Tetra Pak’s Sustainability Advisory Panel was formed in 2020 to advise the company on aspects of its sustainability strategy within the business, broader industry and beyond.
The panel, comprised of six independent external advisors, were selected based on their range of experience and expertise deemed necessary to shape and inform a pioneering sustainability agenda that will help us achieve our sustainability goals, including our ultimate ambition to create the world’s most sustainable food package. The Advisory Panel meets quarterly.
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Dan Esty, Hillhouse Professor at Yale University (Chair)
Dan Esty is the Hillhouse Professor at Yale University with primary appointments at Yale’s Environment and Law Schools and a secondary appointment at the Yale School of Management. He is also an American environmental lawyer and policymaker. Dan has spent much of his career researching, writing, and educating people on a range of issues related to the environment, energy, and sustainability.
He is the author or editor of 14 books and dozens of articles on these topics including the prize-winning volume, GREEN TO GOLD: How smart companies use environmental strategy to innovate, create value, and build competitive advantage. Esty has served in a variety of senior positions at the US Environmental Protection Agency where he helped to manage the agency’s regulatory programs and negotiate the 1992 Framework Convention on Climate Change. In 2007 - 2009, Dan served as an Environmental and Energy Advisor for the Barack Obama Presidential campaign and as a member of the Obama Transition Team. From 2011 – 14, Dan took a leave from Yale to serve as the head of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
Recognised as a global thought leader on business, energy, and climate change issues, Esty appears regularly on television as a commentator and is often quoted or acknowledged in global media publications.
Rachel Kyte, Dean, The Fletcher School at Tufts University
Rachel Kyte CMG is the 14th Dean of The Fletcher School at Tufts University and the first woman to lead the nation's oldest graduate-only school of international affairs.
Kyte previously served as special representative of the UN Secretary-General and Chief Executive Officer of Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) and was Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change at the World Bank Group, driving the company’s campaign for an ambitious agreement at COP21.
During her time in these roles, Rachel helped to promote and finance clean, affordable energy and low-carbon growth as part of the UN Sustainable Development Goals in the context of the Paris Agreement. She was the driving force that mobilise action towards SEforALL’s 2030 goals of ensuring universal access to modern energy services; doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and doubling the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
Kyte has received several awards for leadership and for her commitment and drive to helping build a better, more sustainable future for all. She was appointed to the Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) for her services to energy and combating climate change in the 2020 New Year’s honours list.
Johan Rockström, Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
Johan Rockström is the Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in environmental science with emphasis on water resources and global sustainability.
He is an internationally recognised scientist, known for co-developing the Planetary Boundaries Framework, setting out the fundamentals we must adhere to maintain a “safe operating space for humanity.” Prior to developing the planetary boundaries, Johan focused on building resilience in water scarce regions, becoming a specialist on water resources after spending almost a decade working on applied water research in tropical regions.
In addition to his research work, Johan is a scientific advisor to several governments and chair or member of several advisory boards and committees. Johan is member of the European Commission expert group on adaptation to climate change and societal transformation, member of German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and chair of the EAT Foundations advisory board, where he co-authored the EAT-Lancet Commission Report on Healthy Diets From Sustainable Food Systems.
Through his research work, Johan has published over 150 research publications in fields ranging from applied land and water management to global sustainability.
Malini Mehra FRSA, chief executive, GLOBE International secretariat
Malini joined GLOBE, the environmental legislators organisation, in 2014 following a distinguished international career in sustainable development. At GLOBE she advances new approaches to sustainability governance with senior lawmakers and judges and brings a uniquely integrated perspective to her role: with 30+ years of global experience as a campaigner, social entrepreneur, policymaker and high-level adviser in public, private, voluntary and UN sectors.
A political scientist and gender specialist, she has served as adviser to Secretary-General Kofi Annan on UN-civil society reform and co-authored UN Human Development Reports.
In the UK government, Malini led on international sustainable development and negotiated pioneering partnerships with China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico. She is a Commissioner to the Mayor of London on sustainable development and advises the UN’s head of disaster risk reduction. From 2000-13, she founded and ran the award-winning Indian NGO, Centre for Social Markets, an early pioneer of corporate sustainability and climate change movements. This followed years leading global campaigns at INGOs including Friends of the Earth International and Oxfam. She has served on numerous corporate and non-profit boards including at companies such as Unilever, Kimberly-Clark, BHP Billiton, and NGOs such as China Dialogue and Global Reporting Initiative.
Trewin Restorick, Founder and CEO, Hubbub
Trewin Restorick is an environmental entrepreneur, campaigner, and charity CEO. Trewin is founder of the award-winning Hubbub Foundation, a social enterprise which aims to solve environmental issues through innovative and inventive campaigns, often using guerrilla marketing techniques.
He is a respected thought leader in the industry and environmental space and a frequent commentator on environmental issues including regular slots in Business Green, Guardian Sustainable Business and Sky News, and has also been trained by Al Gore as one of his climate change ambassadors.
Trewin has acted as the Head of Fundraising for Friends of the Earth where he created PaperRound, London’s leading community recycling business, and also founded and chaired the Global Action Plan, an organisation which works towards a green planet and encourages sustainable living by connecting what is good for people and planet.
Prior to Friends of the Earth, Trewin worked in the job creation team at Plymouth City Council and also produced a youth TV programme for the BBC called Something Else. This year, Hubbub won the Charity Times ‘Charity of the Year’ while Trewin won the Global Good award for ‘Individual Leader of the Year’.
Changhua Wu, CEO at Beijing Future Innovation Center
Changhua is a policy analyst, specialising on China's climate policy and sustainable development strategy, and the Chief Executive Officer of the Beijing Future Innovation Centre, a public and private partnership platform to drive technology innovation for sustainability.
Changhua has been professionally recognised for her leadership in fighting climate change and advocating China’s clean revolution. She sits on various global leadership and expert councils and panels, including the World Economic Forum Future Council on Clean Electricity, Governing Council of Asia Pacific Water Forum, Global Infrastructure Basel Foundation, World Green Design Organisation, and Green Growth Alliance of National New Areas, among others. She has advised a wealth of leaders in public, private sectors and NGOs on sustainable development strategy and innovation, such as the World Bank, the U.N. Environment and Development Programme, P4G, as well as leading global corporations and local government managers.
Changhua is a frequent media commentator in Chinese and international media on environmental issues and was the Editor of the English edition of the China Environment News.
Our journey towards the food packaging of the future
Our aim is to create cartons made solely from plant-based materials that are fully renewable, fully recyclable and carbon-neutral. It is all part of our journey to deliver the world’s most sustainable package.