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07:30 - 09:00
Welcome Registration & Morning Coffee
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Speech
Keynote Sessions

In the current geopolitical climate, the need for bold progressive business leadership to create long term impact on their industry is paramount to achieving a more sustainable future for all. Understand how business can be a central catalyst that drives the new future business models and industry alliances.

09:10 - 09:50
Transformational Change Keynote: Drive industry transformation through collaboration

It’s no longer enough to view sustainability as a siloed business issue and view it as the possibility to gain an advantage over your competitor. To create real change, businesses must work together on the difficult common goals. Hear how to drive transformational change within your industry through collaboration with government, NGOs and your rivals.

Ørsted Thomas Brostrøm President Ørsted North America

Sierra Club Chris Thomas Chief Innovation Officer Sierra Club

Moderator: Walgreen Boots Alliance Richard Ellis Group Head of CSR Walgreen Boots Alliance

09:50 - 10:10
Progressive Business Leadership Keynote

What does progressive business leadership look like with the current geopolitical agenda? Hear from progressive leaders who are going over and beyond what is expected of business to meet long term social and environmental issues.

Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Moderator: Speaker Logo Susan McPherson Contributor Forbes

10:10 - 10:30
Keynote: Doing Well by Doing Good

Speaker Logo The Hon. Per-Olof Loof Chief Executive Officer KEMET

Moderator: Speaker Logo Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corporation

10:30 - 11:15
Coffee Break
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
11:15 - 11:30
Speed Networking
11:30 - 12:15
Why now is the best time to tell your sustainability story

The time is NOW to tell your sustainability story – and gain a market advantage, which will look like building brand affinity, selling products, creating further shifts in social norms. Suzanne will lay out a few key trends we see in the stats as a foundation, then share some real-world examples of organizations gaining real traction (building brands/selling products/shifting market perceptions) by telling their sustainability stories. She’ll inspire and challenge the audience to boldly begin telling their story – and gain a market advantage as a result.

Shelton Group Suzanne Shelton President and CEO Shelton Group

Pitching and securing approval for this new era of thinking

In some cases, you will be asking the business to go against decades of business thinking – i.e. collaborating with competitors to increase wages and sourcing of material costs. How to shape your pitch to ensure the right senior people get the right messages that prove the business benefit of this new vision and partnership opportunities.

Speaker Logo Minna Aila VP, Corporate Affairs Nokia

Speaker Logo Patsy Doerr Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion Thomson Reuters

Speaker Logo Rodrigo Arias Global Leadership Fellow World Economic Forum

Speaker Logo Maria Ignacia Arcaya VP & Executive Director CSR CISNEROS

Moderator: Speaker Logo Erica Steckler Co-Director, Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility, Manning School of Business University of Massachusetts Lowell

SDG Integration Workshop
  • How to fully integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications
  • Decide which method is most appropriate to your organization
  • Engage the business to fully integrate - senior management, employees, investors and suppliers

Speaker Logo Richard Ellis Group Head of CSR Walgreen Boots Alliance

Speaker Logo Paul Zeitz Co-Founder - SDG Compacts Global Development Incubator

Speaker Logo Adam Gordon Engagement Director Global Compact Network USA

Speaker Logo Ahsiya Mencin Director, PULSE & Global Volunteering GSK

South Pole Group Cassandra Nattrass Senior Business Development Manager South Pole Group

Moderator: PYXERA Global Amanda MacArthur Chief Program Officer PYXERA Global

Partnership models Workshop
  • Identify the area of your business which requires external assistance
  • Find and engage the right partner for your business to deliver large-scale impacts
  • Develop a model which suits your goals

Speaker Logo Colleen Vien Sustainability Director Timberland

Speaker Logo Gina Tesla Vice President, Corporate Citizenship IBM

Speaker Logo Barry Koch Associate Rain Barrel Communications, LLC

Tent Foundation Scarlet Cronin Senior Director of Private Sector Partnerships Tent

Moderator: Speaker Logo Paul Hoeffel Founder and Director Rain Barrel Communications, LLC

12:15 - 1:00
Maximize Your Corporation’s Economic and Social Impact through supplier diversity

Supply Chain Diversity is a little known lever for growing corporate revenue and maximizing the economic and social impact of your corporation globally.   As the world population and major economies shift, there is a distinct advantage to ensuring the supply chain follows.  This session will focus on:

  • Current state of Supply Chain Diversity
  • How the Best of the Best perform
  • Economic and Social Impacts
  • Key Corporate Components for Driving Change

SB Services, Inc. Sharon Castillo Principal SB Services, Inc.

Making your customers part of the solution

How do you successfully engage customers to change behaviors, inform future innovations and advocate your ambitions and vision?

