On Thursday, April 14, 2022, the Center for Retail Transformation at George Mason University's School of Business hosted a panel on Retail’s Sustainability Imperative, sponsored by Microsoft. Part of the Center's Transforming Retail series, the panel features experts who discussed the challenges and opportunities facing retail businesses as retailers seek to improve their sustainability footprint, be it sourcing and materials, managing returns and resale, using data to enable a circular economy, or nudging consumers to engage in sustainable behavior.
The panel of experts included:
- Adam Siegel, CEO, and Co-Founder, Recurate, a tech-enabled resale service empowering retailers to launch an integrated resale channel.
- Julie Channing, Former Global VP of Marketing, Allbirds, the first person hired at Allbirds to build the brand ground up
- Navjit Bhasin, Founder and CEO, Newmine, first applied AI SaaS retail returns company, and
- Paula Beckel, Director Retail & Consumer Goods, Microsoft, a 20-year industry veteran having worked at Target and Macy’s before Microsoft.