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Unilever's Viviana Alvarez on embedding circular economy principles organization-wide

Viviana Alvarez is Unilever's Head of Sustainability for North America. After years of experience throughout supply chain and internal strategy, Alvarez has hit her "sweet spot" by focusing on innovation in sustainability for the country, meaning in particular the circular economy.  North America has such a major opportunity given its high rates of production and consumption, Alvarez says, and there's the time for the private sector to take the lead proactively by making changes in its plastics use, by educating consumers and more.

The question that guides her: "How do we arrive at solutions that are more sustainable?"