Monsanto Pam Strifler VP, Global Sustainability, Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Insights Monsanto

Mondelez Rob Hargrove Senior Vice President, Research, Development, Quality and Innovation Mondelez

Blackbaud Andrew J. Troup Director of Corporate Giving & Engagement Strategy Blackbaud

Moderator: The Sustainability Consortium Jessica Ginger Director, Implementation The Sustainability Consortium

SDG Integration [continued…]
  • How to fully integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications
  • Decide which method is most appropriate to your organization
  • Engage the business to fully integrate - senior management, employees, investors and suppliers

Speaker Logo Richard Ellis Group Head of CSR Walgreen Boots Alliance

Speaker Logo Paul Zeitz Co-Founder - SDG Compacts Global Development Incubator

Speaker Logo Adam Gordon Engagement Director Global Compact Network USA

Speaker Logo Ahsiya Mencin Director, PULSE & Global Volunteering GSK

Moderator: PYXERA Global Amanda MacArthur Chief Program Officer PYXERA Global

Partnership models Workshop [continued...]
  • Identify the area of your business which requires external assistance
  • Find and engage the right partner for your business to deliver large-scale impacts
  • Develop a model which suits your goals

Speaker Logo Colleen Vien Sustainability Director Timberland

Speaker Logo Gina Tesla Vice President, Corporate Citizenship IBM

Speaker Logo Barry Koch Associate Rain Barrel Communications, LLC

Tent Foundation Scarlet Cronin Senior Director of Private Sector Partnerships Tent

Moderator: Speaker Logo Paul Hoeffel Founder and Director Rain Barrel Communications, LLC

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1:00 - 2:00
Lunch Break
Workshop Lunch Sponsor: Navigating the renewable energy matrix (invite only)

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Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
2:00 - 2:30
Proof of Concept: Selecting the pilot scheme and strategy for wholesale change

Identifying your biggest risks and areas of impact may be straightforward, but how to meet them is not. That journey starts with selecting the right strategy for the business and industry. Identifying a risk adverse strategy that offers potential for large impacts is hard.

Anheuser-Busch Katja Zastrow Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility – Better World Anheuser-Busch

JetBlue Sophia Mendelsohn Head of Sustainability JetBlue

Moderator: Ethical Corportion Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corportion

How systems and technology can add scalability to these impacts

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace. Learn what technologies are driving scalable impacts both now and what will be on the horizon for your business and industry.

Moderator: CleanWeb Ravi Mikkelsen Co-Founder & CEO CleanWeb

Arrow Electronics Joe Verrengia Global Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Arrow Electronics

Siemens Bob Dixon Head of Sustainability Siemens

Business case for science based targets Workshop
  • Map out your scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions to set realistic targets
  • Build a plan which will deliver the best possible business case for adaptation
  • Develop a clear, strong science based road map for your operations

Speaker Logo Jessica Rosman Vice President of Procurement Caesars Entertainment

Speaker Logo Dan Linsky Vice President, Voluntary Markets ClimeCo

Speaker Logo Bruno Sarda Chief Sustainability Officer NRG Energy

Identifying partnerships that will enable your vision for large-scale change

NGOs, companies, cities, customers, suppliers, competitors – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Understand how you can identify the key players that you need to ensure this strategy succeeds both now and in future endeavors.

Golden State Foods Anna Lisa Lukes Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Golden State Foods

Domtar Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications Domtar

Citi Javette Hines Director, Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion and Sustainability Citi

Moderator: GBC Health Nancy Wildfeir-Field President GBC Health

2:30 - 3:00
Leveraging data and technology to advance corporate citizenship and competitiveness

What if corporations had an intelligent and automated real-time way to secure large-scale, last mile data on their CSR and Sustainability performance from across geographies? How are corporations scaling social impact without losing the strategic sight on everything that is going into a citizenship or a sustainability program.

These questions will inspire the discussions during the round-table.

Join the discussion with leaders from Fortune 500 companies on how technology is transforming impact measurement and management, by ensuring that every development $ is made to work harder.

Speaker Logo Gina Tesla Vice President, Corporate Citizenship IBM

Moderator: Speaker Logo Abhishek Humbad Founder and Co-CEO Goodera

Case Study: How SeaLand is transforming business through community involvement

Engaging employees in transforming community involvement builds leaders, develops problem solvers, and strengthens teams. The Collaboration Vector Inc. will share the outcome of its client SeaLand’s transformative program across the Americas, which led the company to receive a highly commended distinction in Ethical Corporation’s 2017 global awards competition for Employee Engagement of the Year. Qualitative and quantitative results will be presented that link a transformative approach to talent development and business and social transformation.

