Burberry poaches Kingfisher director as new executive

Burberry
// Burberry hires Kingfisher’s Caroline Laurie as new VP for corporate responsibility
// Laurie will be responsible for integrating Burberry’s sustainability incentives, targets and KPIs

Burberry has poached Kingfisher sustainability director Caroline Laurie, as its new vice-president for corporate responsibility.

Laurie was responsible for building B&Q owner Kingfisher’s sustainability strategy over eight years.

She also held roles at B&Q, starting out as a buyer and working her way up to business development manager.


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In her new role, Laurie will be responsible for integrating Burberry’s sustainability incentives, targets and KPIs, Retail Week reported.

Burberry plans to complete its first five-year corporate responsibility plan this year, which includes cutting its market-based emissions by 92% since 2016.

It has also set out plans to be carbon neutral across its own operations and use 100% renewable electricity by the end of this year.

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