Buying Sustainable Consumption?

2nd November 2010, London

On the 2nd November 2010 PP4SD and the Institution of Environmental Sciences will be hosting a seminar focussing on sustainability in the retail sector.

In July 2009 Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, announced that it would require suppliers to evaluate and disclose the full environmental costs of their products. This was greeted with a fanfare by the world’s media and green business champions but with some scepticism elsewhere. All of our major retailers appear to be adopting the sustainability habit, but to what effect and more fundamentally what does it all mean to those working as professionals in the retail sector? How do their staff understand and implement the concept of sustainability? And how are they meeting the challenge of meeting their customers’ basic needs, whilst living within the world’s environmental limits?

This seminar will explore some of the issues that professionals within the retail sector face in implementing what Sir Terry Leahy CEO of Tesco considers is one of the major strategic challenges of our age, climate change and sustainable consumption. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

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