Valérie Martin
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Valérie Martin

Vice President, Communications, Culture and CSR, ALDO Group

Valérie Martin is the Vice-President of Communications and Culture at the ALDO Group. Valérie is responsible for leading Global Communications, Corporate PR/Public Affairs, Sustainability, Community Engagement, Learning & Development, Change Management, Events & Recognition, and Corporate Branding. A strong guardian of the ALDO Group’s company culture, Valérie has been a key player in creating and nurturing a unique experience and environment that resonates with associates today.

Her accomplishments include introducing innovative perks such as an on-site community garden to a cutting-edge wellness program. She also built a global volunteering program, offering associates time-off to volunteer every year for a cause they are passionate about. This initiative increased the ALDO Group’s volunteering participation by 5 times in only three years. Her dedication to fostering a positive working environment and her collaborative leadership style is what has made these initiatives come to life. Valérie was part of the workgroup that defined the ALDO Group’s purpose — A journey to create a world of love, confidence, and belonging – and helped cascade it throughout the entire organization.

Valérie’s mandate has also been to create and implement innovative strategies to amplify the ALDO Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility priorities. Under her leadership, the ALDO Group is certified as the first fashion footwear and accessories company in the world to be climate neutral (scope 1 &2). On the people side, the organization implemented some progressive Work/Life integration policies and made Female Leadership a real priority.

 

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Social Purpose from the Ground Up: How to Define and Activate Social Purpose in Business

  • Sustainability as Strategy
In September 2019, 181 members of the US Business Roundtable (BRT) signed a Statement of Purpose endorsing stakeholder-inclusive purpose for corporations, indicating a departure from the shareholder-focused mentality that has dominated the corporate sphere for decades. This dynamic session will put you at the forefront of social purpose in business. First, hear from leaders from Ikea, ALDO Group and Nature's Path who will share their pivot to purpose, along with the drivers, benefits and challenges.

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Speakers
Coro Strandberg President, Strandberg Consulting
Valérie Martin Vice President, Communications, Culture and CSR, ALDO Group
Eri Mathy Head of Growth and Innovation, IKEA Canada
Arran Stephens Founder and Chair, Nature’s Path Foods
Mary Ellen Schaafsma Director, Social Purpose Institute