Sustainability will define the next era of ecommerce.
92% of customers want to support brands taking positive climate action. Integrating environmentally-friendly practices across your ecommerce operations increases revenue, conversions, and loyalty.
DTC brands have already started implementing greener manufacturing practices. Technology-enabled shipping platforms can strategically distribute inventory and make smarter packaging decisions. Recyclable packaging, chemical-free marketing inserts, and in-store returns further reduce the post-purchase footprint.
But operational overhauls aren't enough. Sustainability needs to have a presence across the customer journey. From onsite messaging on product and checkout pages, to opportunities for direct action. Brands need to take a holistic approach to incorporating sustainability and social action at every step of the shopper experience.
Join us on June 7th to learn how DTC brands can define and drive sustainability and social impact across their ecommerce operations and supply chain ecosystem. We'll hear from industry experts to learn how 3PLs are upgrading infrastructure to enable ecommerce merchants to offset and reduce their fulfillment emissions, make smarter packaging decisions, and drive sustainability messaging across their sales channels.
What we're talking about:
Happy Returns by PayPal
Senior Manager, Partnerships
David Bochner leads Business Development and Partnerships for Pachama, a verified marketplace for forest carbon offsets. Backed by Bill Gates's Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Pachama is harnessing the latest techniques in remote sensing (LiDAR, hyperspectral satellite images) and AI (deep learning, convolutional neural networks) to enhance the verification and monitoring of carbon capture by forests and natural ecosystems. The mission is to unlock private sector funding for the critical work of protecting, enhancing, and expanding natural carbon sinks and restore humanity's balance with nature. At Pachama, David's role is focused on the demand side of the business, generating interest and signing on partners such as Shopify, Microsoft, BCG, and Flexport to the platform to support forest projects around the world.
Prior to David's current role at Pachama, David had an extensive career working in technology startups. After getting a BBA from Emory University and a JD from Pepperdine University, David turned his focus to the startup world, first as a Business Development Representative at ZEFR in Venice Beach. He later moved to San Francisco as the first hire at Wove, where he helped build a partnership marketing network of over 300 brands before being acquired by Samba TV. After many years in the space, he sought a transition into more impactful work and was delighted to come across Pachama, a company combining both his background in the technology world and love for nature. He doesn't plan on going back anytime soon.
Chris is a Partnerships Manager at Happy Returns by PayPal, a leading software and reverse logistics company that delivers the industry’s only comprehensive returns solution. Chris joined Happy Returns in 2020 after several years working in the supply chain and e-commerce technology field and is responsible for identifying and building relationships with partners in Happy Return's ecosystem.
Cathy leads the Partnerships Team at noissue, a global platform making sustainable, customizable packaging accessible for brands and businesses of all sizes and stages. With experience working at sustainably-minded DTC brands, Cathy is thrilled to now be serving this community through building impactful partnerships and providing creative solutions.
As a lifelong animal lover and environmentalist, I’ve always been conscious about sourcing humane, sustainable ingredients for my food. As a dog mom, it was a challenge to provide this same level of quality for my pups, Wren and Fisher. That’s why I founded Chippin, to provide delicious, planet friendly foods that I can feel good about. Chippin foods, powered by superhero proteins, cricket, spirulina and silver carp, are 80% less resource intensive over traditional options on the market.