Speaker Logo Speaker Logo Sabrina El-Chibini Founder & President The Collaboration Vector Inc. (TCV)

Business case for science based targets [continued….]
  • Map out your scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions to set realistic targets
  • Build a plan which will deliver the best possible business case for adaptation
  • Develop a clear, strong science based road map for your operations

Speaker Logo Jessica Rosman Vice President of Procurement Caesars Entertainment

Speaker Logo Dan Linsky Vice President, Voluntary Markets ClimeCo

Speaker Logo Bruno Sarda Chief Sustainability Officer NRG Energy

Identifying partnerships that will enable your vision for large-scale change [continued…]

NGOs, companies, cities, customers, suppliers, competitors – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Understand how you can identify the key players that you need to ensure this strategy succeeds both now and in future endeavors.

Golden State Foods Anna Lisa Lukes Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Golden State Foods

Domtar Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications Domtar

Citi Javette Hines Director, Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion and Sustainability Citi

Moderator: GBC Health Nancy Wildfeir-Field President GBC Health

3:00 - 3:30
Innovation from within or from outside

Many organizations struggle to promote conditions that allow Intrapreneurs to deliver large-scale internal change. To be fit for the future requires a change of approach in key outputs of the business.

  • Discover how to facilitate an intrapreneurial approach within your business
  • Get insights into how academic bodies and associations can help drive your transformational change
  • Learn how to identify start-ups that can help deliver innovative impacts and hear when to partner and when to acquire

Speaker Logo Amanda Gardiner VP of Global Sustainability and Social Innovation Pearson

Moderator: CECP Karen Becker Professor The College of New Jersey

Defining Success: How to Assess the Financial ROI on Sustainability Investments

Many of your impacts will be hard to quantify in true accounting values but this is required to show the value of investment in sustainability projects. Sustainability drives innovation, operational efficiency, employee engagement, risk reduction, customer and supplier loyalty—intangibles and tangibles that can be monetized. An investor, a manufacturer and a business school professor will discuss applied work to better quantify and monetize the financial impact of sustainability investments.

Speaker Logo Tensie Whelan Clinical Professor for Business and Society
Director, Center for Sustainable Business
NYU Stern School of Business

Speaker Logo Paula Luff Director, Sustainability and Impact Inherent Group

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. James M Stephens Director Global Government & External Affairs Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

Business case for science based targets [continued….]
  • Map out your scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions to set realistic targets
  • Build a plan which will deliver the best possible business case for adaptation
  • Develop a clear, strong science based road map for your operations

Speaker Logo Jessica Rosman Vice President of Procurement Caesars Entertainment

Speaker Logo Dan Linsky Vice President, Voluntary Markets ClimeCo

Identifying partnerships that will enable your vision for large-scale change [continued…]

NGOs, companies, cities, customers, suppliers, competitors – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Understand how you can identify the key players that you need to ensure this strategy succeeds both now and in future endeavors.

Golden State Foods Anna Lisa Lukes Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Golden State Foods

Domtar Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications Domtar

Citi Javette Hines Director, Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion and Sustainability Citi

Moderator: GBC Health Nancy Wildfeir-Field President GBC Health

3:30 - 4:00
Coffee Break
Keynote Sessions
4:00 - 4:40
Diversity Keynote: Empower diversity and inclusion for future leadership

Now more than ever the issue of diversity and inclusion is paramount to achieving a transformational sustainability strategy. Learn how to approach the diversity challenge to build a solid pipeline, show the benefits of this approach and demonstrate leadership

Speaker Logo Michele Malejki Global Head of Strategic Programs - HP Sustainability & Social Innovation HP Inc.

Speaker Logo Allen Love Senior Vice President and Chair US Diversity Leadership Team TD Bank

Speaker Logo Joelle Tanguy Director Strategic Partnership, Advocacy and Communications UN Women

Moderator: Speaker Logo Susan McPherson Contributor Forbes

4:40 - 5:20
Climate Change and Business Keynote: Time to take the lead

With budget cuts to the EPA, the likely departure from the Paris Agreement and removal of incentives, how can business take a lead? What is expected of business leaders on the climate agenda in the US?

Speaker Logo Jennifer Holmgren CEO LanzaTech

Speaker Logo Ken Kimmell President The Union of Concerned Scientists

Speaker Logo Cari P. Boyce Senior Vice President Stakeholder Strategy and Sustainability and President The Duke Energy Foundation

Speaker Logo Sue Allchurch Chief of Participant Relations and Communications UN Global Compact

Moderator: Speaker Logo Michael Burger Executive Director of the Sabin Center Columbia Law School

5:20 - 5:40
Closing Keynote: The end of partnerships and the dawn of coalitions

Long-term partnerships are driving significant impacts across industries, regions and continents. However, to meet the Goals required, businesses need to develop coalitions that have a 10-20-year vision – only then will we achieve the impacts and wholesale change that’s required. This visionary keynote will explore how this is achieved

Speaker Logo Ronald den Elzen President and CEO HEINEKEN USA, Inc

Moderator: Speaker Logo Krina Amin Head of US Strategy Ethical Corporation

5:40 - 6:00
Inspirational Keynote

Speaker Logo Natalia Cohen Motivational speaker and mindset coach

6:00
Networking Drinks Reception
Keynote Sessions

In the current geopolitical climate, the need for bold progressive business leadership to create long term impact on their industry is paramount to achieving a more sustainable future for all. Understand how business can be a central catalyst that drives the new future business models and industry alliances.

