Environmental Sustainability through “Waste to Worth” Vision
Published April 4, 2014
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    In this audio lecture, Jill Boughton describes a proven way to environmental sustainability, as demonstrated through the “Waste to Worth” program at Procter & Gamble (P&G). At the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum, Boughton, as Associate Research and Development Director at P&G, shares details of P&G’s long term vision of getting to zero waste in landfills in emerging markets. Boughton discusses the disruptive innovation portfolio that she developed at P&G, a broad vision of innovation in creating zero waste. She outlines the mechanisms that stimulate and catalyze infrastructure. In this Social Innovation Conversations, Stanford University podcast, Boughton relates practical steps in eliminating waste going to landfills and explains how she improved environmental sustainability through corporate social responsibility.

    Jill Boughton began her career at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1988 after obtaining a BS in chemical engineering from Ohio State University. She has managed product development activities for several of P&G’s businesses, from personal health care to paper products. Her time with P&G included a seven year stint in Caracas, Venezuela, giving her firsthand knowledge of social/economic issues important to emerging regions. While at P&G, Boughton led P&G’s “Waste to Worth” program, which supports the company’s long term environmental sustainability vision: having zero consumer waste entering landfills.

    In 2013, Jill Boughton was appointed CEO of Sustainable WasteResources International, a foundation formed to address the crisis caused by billions of tons of waste produced worldwide.

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