James Schaffer

Chief Strategy Officer , Worldly

James Schaffer is the Chief Strategy Officer of Worldly, where he oversees business development, client services, partnerships and corporate development. Worldly is the planet’s most comprehensive impact intelligence platform, trusted by 40,000+ major brands, retailers, and manufacturers in fashion, outdoor, home goods, toys and more. Worldly uniquely collects high-resolution primary data specific to companies’ value chains, operations, and products, providing insight into true impacts across carbon, water, chemistry, and labor. Before Worldly, James was co-founder and Managing Partner of Schaffer&Combs, a strategy consultancy that served purpose-driven organizations globally. During his tenure, James led numerous strategy engagements with leading sustainability organizations, including the SAC, AII, ZDHC, BlueSign, World Resources Institute, B Lab, Rainforest Alliance, and Outdoor Industry Association, as well as with dozens of social sector organizations.

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Tuesday, May 16 2:50 PM - 3:20 PM 212

PL1764B - The Road to 2030: How PLM Supports Retail Sustainability Initiatives

The Retail, Footwear and Apparel industry is facing increased pressure to significantly reduce their environmental footprint from consumers, government regulators, and even investors. This pressure has driven most brands and retailers to publicly commit to specific sustainability goals, such as 100 percent sustainably-sourced materials and 40-50 percent reductions in green-house gas (GHG) emissions. Achieving these goals require retail teams to make better material and product development decisions—decisions that are made within FlexPLM. In this session, you will learn how leading retail companies are leveraging PLM to provide their product teams with the data they need to make more environmentally responsible decisions.

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