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Economic sustainability across the wine value chain



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The financial pillar of sustainability is the underpinning of an adaptive and thriving winery. However, it may be the most difficult to implement. So what are UN SDGs and SBTs, and why should you care about them when you’re just trying to make or sell wine?

Join us on 30 June as we explore economic sustainability across the wine value chain and how to cut through the noise to take action. In this webinar our panellists will discuss:
– What we mean by sustainability and why it matters
– How to measure and evaluate environmental, social, and economic impacts of business
– A roadmap for how a winery has adapted some of these approaches

This event will be moderated by Caroline Hermann MW with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions. This is the fifth webinar in a collection of sustainability-themed events. Visit the IMW webinar series page to view previous events or save the date for future sessions.

Miles Omodei –  chief marketing officer, Taylors Wines (also known as Wakefield Wines)
Malcolm Preston – adjunct professor of social impact, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

About the panellists
Miles Omodei:
Miles Omodei is the chief marketing officer for Taylors Wines (also known as Wakefield Wines), a family-owned winery in Clare Valley, South Australia. He has experience in digital marketing and e-commerce, product and packaging, market research and analysis, trade marketing, PR and communications to strategy and new brand development. He and his team have created marketing campaigns for premium and luxury wine products, and was awarded the Australian Marketing Institute and B&T ‘Australian Marketing Team of the Year’. Miles has contributed to Taylors Wines Environmental Sustainability Program and recent work in developing science based targets and commitments.

Malcolm Preston:
Malcolm Preston advises on how business can integrate sustainability into core strategy. He is adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management and Visiting Faculty at Harvard Business School. He is also a sustainability adviser to a number of large international companies. Previously, he was global head of sustainability services at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he developed PwC’s Total Impact Measurement and Management framework and the SDG Business Navigator. He is a thought leader on the implementation of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and has delivered keynote contributions at the Rio +20 Summit, the World Bank, the New York Stock Exchange, the UN on several occasions and numerous public and private summits/conferences. Malcolm Preston was in the room when the UN Sustainable Development Goals were ratified in 2015.


About the IMW webinar series
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