08:30 - 09:30
Supply Chain Keynote: Drive large-scale change through collaboration in value chains

NGOs, companies, cities, customers, suppliers, competitors – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Address large scale social needs through a variety of partners to create long term impact in your value chain.

Speaker Logo Pascal Baltussen Global Vice President, Procurement Mars

Oxfam Abby Maxman President and CEO Oxfam America

Responsible Sourcing Network Bennett Freeman Chair, Advisory Board Responsible Sourcing Network

OECD Roel Nieuwenkamp Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct OECD

Moderator: Shift Caroline Rees President and Co-Founder Shift

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Finance Keynote: Financing the economy of the future

A seismic change is required for us to get where we need to be. Both companies and investors need to invest in future innovations that will deliver the clean and sustainable future economy. What is the investment community doing to finance the economy of the future? If the financial system is not addressing these needs, what needs to be done?

Speaker Logo Ashley Schulten Head of Responsible Investing, Global Fixed Income BlackRock

Speaker Logo Pieter Wolters Vice-President, DSM Innovation Center | Managing Director DSM Venturing DSM

Moderator: Speaker Logo Mark Tulay Program Director, Strategic Investor Initiative CECP

10:00 - 10:30
Wall Street Keynote: Engaging institutional investors to think long-term

Even with the rise of SRI most investments are still driven by short-term wins and goals. Publicly listed businesses need to engage institutional investors to invest for 5-10 years. How can this be achieved?

Speaker Logo Christina Alfandary Managing Director ESG & Sustainable Investments Gabelli Asset Management

Speaker Logo Rakhi Kumar Head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship State Street Global Advisors

Moderator: Calvert Investments Bennett Freeman Former SVP, Sustainability Research and Policy Calvert Investments

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:15
Government keynote: The new Delaware Certificate of Transparency in Sustainability

What is the Delaware Certificate of Transparency in Sustainability and why should your company care? Learn how Delaware’s Certificate will make it easier to signal your company’s commitment to sustainability to the marketplace-investors, consumers and employees. Understand how the Delaware Certificate will support your supply chain sustainability compliance. You have a unique opportunity to be among the first worldwide to get certified.

great_seal_of_the_state_of_delaware Melanie George Smith, Esq. State Representative 5th District

Moderator: Delaware Kris Knight Deputy Secretary of State and Division Director of the Division of Corporations Delaware

11:15 - 12:15
Framework Keynote: Collaboration within reporting frameworks

With so many options available to reporters from the IIRC, GRI to SASB, CDP, SDGs... is further collaboration between frameworks required, what impact are the SDGs having on how the existing frameworks are viewed - are we seeing a shift in accreditation and a move towards a global standard?

Speaker Logo Richard Howitt CEO International Integrated Reporting Council

Speaker Logo Matthew Welch President SASB Foundation

Speaker Logo Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Speaker Logo Tim Mohin Chief Executive GRI

Moderator: B. Accountability Helle Bank Jorgensen CEO B. Accountability

12:15 - 1:00
AI Keynote: Impact of AI on business and society

With AI moving at a rapid pace, does your business understand how and where it’ll impact its systems and operations? How can business ensure the impending large-scale change has a positive impact on society?

American Institute of Artificial Intelligence Al Naqvi President American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Shopify Michael Perry Director of Kit and Product Shopify

Dell Brian Reaves Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Dell

Datamaran Susanne Katus VP Business Development Datamaran

Moderator: Speaker Logo Krina Amin Head of US Strategy Ethical Corporation

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1:00 - 2:00
Lunch Break
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
2:00 - 2:30
Communicating your successes to different key stakeholder groups

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and reputation among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and international media

Speaker Logo Dave Stangis VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer Campbell Soup

Speaker Logo Herma van der Laarse Sustainability Reporting Specialist ABN AMRO

Speaker Logo Sara Link Head / President Oath For Good / Oath Foundation

Speaker Logo Jeff Hanman Vice President of Corporate Affairs Teck

Speaker Logo Sue Allchurch Chief of Partnerships, Fund Raising and Communication United Nations Global Compact

Moderator: Speaker Logo Karen Becker Professor The College of New Jersey

Map and Strategize impacts beyond Tier 1

Most of a company’s environmental and social impact isn’t within its own operations or Tier 1 suppliers. You need systems and oversight of all your operations and importantly where and how to engage the key areas of impact.

