Zero100 has launched a new community-based education and research platform to connect, inform and inspire a new generation of leaders inventing “Zero Percent Carbon, 100 percent Digital” supply chains.
Founding members of Zero100 are pioneers in their industries, bound by a shared purpose to reimagine the production, distribution and consumption of physical goods around the world and a shared responsibility to collectively redefine how supply chain professionals will shape that future.
Many consumer, industrial and tech brands including Unilever, Google, Deliveroo, The Kroger Co., SC Johnson, The Estée Lauder Companies, New Balance, Schneider Electric, The ODP Corp., Kinaxis, Blume and Mondelez International are onboard.
Through Zero100, COO’s and supply chain officers and their teams have access to a curated collection of livestream and asynchronous content with learning programs and community connections, underpinned by data-driven research, to engage employees and accelerate progress on critical digital and ESG initiatives.
“We have tremendous opportunity to positively impact our planet, people and communities if we collectively channel our energy toward the intersection of supply chain, digitization and sustainability,” said Roberto Canevari, EVP of global supply chain for The Estée Lauder Companies.
“As a values-driven organization, with a complex global supply chain formed by talented and passionate people, The Estée Lauder Companies is proud to be a founding member of Zero100, and we wholeheartedly believe in the Zero Carbon, 100 percent digital rallying cry.”
“Designing supply chains that deliver breakthrough customer experiences but also make a positive environmental and societal contribution requires exactly the kind of cross-functional and cross-industry collaboration that the Zero100 community uniquely enables,” said Annette Clayton, Schneider Electric’s North America CEO and president.
“We’ve observed an odd dichotomy. On the one hand, the scope, importance and pace of change in global supply chains has never been greater; yet the body of research, benchmarking and post-university education system that supports the profession remains relatively unchanged for decades,” said Olly Sloboda, co-founder and CEO of Zero100.
“Our mission at Zero100 is to level-up the profession; to close the gap between the urgent and complex challenge of building zero percent carbon, 100 percent digital supply chains and to radically modernize the information leaders in the field can access in order to move faster,” she said.
Zero100 is backed by personal investment from Dave Clark, CEO worldwide consumer at Amazon, alongside a small handful of other carefully selected investors.
“There’s never been a better time to be a supply chain professional and building in this area over the last 20 years has been incredibly rewarding. Zero100 and its mission to develop future supply chain leaders with a vision of 100 percent digital and zero carbon is near and dear to my heart, and I’m incredibly supportive to help advance a field that means so much to me,” Clark said.
“A community is smarter than any individual – and we’re grateful for the vote of confidence from our founding members and investors. We’re excited about the connective tissue already developed among members on the ‘Zero Carbon, 100 percent Digital’ journey and look forward to working together to make it a reality,” added Sloboda.
For more information, visit zero100.com.