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Zero Waste Conference 2015



Join us for Metro Vancouver's 5 thAnnual Zero Waste Conference

Just Announced - Special Toronto Satellite Event

Redefining value
Building the circular economy

A global shift is underway ​

As the global marketplace shifts away from a linear take-make-dispose model, businesses, policymakers and others are taking bold steps to mainstream and scale disruptive ideas, new business models, enabling technologies and more.


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Our Speakers



President & CEO PAC, Packaging Consortium DownhamPresident & CEO PAC, Packaging Consortium <div class="ExternalClass0C5AAE09AA0F4FF8B8F61DEBDD092E66"><p>​<span lang="EN-US">Since 2006 Jim Downham has been dedicated to advancing the packaging industry agenda as the President & CEO for the not-for-profit, PAC, Packaging Consortium.  Prior to PAC Jim spent his career in the packaging industry in the manufacturing of package materials/containers rising to the level of CEO of a $175 million multi-plant North American packaging leader. In 2000 Jim founded LeaderLinx, an industry consultant primarily focused on the recruitment of executives in the packaging industry.  In November 2014 Jim reached the pinnacle of his career when he was inducted into the Packaging Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois.</span><br><span lang="EN-US"> </span><br><span lang="EN-US">Jim is a passionate, bottom-line, customer focused leader. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School, Advanced Management Program. He has lived and worked in North America and is a citizen of US and Canada. Jim is a founding Director of the Canadian Product Stewardship Council that produces the Conference on Canadian Stewardship. </span></p><br></div>|#7ce9e8ef-21ba-4787-a56a-10d53d4cfce3;L0|#07ce9e8ef-21ba-4787-a56a-10d53d4cfce3|James Downham;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7bMade in Canada
Environment & Government Affairs, Tetra Pak ComereEnvironment & Government Affairs, Tetra Pak<div class="ExternalClass2B3042EF819947B2BADE6AEC86A5C07D"><p>​Elisabeth Comere serves as Director Environment at Tetra Pak US & Canada. Tetra Pak is the world leader in packaging and food processing solutions. She joined the company in 2006 as Environment Manager for Europe where she helped define and drive Tetra Pak's environment strategy and contributed shaping recycling for cartons in Europe. Since 2010, she is based in the US, focusing on advancing the Tetra Pak's commitment to sustainability and recycling in the US and Canada. She is contributing in the roll-out of the recycling strategy developed by the Carton Council in the US and Canada serving as Vice-President Government Affairs. She is also a founding member and board member of AMERIPEN and a member of The Sustainability Consortium, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development, the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), the Canadian Beverage Association (CBA) and PAC.</p><p>Prior to this, she served as a political adviser to a Member of the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, and headed the environment department of Food & Drink Europe, a European trade industry organization in Brussels, Belgium. She was educated in France, the UK and Belgium. She graduated as lawyer from Law School of Bordeaux University in France and Cardiff Law School in the UK (LLM) and earned an Environmental Sciences Master from Brussels University (Belgium).</p></div>,|#d5fb424e-944e-4b61-bdc3-c979a5c02f7d;L0|#0d5fb424e-944e-4b61-bdc3-c979a5c02f7d|Elisabeth Comere;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7bBusiness Case for Zero Waste
Policy Director, Mowat Centre, University of Toronto JohalPolicy Director, Mowat Centre, University of Toronto<div class="ExternalClass02DDA4183C4A426AA30FAB920A938AF0"><p>​Sunil oversees the Mowat Centre's research agenda and manages the Centre's research team. He is frequently invited to speak about technology and policy issues at conferences and in a variety of media outlets, including the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, CBC Radio and Television, CTV News, the Guardian, Maclean's and the Ottawa Citizen.</p><p>Previously, he was a Director with the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and has also held senior management and policy roles with the Cabinet Office, Ministries of Finance and Intergovernmental Affairs and federal Treasury Board Secretariat. He joined the federal civil service through the Recruitment of Policy Leaders initiative in 2003. He holds degrees from the London School of Economics, Osgoode Hall Law School and the University of Western Ontario.<br> </p></div>|#38ce9700-4ee4-4305-8c68-7e739bcdf2ab;L0|#038ce9700-4ee4-4305-8c68-7e739bcdf2ab|Sunil Johal;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7bSPARK Talk
