Retail Sustainability Conference

October 3, 2023

The International Centre​, Mississauga ON

Presenting Sponsor

Sustainable Solutions for Canadian Retailers & Manufacturers

A full-day event to empower retailers and value chain partners with sector-specific strategies to support a circular economy, build resilient supply chains, establish a route to net zero emissions, and to accelerate ESG solutions across all operations.

Sustainability trailblazers, manufacturers, suppliers, technology providers, and government leaders, and forward-thinking QSR and CPG experts will address EPR systems, ESG standards, decarbonization, packaging, supply chain optimization, and circular economy progression.


The Retail Sustainability Conference Agenda is made up of influential leaders, visionaries, and passionate professionals that will discuss the most critical topics in the sustainability landscape.

Gemma Hinksman

Senior Director - Canada Impact Team

McDonald's Canada

Jonathan Farkouh

Director, Environmental Sustainability Programs

The Estée Lauder Companies

Catherine McVitty

Sustainability Communications Lead

Unilever Canada

Sam Kashani

Country Director

Too Good To Go, Canada

Geraldine Huse


P&G Canada

Nick Venditti

Account Executive, Google Cloud


Shannon Castellarin

Manager, Policy and Instrument Development Section

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Rochelle Ezekiel

Senior VP, Digital Retail

Canada Goose

Patrick Wiedemann


Reconomy Comply Division and Reverse Logistics Group

Joe McMahan

VP, Sustainability and Shared Value

Maple Leaf Foods

Sarah Thompson

Managing Director, Sustainable Finance


Megan Nichols

Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Environmental Protection Branch (EPB)

Environment and Climate Change, Canada

Jean-Simon Venne

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

BrainBox AI

Carrie Chisholm

VP, Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Canada Post

Kimi Walker

AVP , Product Stewardship

Canadian Tire Corporation

Hon. Andrea Khanjin


Environment, Conservation and Parks

Geneviève Dionne

Director, Ecodesign and Circular Economy

Éco Entreprises Québec

Marie-France Gibson

Vice President, Private Brands

Metro Inc

Mary De Guzman

Director, Environmental, Social and Governance

Sleep Country

Crystal Rasa

CSCMP, Customer Fulfilment Sourcing Manager

IKEA Canada

George Soleas

President & CEO


Samer B. Kamal


Minus Global International

Heléne Loberg

Head of Sustainability

IKEA Canada

Kim Saunders

VP ESG Strategy

Canadian Tire Corporation

Maya Colombani

Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer


Joe Solly

Partner, National Consumer Sustainability & Climate Leader

Deloitte Canada

Fisk Johnson

CEO, Chairman, and Chairman of the Board

SC Johnson

Alain Brandon

VP of Sustainability, Social Impact & Government Relation

Loblaw Companies Limited

Galen Weston

President and Chairman

Loblaw Companies Limited

Mylene Champagne

Director, Environment and Technical Risks

Metro Inc.

Neil Savio Menezes

Packaging Sustainability Policy Manager

General Mills


The International Centre

6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON

October 3, 2023