TweetUp on Sustainability in Retail THURSDAY

The words “retail” and “sustainability” don’t normally go hand-in-hand, but the folks at the Retail Industry Leaders Association are hoping to change that. They are leading the way, by providing a safe space for sustainability professionals in the retail industry to share best practices and discuss common operational practices, areas of concern, and pragmatic solutions to problems. Heard about solar panels on top of a Kohl’s department store or Best Buy’s new e-waste takeback program? The staff members who led these initiatives are all members of RILA.

In honor of a new report on sustainability in the retail industry, the Retail Industry Leaders Association is throwing a tweetUp (12noon Eastern, 9am Pacific) to discuss retail sustainability in general and employee engagement, industry trends, and importance of partnerships in particular. Guess who will be on deck as a designated expert participant? Our own Nick Aster. You can follow along with the TweetUp by searching for hashtag #RILAchat. You can follow Nick @nickaster and the TriplePundit team @triplepundit.

The report is embargoed until tomorrow morning, so you’ll have to attend the tweetup to get the results of the report.

Jen Boynton

Jen Boynton has been the editor in chief of TriplePundit for 8 years. With over 6 million annual readers, TriplePundit is the leading publication on sustainable business and the Triple Bottom Line. Prior to TriplePundit, Jen received an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School and a degree in Sociology from Pitzer College. She spent a few years in the non-profit policy sector as well, but we won't talk about that. In her work with TriplePundit she's helped clients from SAP to PwC with their sustainability communications messaging. When she's not at work, she volunteers as a CASA -- court appointed special advocate for children in the foster care system. She enjoys losing fights with her toddler overlord and eating toast scraps. She lives with her family in sunny San Diego.

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