  • Assess your total supply chain and discover where your most at risk of human rights violations
  • Identify where your greatest environmental impacts are
  • Source consistent and reliable data across your tiers

Speaker Logo Dennis Wilson Director of CSR, Product Stewardship & Sustainability Saint-Gobain

Speaker Logo John Scott Vice President of Global Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Subway

SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov COO and Co-Founder SupplyShift

Moderator: Speaker Logo Patricia Jurewicz Director Responsible Sourcing Network

Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations Workshop
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

ecoact William Theisen CEO EcoAct North America

Hannon Armstrong Chuck Melko Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Hannon Armstrong

Moderator: CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future Workshop

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Across several case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

Speaker Logo Doug Walters Chief Sustainability Officer City of Los Angeles

Speaker Logo Tom Madrecki Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility UPS

Speaker Logo Adam Muellerweiss Executive Director, Sustainability, Government and Industry Affairs Johnson Controls

EDF Aileen Nowlan Manager EDF

Moderator: Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

2:30 - 3:00
Communicating your successes to different key stakeholder groups [continued…]

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and reputation among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and international media

Speaker Logo Dave Stangis VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer Campbell Soup

Speaker Logo Herma van der Laarse Sustainability Reporting Specialist ABN AMRO

Speaker Logo Sara Link Head / President Oath For Good / Oath Foundation

Speaker Logo Jeff Hanman Vice President of Corporate Affairs Teck

Speaker Logo Sue Allchurch Chief of Partnerships, Fund Raising and Communication United Nations Global Compact

Moderator: Speaker Logo Karen Becker Professor The College of New Jersey

Map and Strategize impacts beyond Tier 1 [continued…]

Most of a company’s environmental and social impact isn’t within its own operations or Tier 1 suppliers. You need systems and oversight of all your operations and importantly where and how to engage the key areas of impact.

  • Assess your total supply chain and discover where your most at risk of human rights violations
  • Identify where your greatest environmental impacts are
  • Source consistent and reliable data across your tiers

Speaker Logo Dennis Wilson Director of CSR, Product Stewardship & Sustainability Saint-Gobain

Speaker Logo John Scott Vice President of Global Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Subway

SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov COO and Co-Founder SupplyShift

Moderator: Speaker Logo Patricia Jurewicz Director Responsible Sourcing Network

Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations [continued…]
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

ecoact William Theisen CEO EcoAct North America

Hannon Armstrong Chuck Melko Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Hannon Armstrong

Moderator: CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future [continued…]

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Across several case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

Speaker Logo Doug Walters Chief Sustainability Officer City of Los Angeles

Speaker Logo Tom Madrecki Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility UPS

Speaker Logo Adam Muellerweiss Executive Director, Sustainability, Government and Industry Affairs Johnson Controls

EDF Aileen Nowlan Manager EDF

Moderator: Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

3:00 - 3:30
Communicating your successes to different key stakeholder groups [continued…]

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and reputation among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and international media

Speaker Logo Dave Stangis VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer Campbell Soup

Speaker Logo Herma van der Laarse Sustainability Reporting Specialist ABN AMRO

Speaker Logo Sara Link Head / President Oath For Good / Oath Foundation

Speaker Logo Jeff Hanman Vice President of Corporate Affairs Teck

Speaker Logo Sue Allchurch Chief of Partnerships, Fund Raising and Communication United Nations Global Compact

Moderator: Speaker Logo Karen Becker Professor The College of New Jersey

Revolutionizing global supply chains through partnerships

For most companies their greatest risks and impacts lie within their supply chains. To truly address areas such as; GHG emissions, Human Rights violations and Water usage companies need to work with a whole host of partners. Hear from businesses on how they are driving large scale change in partnership with suppliers, industry associations, NGOs, competitors. Learn of the technologies and software that are managing and facilitating these ambitious projects.

Speaker Logo Jim Gowen Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer Verizon

Speaker Logo Jeff Malcolm Senior Director, Private Sector Engagement World Wildlife Fund

Speaker Logo Bruno Sarda Chief Sustainability Officer NRG Energy

Moderator: Speaker Logo Brendon Steele Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager Future 500

Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations [continued…]
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

ecoact William Theisen CEO EcoAct North America

Hannon Armstrong Chuck Melko Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Hannon Armstrong

Moderator: CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future [continued…]

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Across several case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

Speaker Logo Doug Walters Chief Sustainability Officer City of Los Angeles

Speaker Logo Tom Madrecki Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility UPS

Speaker Logo Adam Muellerweiss Executive Director, Sustainability, Government and Industry Affairs Johnson Controls

EDF Aileen Nowlan Manager EDF

Moderator: Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

3:30 - 4:00
Promote transparent reporting to engage investors

Investors demand more and more transparency and more thorough reporting. Engage both the SRI and mainstream investor community to buy into the industry transformation and create a long-term vision through transparent reporting

Speaker Logo Andrew Watterson Senior Vice President and Head of Sustainability KeyBank

Moderator: CECP Mark Tulay Program Director, Strategic Investor Initiative CECP

Revolutionizing global supply chains through partnerships [continued…]

For most companies their greatest risks and impacts lie within their supply chains. To truly address areas such as; GHG emissions, Human Rights violations and Water usage companies need to work with a whole host of partners. Hear from businesses on how they are driving large scale change in partnership with suppliers, industry associations, NGOs, competitors. Learn of the technologies and software that are managing and facilitating these ambitious projects.

