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 is editor in chief of TriplePundit. She has an MBA in Sustainable Management from the Presidio Graduate School and lives in Oakland with her husband and baby. 
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