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Embedding sustainability with Ardagh Group’s John Sadlier

We recently met with John Sadlier, Chief Sustainability Officer at Ardagh Group. Ardagh Group is a Luxembourg-based leading supplier of value-added, infinitely recyclable, metal and glass packaging solutions for the world’s leading brands. If you drank a canned beverage, from a bottle of wine or beer, or even used a condiment product, chances are, you…

Sustainable finance with Kelly Fisher, SVP / Head of Corporate Sustainability at HSBC

We recently sat down with Kelly Fisher, SVP/Head of Corporate Sustainability at HSBC, one of the largest banking and financial services institutions in the world, serving millions of customers through its four Global Businesses. Kelly provided clear insights into the definition of sustainable finance, the variety of ways HSBC works with its clients to become…

Sustainable tourism with Six Sense’s Jeff Smith

Within the hospitality industry, for example, there have been major strides to ban individual shampoo bottles and plastic straws, and reduce water usage through the re-use of sheets and towels. A company which has been at the forefront of sustainability in hospitality — even before the industry as a whole began to have a larger…

Building sustainable value

For a better idea of how the sustainability function can magnify and intensify, Convoy’s Jennifer Wong sat down with Gretchen Grani, Regeneration & Sustainability Lead at Guayaki Yerba Mate co, an organic beverage company specializing in yerba mate products.  

The road to IKEA’s sustainable mobility with Angela Hultberg

One company which has put a major emphasis on sustainable mobility is IKEA, the multinational conglomerate which designs and sells ready-to-assemble furniture, kitchen appliances and home accessories. We recently sat down with Angela Hultberg, Head of Sustainable Mobility at IKEA, to build a profile of the key factors companies would need to consider to approach…

Leading sustainability at Numi Organic Tea with Jane Franch

For those entities considering a greater investment in sustainability, the conversation with Jane Franch, Director, Strategic Sourcing & Sustainability at Numi Organic Tea, is quite enlightening. Jane gave us a peek inside the organization to tell us where she sits in relation to other departments, what she oversees, and how Numi Organic Tea approaches sustainability.…

Cigna’s Mary Tullis Engvall: sustainability in action

In this episode of The Business of Sustainability, we invited Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility at Cigna, Mary Tullis Engvall. Cigna is a global health service company which offers health, pharmacy, dental, supplemental insurance and Medicare plans to individuals, families, and businesses. Mary shares details of Cigna’s sustainability evolution, how they decide on what to…

Meow Wolf’s Danika Padilla: the power of creativity to change the world

Meow Wolf is an arts and entertainment company which creates large-scale immersive art installations and produces arts and music festivals, music videos and streaming entertainment. It also happens to be a Certified B Corporation and uses the Certified B Corp assessment to drive its sustainability journey. Danika Padilla, the Director of Social Impact at Meow…

Credo Beauty’s Mia Davis: pioneering clean beauty

We wanted to take a deeper dive into clean beauty and the best person to guide us is Mia Davis, Director of Environmental and Social Responsibility at Credo Beauty, the largest clean beauty retailer with 10 brick and mortar stores and a dot com business. Since joining Credo Beauty three years ago, it has been…

Tiila Abbitt, founder and ceo at Aether Beauty Co

Tiila Abbitt, Founder & CEO of Aether Beauty, a clean vegan beauty company which harnesses the power of nature, joins us for a truly thought-provoking conversation about running a sustainable operation and, in particular, the end use of a product and its packaging. Tiila incorporated sustainability into the very DNA of her company at the…

Fair Trade USA’s Amy Blyth: partnering to drive impact

To learn more about the fair trade movement, we went to the source: Amy Blyth, Director, Program Development and Partnerships at Fair Trade USA, the largest third-party certifier for fair trade products in North America. Amy provides important insights as to what exactly fair trade is and how Fair Trade USA operates. The organization partners…

Samsonite’s Christine Riley Miller: The first global Head of Sustainability

We invited Christine Riley Miller, the first Global Director of Sustainability at Samsonite to provide insight on how to guide an organization toward becoming more sustainable. Christine actually has quite a task at hand as she not only oversees sustainability at Samsonite, but at its global family of brands including American Tourister, Gregory, Hartmann, High…

Griffith Foods’ Katherine Pickus: redefining sustainability

While Griffith Foods has always had a purpose-driven mission, the company’s sustainability actions had primarily operated in a silo prior to Katherine’s arrival. She resisted building a sustainability team because she wanted to embed it within the existing business versus it operating independently. Her mission was to put together an overarching plan to coordinate sustainability…

When sustainability is a core part of a company’s foundation

To learn more about operating a company where sustainability is truly a part of the DNA, we spoke to Danielle Jezienicki, Director of Sustainability, at Grove Collaborative. Danielle and Grove Collaborative are on a mission to change the cleaning and household products industry, reduce plastic usage, and reimagine the circular flow of a business.

Embedding sustainability into founding principles

How do you begin to get people inside your organization to truly care about human rights, corporate social responsibility, prioritizing people and planet above profit and value to shareholders when this has never before been a part of the conversation? To help us answer these questions and provide a template for how a company can…

Making common sense a business value

One of the organizations doing some incredible things in Corporate Social Responsibility is Arkansas-based Tyson Foods. As Senior Director, Corporate Social Responsibility, Debra Vernon heads up a comprehensive program which focuses on risks and challenges to their business from a social perspective in order to reinforce Tyson’s mission of reducing food insecurity and improving the…