SUSTAINABILITY & PROFITABILITY
In our next Climate Talk – we’ll explore how Sustainability and profitability can go hand in hand, through the voices and best practices of different representatives of the wine trade, such as importers, distributors, retailers and traders .
Maneger at Porto Protocol
Marta has built most of her career in Marketing & Sales, having worked with various brands, countries, industries and companies. In the past few years, before joining Porto Protocol, Marta was working with her own brand and consultancy project, Marta Pelo Mundo, through which she took sustainability and climate advocacy to schools, events and companies, promoting awareness and encouraging change.
Marta holds a dregree in International Relations, a Post-Graduation in Marketing and a Master in Corporate Social Responsibility.
STEVEN CAMPELL/ CANADA
Steven Campbell was a restauranteur and owned a neighborhood bistro, La Maison (1978-1985) before opening one of Toronto’s first wine bars, the Delisle Wine Bar in 1985. At the Delisle, he won 8 Wine Spectator Awards of Excellence (1988-1995) for having one of the greatest wine lists in the world. In 1990, he became a certified Sommelier and in 1994 purchased Lifford Wine Agency that he owned until -2020. By 2000, Lifford became one of the largest suppliers of premium wines to the hospitality sector and became a carbon-neutral company in 2005. Lifford won numerous awards from the hospitality industry and led many community-based philanthropic wine events to raise funds for healthcare, the arts, and the environment – planting over 90,000 trees with Tree Canada between 2005-2020. In 2018, he created the world’s first international family of carbon neutral wines Campbell Kind Wines from six countries. Steven was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Laws from York University in 2019 in recognition of his community leadership and environmental stewardship. He is an inductee of the Commanderie du Bontemps de Medoc and the Confraria do Vinho do Porto, and a member of the boards of directors of the Canadian Association of Professional Sommeliers’ Ontario Chapter (since 2016) and Grapes for Humanity (since 2020). With Grapes for Humanity, he has led charitable wine auctions to support the hospitality industry during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to battle the climate crisis. As of summer of 2022 over $1 million has been raised to support the battle against the Climate Crisis with donations to organizations such as Tree Canada and the Nature Conservancy of Canada. He is now honored to be the Canadian representative for the Porto Protocol.
DOM DE VILLE. UK
Director of Sustainability and Social Impact, The Wine Society
Dom has worked in sustainability for more than 20 years. He spent more than a decade working across Africa and South East Asia running programmes for consultancies, charities and the UK government to address a variety of social and environmental challenges in emerging markets.
After returning to the UK with his family, Dom worked as a Director for nearly five years at Sancroft, a well-known sustainability consultancy. At Sancroft, Dom advised FTSE 100 companies and private equity investors on how to improve their environmental, ethical and social impact.
Dom joined The Wine Society at the beginning of 2022 to launch and deliver their ambitious sustainability plans.
MELISSA SAUNDERS, MW | USA
WINE DIRECTOR AT THE GOOD GOODS AND FOUNDER AT COMMUNAL BRANDS
Melissa Saunders is the CEO & Founder of Communal Brands, a wine import and distribution company specializing in environmentally responsible practices, the Director of Wine at The Good Goods, a reusable wine bottle initiative, and one of 149 women worldwide to become a Master of Wine. As a winemaker, distributor and published writer, Melissa passionately advocates for wine packaging strategies that will greatly reduce the industry’s environmental impact.