Bill Shireman Keynote Address Fmi Sustainability Summit 09
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Bill Shireman Keynote Address Fmi Sustainability Summit 09 Bill Shireman Keynote Address Fmi Sustainability Summit 09 Presentation Transcript

  • Opening Panel: STRATEGIES, POLICIES, and TALENT to meet the challenges of sustainability   Bob Garrity Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, Giant Eagle, Inc. Gene Kahn Global Sustainability Officer, General Mills, Inc. Harriet Hentges Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability , Ahold USA Marie David Director of Corporate Strategy & Sustainability , Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  Judah Schiller Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Saatchi and Saatchi Bill Shireman (moderator) President and CEO, Future 500
    • Opening Panel:
    • STRATEGIES, POLICIES, and TALENT
    • to meet the challenges of sustainability
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    • OPERATIONS - within your walls
    • SUPPLY CHAIN - cradle to cradle
    • STAKEHOLDERS - roles and responsibilities of you to them, and them to you
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    • 3 minute introduction to the process and panel members - Moderator (Shireman)
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    • 10 questions – 2 minute answer, 1 minute comments
  • Introductions Bob Garrity Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, Giant Eagle, Inc. Gene Kahn Global Sustainability Officer, General Mills, Inc. Harriet Hentges Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability , Ahold USA Marie David Director of Corporate Strategy & Sustainability , Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  Judah Schiller Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Saatchi and Saatchi
  • What is sustainability “in the aisles?” How do you define sustainability? Do you think mainly of the environment and bottom-line to the business? Why are we concerned about it? How has it changed the conversation?     Marie David Director of Corporate Strategy & Sustainability , Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.  Panelists
  • What was your biggest success and your biggest failure in sustainability? What was - or could have been - achieved, and what is the insight/lesson for others?     Gene Kahn Global Sustainability Officer, General Mills, Inc. Panelists
  • What "best practices" examples stand out in how to leverage the retail supply chain for sustainability? One example: detergent concentrates     Harriet Hentges Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability , Ahold USA Panelists
  • What can STAKEHOLDERS learn about how to best influence how retailers leverage their supply chain? For example, in sustainable seafood     Bob Garrity Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, Giant Eagle, Inc. Panelists
  • What are the opportunities for sustainability in private labels?       Judah Schiller Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Saatchi and Saatchi Panelists
  • How do you drive sustainability into every aspect and position within your company?   Panelists
  • How can we educate CONSUMERS to make more sustainable choices? Can we – and should we – take any choices AWAY from consumers? What is the role of stakeholders and laws?   Panelists
  • How have today’s economic realities affected sustainability in the food sector? Are we retrenching, to focus on the bottom line? Or accelerating, to focus on meeting the new realities? Or both? Gene Kahn Global Sustainability Officer, General Mills, Inc. Panelists
  • Does sustainability really drive cost reductions and margin enhancements? When it doesn’t, how can we sustain it?   Bob Garrity Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, Giant Eagle, Inc. Panelists
  • Follow-up questions   What are your suggestions and experiences with developing strong partnerships between retailers and suppliers ? What works, and what are the challenges?   How does health and wellness relate to sustainability?   What are the two or three key things you see through your crystal ball for the future that we need to prepare for? The 40th anniversary of Earth day is next April.
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