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SustainabilityX Speakers

SustainabilityX 2024
May 14th 2024
133 Houndsditch | London

Shaping Management Strategies to Drive Positive Impact

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Clara Eisenberg

Clara Eisenberg

Interim General Counsel, ZERO CARBON FORUM
Former Legal & Sustainability Director, THE DUNE GROUP

Clara Eisenberg is interim General Counsel and Advisory Board member at Zero Carbon Forum.  Zero Carbon Forum empowers its restaurant and pub industry members to reach carbon reduction targets at pace through collaborative action. Prior to that Clara was Legal & Sustainability Director at Dune London with responsibility for developing and integrating a responsible business agenda covering sourcing, materials, packaging and governance.

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Saasha Celestial-One

Saasha Celestial-One

Co-Founder & COO
OLIO

Saasha Celestial-One is Co-Founder & COO of OLIO, a free app harnessing the power of
mobile technology and the sharing economy to provide a revolutionary solution to the
problem of waste. OLIO is growing quickly, empowered by 160k+ volunteers. Since 2016,
8m OLIOers have successfully shared over 160m portions of food and 11m household items
with each other in 62 countries. Before OLIO, Saasha founded London’s first pay-as-you-go
high street childcare provider, and prior to that she spent 13yrs at Morgan Stanley, McKinsey
& American Express. Saasha was named one of the UK’s “Coolest Female Founders” by
Business Insider, has an MBA from Stanford, is mum to 11-year-old Nolan, and is the proud
daughter of hippy entrepreneurs.

  • The 21 most extraordinary women of 2021 – You Magazine
  • 14 women who are changing the way we eat and drink in 2021 – Time Out Magazine
  • Who are the Top 32 ESG pioneers in the UK? – Business Leader
  • 30 to Watch – The UK’s Top Funded Female Founders (#9) – Financial Times
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Julia Cove-Smith

Julia Cove-Smith

CEO
EMMA BRIDGEWATER

Julia is the former CEO of Emma Bridgewater Pottery Ltd. She is anexperienced leader of senior management and executive teams, with extensive retail and e-commerce experience having held senior positions in Marketing and Business Development at Waterstones and WHSmith.

With a focus on employee and customer engagement, she is keen to listen to feedback from cross-functional teams at all levels. Her recent experience at Emma Bridgewater Ltd includes securing an £8m investment from BGF to support further UK growth and international expansion, and leading the Emma Bridgewater business to achieve B Corp status in January 2022.

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Christopher Davis

Christopher Davis

International Sustainability, Activism & Communications Director
THE BODY SHOP

Neil Bradford

Neil Bradford

Group Sustainability & Procurement Director
JD SPORTS

Jade Snart

Jade Snart

Senior Sustainability Manager – George Clothing, Home & GM
ASDA

Jade has over 20 years’ experience in the fashion industry, ranging from design, manufacturing, garment technology and for the last 5 years, in the world of sustainability. Jade has worked with her team, NGO’s and industry experts to build and develop Asda’s ‘George for Good’ sustainability strategy, and has recently expanding her remit into Home Textiles and General Merchandise too.

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Natalie Deacon

Natalie Deacon

Head of Purpose and Sustainability
AVON

Natalie leads Avon’s ambitious purpose sustainability agenda, from addressing the climate crisis through to tackling equality and inclusion. In this role Natalie is responsible for crating and implementing triple bottom line strategy across operations in Avon’s international markets, including decarbonisation, circularity, social impact and brand activism.

Natalie is a passionate advocate for Avon’s mission to create a better world for women, leading Avon’s core purpose to deliver positive social impact through support of women and the issues that matter to Avon’s communities. She is also responsible for communications across all aspects of Avon’s sustainability efforts, from corporate responsibility reporting through to engaging and inspiring our independent beauty entrepreneurs to embrace sustainability.

Natalie has over 20 years’ experience in PR and communications. She is known for her energy, determination to deliver, and combination of strategic thinking with can-do pragmatism.

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Gursh Mendhir

Gursh Mendhir

Principal
TRUE.

Francesca Lascelles

Francesca Lascelles

Brand Partnership Manager
RESKINNED

Alexis Cepeda Maule

Alexis Cepeda Maule

Managing Director of UK & Europe
REFORMATION