A PARTNERSHIP TO END WATER POVERTY AND REDUCE PLASTIC POLLUTION

A convening with the United Nations Conference for Trade & Development and the United Nations Environment Programme

SPEAKERS

Cathryn Higgs

Head of Ethics & Sustainability at the Co-op

Cathryn is Head of Food Policy at Co-operative Food, leading its work on ethical food and food policy issues. Cathryn and her team are responsible for defining strategy and implementation plans on key public policy, legal and customer issues for the business. On a day to day basis she deals with issues as diverse as ethical trade, fair trade labelling, health and wellbeing, sustainable sourcing, the environmental impacts of products, recycling, food waste, animal welfare and climate change. She has experience of developing customer-facing awareness campaigns and community initiatives.

She is passionate about understanding what issues citizens care about and supporting better understanding and awareness of food related issues. Previous experience includes dealing with technical and scientific issues and developing sourcing, ethical and retail product standards. She has extensive experience of engaging with Government and NGOs. She won the ‘Sustainability Leader of the Year’ category at the 2020 edie Sustainability Leaders Awards. Cathryn is a member of the Food Ethics Council.

Adam Shaw

Journalist and Broadcaster

Speaker & Moderator

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Catherine Roe

Chief Executive Officer at Elior

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Dr Chantal Line Carpentier

Chief, UNCTAD New York Office

Speaker

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Lord Malcolm Bruce

Chair of Water Unite

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Michael Fletcher

Commercial Director at The Co-op

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Chris Sellers

Chief Executive Officer at Water Unite

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Usha Rao-Monari

Vice-Chair at Water Unite

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Dr Jeremy Gorelick

Strategic Advisor for Water Unite Impact at Wellers Impact

Speaker

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Martijn Proos

Investment Director at Ninety One, and Secretary & Treasurer at Water Unite

Speaker

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