Speaker Logo Jim Gowen Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer Verizon

Speaker Logo Jeff Malcolm Senior Director, Private Sector Engagement World Wildlife Fund

Speaker Logo Bruno Sarda Chief Sustainability Officer NRG Energy

Moderator: Speaker Logo Brendon Steele Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager Future 500

Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations [continued…]
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

ecoact William Theisen CEO EcoAct North America

Hannon Armstrong Chuck Melko Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Hannon Armstrong

Moderator: CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future [continued…]

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Across several case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

Speaker Logo Doug Walters Chief Sustainability Officer City of Los Angeles

Speaker Logo Tom Madrecki Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility UPS

Speaker Logo Adam Muellerweiss Executive Director, Sustainability, Government and Industry Affairs Johnson Controls

EDF Aileen Nowlan Manager EDF

Moderator: Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

4:00
End of Conference
07:30 - 09:00
Welcome Registration & Morning Coffee
09:00 - 09:10
Welcome Speech
Keynote Sessions

In the current geopolitical climate, the need for bold progressive business leadership to create long term impact on their industry is paramount to achieving a more sustainable future for all. Understand how business can be a central catalyst that drives the new future business models and industry alliances.

09:10 - 09:50
Transformational Change Keynote: Drive industry transformation through collaboration

It’s no longer enough to view sustainability as a siloed business issue and view it as the possibility to gain an advantage over your competitor. To create real change, businesses must work together on the difficult common goals. Hear how to drive transformational change within your industry through collaboration with government, NGOs and your rivals.

Ørsted Thomas Brostrøm President Ørsted North America

Sierra Club Chris Thomas Chief Innovation Officer Sierra Club

Moderator: Walgreen Boots Alliance Richard Ellis Group Head of CSR Walgreen Boots Alliance

09:50 - 10:10
Progressive Business Leadership Keynote

What does progressive business leadership look like with the current geopolitical agenda? Hear from progressive leaders who are going over and beyond what is expected of business to meet long term social and environmental issues.

Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Moderator: Speaker Logo Susan McPherson Contributor Forbes

10:10 - 10:30
Keynote: Doing Well by Doing Good

Speaker Logo The Hon. Per-Olof Loof Chief Executive Officer KEMET

Moderator: Speaker Logo Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corporation

10:30 - 11:15
Coffee Break
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
11:15 - 11:30
Speed Networking
11:30 - 12:15
Why now is the best time to tell your sustainability story

The time is NOW to tell your sustainability story – and gain a market advantage, which will look like building brand affinity, selling products, creating further shifts in social norms. Suzanne will lay out a few key trends we see in the stats as a foundation, then share some real-world examples of organizations gaining real traction (building brands/selling products/shifting market perceptions) by telling their sustainability stories. She’ll inspire and challenge the audience to boldly begin telling their story – and gain a market advantage as a result.

Shelton Group Suzanne Shelton President and CEO Shelton Group

Pitching and securing approval for this new era of thinking

In some cases, you will be asking the business to go against decades of business thinking – i.e. collaborating with competitors to increase wages and sourcing of material costs. How to shape your pitch to ensure the right senior people get the right messages that prove the business benefit of this new vision and partnership opportunities.

Speaker Logo Minna Aila VP, Corporate Affairs Nokia

Speaker Logo Patsy Doerr Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion Thomson Reuters

Speaker Logo Rodrigo Arias Global Leadership Fellow World Economic Forum

Speaker Logo Maria Ignacia Arcaya VP & Executive Director CSR CISNEROS

Moderator: Speaker Logo Erica Steckler Co-Director, Donahue Center for Business Ethics & Social Responsibility, Manning School of Business University of Massachusetts Lowell

SDG Integration Workshop
  • How to fully integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications
  • Decide which method is most appropriate to your organization
  • Engage the business to fully integrate - senior management, employees, investors and suppliers

Speaker Logo Richard Ellis Group Head of CSR Walgreen Boots Alliance

Speaker Logo Paul Zeitz Co-Founder - SDG Compacts Global Development Incubator

Speaker Logo Adam Gordon Engagement Director Global Compact Network USA

Speaker Logo Ahsiya Mencin Director, PULSE & Global Volunteering GSK

South Pole Group Cassandra Nattrass Senior Business Development Manager South Pole Group

