October 16, 2024

Toronto Congress Centre - South Building

Sustainable Solutions for Canadian Retailers & Manufacturers​

In 2023 RCC’s Retail Sustainability Conference brought together over 600 retailers, manufacturers, suppliers, technology providers, and policy visionaries to explore actionable paths to zero plastic waste, net zero emissions, decarbonization, and more. 

RCC Retail Sustainability 2024 returns on October 16, 2024, in Toronto. Don’t miss retail’s must-attend sustainability event!

2023 Retail Sustainability Conference

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Toronto Congress Centre
South Building

650 Dixon Rd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 1J1

2023 Speakers

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.

Joe McMahan

VP, Sustainability and Shared Value

Maple Leaf Foods

Kim Saunders

VP ESG Strategy

Canadian Tire Corporation

Nick Venditti

Account Executive, Google Cloud


George Soleas

President & CEO


Sam Kashani

Country Director

Too Good To Go, Canada

Ravneet Gill

Manager Policy & Stakeholder Relations

Waste to Resource Ontario

Mylene Champagne

Director, Environment and Technical Risks

Metro Inc.

Alain Brandon

VP of Sustainability, Social Impact & Government Relation

Loblaw Companies Limited

Alyson Slater

Managing Director, Sustainable Investment, Public Markets

Manulife Investment Management

Crystal Howe

Sustainability Manager

Ice River Springs Solutions

Samer B. Kamal


Minus Global International

Gemma Hinksman

Senior Director - Canada Impact Team

McDonald's Canada

Jonathan Duguay-Arbesfeld

Managing Director, Investments

Canada Infrastructure Bank

Fisk Johnson

Chairman and CEO

SC Johnson

Maya Colombani

Chief Sustainability & Human Rights Officer


Neil Savio Menezes

Packaging Sustainability Policy Manager

General Mills

Crystal Rasa

CSCMP, Customer Fulfilment Sourcing Manager

IKEA Canada

Jonathan Farkouh

Director, Environmental Sustainability Programs

The Estée Lauder Companies

Hon. Andrea Khanjin


Environment, Conservation and Parks

Megan Nichols

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

Environment and Climate Change, Canada

Joe Solly

Partner, National Consumer Sustainability & Climate Leader

Deloitte Canada

Patrick Wiedemann


Reconomy Comply Division and Reverse Logistics Group

Rochelle Ezekiel

Senior VP, Digital Retail

Canada Goose

Jean-Simon Venne

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

BrainBox AI

Galen Weston

President and Chairman

Loblaw Companies Limited

Geneviève Dionne

Director, Ecodesign and Circular Economy

Éco Entreprises Québec

Mary De Guzman

Director, Environmental, Social and Governance

Sleep Country

Sarah Thompson

Managing Director, Sustainable Finance


Alfredo Conte

Information and Master Data Support Director

Metro Inc

Heléne Loberg

Head of Sustainability

IKEA Canada

Shannon Castellarin

Manager, Policy and Instrument Development Section

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Kimi Walker

AVP , Product Stewardship

Canadian Tire Corporation

Catherine McVitty

Sustainability Communications Lead

Unilever Canada

Geraldine Huse


P&G Canada

Marie-France Gibson

Vice President, Private Brands

Metro Inc

Carrie Chisholm

VP, Environment, Social, Governance (ESG)

Canada Post

As The Voice of Retail™ in Canada since 1963, Retail Council of Canada (RCC) represents over 45,000 independent, regional, national mass and specialty retail businesses and online merchants in general merchandise, drug and grocery.