CEO, Recycling Council of British Columbia MacDonaldCEO, Recycling Council of British Columbia<div class="ExternalClassE20EB55839194F569FDD205EB16B55B6"><p>Brock Macdonald joined the Recycling Council of British Columbia as Communications Director in 2004 and was appointed CEO in 2006. From 2000 to 2004 he was communications manager for Product Care; B.C.’s first regulated industry stewardship agency.  He currently vice-chairs the National Zero Waste Council, co-leads its circular economy working group, and sits on a range of boards and stewardship agency advisory committees. Brock is a former educator and journalist whose business experience extends from software and manufacturing to sports and entertainment.  His current focus is in developing a network of support for a sustainable circular economy in Canada.  He holds a Masters in Leadership from Royal Roads University and a Diploma in Communications from Kwantlen Polytechnic University.</p><br></div>|#831450c0-402c-479f-8c72-20fa8df100fb;L0|#0831450c0-402c-479f-8c72-20fa8df100fb|Brock MacDonald;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7bMade in Canada
CEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities CarltonCEO, Federation of Canadian Municipalities<div class="ExternalClass32419B145B574F9BA29938F7B18C9399"><p> FCM’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Brock Carlton, has a commitment to strong municipal government and believes that a national association of municipal government is critical in any nation’s governance and development. </p><p> Since joining FCM 20 years ago, Mr. Carlton has established himself as a leader on municipal issues domestically and internationally. He managed ideas, resources and opportunities to build FCM’s global program that focuses on strengthening municipal government, local governance and enhancing policy frameworks toward local sustainability. </p><p> He represented Canada on the OECD Urban Municipal Development Secretariat’s Sustainable Cities Working Group in the early 1990s. He was a faculty member of the Local Government Leadership Institute at the Banff School of Management, and the Cambridge University Business and Environment Seminar, delivered for national government leaders in Wales. Mr. Carlton currently sits on the Leadership Council for Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for United Way Ottawa and is a founding member of the new Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness. He is also leading an initiative for sustainable living in Ottawa West to bring a Bike Share program to his community. </p><p> While pursuing his undergraduate degree, he was captain of the men’s intercollegiate basketball team at the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. He has lived and worked in Kenya, China and Namibia, and has a master’s degree in International Affairs from the Norman Patterson School at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. </p></div>,|#16f85719-0e45-45a2-91c0-04434f3fcb6b;L0|#016f85719-0e45-45a2-91c0-04434f3fcb6b|Brock Carlton;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassF5951D963808481DBC52A09FF65CEC78"><p>​..<span><span> a leader on municipal issues domestically and internationally...</span></span></p></div>Business Case for Zero Waste
CEO, Ponder; leader in Vancouver’s collaborative economy DiplockCEO, Ponder; leader in Vancouver’s collaborative economy<div class="ExternalClass4ABCD4EDF8A04CFD829786CC4C792035"><p>​Chris Diplock is a leader in Vancouver's collaborative economy. Founder of the Vancouver Tool Library and Lead Researcher with the Sharing Project, Chris is working with organizations in Vancouver to develop the local collaborative economy. Chris is the Owner and Lead Researcher of <a href="" target="_blank">Ponder</a>, a Vancouver based community research company. </p></div>,|#0f59eb30-d8da-4c26-9ab4-8cf68d4da98d;L0|#00f59eb30-d8da-4c26-9ab4-8cf68d4da98d|Chris Diplock;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassBE41AAAE251047808C556B999A82561B"><p>​...<span><span> a leader in Vancouver's collaborative economy...</span></span></p></div>Sharing Economies
