Tuesday, March 28, 2023 

1:00 PM to 8:00 PM 


3:00 PM to 4:30 PM 

Sustainability Leadership Institute (SLI) Leading Complex Change in the Face of Crisis

In November 2022, TSC launched the second edition of the SLI. This summit workshop session continues the journey that began there. Along with our partners from Human Systems Dynamics Institute, we bring together leaders from across consumer goods supply chains to build their adaptive capacity to meet the urgent, uncertain, and complex challenges of the future. In addition to the December workshop, the program includes a series of monthly webinars to introduce new tools, reinforce practice, and build relationships across the system to support us as we lead through crisis and chaos.  

Join this workshop session to become part of this leadership learning journey. We will: 

  • Review human systems dynamics’ (HSD)  foundations for leading in the face of crisis 
  • Share stories from colleagues about their experiences of shifting patterns to improve performance for themselves and their teams, organizations, and communities.  
  • Connect with others from across TSC who share your opportunities and challenges as you lead in the face of crisis 

Whether or not you attended the SLI Retreat, you will find new ways to think and act in your role as a sustainability leader. You will discover new ways to tame wicked issues and thrive in chaos.   


Lindsey Alexander, Human Systems Dynamics 

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

TSC Summit 23 Drop In Welcome Reception at the Hyatt Place Rooftop

Wednesday, March 29, 2023 

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM 

“A” Mountain Hike (optional)

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM 


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM 

Opening Plenary
  • CEO Welcome – Set Global Perspective 
  • Drs. Crow & Schlosser Welcome 
  • Policy Keynote/Shaping ESG Strategies/SEC/Regulatory Environment  
  • Cold Water Wash


Christy Slay, TSC 

Peter Schlosser, ASU 

Bruno Sarda, EY 

Stacy Leeds, ASU 

Nathan Sell, ACI

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM 

Coffee + Networking Break

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 1

Ag Metrics Part 1: Regenerative Agriculture: Measurement & Communication

Despite widespread interest in regenerative agriculture in recent years, there is no legal or regulatory definition of the term, nor a widely accepted definition of what set of agricultural practices or outcomes constitute regenerative agriculture. In this session, participants will hear from a range of organizations that are developing a definition for the term “regenerative agriculture” and a common set of metrics that it aims to enhance. Participants will also learn about how to align communication about the value of consistent year-over-year measurement of regenerative agriculture, and its value to growers, packers, shippers, buyers, brands and to grower/industry groups. 


Teresa Garcia-Moore, TSC 

Kelly Murray Young, Field to Market 

Lexi Clark, SAI Platform 

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 2

Innovations in Circular Plastic Packaging

Learn about and workshop ideas for innovations towards more circular packaging. We’ll hear from corporate partners on our small format packaging project, and we’ll have a workshop to create objectives for new TSC work on industrial and agricultural thin film, and circular economy ROI.  


Juan Bonilla, Director, Personal Health Care Sustainability, P&G 

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 3

Accelerating Data Flow - Applying Human Systems Dynamics to the Wicked Issue of Scope 3

The Scope 3 impacts of any organization represent a complex, messy wicked issue, one ripe for applying the methods of Adaptive Capacity from Human Systems Dynamics (HSD) to find possibilities for creating change and moving forward. In this interactive workshop, participants will apply processes of adaptive capacity to collectively identify and leverage the characteristics of wrangling Scope 3 emissions data to articulate conditions for change. Participants will walk away with methods and ideas to apply to their own wicked problems of Scope 3 and beyond. 


Lindsey Alexander, Human Systems Dynamics 


Rosemary Lapka, TSC 


12:30 PM to 1:30 PM 

  • Retailer Working Group and/or Supplier Meeting 
  • Commodity Mapping Demo 

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 

Field Trips
  • Agritopia and the Arizona Worm Farm
  • Pueblo Grande Museum and the Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch 
  • North Gateway Transfer Station, City of Phoenix Public Works 

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM 

TSC Member Reception ASU Arboretum

Thursday, March 30, 2023 

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM 


9:00 AM to 10:30 AM 

Opening Plenary
  • Arizona State Climatologist & Director of Arizona State Climate Office
  • Retailer Commitments
  • THESIS Updates & Impact Report Review
  • Common Analytics Showcase


Erinanne Saffell, Arizona State Climatologist 

Kevin Dooley, TSC 

Shanika Whitehurst, Consumer Reports 

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM 

Coffee + Networking Break

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 1

Ag Metrics Part 2: Science of Monitoring, Reporting, and Verification (MRV): Can remote sensing replace on-the-ground monitoring?

As an unprecedented amount of new funding is flowing to establish verified climate-smart commodities, questions arise about the use of remote sensing to monitor farm practices. Participants will learn about scientific developments in the use of satellite technologies and participate in discussions about the use of remote sensing and on the ground verification. 


Teresa Garcia-Moore, TSC 

Steve Rao, CEO, Farm Market iD – Head of Ag Innovation, DTN 

Hannah Kerner, ASU 

Audrey Barrett Bixler, Arva Intelligence 

Kinsey Rayburn, Planet 

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 2

Collaborating with Legal Teams to Achieve Sustainability Goals

Collaboration with internal legal teams can play a major role in business sustainability efforts through increasing supplier transparency, collecting real data (vs. modeled), and providing science-based consumer claims. In this panel, members will share examples of positive collaboration with their legal teams to achieve sustainability impact. 


Myriam Fessi, Manager, Science & Impact, TSC 

Amber Enriquez, General Council, ECOS 

Shanika Whitehurst, Associate Director, Consumer Reports Product Sustainability 

Maddy Foote, Associate, Kirkland & Ellis, The Chancery Lane Project 

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 3

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR): Shifting the Burden from Taxpayers to Producers

How is new EPR legislation going to impact your business’s profitability and sustainability goals? Learn from various stakeholders about how they are planning for EPR and turning costs into competitive advantage. 


Adam Springer, Manager of Product Sustainability, Ahold Delhaize, USA 

Pat Hayes, Vice President – Government Affairs, Clorox 

Sunny Schlesinger, Director, Finance, TSC

Erin Murphy, ASU 

12:30 PM to 1:30 PM 


2:00 PM to 4:00 PM 

Optional Field Trips
  • Sustainability Tour of ASU Campus (25)
  • Tour of Walton Center for Planetary Health (50)
  • FABRIC Incubator Tour


Walton Center for Planetary Health Arizona State University Campus, Tempe

Special hotel rate expires February 27, 2023

TSC will have special rates available at the following hotels in Tempe. The Center is located directly on Phoenix’s light rail stop with direct access to downtown Phoenix and the airport.


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Speaking Opportunities

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General Inquiries

For general questions or comments about the Summit contact: Jessica Leonard