Content Coms CEO talks ESG & sustainability at World Whisky Forum


Our CEO Joanna Watchman is one of a handful of guest speakers at the 4th World Whisky Forum – taking place 21st to 23rd June at Stauning Whisky Distillery, Denmark. The conference – which brings together all the global players in the whisky arena – will highlight its focus on the importance of sustainability within the whisky industry.

Topics within sustainability will include the impact it has on the whisky industry (from production to consumption), the sustainability of cereal crops and supply wood, an in-depth look at the design of next-generation whisky distilleries, and the future of packaging.

The Forum will include introductions, scene setting and a keynote speech with Tommy Rahbek Nielsen of sustainable energy provider Vestas Wind Systems. Joanna’s own presentation brings a perspective from outside of the whisky industry – and will focus on challenges around communications, ESG and sustainability reporting, and greenwash.

She is joined on the stage by world renowned bar owner Ryan ‘Mr Lyan’ Chetiyawardana, Peter Kreiner, CEO of multi-award winning Noma restaurant. James Brosnan, director of research at the Scotch Whisky Research Institute is also a speaker.

Joanna says she’s over the moon to be part of the The World Whisky Forum. “It’s a real honour to be invited to be part of this incredible event. I agree with the Forum’s organisers that no topic is more important than sustainability and navigating this complex area successfully will only be achieved by collective action and debate. I can’t wait to meet the other delegates and I really hope to bring a fresh and new perspective as the industry ‘outsider’.”

To find our more about our ESG communications expertise, check out our Futures team.

The World Whisky Forum is sold out. But online passes are available – click to buy tickets.

Image credit: https://stauningwhisky.com


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