Senior VP, Corporate Affairs & Communication, Loblaws ChantSenior VP, Corporate Affairs & Communication, Loblaws<div class="ExternalClass0F8EF244FA5747F085634A5BF7EBA23F"><p>​Bob is responsible for managing the corporate face of Loblaw including corporate social responsibility, public relations, government and industry relations, and communication to the company’s 192,000 colleagues and franchise employees.</p><p>For its leadership in the areas of waste reduction, health and nutrition, and sustainable sourcing, Loblaw has been recognized as one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and Canada’s 50 Most Responsible Corporations the past two years. In addition, through the establishment of the Loblaw Companies Limited Chair in Sustainable Food Production at the University of Guelph and the Conference Board of Canada’s Centre for Food in Canada, Loblaw is contributing to the development of a sustainable national food strategy. </p><p>Prior to joining Loblaw, Bob worked as Senior Associate with Hill & Knowlton Canada, and as Director of Corporate Affairs with Labatt Brewery Company. He has also served as Chief of Staff to the Ontario Opposition Leader and as Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada and the Premier of Ontario. Bob serves on the Management Board of Loblaw Companies Limited and is a director of Stewardship Ontario and the newly-formed Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance.</p></div>, Bob ChantGP0|#53faeb0d-63a0-4a8e-97a0-f3e505e11b07;L0|#053faeb0d-63a0-4a8e-97a0-f3e505e11b07|Bob Chant;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassE60145EAC8314C3DA3657A31A948ED77"><p>​... contributing to the development of a sustainable national food strategy...</p></div>Food Supply Waste
Senior Lead, Circular Economy, Sitra, Finland HerleviSenior Lead, Circular Economy, Sitra, Finland<div class="ExternalClassC33D1CF8705548919273797DA3D231CF"><p>Kari is currently leading the circular economy area at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund.</p><p>Circular economy area is one of the four focus areas of Sitra under the Carbon neutral and resource wise society.</p><p>Kari was previously responsible for the Resource efficient economy area in Tekes, the Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation. Kari managed the Green Growth – Towards a sustainable future - program in Tekes, which aimed to identify potential new growth areas for the sustainable economy business, which are essentially based on lower energy consumption and sustainable use of natural resources. The program's focus areas were energy and material efficient products and services, bioeconomy and biomaterials, recycling, recovery of raw materials, waste treatment, business models, service concepts and comprehensive solutions. Total funding of the program was over 100 million euros. Previously Kari led the Vigo accelerator program in Tekes and supported Tekes management. Kari has also worked in Tekes Silicon Valley office for couple of years and his special interest is circular economy, fast growing cleantech firms and developing countries like BRIC.</p></div>,|#b57a0d6f-8cdb-482e-8b11-ccacb9f6c66d;L0|#0b57a0d6f-8cdb-482e-8b11-ccacb9f6c66d|Kari Herlevi;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassB5F88E18EA914DEB9F725BB4859FE954"><p>​...aimed to identify potential new growth areas for the sustainable economy business...</p></div>Circular Economy
​Market Development Manager, iFixit.com Doster​Market Development Manager,<div class="ExternalClass6FA485530C2F4921A53A0E7804CC81A1">Eric Craig Doster is the Market Development Manager at (the largest collection of open source repair information). He is a regular speaker at manufacturing and technology conferences on the benefits of incorporating service-friendly designs, the common disconnect between product design and aftermarket serviceability, and how companies can turn their support cost centers into new, sustainable revenue channels. Eric also leads Dozuki, a division focused on using the technology and best practices behind to modernize manufacturing and service operations around the world. </div>,|#508a0753-a2e4-474a-8e10-508d8a095ebf;L0|#0508a0753-a2e4-474a-8e10-508d8a095ebf|Eric Doster;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass21A45A6117214F69ACFEB5C49F46C558"><p>​...focused on using the technology and best practices to modernize manufacturing and service operations around the world...</p></div>Sharing Economies
Global Sustainability Marketing Manager, Dell RobertsGlobal Sustainability Marketing Manager, Dell <div class="ExternalClass7551F28F10184D3AAB671597E2464992"><p>​As the Global Sustainability Marketing Manager at Dell, Stephen Roberts drives the promotion of "all things green and good". His focus is on the intersection of technology, business and the environment, with a special emphasis on the circular economy and net positive efforts.  His writings can be seen on Dell's TechPageOne blog. Stephen also helped create Dell's 2020 Legacy of Good Plan – the company's first comprehensive, long-term sustainability plan.