Elaine Gardiner- Programme Manager, Graduate Education, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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    Elaine joined the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership in October 2017. She is a Programme Manager in the Graduate Programmes Team and is responsible for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Value Chains. Elaine has a background in chemical engineering and has worked across Europe, Asia and Latin America in research and development for Procter and Gamble.   She has since gone on to complete a Master’s degree in corporate responsibility and led sustainability programs at Berghaus and Pentland Brands. Specialising in sustainable strategy in the apparel industry supply chain, she has worked on issues ranging from chemical management and animal welfare, to the design of lower impact products.

    TITLE: “Building leadership capacity to deliver competitive advantage in the food & beverage industry”

    SYNOPSIS: Resource scarcity, climate instability and changing consumption patterns are creating unmet challenges and new opportunities in the food and beverage industry. With increasing pressures on the supply chain, business-as-usual is no longer an option. In this presentation, Elaine Gardiner, Graduate Programmes Manager at the Cambridge University Institute for Sustainability Leadership, explores how leading food & drinks manufacturers are using part-time education to equip employees with the skills, understanding and leadership responses required to address key sustainability challenges within their organisation.