEO and Chief Sustainability Officer, Javier Quiñones as they discuss driving tangible climate, economic, and social change across retail. In this mainstage session, you’ll understand the economic cost of action versus inaction; key insights on approaching global change; and how retail can navigate the climate ecosystem, taking a systems approach, where some choices will get you further ahead.