Ethical Consumption and Avoiding Greenwash, JLL, Thursday, 19. September 2019

Ethical Consumption and Avoiding Greenwash
Many of us know how damaging our consumer habits are to the planet and to other people around the world, including in the global south. With companies applying labels like 'green', 'ethical', 'sustainable' and so on to their products and services, it can be really hard to discern fact from fiction, and ethics from greenwash...
Join us at this event which will help shed light on ethical consumption from both a market-wide strategic perspective, as well as a practical focus on real world stuff we buy - from jeans to mortgages, and from palm oil products to supermarkets. This event will be relevant for you whether you are thinking about your own consumption, or influencing others', as well as thinking about company purchasing and supply.
As ever there will be the space and opportunity to network and share experiences with colleagues in the wider sustainability community. There will also be the opportunity for delegates to update the group on news and events.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Joining us as our speaker for this event is:

Joanna Long - Director at Ethical Consumer Research Association, Director of Fair Tax Mark
Joanna is a highly experienced researcher in the field of ethical consumption and has a wide range of knowledge of both trends in the changing ethical market and specific expertise in sectors from fashion to finance. Joanna also has a PhD in Geography.
Ethical Consumer are an independent, not-for-profit, multi-stakeholder co-operative with open membership, founded in 1989 and based in Manchester. For over 25 years they have been championing the ethical consumer movement, helping consumers to shop ethically, campaigning to challenge corporate power and businesses to improve their supply chain. Their mission is to make global businesses more sustainable through consumer pressure.
Our Sponsors for this event, JLL Manchester, are kindly providing drinks and snacks on arrival
We of course encourage active travel! Please note that there is no parking available on site - the JLL Office is centrally located in Piccadilly Gardens, a short walk from the metro station, and also less than a 1 mile walk from Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Manchester Victoria train stations.
Who’s it for?
Women working in sustainability at all levels and sectors.
You’ve been working in sustainability for a while but are looking for a change

You’re new to sustainability and want to get prepared for the road ahead.
You’re established in your career and wondering how you can progress or change what you do.
You’ve had a varied career and have wisdom to share.

What will you get from attending?
You’ll come away with inspiration, energy, new insights about your own situation as well as strategies and tactics for designing your own change.
You will have the opportunity to meet and network with other like-minded women working in sustainability.

What our 'Women in Sustainability' say about our Network Hub Events:
"The WINS Network gives me a feeling of empowerment and support. How fantastic to be surrounded by so many powerful, sustainable women" Rosie Williams
"The WINS Network gives me a great opportunity to connect with like-minded women and learn great stuff!" Nicola Ainger
"The WINS Network Hub events gives me such insightful and useful tips from other professionals. Also its great to hear and share experiences and be reminded that we are all facing the same challenges!" Julie
"There is a really positive feeling - the atmosphere is so energising" Karen Press
"It was great to have a space to listen to women talk about being passionate and driven. It has inspired me to tap into those passions' Mathilde Braddock
All queries contact organiser       

Hosted by:
JLL - One Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester M1 1RGJLL are a world leader in real estate services. JLL buy, build, occupy and invest in a variety of assets including industrial, commercial, retail, residential and hotel real estate. From tech startups to global firms, their clients span industries including banking, energy, healthcare, law, life sciences, manufacturing and technology.

Thursday, 19. September 2019, JLL, Ethical Consumption and Avoiding Greenwash

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