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Impact Unleashed

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June 6-7, 2023

Boulder, CO

Impact Unleashed: A Decade of Impact brought together an intentionally intimate in-person audience of nearly 200 executive level decision makers and key implementation managers from leading pet brands, manufacturers, suppliers, retailers, and distributors not found anywhere else in the industry. We were fortunate to get back together in person and celebrate PSC’s 10-Year anniversary with speakers, workshops, networking, and celebration of our first decade of impact.

 

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Keynote Speakers

Tina Owens

Tina Owens, Regenerative Agriculture System Expert 

Tina is a systems leader, strategist and futurist within the Organic and Regenerative Agriculture movements in the United States, and an advocate of the food-values movement. Formerly of the Kellogg Company and Danone North America, she is currently the Senior Fellow of Regenerative Agriculture at the Soil & Climate Alliance of Green America and is co-leading the Nutrient Density Alliance.

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Paula Alexander

Paula Alexander, Director of Sustainability, Burt’s Bees

Paula is the Senior Director of Sustainability at the Clorox Company and the Director of Sustainable Business for Burt’s Bees. With decades of experience in sustainable business and brand growth, Paula will share insights on the top 3 business trends everyone must get ready for: Accelerated digital transformation, inflation and supply chain security, and sustainability.

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Speakers | Panelists | Workshops

Ali Boden

Ali Boden

Senior Packaging Manager
PSC

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Marine Stewardship Council

Angelina Skowronski

Marine Stewardship Council

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Auden Schendler

SVP Sustainability
Aspen Skiing Company

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Caitlyn Dudas

Executive Director & Co-Founder
Pet Sustainability Coalition

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Cheryl Baldwin

Vice President of Consulting
Pure Strategies

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Chris Bentley

Co-Founder
Pet Sustainability Coalition

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Daryle McDonald

Thanh Phu

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Dave Carter

Director, Regional Technical Assistance Coordinator
Flower Hill Institute

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Donald Castellucci

Donald Castellucci

Chief Operating Officer
PSC

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Dustin Dover

Chief Operating Officer
MFiber

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Erica Franco

Global Marketing Communications Manager
Corbion

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Francesca Mahoney

Vice President, Sustainability
Petco

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Jim Kleinschmit

Founder & CEO
Other Half Processing

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Joanne Dwyer

VP Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability
PetSmart

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Kate Schaffner

Sustainable Sourcing & Agriculture
Royal Canin

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Patrick Murphy

Managing Consultant
Point B

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Rich Kelleman

Founder & CEO
Bond Pet Foods

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Spencer Williams

CEO & President
West Paw

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Stephanie Volo

Chief Impact Officer
Earth Animal

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Svanika Balasubramanian

rePurpose Global

Tiffany Glover

ESG Sustainability Manager
Royal Canin

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What is Impact Unleashed?

Inspiring Speakers | Hands-on Workshops | Network Building

Impact Unleashed is the pet industry’s signature one-of-a-kind event designed to inspire the values-led leaders in our industry. This two-day in-person event in beautiful Boulder, CO, allowed for our community to gather in the intentionally intimate environment that fosters a deep and lasting connection.

PSC turns 10 years old this year, and we celebrated our first decade of impact made possible by the support, engagement, and energy of those who joined us in Boulder. Full of energy and innovation, Impact Unleashed brought together a community of leaders that cannot be found anywhere else in the industry.

Speakers Have Included

Watch these incredible videos from Impact Unleashed and visit the event website for additional videos, downloadable slides, and more!

Margaret Morey-Reuner – Timberland

How Timberland Drives Prosperity in Haiti.

Jason Clay – World Widlife Fund

Sustainable Pet Food for the 21st Century.

Rebecca Hamilton – Badger LLC

Treating employees like family is good for business.

Stephanie Volo – EarthAnimal

Supply Chain Authenticity

Suman Shrestha – Himalayan Dog Chew

How a pet company is enriching the nation of Nepal.

Spencer Williams – West Paw Design

How open book management saved our business.