</p><p>Before joining Dell in 2011, Stephen spent nearly 15 years in the advertising world, managing public health and environmental education campaigns for public and private-sector clients. As the Vice President for EnviroMedia Social Marketing, he oversaw many aspects of the 60-person agency and led campaigns around renewable energy, corporate sustainability strategy, habitat preservation, disaster preparedness, and tobacco prevention among others.</p><p>Stephen holds degrees in History and Spanish from Northwestern University and a Master's Degree from the University of Texas, where he occasionally guest lectures on sustainability marketing topics.</p></div>,|#c38f2d87-5129-499a-a994-9a0545e3fe8d;L0|#0c38f2d87-5129-499a-a994-9a0545e3fe8d|Stephen Roberts;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassE2F36BD900E1477B9A567818E0A9FC4C"><p>​<span><span>...focus on the intersection of technology, business and the environment...</span></span></p></div>The Sharing Economy
Co-founder & VP, Harvest Power DavisCo-founder & VP, Harvest Power<div class="ExternalClass2D895E867EBE453B88B7C13BF5C2AE92"><p>​Wayne H. Davis is a Co-Founder of Harvest Power Inc. and Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs.   Through its Harvest Fraser Richmond Organics and Urban Woodwaste units, Harvest recycles more of the Lower Mainland's organic wastes than any other company, producing a range of nutrient-rich soil and compost products and renewable power.  Mr. Davis is past Chairman of the Board of the American Biogas Council, a 200+ member organization promoting anaerobic digestion and the biogas industry.  He also helped shape public policy around organics recycling and renewable energy production in the Vancouver region, California, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.  Before joining Harvest, Wayne was co-founder and General Counsel of Backyard Farms, LLC of Madison, Maine and Chief Compliance Officer for Fidelity Brokerage Company.  Wayne graduated from both Harvard Law School and Williams College.</p></div>, Wayne H. DavisGP0|#58f4de33-5956-4319-84bb-7bf1679a8d40;L0|#058f4de33-5956-4319-84bb-7bf1679a8d40|Wayne Davis;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7bMaterials Innovation
CEO, BSI Biodegradable Solutions Inc. CarsonCEO, BSI Biodegradable Solutions Inc.<div class="ExternalClass3ED82FA2FC2F422494037BD6E08E73A1"><p>​Susanna Carson is an entrepreneur building her personal and corporate legacy through the business of sustainable/compostable packaging. She is the founder and CEO of BSI Biodegradable Solutions, a compostable packaging distribution company, and more recently Besics Packaging Corporation, a compostable retail products company. Carson has more than 22 years of education and work experience in environmental issues and project/business development.  Susanna serves as Co-chair of the Product and Packaging Working Group of the National Zero Waste Council; is a topic expert for the Sustainable Packaging Coalition;  a founding member of Women for Nature, supporting Canadian environmental conservation and education programs; and a member of the Go for the Greens Executive Steering Committee, where she serves as Sustainability Chair for their annual entrepreneurs' business development conference.</p></div>, Susanna CarsonGP0|#769f9856-4b7f-4972-90d6-dc503cdafc54;L0|#0769f9856-4b7f-4972-90d6-dc503cdafc54|Susanna Carson;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassAA5ED482939A4436A0913783FAFA50AE"><p>​<span> entrepreneur building her personal and corporate legacy through the business of sustainable/compostable packaging...</span></p></div>Materials Innovation
Senior VP, Innovation & Strategic Growth, Club Coffee GemmitiSenior VP, Innovation & Strategic Growth, Club Coffee<div class="ExternalClass28A1C199C1334EC69050A6CB340DBFBF"><p>​Since 2013, Claudio Gemmiti has been an instrumental leader at Club Coffee, bringing his extensive background in brand management to use with the Company's innovative, 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod, the first of its kind in the world. Gemmiti is a strategic thinker with deep CPG research and development acumen. Before he joined Club Coffee, he drove profitable growth and enhanced stakeholder satisfaction with Loblaw Companies Ltd. and Procter and Gamble for more than two decades. Gemmiti has a proven track record for leadership and for building high performing teams resulting in game-changing' innovation and dynamic results in product and brand development. </p></div>, Claudio GemmitiGP0|#86b3899f-f5c2-4b1b-8fa3-ac18bc705848;L0|#086b3899f-f5c2-4b1b-8fa3-ac18bc705848|Claudio Gemmiti;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7bMaterials Innovation
