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The coronavirus pandemic has knocked back progress on sustainability in all sorts of areas: plastic consumption; recycling programmes; rampant online delivery growth. Yet for consumers concerns about the environment haven’t gone away.

And there also appears to be a greater political will to tackle the environment, whether that’s in the context of the UK’s net-zero pledge, the introduction of the new Agriculture Bill, or its role as host of the rescheduled Cop26 conference in November. At the same time, retailers and manufacturers know they cannot hide from these issues, while also facing massive challenges in delivering on their commitments.

So how can we get sustainability back to the top of the agenda while we’re fighting on so many other fronts, including not only the immediate challenges of Covid, but also a global recession, a massive increase in food poverty and, of course, Brexit?

In the first in a series of conferences and webinars, The Grocer’s Broadcast Conference on 24 March features five 45-minute sessions on key sustainability issues affecting the industry.

You can view the key topics for the day on the website.

As well as hearing from leading experts on these topics, The Grocer’s Sustainability Conference will enable you to ask questions of the speakers, via interactive webinar functionality, as well as being able to ‘network’ (virtually) with other delegates and sponsors.

The day will comprise of a prerecord session, with a welcome from Adam Leyland, Editor of the Grocer and presentation from the keynote speaker. You will be able to watch this from the platform when you are logged in.

Adam Leyland will then host a live Q&A on the topic with questions from the audience.

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