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Transform Business. Create long-term impact for industry and society

2018 will bring together 400 responsible business professionals from North America’s leading brands to discuss the impending paradigm shift and transformational change to business, industry and society:

  • Partnerships that deliver large-scale change across your industry: Transform your industry and its supply chain through successful partnerships with NGOs, competitors, associations and investors
  • Wholesale change in practice: Hear best practice examples of pilot projects which have proved the concept and received buy-in for wholesale change
  • Transform Business to meet the Global Goals: Identify how your business can be the catalyst in driving transformational change to meet the Global Goals
  • Communications to boost trust and lead business transformation: Promote transparency with investors, build trust with your customers and define your success through impactful data
  • Use technology and AI to drive sustainable innovation at scale: Understand how technology, AI and machine learning can impact business systems and operations to create more meaningful change

Your Speaker Line-up for 2018

Ronald den Elzen
Ronald den Elzen

HEINEKEN USA, Inc

President and CEO

Lata Reddy
Lata Reddy

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Senior Vice President, Diversity, Inclusion & Impact

Barry Parkin
Barry Parkin

Mars

Chief Procurement and Sustainability Officer

Abby Maxman
Abby Maxman

Oxfam

CEO

Al Naqvi
Al Naqvi

American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

President

Pieter Wolters
Pieter Wolters

DSM

Vice-President, DSM Innovation Center | Managing Director DSM Venturing

Tim Mohin
Tim Mohin

GRI

Chief Executive

J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Patsy Doerr
Patsy Doerr

Thomson Reuters

Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion

Ashley Schulten
Ashley Schulten

BlackRock

Head of Responsible Investing, Global Fixed Income

Thomas Brostrøm
Thomas Brostrøm

Ørsted North America

President

Brian Kelley
Brian Kelley

Keurig Green Mountain, Inc

Vice Chairman

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2018’s top issues

#RBSNY is the premier sustainability conference taking place in North America in 2018. The event will tackle the critical issues within responsible business.

  • Progressive Business Leadership Keynote: Hear from progressive leaders who are going over and beyond what is expected of business to meet long term social and environmental issues. With Vice Chairman, Keurig Green Mountain and Chairman, President and CEO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
  • Supply Chain Keynote: Address large scale social needs through a variety of partners to create long term impact in your value chain. With Heineken USA, Mars and Shift
  • Financing the economy of the future: What is the investment community doing to finance the economy of the future with BlackRock and DSM
  • Framework Collaboration Keynote: Hear from the leading accreditation bodies on the future of the sustainability reporting framework landscape with the heads of the GRI, SASB, CDP, IIRC and CDSB
  • Identifying partnerships that will enable your vision for large-scale change with CISNEROS, Citi, Domtar and Golden State Foods
  • Communicate your successes to different key stakeholders with Campbell Soup and Oath for Good
  • The impact of AI on business and society with American Institute of Artificial Intelligence and Shopify
  • In-depth breakout workshops: Join our 2-hour workshops tackling clean technology innovations, the new TCFD recommendations, partnerships, circular economy, SDG integration and Science Based Targets

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What sets Ethical Corporation flagship summits apart?

We’re doing things differently and we really want to move businesses towards the genuine impact you are looking for. The #RBSNY agenda will help you uncover the potential for sustainability to deliver profit, build trust, and shape strategy with empirical justification through our independently researched agenda. There’s no corporate fluff in our agenda, just practical, deep-dive examples to show how businesses can transition to a more responsible and sustainable business strategy

1Multiple tracks / Multiple disciplines: In 2018, we are doing things differently. We will create dedicated tracks and sessions that address how organizations are driving the responsible business agenda. We will bring together experts from sustainability, communications, procurement and innovation departments as well as investors, NGOs, Governmental bodies and academics to share how they’re addressing the key issues and opportunities that lie ahead.


2400+ of the most innovative, exciting brands in attendance: #RBSNY will give you the most senior networking opportunity possible. We lead our conferences with the latest ideas and case studies out there, and take pride in our in-depth research to pinpoint the brands that are doing the most impactful work to share their learnings.


3Practical learnings: We’re not afraid to talk about what doesn’t work as much as what does! Our sessions are practical with live polling and interactive questions. We guarantee you'll walk away with new ideas and contacts to help improve your strategy for 2017 and beyond.


4 NEW FOR 2018: In-depth roundtable and breakout workshops: 2 hours’ individual workshops tackling some of the critical issues. All workshops will be held in breakout rooms under Chatham-House rules ensuring issues are tackled and solutions are discussed in an open and honest environment.

What to expect in 2018

The Responsible Business Summit is USA's premier sustainability and Communications conference. We pride ourselves on bringing together the leading B2B and B2C companies to share their latest ideas and strategies. The 2018 sustainability conference will bring together the leading minds in responsible business to debate the key issues and opportunities in responsible and sustainable business. Take a look at what you missed at the 2017 event:

2020 Keynote – delivering on sustainability goals

Learn how the regional heads of business at Infosys and Royal DSM are looking to deliver their 2020 sustainability commitments on the environment, climate change and supply chains

Partnership X Factor: Partnerships that accelerate change

Hear how Timberland and Thread are driving positive impacts through their innovative partnership 'Timberland X Thread: The journey to an Upcycled Collection'

Climate change policy from the Mayor of Atlanta

The Government Keynote address from Mayor Kasim Reed, Mayor, Atlanta, GA

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Already confirmed to attend in 2018

The 2018 Sustainability Conference will bring together 400+ senior corporate executives from North America’s leading brands. The below are all attending in 2018, click here to see the full list of companies who attended the 2017 event.

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Bloomberg
Zendesk
HP
PepsiCo
PayPal
VF Corporation
Interface
Salesforce
Vodafone
Steelcase
Target
Pirelli
Hyatt Hotels
The New York Times
MetLife

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Exceptional Networking Opportunities

Ethical Corporation brings together senior executives from leading multinational brands all under one roof.

  • 10+ hours of supreme networking with leaders in the sustainability and corporate responsibility space – plenty of time to form lasting business relationships
  • C-level executives from across the industry look to share and solve key issues faced in 2018
  • Pre-event Q&As and webinars plus post event reports and video recordings ensures you can get exposure on your initiatives across the an extended period

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Our Track-Record of Proven Success

98%

said the event met their expectations

54%

of attendees are of director level or above

90%

of the FTSE100 are part of our community

The Ethical Corporation Difference

We have been producing CSR and sustainability conferences for 17 years across a multitude of disciplines including – communications, supply chain, governance, ethics and reporting. We have evolved our events to reflect the needs of our customers. We spend a lot of time engaging and listening to our community to understand how we can help tackle issues at our conferences

  • Practical and business focused insight: Leave our events with proven, actionable ideas and strategy from innovative companies that are pushing forward the sustainability and responsible business agenda
  • Tackling the issues that matter: Year-round research and open-ended discussion with C-Suite and Directors within business guarantees conference themes reflect the current issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Guaranteed learning: Interactive workshops, roundtable debates, case studies and panel Q&As ensure you get the answers you’re looking for. We create a learning, not listening environment, where everyone is encouraged to engage in the discussion
  • Senior-level networking: Senior-level professionals both speak and attend our events, providing you with a unique environment for peer-to-peer relationship building

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Reserve your place today, at the lowest possible price, and ensure you are part of USA's leading sustainable and responsible business event.

Krina Amin

Krina Amin

Head of Strategy
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7508

Email: krina.amin@ethicalcorp.com

Krina Amin

Ed Long

Project Director
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7188

Phone (US): +1800 814 3459 x 7188

Email: ed.long@ethicalcorp.com

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