Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22! The annual event demonstrates support for environmental protection and focuses on promoting clean living for people and wildlife. Every year, more and more retailers and brands evaluate how they can reduce their carbon footprint and do their part in promoting sustainability across areas like operations, supply chain, manufacturing, product design, packaging and more.
We know these eco-friendly initiatives are important to our Women in Retail Leadership Circle community, and we’ve talked with so many fantastic leaders about what their companies are doing to become more sustainable. To celebrate Earth Day, we’ve curated a few of our top Women in Retail Talks podcast episodes from the past year that dealt with the topic of sustainability:
- Brilliant Earth’s CEO on Ethical Jewelry, Blockchain, Giving Back and More
- Ulta Beauty’s Chief Merchant on Delivering Transparency With the Conscious Beauty Initiative
- The Love of Retro Founder on Bringing Sustainability and Music Together Through Jewelry
- Armoire Founder and Chief Bosslady on the Clothing Rental Industry and Purposeful Consumption
- Planet Nature’s Founder on the Supply Chain’s Role in Sustainable Retail
We also hosted a panel discussion at the 2020 Women in Retail Leadership Days virtual event with four pioneering women who are at the cutting edge of bringing sustainability to retail. The “Girls Who Green the World” panelists included Saskia van Gendt, head of sustainability, Rothy’s; Caroline Danehy, co-founder and chief creative officer, Fair Harbor; Jane Ewing, senior vice president of sustainability, Walmart; and Kristy Caylor, CEO and co-founder, For Days. Click here to read what these leaders had to say about the role apparel plays in environmental damage, why it’s been tough for the retail industry to make sustainability progress, and more.
Is your company focused on going green this year, or do you know a woman who is making an impact around sustainability at her company? Let me know at email@example.com!