This session will focus on environmental impacts and sustainable practices in coffee and packaging. Keurig and the Sustainable Packaging Coalition will share the stage to discuss sustainability, recycling, the lifecycle of coffee and how progress and innovations are delivering value to customers. You will leave this session with insight on how to become more sustainable and how to capitalize on sustainability as a customer benefit.
Christina Bosch Ladd
Sr. Manager, Sustainability, Keurig Green Mountain
Christina Bosch Ladd joined Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. (Keurig), a personal beverage system company that has revolutionized the way consumers create and enjoy beverages, as a Senior Sustainability Manager in 2014. In this role, Christina manages the company’s water stewardship commitments and environmental footprints toward its 2020 sustainability targets. She also oversees product recovery and recycling programs.
Before joining Keurig, Christina led development of EMD Millipore’s (now MilliporeSigma) Design for Sustainability program, formalizing it into the company’s stage gate product development process. Prior to that, she contributed to Scope 3 carbon emissions and conflict minerals strategies for Ford Motor Company. Christina also worked at Industrial Economics, Inc., where she advised Federal agencies with economic and environmental research and analysis in the areas of endangered species rulemakings, sea level rise, and natural resource damages assessment.
She holds dual MBA/MS degrees from the University of Michigan’s Erb Institute (Stephen M. Ross School of Business and School of Natural Resources and Environment) and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Oberlin College.
Director, Sustainable Packaging Coalition
Nina Goodrich is Director of the Sustainable Packaging Coalition and Executive Director of GreenBlue. GreenBlue is dedicated to researching and promoting the principles of sustainable materials management that seek to help industry: use materials wisely, promote material health and recover more. She believes in the power of the circular economy to provide growth without waste.
Nina came to GreenBlue with an industry and consultancy background in R & D management, innovation and sustainability strategy. Nina believes that innovation and sustainability are linked as key drivers for our future. Nina has held leadership positions in R & D with Alcan Packaging, Amcor, The Guelph Food Technology Center and Magic Pantry Foods. While in industry, as a lifetime student of the innovation process, she worked to develop a value innovation process for re-invention. This process has provided a key framework to link innovation and sustainability. At Alcan Packaging she held the position of Director, Sustainnovation in their Growth and Innovation Organization. It was in this role that she came to understand the opportunity side of sustainability and the role it can play in re-inventing competitive corporate strategy. Nina has worked to develop a value proposition for sustainability and to share it with all who will listen.
She has done graduate work in technology management and holds a BA in Molecular Biology from Wellesley College in Massachusetts. Regarded as a thought leader in the field, Nina speaks and writes frequently on the convergence of sustainability, innovation, and technology.