Manager, Global Materials Chemistry Strategy & Practice, Steelcase AyersManager, Global Materials Chemistry Strategy & Practice, Steelcase<div class="ExternalClassAAABC8AB97B54D18A9970E5AE037133B"><p>Tammy Ayers is the Manager, Global Materials Chemistry Strategy & Practice at Steelcase. Tammy leads a cross-company effort to ensure the integration of the materials chemistry platform; establishing management strategies for understanding the human and environmental impacts of product and process materials. Tammy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Leadership from Davenport University, a Lean certification from the University Of Michigan College Of Engineering, and is a Certified Performance Technologist, issued by ISPI. She participated in the UC Berkeley Essentials of Green Chemistry curriculum, served on the board of advisors of the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute, and a former core committee member of the Health Product Declaration Manufacturing Advisory Board. She and her team received the 2014 Green Chemistry & Commerce Council’s Champions award; she was the 2015 recipient of WMEAC’s Women of Inspiration award and volunteers with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.</p></div>, Tammy AyersGP0|#e9abe22f-0809-40c5-a8f3-314add12af5f;L0|#0e9abe22f-0809-40c5-a8f3-314add12af5f|Tammy Ayers;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassBA89A98C8A294B7C95A631629FEF4102"><p>​...<span><span>establishing management strategies for understanding the human and environmental impacts of product and process materials.</span></span>...</p></div>Business Case for Zero Waste
CEO, Value Chain Management International GoochCEO, Value Chain Management International <div class="ExternalClass8D18841ADEB342C4B4BF028A58DD776B"><p>​Dr. Martin Gooch is co-founder and CEO of Value Chain Management International (VCMI), a global consulting company which helps businesses, primarily in the agricultural and food industry, enhance their long-term profitability and environmental sustainability. Martin has considerable international experience developing commercially successful value chain initiatives that have received domestic and international acclaim. Food waste reduction projects currently being facilitated by the VCMI team are occurring in North America, Africa, Caribbean and Asia. </p><p>A decade of analyzing businesses and value chains to identify where food and related waste occurs and why, and developing relationships with international initiatives designed to enable businesses to profit from reducing food waste, led to the establishment in 2012 of the Cut Waste, GROW PROFIT™ initiative.   </p><p>Martin holds a PhD in agri-business and a Master's degree in agri-food management, and is Adjunct Professor at the College of Business and Economics, University of Guelph. </p></div>, Martin GoochGP0|#e508b9a7-89ed-4a16-8e25-0b56d1f94bf9;L0|#0e508b9a7-89ed-4a16-8e25-0b56d1f94bf9|Martin Gooch;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClassBECA48466FFC4C1D8721FA5B1FBA97AF"><p>​...helping businesses enhance their long-term profitability and environmental sustainability...</p></div>Food Supply Waste
Sustainability Manager, Nature's Path Foods BoyceSustainability Manager, Nature's Path Foods<div class="ExternalClassD14EAFF1F30D4D1AB1974DA51D1CF6D1"><p>​Jason is the Sustainability Manager with Nature’s Path Foods, a leader in the organic food sector for over 25 years. Jason has more than 10 years of experience with sustainable food systems, and at Nature’s Path Foods he leads the efforts to achieve its ambitious sustainability goals such as Zero Waste 2015 and Climate Neutral 2020. Along with the Director of HR and Sustainability, he is responsible for the development of strategies to achieve Nature’s Path resource reduction targets, developing team member training and engagement in sustainability, and corporate charitable giving programs. Jason also supports Nature’s Path sustainability culture through volunteering, leading employee committees and participating in events that promote a sustainable lifestyle. Jason obtained his MBA in Sustainable Business from the Bainbridge Graduate Institute in 2008.</p></div>, Jason BoyceGP0|#99d7e126-42c1-489a-85ec-1f2859872101;L0|#099d7e126-42c1-489a-85ec-1f2859872101|Jason Boyce;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass374E86481AD548C28E0561F626C5D7FA"><p>​<span>...leads efforts to achieve ambitious sustainability goals such as Zero Waste 2015 and Climate Neutral 2020...</span></p></div>Business Case for Zero Waste
