4th October, 2018 at 6:30pm
Talking Shop: Sustainability
Talk | Hammerson — For our members

Join us at Hammerson's King's Place event space for a discussion of how retail brands today are finding greener, cleaner and more ethical ways of doing business.

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In the latest of our retail-focussed events series with Hammerson, we'll be joined by a panel of experts to explore some of the steps brands are taking towards becoming more sustainable in the way they operate — whether it's more carefully sourcing the materials and ingredients used in their products and packaging, being more ethical in their approach to supply chain management, or making greater efforts to reduce waste and encourage recycling throughout their organisations. 

Of course, becoming a sustainable business is not without its challenges, and so we'll also be discussing some of the obstacles organisations face in making this transition — from the costs that can be involved overhauling long-established processes, through to changing the attitudes of stakeholders across the business.

Sharing learning on our panel will be: 

Deborah Luffman, Design and Production Director at Finisterre, who design functional and sustainable products for those that share a love of the sea, born from the needs of hardy British surfers. 

Louise Ellison, Head of Sustainability at Hammerson, which owns and manages shopping centres and retail developments across the UK and Europe. Louise is responsible for ensuring the company meets its challenging sustainability targets. 

Sarah Klymkiw, Education Programmes Manager of the fashion reuse charity TRAID, which tackles textile waste, offering alternative consumption and funding projects to end exploitation within the supply chains making our clothes.

Hilary Tam, Senior Strategist at Futerra, a global consultancy and creative agency that seeks to make sustainability a part of everyday life through creative strategy and powerful storytelling.

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Event Details
  • Location:
    Kings Place,
    90 York Way,
    London, N1 9GE,
    United Kingdom
  • Start:
    4th October, 2018 at 6:30pm
  • End:
    4th October, 2018 at 8:00pm

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