Tuesday, March 28, 2023 

2:00 PM to 4:30 PM | WCPH Atrium


3:00 PM to 4:30 PM | WCPH Auditorium

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 | Hyatt Place University/Tempe/Phoenix 

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

All TSC Summit 23 attendees are welcome to join us at the Hyatt Place Rooftop for some light appetizers and refreshments to welcome attendees to Phoenix.


Wednesday, March 29, 2023 

6:45 AM to 8:00 AM | Hyatt Place

“A” Mountain Run & Hike (optional)

Meet TSC’s Amy Scoville-Weaver and Cristian Becerra in the lobby of the Hyatt Place for a quick hike up ASU’s A Mountain for an amazing view of the Phoenix valley.  


8:30 AM to 9:00 AM | WCPH Atrium


Food will not be allowed in the WCPH Auditorium 

A light, continental breakfast will be served outside at the WCPH atrium. Note that guests of the Hyatt Place hotel receive a free breakfast as a part of your stay there.  

Plenary 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM | WCPH Auditorium

9:00 AM to 9:20 AM 

CEO Welcome - All Products Sustainable

Join TSC CEO Christy Slay to hear about the latest updates in consumer product sustainability and what’s around the corner for TSC members.

9:20 AM to 9:40 AM 

Shaping ESG Strategies

Bruno Sarda, Principal & Sustainability Services, from Ernst & Young for a dive into ESG strategies and what upcoming polices and regulations will affect ESG investing. 

9:40 AM to 10:40 AM 

Innovations in Circular Plastic Packaging

Innovations towards more circular packaging have evolved quickly over the last few years. We’ll hear from corporate partners on our small format packaging project, and we’ll have a discussion on creating objectives for new TSC work on industrial and agricultural thin film, and circular economy ROI.

  • Juan Bonilla, P&G 
  • Alexandra Lanphier, Ulta Beauty 
  • Art Esposito, Church & Dwight
  • Jennifer Rodriguez, Colgate-Palmolive 
  • Kevin Dooley, TSC 


10:35 AM to 10:40 AM 

Cold Water Saves

Join ACI’s Nathan Sell for an update on the Cold Water Saves consumer behavior campaign.



10:40 AM to 10:45 AM 

Member Welcome

An official “welcome” from TSC’s VP of Development, Carolyn Baltz, as we kick off summit.


10:45 AM to 11:00 AM 

Networking Break

Breakouts 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 1 | WCPH Auditorium

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 (Virtual) 
  • Mark Eastham, Ahold-Delhaize 

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 2 | WCPH 310 

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. 


Institute to Human Systems Dynamics

Lindsey Alexander, Human Systems Dynamics 


Rosemary Lapka, TSC 


Lunch 12:30 PM to 1:15 PM | WCPH Atrium

Lunch for all guests will be served outside in the WCPH atrium. 

Special Event: Retailer Working Lunch

(Only TSC retail members and guests invited)

Commodity Mapping Demo

Join TSC’s Forrest Follett in the WCPH atrium for a demo of our upcoming Commodity Mapping project. 

1:15 PM to 5:00 PM | WCPH Atrium

Supply Chain Field Trips (Included in your registration)

Buses provided for summit attendees to and from these locations from the Walton Center for Planetary Health. Buses will leave promptly at 1:30pm.

Option 1: Arizona Worm Farm and Cihuapactli Collective

The Arizona Worm Farm is a unique 10-acre urban farm whose mission is to turn garbage into food. Using the power of Red Wiggler Worms, Black Soldier Flies, and hot compost piles, the farm turns valley waste into natural gardening products, vegetable starts, and produce. In addition to the Worm Farm, we will travel to Spaces of Opportunity to hear from a women-led, indigenous food forest cooperative called the Cihuapactli Collective. 

Option 2: North Gateway Transfer Station, City of Phoenix Public Works

Jeff Whitlock, Zero Waste Analyst, from the City of Phoenix, Public Works center will lead attendees through the city’s zero waste progress towards goals set for 2050. Whitlock will show us around the Materials Recovery Facility where recyclables are both hand sorted and machine sorted.

6:30 PM to 9:00 PM | ASU Desert Arboretum Park

TSC Member Reception: ASU Desert Arboretum Park

Join TSC for a celebration of membership and progress in sustainable supply chains at the ASU Desert Arboretum Park, located next to the Hyatt Place hotel. Enjoy the warm Phoenix evening with live music, heavy appetizers, drinks, and a celebration of success.

Live music will be provided by: The Sahnas Brothers  

Thursday, March 30, 2023 

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM | WCPH Atrium


Food will not be allowed in the WCPH Auditorium 

A light, continental breakfast will be served outside at the WCPH atrium. Note that guests of the Hyatt Place hotel receive a free breakfast as a part of your stay there. 

Plenary 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM | WCPH Auditorium

9:00 AM to 9:10 AM 


Join Dave White, Director of ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, to kick off day two of our summit.  

9:10 AM to 9:30 AM 

Arizona State Climatologist & Director of Arizona State Climate Office

Join Dr. Erinanne Saffell, Arizona’s State Climatologist, for a look into how global climate change is presenting in Arizona.

9:30 AM to 9:45 AM 

THESIS Updates & Impact Report Review

TSC Chief Scientist, Dr. Kevin Dooley, previews the latest THESIS numbers and what’s around the bend for THESIS 2023.

9:45 AM to 10:40 AM 

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, Ahold Delhaize, USA 
  • Pat Hayes, Clorox 
  • Sunny Schlesinger, Director, Finance, TSC 
  • Erin Murphy, ASU 

10:40 AM to 10:45 AM 

Wrap Up



10:45 AM to 11:00 AM 

Networking Break

Breakouts 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM 

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 1 | WCPH Auditorium

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, NASA Harvest
  • Audrey Barrett Bixler, Arva Intelligence 
  • Kinsie Rayburn, Planet 

    11:00 AM to 12:30 PM – Breakout 2 | WCPH 310

    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 

    12:30 PM to 1:30 PM | WCPH Atrium


    All guests will be served outside in the WCPH atrium. 

    1:30 PM to 2:30 PM | WCPH Atrium

    Optional Field Trips
    • Sustainability Tour of ASU Campus 
    • Tour of Walton Center for Planetary Health


    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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