This discussion paper is based on dialogue and conversation that took place in Toronto on June 4, 2019 as part of the eighth annual Leaders in Sustainable Thinking (LIST) series. LIST, founded by Kruger Products and Canadian Grocer in 2012, is the only forum of its kind. It brings together retailers and consumer packaged goods (CPG) manufacturers with the purpose of discussing sustainability goals and challenges, and to find opportunities to collaborate in pursuit of potential solutions. Professor Ashish Pujari, a professor of marketing from DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University, delivered a keynote presentation on sustainable product innovation that sparked a lively discussion.
The Delphi Group has been supporting LIST for over 5 years, helping it successfully engage the retail and manufacturing sector on critical sustainability issues. Delphi’s President Ted Ferguson facilitated this latest roundtable.