About the Webinar
Sustainability is at the forefront of new product development, from how products are designed to how they are manufactured. This trend has risen with the growth of Green Consumerism, where consumers are demanding and willing to support environmentally friendly companies and pay more for eco-friendly products.
Brands are making concerted efforts to become eco-conscious and change their practices and their supply chains to meet these goals. As more companies use this as a strategy, they are also benefiting from improved operational efficiency (by reducing costs and waste), expanding their customers base and strengthening brand reputation.
Wondering if you should focus on sustainable products for your business?
Join our expert panel, including Henrik Johansson, Benjamin Hopwood and Neil Macqueen for our 45 minute webinar and Q&A to explore how sustainable products can benefit your business and how you can start your journey towards creating sustainable products.
What you’ll learn:
- Benefits of developing sustainable products
- Amazon Climate Pledge
- How you can leverage
- Natural raw materials
- Recycled materials
- Products that reduce waste
- Sustainable Packaging
- Circular Manufacturing – ways to recycle products
Co-founder and CEO
Henrik Johansson is a serial entrepreneur who co-founded and built the product company Boundless into a $100M company. Currently he is the co-founder and CEO of Gembah, a product development platform and marketplace, and the Executive Producer of Final Product, a reality TV show incubated at Gembah. He was previously a co-founder and board member of OutboundEngine, and before that the president of EverydayWealth, and co-founder and president of Creditland.
Johansson specializes in technology-enabled services, marketplaces, and software as a service. He is an expert on scaling startups, building world-class teams, culture, and scalable processes and infrastructure and has been featured in Forbes, Entrepreneur, Austin Business Journal, and was named Counselor’s 2017 Person of the Year. Henrik’s new book, Transparency: The Era of Customers with X-ray vision, is set to be released this year.
Head of Supply Chain
Gembah’s Head of Supply Chain, Benjamin Hopwood is a global leader in supply chain management and product production leading teams in China, Mexico, India, Vietnam, and Thailand. Prior to joining Gembah, Hopwood was the Chief Technology Officer for PRENOVA Technologies and general manager of Beckett Asia Pacific with over 15 years of global product development, manufacturing and supply chain. He specializes in the launch of disruptive, high-tech products from concept to prototype to mass-market.
An alliance builder with fifteen years of global experience, Hopwood is fluent in complex hardware product lifecycle development and is an experienced presenter on global supply chain diversification. His joint work with Wal-Mart China: Sustainable Operations Strategy was published by Richard Ivey School of Business and is still taught in global MBAs.
Head of Design
Gembah’s Head of Design, Neil Macqueen, is a world leading Industrial Designer with 13+ years experience in the industry and 78 patents to his name. He has spent the last 10 years at Dyson, leading new product innovation teams, with a focus on bringing true market leading products to fruition through insights and innovation throughout the product development Journey. He has been involved in the ideation, development and success of some of the most recognisable products in the world. His unique view of design in the context of a successful business strategy is key to Gembahs perspective and process.