Sneak peek: a Q&A with upcoming Sustainable Cosmetic Summit speakers

This year’s North American edition of the Ecovia Intelligence Sustainable Cosmetics Summit is scheduled to take place this year in New York City. The Summit, which has been running since 2009, is focused on encouraging sustainability throughout the beauty industry by bringing together key stake holders including packaging companies, industry organizations, and certification agencies to debate major industry issues in a high-level forum, as explained in the event’s brochure.

Planned sessions include a sustainability update, green ingredients, marketing developments, and customer impacts, as well as a scheduled workshop on sustainability metrics. Speakers include representatives from Colgate-Palmolive, Kenvue, Coty, dsm-firmenich, Spate, and Credo Beauty.

To learn more about this year’s event, CosmeticsDesign interviewed Randi-Kronthal Sacco, Director at GlobeScan, Ignacio Garcia, CEO and Co-Founder of Tree Intelligence, and Dirk-Jan Oudshoorn, Founder and CEO of Forestwise for their insights.

CDU: Can you share some brief background regarding your professional experience, your company, and your relationship with the cosmetics and personal care product industries?

Randi-Kronthal Sacco (RKS)​: I am a senior scholar at NYU Stern Center of Sustainable Business.  My research focuses on the intersection between brands sustainability. 

I am a member of the board of Globescan, a global insights and research consultancy working in sustainability.  Prior to NYU Stern, I was the CMO of Rodon and Fields, a Silicon Valley skincare company and spent almost 20 years as a senior executive at Johnson & Johnson running the global Johnson’s baby and adult skincare businesses.

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