Jonathan Cocker co-presented and spoke at the breakout session “Sustainability: What’s Driving the Agenda and How Can Your Business Evolve to Meet and Stay Ahead of Demand?” alongside Christine Constantine, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (Baker McKenzie), Jeremy Schwartz, Ex CEO (The Body Shop), Julia Dickenson, Senior Associate (Baker McKenzie), Emily Tilden-Smith, Associate (Baker McKenzie), and Francesca Richmond, Partner, Dispute Resolution (Baker McKenzie), during the Luxury Law Summit which took place at the Ham Yard Hotel in London, England on May 15th, 2018. From the Green Carpet Fashion Awards to Stella McCartney’s recent calls for an overhaul on waste in the fashion industry, sustainability is increasingly becoming a focus for luxury and fashion businesses.
The roundtable addressed the following questions:
What is driving the agenda? We will look at the changing expectations of consumers, social media pressures and legal reform on sustainability reporting.
How can innovation help businesses to meet these demands? From supply chain transparency to new materials, what tools are businesses using to comply with their obligations?
How do you evolve your business and build a sustainable brand? How can businesses implement sustainable development goals and protect and promote their investment in business practices while still growing?
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Jonathan D. Cocker heads Baker McKenzie’s Environmental Practice Group in Canada and is an active member of the firm's Global Consumer Goods & Retail and Energy, Mining and Infrastructure groups.
Mr. Cocker provides advice and representation to multinational companies on a variety of environmental and product compliance matters, including extended producer responsibilities, dangerous goods transportation, GHS, regulated wastes, consumer product and food safety, and contaminated lands matters. He assisted in the founding of one of North America’s first Circular Economy Producer Responsibility Organizations and provides advice and representation to a number of domestic and international industry groups in respect of resource recovery obligations. Mr. Cocker was recently appointed the first Sustainability Officer of the International Bar Association
Mr. Cocker is a frequent speaker and writer on environmental issues and has authored numerous publications including recent publications in the Environment and Climate Change Law Review, Detritus – the Official Journal of the International Waste Working Group, Chemical Watch, Circular Economy: Global Perspectives published by Springer, and in the upcoming Yale University Journal of Industrial Ecology’s special issue on Material Efficiency for Climate Change Mitigation.
Mr. Cocker maintains a blog focused upon international resource recovery issues at environmentlawinsights.com.