Moderator: PYXERA Global Amanda MacArthur Chief Program Officer PYXERA Global

Partnership models Workshop
  • Identify the area of your business which requires external assistance
  • Find and engage the right partner for your business to deliver large-scale impacts
  • Develop a model which suits your goals

Speaker Logo Colleen Vien Sustainability Director Timberland

Speaker Logo Gina Tesla Vice President, Corporate Citizenship IBM

Speaker Logo Barry Koch Associate Rain Barrel Communications, LLC

Tent Foundation Scarlet Cronin Senior Director of Private Sector Partnerships Tent

Moderator: Speaker Logo Paul Hoeffel Founder and Director Rain Barrel Communications, LLC

12:15 - 1:00
Maximize Your Corporation’s Economic and Social Impact through supplier diversity

Supply Chain Diversity is a little known lever for growing corporate revenue and maximizing the economic and social impact of your corporation globally.   As the world population and major economies shift, there is a distinct advantage to ensuring the supply chain follows.  This session will focus on:

  • Current state of Supply Chain Diversity
  • How the Best of the Best perform
  • Economic and Social Impacts
  • Key Corporate Components for Driving Change

SB Services, Inc. Sharon Castillo Principal SB Services, Inc.

Making your customers part of the solution

How do you successfully engage customers to change behaviors, inform future innovations and advocate your ambitions and vision?

Monsanto Pam Strifler VP, Global Sustainability, Stakeholder Engagement and Corporate Insights Monsanto

Mondelez Rob Hargrove Senior Vice President, Research, Development, Quality and Innovation Mondelez

Blackbaud Andrew J. Troup Director of Corporate Giving & Engagement Strategy Blackbaud

Moderator: The Sustainability Consortium Jessica Ginger Director, Implementation The Sustainability Consortium

SDG Integration [continued…]
  • How to fully integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications
  • Decide which method is most appropriate to your organization
  • Engage the business to fully integrate - senior management, employees, investors and suppliers

Speaker Logo Richard Ellis Group Head of CSR Walgreen Boots Alliance

Speaker Logo Paul Zeitz Co-Founder - SDG Compacts Global Development Incubator

Speaker Logo Adam Gordon Engagement Director Global Compact Network USA

Speaker Logo Ahsiya Mencin Director, PULSE & Global Volunteering GSK

Moderator: PYXERA Global Amanda MacArthur Chief Program Officer PYXERA Global

Partnership models Workshop [continued...]
  • Identify the area of your business which requires external assistance
  • Find and engage the right partner for your business to deliver large-scale impacts
  • Develop a model which suits your goals

Speaker Logo Colleen Vien Sustainability Director Timberland

Speaker Logo Gina Tesla Vice President, Corporate Citizenship IBM

Speaker Logo Barry Koch Associate Rain Barrel Communications, LLC

Tent Foundation Scarlet Cronin Senior Director of Private Sector Partnerships Tent

Moderator: Speaker Logo Paul Hoeffel Founder and Director Rain Barrel Communications, LLC

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1:00 - 2:00
Lunch Break
Workshop Lunch Sponsor: Navigating the renewable energy matrix (invite only)

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Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
2:00 - 2:30
Proof of Concept: Selecting the pilot scheme and strategy for wholesale change

Identifying your biggest risks and areas of impact may be straightforward, but how to meet them is not. That journey starts with selecting the right strategy for the business and industry. Identifying a risk adverse strategy that offers potential for large impacts is hard.

Anheuser-Busch Katja Zastrow Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility – Better World Anheuser-Busch

JetBlue Sophia Mendelsohn Head of Sustainability JetBlue

Moderator: Ethical Corportion Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corportion

How systems and technology can add scalability to these impacts

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace. Learn what technologies are driving scalable impacts both now and what will be on the horizon for your business and industry.

Moderator: CleanWeb Ravi Mikkelsen Co-Founder & CEO CleanWeb

Arrow Electronics Joe Verrengia Global Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Arrow Electronics

Siemens Bob Dixon Head of Sustainability Siemens

Business case for science based targets Workshop
  • Map out your scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions to set realistic targets
  • Build a plan which will deliver the best possible business case for adaptation
  • Develop a clear, strong science based road map for your operations

Speaker Logo Jessica Rosman Vice President of Procurement Caesars Entertainment

Speaker Logo Dan Linsky Vice President, Voluntary Markets ClimeCo

Speaker Logo Bruno Sarda Chief Sustainability Officer NRG Energy

Identifying partnerships that will enable your vision for large-scale change

NGOs, companies, cities, customers, suppliers, competitors – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Understand how you can identify the key players that you need to ensure this strategy succeeds both now and in future endeavors.

