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November 12, 2024 | Courthouse Hotel, Shoreditch, London

Retailers are facing unprecedented challenges in 2024. In addition to political uncertainty and a cost-of-living crisis, new sustainability reporting and regulatory requirements have increased complexity for businesses.

However, the integral role that sustainability plays in retail’s future is clear. Keeping pace with change and transforming retail sustainability through a collaborative approach is key.

The Sustainability Debate is a free-to-attend event exclusively for future-focused leaders and decision makers from across the retail industry. Come to connect with peers, learn from experts, build partnerships and help your business effect lasting, profit-focused sustainable change.

Why join the Sustainability Debate?


Join peers across retail to network and collaborate


Gain fresh insight. Debate how to drive change.


Shape partnerships to support and accelerate industry sustainability goals.

Take a look at the themes the Sustainability Debate will explore:
  • Maintaining focus despite macro challenges: explore the impact of political uncertainty, cost-of-living and reporting pressures on retail sustainability roadmaps, and identify ways of maintaining focus on the long-term
  • Industry collaboration and standardisation – where are we aiming to get to, and how are we going to get there? We explore the opportunities, from leveraging standards ahead of incoming UK and EU regulatory commitments, to shaping strategic goals and making ESG reporting a force for change rather than a drain on resources
  • The growth of circularity and the future retail landscape: outlining the realities – and opportunities – of rebuilding systems and processes (and fronting investment) to make this happen
  • Big sustainability shifts – and bigger learnings: where is the industry winning, and where is it hitting the target but missing the point?

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