More progressive recent examples such as Carbon Label Initiatives have followed in the footsteps of previous initiatives such as ingredients disclosure to showcase transparency in the supply chain, not only in the way products are made and packaged, but also on the environmental footprint they leave throughout their production, usage and recovery cycles.
In this session we will explore different examples of initiatives spearheaded by companies that are taking the extra step to disclose their carbon and that have taken along their supply chains and vendors to be transparent and further advance sustainability.
Circular Economy Director & Sr Analyst, GreenBiz Group
Lauren leads circular economy content and coverage as the Director & Senior Analyst on Circular Economy at GreenBiz Group. Spearheading program development for Circularity 19 and VERGE Circular, and as author of the Circular Weekly newsletter, Lauren focuses on defining, elevating and accelerating circular solutions with an emphasis on value chain engagement and cross-sector collaboration. Previously, Lauren managed business development at GreenBiz Group. She holds a BA in Environmental Analysis and Sociology from Pitzer College.
Dr. Alexis Bateman
Director, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains
Alexis Bateman is a Research Scientist and Director of MIT Sustainable Supply chains. MIT Sustainable Supply Chains brings together researchers from across MIT to advance supply chain sustainability, engaging on educational initiatives, research with industrial partners, and outreach around supply chain sustainability. Her research has been featured in numerous academic and industry outlets including Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Sloan Management Review, Supply Chain Management Review, and many others.
She also serves as a course lead and instructor for the MITx MicroMasters in Supply Chain Management, a pioneering program in digital education reaching 100,000s of supply chain professionals around the world.
Alexis has over fifteen years of experience in sustainability in the public sector, industry, and academic settings. She engages closely with industrial partners, public agencies and sits on several sustainability committees and advisory boards for major companies, industry associations, and non-governmental organizations. Alexis was also recently awarded the Global Woman Supply Chain Leader Award in Academic Excellence in 2020.
Prior to joining MIT, Alexis worked with the City of Santa Ana, the Orange County Transportation Authority, and the Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan where she managed and led projects on sustainability. She received her Ph.D. from the School of Social Ecology at the University of California, Irvine in Environmental Planning and Management and Masters in Urban and Regional Planning.
Global Director Corporations and Supply Chains, CDP
Dexter leads CDP’s work to support companies in building a truly sustainable economy, by measuring and understanding their environmental impact in their own operations and in their global supply chains. His remit includes developing market-leading products for companies through CDP’s Reporter Services team, working with CDP’s corporate partners, and overseeing CDP’s involvement in the We Mean Business ‘Commit to Action’ campaigns with corporations. Prior to his current role, Dexter ran CDP’s program to enable major multinationals and governments to achieve sustainable supply chains, and in 2013 he launched Action Exchange, after joining CDP, in 2008.
Director – Consumer Health, EDF+Business
Boma's mission is to create a safer, more sustainable marketplace in order to reduce people’s exposure to toxic chemicals. She works closely with major retailers and consumer brands to make safer products and food available for consumers. Boma has over 15 years’ experience in product sustainability and degrees in engineering and technology policy from Yale University and MIT.
Director Sustainability, Amcor
Fabio Peyer is Sustainability Director with Amcor. In his current position, Fabio is leading the product sustainability activities in the Americas for the flexible packaging business, as well as the corporate social responsibility and environmental programs in that region. Fabio played a key role in operationalizing life cycle thinking in the Amcors product development process and in leveraging eco-design to create customer value. Over the years, he has been involved in a number of design for recycling projects and participated to industry working groups on this subject. He is originally from Switzerland and holds a masters degree in environmental chemistry from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.
Global Packaging Sustainability Director, Unilever
Global Packaging Sustainability Director Louis has been working for Unilever for almost 20 years working in both developed and emerging markets which has given him invaluable experience across a broad spectrum of suppliers, consumers, customers, infrastructures, governments, and NGOs for example. He works closely in public and private partnerships, collaborating at every level, continually looking for opportunities to drive the packaging sustainability agenda through sourcing, design, and end-of-life.