Former Body Shop CEO Jeremy Schwartz has joined Kantar as Practice Chairman for Sustainable Transformation, with a remit to increase marketplace visibility for the division, along with C-suite engagement.
Launched a year ago, the practice has partnered with Oxford University's Saiuml;d Business School to launch an analytics tool called Issue Radar, mapping online conversation and forecasting UK consumer sustainability trends. Schwartz (pictured) joins after a career which has included a stint as CEO of jewellery brand Pandora, and time as Chairman and CEO of The Body Shop, where he led the company's commitment to innovate across sustainability, biodiversity and business models. Earlier, he was MD of L'Oreal UK, and CEO of food brand The Sauce Co, and he held senior branding/marketing roles at Sainsbury's, Coca-Cola and Kraft Heinz, having begun his career at Boston Consulting.
He adds the Kantar role to an ongoing advisory position with McKinsey's Business Transformation Practice. Jonathan Hall, the Kantar practice's Managing Partner, comments: 'Jeremy is known as a purpose-driven leader who has had a proven impact on many organisations. He brings an expertise and passion around the intersection between sustainability and commerciality, together with a deep CEO- and CMO-level understanding in operationalising sustainability'.
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