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

Michael Fletcher

Commercial Director at The Co-op

Michael Fletcher joined the Co-Op’s Senior Leadership team in 2013 as the retailer’s Trading Director becoming the Chief Retail Commercial Officer for the Food Business. 
The Co-Op is the UK’s largest consumer co-operative and has always been seen as a pioneer and a catalyst for change in the sector.

Michael joined The Co-operative Food’s Executive team at an exciting time, as the business embarked on a new strategic direction under the leadership of CEO, Steve Murrells.  Since joining the Co-op, it has expanded its operations, acquired new businesses, such as NISA in 2018 and at the same time expanded their focus on their customers, communities, suppliers and the environment under the banner of ‘It’s what we do’. 

Michael has extensive operational experience, developing and leading commercial strategy, opening new markets and leading synergy initiatives and is passionate about supporting the execution of all commercial and supply chain activity through the lens of store colleagues. 

Previously at Tesco for 22 years, Michael undertook multiple Category Director roles, including a posting as Commercial Director for Tesco in Malaysia.

The Co-op were the first signatory to become a partner of Water Unite, recognising the unique approach of the organisation to creating a new, innovative way of funding development and the SDGs.

Adam Shaw

Journalist and Broadcaster

Speaker & Moderator

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Catherine Roe

Chief Executive Officer at Elior

Speaker

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Dr Chantal Line Carpentier

Chief, UNCTAD New York Office

Speaker

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Satya S. Tripathi

UN Assistant Secretary-General & Head of New York Office at UNEP

Speaker

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Chris Sellers

Chief Executive Officer at Water Unite

Speaker

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Lord Malcolm Bruce

Chair of 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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