Complete Business Sustainability: Product Responsibility Summit (Summit) 2023
Recorded On: 10/10/2023
|Sustainability-related practices are not just product-focused, they also involve internal processes and policies. Learn different methods for embracing this concept in your organization.
Elizabeth Wimbush (Moderator)
Director of Sustainability & Responsibility
Elizabeth Wimbush is PPAI’s first ever Director of Sustainability & Responsibility. Prior to joining PPAI, Elizabeth was the Vice President of Supply Chain and Sustainability for distributor Genumark. She had started with the company in 2020 as the Director of Supply Chain.
Elizabeth is a value-oriented professional with a diverse range of experience that prioritizes ethical and sustainable business growth, spanning 20 years. Organically influencing positive change from the ground up in organizations is the name of her game.
Most of her free time is spent with her two dogs, riding her motorcycle, hiking or swimming. On the road or in the woods, alone or with friends, “I’m never bored when I’m out in nature,” she says.
Denise Taschereau (Moderator)
CEO & Co-Founder
Denise Taschereau, a PPAI Board Member, is the CEO & Co-Founder of Fairware Promotional Products. She launched Fairware in 2005 after experiencing the difficulty with sourcing promotional merchandise that reflected the social and environmental priorities of the many brands and organizations she admired.
Teresa Fudenberg (Moderator)
Teresa Fudenberg is the CEO of Storm Creek, a WBENC-certified women-owned business renowned for its high-quality, eco-made apparel and unwavering commitment to giving back to communities and the planet. With over two decades of entrepreneurial experience, Teresa previously ran her own brand and business strategy firm, collaborating with growth-stage businesses to transform their brand visions into reality.
In 2014, she joined forces with her now husband, Doug Jackson, to reimagine the Storm Creek brand, infusing it with an ethos deeply rooted in environmental, corporate, and social responsibility. Driven by her passion for uplifting others and community betterment, Teresa has steered Storm Creek to remarkable heights. Under Teresa and Doug’s dynamic duo drive, the company has repurposed more than 28 million plastic bottles into a year-round eco-made apparel line, and has contributed over $1.3 million to national and local charities.
Guided by the mission of "Better Product for the Greater Good," Teresa and Storm Creek continue to prove how a business can thrive while simultaneously advancing social and environmental responsibility.
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