Founder of Feedback & a National Geographic Emerging Explorer StuartFounder of Feedback & a National Geographic Emerging Explorer<div class="ExternalClassB49EFD4F018A4AEE9DA1FEC7C61D3506"><p>​Following the critical success of his first book, The Bloodless Revolution (2006), and his international prize-winning book, Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal (Penguin, 2009), Tristram Stuart founded the environmental charity Feedback, which works to improve the environmental and social impact of food production.   Tristram has been awarded the international environmental award, The Sophie Prize, and an Observer Food Monthly Award; he is an Ashoka Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer and a WEF Young Global Leader; his TED talk has been watched over a million times. Tristram has been instrumental in creating a global movement against food waste through his public campaigning, writing, speaking, engagement with governments and businesses, and via the extensive grassroots mobilization of Feedback, which governs the Feeding the 5000 campaigns, The Gleaning Network  and The Pig Idea.</p></div>,|#4c49d2a3-e524-4ca2-b041-f6abb56c3516;L0|#04c49d2a3-e524-4ca2-b041-f6abb56c3516|Tristram Stuart;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass4C56FDAEEE6B4BFCBB4AB80D36E28394"><p>​<span><span>... instrumental in creating a global movement against food waste...</span></span></p></div>SPARK Talk
Chief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland GullandChief Executive, Zero Waste Scotland <div class="ExternalClass87DF139CC0AD49F8B2FEFF05BF79D62B"><p>Iain Gulland has been Chief Executive of Zero Waste Scotland since it was formed in 2010 and prior to that headed up its predecessor programme, WRAP Scotland. Zero Waste Scotland leads on the delivery of the Scottish Government’s Zero Waste Plan and other low carbon policy priorities, and is at the forefront of efforts to create a resource efficient, circular economy. </p><p>Iain has more than 20 years’ experience in sustainable resource management, including initiating recycling systems in the public and third sectors and leading the Community Recycling Network Scotland from 2004-2008. Iain sits on the main board of the 2020 Climate Group and the Public Sector Climate Leaders Forum and he is a member of the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM). </p></div>,|#26a03b31-a64b-44bd-a90a-51d672a52897;L0|#026a03b31-a64b-44bd-a90a-51d672a52897|Iain Gulland;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass38C9F051A71B46EC995398A0E73769B4"><p>​ the forefront of efforts to create a resource efficient, circular economy in Scotland...</p></div>Circular Economy
Film Producer RustemeyerFilm Producer<div class="ExternalClass6658530AA2E04ADC948C9A5BCD98BF13"><p>​Jenny is a Leo Award-winning producer with Peg Leg Films, a tiny production company that makes socially conscious films to inspire big personal action. Her documentaries have appeared on Superchannel, The Knowledge Network, and MSNBC. Beyond film production Jenny engages audiences at a grassroots level; over the past five years she has coordinated hundreds of community screenings and public events including a self-supported, 30-city, cross-Canada film tour by bicycle. A dedicated zero-waster, Jen has spoken around the world on the topics of waste reduction and food waste and is one of Western Living’s 2015 Foodies of the Year. When she's not in front of or behind the camera, Jen can be found bicycling, recycling and making things from scratch. </p></div>, Jen RustemeyerGP0|#e3b2e22c-7901-473f-bd64-4b8145a5eb71;L0|#0e3b2e22c-7901-473f-bd64-4b8145a5eb71|Jen Rustemeyer;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass08620D089A684A399E4E56461A269DC9"><p>​..making socially conscious films to inspire big personal action...</p></div>Food Waste & the Consumer
Manager of Sustainability, Walmart Canada TelferManager of Sustainability, Walmart Canada<div class="ExternalClassD1FA254ED5A64133AFBD3BDF2AD177A8"><p>Andrew currently leads the sustainability efforts for Walmart’s Canadian market, and is a member of the company’s global-sustainability-leaders team. He co-led Walmart’s world-wide waste-diversion group from 2011 to 2013.</p><p>Andrew’s career spans 18 years in the retail and consumer-goods industries. He joined Walmart Canada in 2005. Prior to Walmart, Andrew held a range of sales and category management positions with General Mills Canada and The Nielsen Company of Canada.</p><p>He is a sought-after speaker on the topic of retail sustainability, and is involved in mentorship programs at the Telfer School of Management, the Schulich School of Business and the Ivey School of Business.</p><p>Andrew is an active member of the Retail Council of Canada’s sustainability-steering committee.</p><p>He holds a degree in Geography from the University of British Columbia.</p></div>, Andrew TelferGP0|#2208e627-17ae-4a82-8a5d-658104177059;L0|#02208e627-17ae-4a82-8a5d-658104177059|Andrew Telfer;GTSet|#c31bcefc-bba8-4775-8a91-82f54b19d6e1;GPP|#ea902729-61f1-408c-8103-72cacb675a7b<div class="ExternalClass9E9281DB30C84385A612174CC5D688CD"><p>​...leads the sustainability efforts for Walmart’s Canadian market...</p></div>Food Supply Waste

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