WALPOLE WEBINAR: Packaging - Achieving a Balance Between Luxury and Sustainability

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Walpole's British Luxury Sustainability Manifesto defines the issues that matter most to our sector and stakeholders – circular economy innovation, environmental stewardship, supply chain excellence and workplace equality – and our 12 aspirations are designed to establish a pathway for future sustainability success. Importantly, they help member businesses fulfil the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals, becoming part of the broader, global push for a fairer, more sustainable world.

As the global population increases, intensifying pressure on our climate and scarce natural resources, it’s more important than ever that businesses transition from a linear ‘take-make-waste’ model to a circular, regenerative economy. In this new reality, products are designed from the outset with reuse or recycling in mind, with waste materials becoming ‘nutrients’ for new products and packaging or returned safely to the environment.

In this Sustainability Session, we discuss how packaging remains a prominent consideration for all luxury sectors, and a key concern for consumers, with 79% stating they consider it to be an important issue, according to McKinsey. Considerable challenges exist in improving the recyclability of inbound packaging from a diversity of suppliers. Meanwhile, sustainable, recycled and recyclable solutions for outbound packaging must still offer adequate protection for products and respond to consumers’ desire for luxury and exclusivity.

More speakers to be announced.

Beatrice Descorps

A member of the Molton Brown Leadership Team since 2016, Beatrice has been a driving force behind this British icon’s renewed lease of life, paving the way in positive luxury.

Anna Granskog

Anna Granskog is a Partner in McKinsey’s Helsinki office which she was leading 2008-2016. She has worked extensively across energy, machinery, basic materials and FMCG. During her career she has been involved in several large cross-border integrations.

Charlotte Keesing

Charlotte Keesing is a Director at Walpole with responsibility for Corporate Affairs & International working closely with the CEO across numerous business activities.

Ankita Patel

Ankita Patel is the Corporate Social Responsibility Manager at Harrods, leading on Harrods Corporate Social Responsibility strategy, which is driven by bold initiatives that are designed to have a meaningful impact on its people, customers, local communities and the environment.

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