Global Trends and Practices of Ethical Consumerism

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Global Trends and Practices of Ethical Consumerism

Please email yammie@britcham.com for more information

Fairtrade and ethical markets are a competitive place. How do you differentiate yourself from your competition? How do you engage with market trends in order to succeed? At this breakfast briefing, Wander Meijer, Director at GlobeScan will talk about global trends in sustainable consumption and marketing. He will look specifically at  how sustainability can be integrated into the strategy and articulation of the purpose for a company and how this can be reflected in its marketing. In doing so, Wander will highlight the positioning of Unilever as a corporate leader in sustainability, which was cited as the main reason for the failed M&A bid from Kraft Heinz. 

The moral or ethical purpose of an organisation is becoming increasingly important at a time when the new generation of consumer, otherwise known as Millennials, are seeking a more conscientious lifestyle. Concerned about the environment and social issues, they are also materialists who define themselves in part through brands – and they want to buy products that align with their values and are good for the environment and society. Therefore, they are looking to buy aspirational products and retailers need to stay ahead of their desires in order to succeed.

 

About the speaker

Wander Meijer has 20+ years marketing and management experience, and worked in Europe, Latin America and Asia Pacific. He has a passion for social development and sustainability and has been involved in advisory functions for strategy, business development and management. Wander's goals are to bring more business acumen and skills to not-for-profit organisations and at the same time, install more social awareness and CSR policies at commercial enterprises. The latter is what he does for GlobeScan in Asia Pacific.  

   
ATTENDANCE FEE
ATTENDEE PRICE
Member $ 400.00 HKD
Non-Member $ 470.00 HKD
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  • Please make cheques payable to: "The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong" & send it to Room 1201 Emperor Group Centre, 288 Hennessy Road, Hong Kong
Event:

Global Trends and Practices of Ethical Consumerism

Date:
Wed, March 01, 2017
Time:
08:00 AM - 09:15 AM
Speaker:

Wander Meijer, Director, GlobeScan

Venue:
Victoria Suite, The Hong Kong Club, 1 Jackson Road, Central. Hosted by Andrew Seaton
Contact Person:
Yammie Yuen
Contact information:
yammie@britcham.com