Watch more event videos by pet industry leaders 

  • Andy Downs, (Path to B Corp Certification) Sustainability Lead, Only Natural Pet
  • Tina Nguyen, (Maintaining your Passion) Founder Jax & Bones
  • Tony de Vos, (Energy Solutions for Manufacturing) President and CEO, Cardinal Pet Care
  • Daniel Cleland, (Social Auditing for PetSmart) Manager of Social Responsibility, PetSmart
  • Dennis Odonnell, (Employee Benefits) Co-Founder, PAW5
  • Logan Honeycutt, (Sourcing Invasive Species) President & Co-Founder, BareItAll Petfoods
  • Kaison Tanabe, (Sustainability of Cricket Protein) Co-Founder, EntoBento
  • Michael Griffith, (Sustainable Fish Sourcing from Brazil) Marketing Manager, Segrest Farms

Watch more event videos from experts outside our industry

  • Jennifer Briggs, (Business Structure for Sustainable Businesses) Owner, Mosaic Creations
  • Darren Vanstone, (Animal Welfare Risks & Opportunities), Director, Ocatra.
  • Kim Coupounas, (The Sustainable Business Movement in the Pet Industry) Director, B Corp
  • Chris Kerston, (Regenerative Protein Sourcing) Director of Public Outreach & Events, The Savory Institute
  • Rebecca Hamilton, (Employee Benefits) VP of Research & Development, W.S. Badger Company
  • Cynthia Scott, (Change Management) Faculty in Sustainable Management, Presidio Graduate School
  • Scott Miller, (Sustainable Apparel Tools) LEED AP Director of Business Development, Sustainable Apparel Coalition
  • Sarah Martinez, (Sustainability Strategy) Sustainability Maven, Eco Products

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I’ve been passionate about the environment my entire life. It’s time to apply my passion and 23 years of experience in the pet business toward facilitating sustainable progress in the pet industry and protecting the resources our children, grandchildren and great grandchildren deserve.

Chris BentleyVP of Sales & Sustainability, I and Love and You

As one of the first Founding Members of the Pet Sustainability Coalition, The KONG Company understands that positive sustainable change requires business leaders from within the industry investing to make this vision a reality. Our iconic KONG rubber toy has been made in the USA from sustainable natural rubber for more than 36 years now. We’re proud, that as a company, we are committed to the overall well-being of our customers, our employees, their pets and the environment in which we all live and work.

KD FruehPresident, KONG Company

Sustainability drives a business’ profitability but more often than not organizations are scared to embrace what they see as a complex undertaking. We are very excited to be part of a coalition that will help educate organizations in the pet industry and bring them all the resources they need to create and implement a sustainability program.

Toby RussellCEO, Natural Capitalism Solutions

Several years ago the employees of our company created and endorsed the phrase “Devoted to Pets, People & the Planet” as our motto. The care and protection of our planet is essential if we want our children and our pets to enjoy this beautiful world in the future. We support The Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition for bringing together other companies that uphold the same goals we embrace and for charting a roadmap of working together toward sustainability.

Tony de VosCEO, Cardinal Laboratories, Inc.

As the Outdoor Industry Association Sustainability Working Group continues to advocate for convergence around tools, we are looking forward to providing the pet products industry with guidance around how it might utilize the Higg Index framework to benchmark and measure the sustainability of its products, brands, and manufacturing facilities. We look forward to collaborating with the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition on this effort.

Beth JensenDirector of Sustainability, Outdoor Industry Association

Planet Dog is thrilled to be a Founding Member of the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition. Planet Dog has been thinking globally and acting doggedly since 1997, and we remain committed to the notion that our values bring us our value. We embrace the efforts of the Coalition to extend these values and commitment to the entire pet industry. We look forward to a productive and successful collaboration with other leaders in the industry to put Sustainability at the forefront of the pet industry, which will strengthen the industry as a whole while protecting our most valuable resource, our planet.

Stephanie VoloChief Retail Officer & Partner, Planet Dog

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