Experts to Discuss Role of Sustainability in Retail
The Bryan School of Business and Economics at UNC Greensboro will host a panel discussion on “Sustainability – The Key to Future Growth” on Tuesday, October 22 from 2-4 pm in the Elliott University Center (EUC) Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public. The discussion will be followed by a reception in the EUC’s Cone Ballroom. The event is part of the school’s new Virtual Collaboratory for Sustainable Business Practices, made possible by a grant from the VF Foundation.
Panel speakers will include nationally-known retail expert Marshal Cohen from NPD Group, Chris Fox with HanesBrands Inc., Jesse Daystar with Cotton Incorporated, Scott Deitz with Kontoor Brands, and Chad Bolick with Unifi.
Sustainability is a requirement for new and existing brands as well as a driver of innovation and opportunity across all industries and at retail. The NPD Group’s Chief Industry Advisor Marshal Cohen will lead a panel discussion among top industry experts for an exploration of the role of sustainability in retail today throughout North America. This mini-journey evaluates the impact of sustainability on the retail industry now and in the future by identifying challenges and opportunities created by the changing retail and consumer landscape. Dive into the key trends including current well-executed sustainability strategies and opportunities for the future.