Renee Paris

Associate Category Manager, Sonoco Products

Originally from Augusta, GA, Renee graduated from the George Washington University with a bachelor’s in International Affairs and Economic Development. She spent years working for various non-profits before returning to school to get her International MBA from the University of South Carolina. As a Master’s International MBA student, she served in the Peace Corps for two years as a Community Economic Development Advisor in the rainforests of Cameroon instead of completing the typical internship. During this time, she worked on Fairtrade projects with cocoa and coffee farmers (among many other projects). Upon completion of her MBA program, she was hired at Sonoco, a global packaging company. Sher currently serves as an Associate Category Manager, where she manages specialty paper, aluminum foil, and labels and leads the supplier sustainability team. She is married to a Cameroonian who shares her passion for corporate sustainability and economic development issues and they have a feisty two year old daughter.

My Sessions

Come hear sustainable purchasing leaders from a city, a manufacturer, and a university share how they have taken their organization’s sustainable purchasing efforts to the next level by strategically engaging internal stakeholders. Starting at different levels of maturity and coming from different sectors, these case studies will draw out some of the common challenges that … read more >>

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