For The Greater Good

Small businesses are the backbone of American entrepreneurship. And yet, the smart, experienced, and passionate entrepreneurs working in the independent grocery space are often isolated from what global leaders are doing to ensure long-term global sustainability. In this podcast, hosted by the Independent Grocers Alliance (IGA) CEO John Ross, C-level leaders across manufacturing and retail industries will discuss the issues they’re most passionate about and what they are doing to ensure the sustainability of our industries. Join us for these intimate conversations with real people wanting to do good.

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Wednesday Jul 05, 2023

When a global consumer packaged goods company like Nestlé wants to initiate more sustainable practices, choosing which initiatives to prioritize is a daunting task. Nestlé CEO Mark Schneider spoke with IGA CEO John Ross in episode 11 of the For the Greater Good podcast about what they must consider when launching sustainable initiatives, the business side of sustainability, and Nestlé's goals to be Net Zero by 2050. Schneider has published these pieces on sustainability:• Consumers want sustainable options. What food producers, suppliers, and retailers can do now:• How a living income can remake cocoa farming: to learn more about Nestlé’s sustainability efforts? Visit these pages:• Nestlé Sustainability:• Supporting balanced & sustainable diets with products good for you and good for the planet:• Nestlé's climate action and roadmap to achieve net zero by 2050 at the latest:• Nestlé's waste reduction: Reducing packaging and food waste:

Wednesday Feb 22, 2023

Consumers want to buy products from companies that are making a difference in our communities. Hear Kellogg’s Chairman & CEO Steve Cahillane and IGA CEO John Ross discuss Kellogg’s myriad of initiatives to better humanity and the planet, including their support of women smallholders, ensuring ED&I in the workplace, and addressing food waste. Learn more at:

Wednesday Jan 18, 2023

In this episode of For the Greater Good, McCormick & Co. Chairman and CEO Lawrence Kurzius discusses the impact of climate change on spices and extracts and how McCormick is working to ensure their raw materials will be available 20+ years from now. For more information on McCormick’s Purpose-led Performance Program, visit:

Tuesday Dec 20, 2022

Haleon CEO Brian McNamara speaks with IGA CEO John Ross about Haleon’s sustainability efforts as part of their purpose to deliver better everyday health with humanity through some of the world’s most trusted brands that include Sensodyne, Theraflu, Flonase, Advil, Centrum, and more. For full details of Haleon’s sustainability commitments please visit:

Tuesday Nov 15, 2022

IGA CEO John Ross speaks with L'Oréal President, Consumer Products Division Alexis Perakis-Valat about why L’Oréal has invested so much in sustainability, which includes attracting talented employees, and what they are doing to make the beauty industry more sustainable. Learn more about their efforts at:

Thursday Oct 20, 2022

IGA CEO John Ross speaks to SC Johnson Chairman & CEO Fisk Johnson about plastic waste and how he and SC Johnson are fighting the issue through product and packaging innovations.

Tuesday Sep 13, 2022

In this episode, IGA CEO John Ross and The Coca-Cola Company Chairman and CEO James Quincey discuss the global sustainability innovations that the world’s largest nonalcoholic beverage company are working to implement. For more on The Coca-Cola Company’s efforts, visit:

Wednesday Aug 24, 2022

In this episode of For the Greater Good, IGA CEO John Ross speaks with Chairman and CEO of Mondelēz International about Mondelēz’s sustainability efforts and those of the greater CPG industry.

Thursday Jun 09, 2022

In this episode of For The Greater Good podcast, Wai-Chan Chan, managing director of the Consumer Goods Forum, chats with IGA CEO John Ross about how global corporations choose company-wide initiatives that can truly change the world.

Wednesday Mar 30, 2022

In this IGA-exclusive interview between IGA CEO John Ross and Unilever CEO Alan Jope, hear how and why Jope strives to make Unilever a company that does great things for the world while still bringing in a good return, through purpose-driven efforts that independents and their shoppers can see first-hand in stores.

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