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The Sustainability Consortium: An Inside Look - Featuring Jillian Gladstone
In 2009, with great fanfare, WalMart launched the Sustainability Consortium with the ambitious goal of quantifying the environmental impact of nearly every consumer product. But what does it mean to compare the impact of paper v. plastic, shampoo v. conditioner, spinach v. sandals? Can this Herculean task be accomplished? Will this help us build more sustainable business practices?
Who can tell us?? Our very own Jillian Gladstone (Fletcher | Friedman 2012), who manages the Consortium's Home and Personal Care Sector Working Group! Come hear Jillian tell us about her work and answer all the questions.
Friday, April 13th
12 pm - 1 pm | C205
About the Sustainability Consortium:
The Sustainability Consortium (TSC) is an independent organization of diverse global participants that work collaboratively to build a scientific foundation that drives innovation to improve consumer product sustainability. TSC develops transparent methodologies, tools, and strategies to drive a new generation of products and supply networks that address environmental, social, and economic imperatives. The Sustainability Consortium advocates for a credible, scalable, and transparent process and system. The organization boasts over 75 members from all corners of business employing over 57 million people and whose combined revenues total over $1.5 Trillion.
About Jillian Gladstone:
Jillian manages The Sustainability Consortium's Home and
Personal Care Sector Working Group. In this role, she works with corporations, NGOs, and academics to develop tools that companies will use to measure and report on the sustainability of their products. Jillian is currently pursuing a joint MALD/MS from Tufts University, at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and The Friedman School of Nutrition. Her research focuses on sustainability efforts in the food and agriculture sectors. Before returning to school, Jillian coordinated Waterkeeper Alliance's campaign to fight pollution from factory farms. Prior to that, she worked in communications and public advocacy for Human Rights First. Jillian received her BA in Politics and Anthropology from New York University in 2004.