Golden State Foods Anna Lisa Lukes Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Golden State Foods

Domtar Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications Domtar

Citi Javette Hines Director, Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion and Sustainability Citi

Moderator: GBC Health Nancy Wildfeir-Field President GBC Health

2:30 - 3:00
Leveraging data and technology to advance corporate citizenship and competitiveness

What if corporations had an intelligent and automated real-time way to secure large-scale, last mile data on their CSR and Sustainability performance from across geographies? How are corporations scaling social impact without losing the strategic sight on everything that is going into a citizenship or a sustainability program.

These questions will inspire the discussions during the round-table.

Join the discussion with leaders from Fortune 500 companies on how technology is transforming impact measurement and management, by ensuring that every development $ is made to work harder.

Speaker Logo Gina Tesla Vice President, Corporate Citizenship IBM

Moderator: Speaker Logo Abhishek Humbad Founder and Co-CEO Goodera

Case Study: How SeaLand is transforming business through community involvement

Engaging employees in transforming community involvement builds leaders, develops problem solvers, and strengthens teams. The Collaboration Vector Inc. will share the outcome of its client SeaLand’s transformative program across the Americas, which led the company to receive a highly commended distinction in Ethical Corporation’s 2017 global awards competition for Employee Engagement of the Year. Qualitative and quantitative results will be presented that link a transformative approach to talent development and business and social transformation.

Speaker Logo Speaker Logo Sabrina El-Chibini Founder & President The Collaboration Vector Inc. (TCV)

Business case for science based targets [continued….]
  • Map out your scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions to set realistic targets
  • Build a plan which will deliver the best possible business case for adaptation
  • Develop a clear, strong science based road map for your operations

Speaker Logo Jessica Rosman Vice President of Procurement Caesars Entertainment

Speaker Logo Dan Linsky Vice President, Voluntary Markets ClimeCo

Speaker Logo Bruno Sarda Chief Sustainability Officer NRG Energy

Identifying partnerships that will enable your vision for large-scale change [continued…]

NGOs, companies, cities, customers, suppliers, competitors – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Understand how you can identify the key players that you need to ensure this strategy succeeds both now and in future endeavors.

Golden State Foods Anna Lisa Lukes Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Golden State Foods

Domtar Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications Domtar

Citi Javette Hines Director, Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion and Sustainability Citi

Moderator: GBC Health Nancy Wildfeir-Field President GBC Health

3:00 - 3:30
Innovation from within or from outside

Many organizations struggle to promote conditions that allow Intrapreneurs to deliver large-scale internal change. To be fit for the future requires a change of approach in key outputs of the business.

  • Discover how to facilitate an intrapreneurial approach within your business
  • Get insights into how academic bodies and associations can help drive your transformational change
  • Learn how to identify start-ups that can help deliver innovative impacts and hear when to partner and when to acquire

Speaker Logo Amanda Gardiner VP of Global Sustainability and Social Innovation Pearson

Moderator: CECP Karen Becker Professor The College of New Jersey

Defining Success: How to Assess the Financial ROI on Sustainability Investments

Many of your impacts will be hard to quantify in true accounting values but this is required to show the value of investment in sustainability projects. Sustainability drives innovation, operational efficiency, employee engagement, risk reduction, customer and supplier loyalty—intangibles and tangibles that can be monetized. An investor, a manufacturer and a business school professor will discuss applied work to better quantify and monetize the financial impact of sustainability investments.

Speaker Logo Tensie Whelan Clinical Professor for Business and Society
Director, Center for Sustainable Business
NYU Stern School of Business

Speaker Logo Paula Luff Director, Sustainability and Impact Inherent Group

Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. James M Stephens Director Global Government & External Affairs Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

Business case for science based targets [continued….]
  • Map out your scope 1, 2 & 3 emissions to set realistic targets
  • Build a plan which will deliver the best possible business case for adaptation
  • Develop a clear, strong science based road map for your operations

Speaker Logo Jessica Rosman Vice President of Procurement Caesars Entertainment

Speaker Logo Dan Linsky Vice President, Voluntary Markets ClimeCo

Identifying partnerships that will enable your vision for large-scale change [continued…]

NGOs, companies, cities, customers, suppliers, competitors – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Understand how you can identify the key players that you need to ensure this strategy succeeds both now and in future endeavors.

Golden State Foods Anna Lisa Lukes Director, Corporate Social Responsibility Golden State Foods

Domtar Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications Domtar

Citi Javette Hines Director, Head of Supply Chain Development, Inclusion and Sustainability Citi

Moderator: GBC Health Nancy Wildfeir-Field President GBC Health

3:30 - 4:00
Coffee Break
Keynote Sessions
4:00 - 4:40
Diversity Keynote: Empower diversity and inclusion for future leadership

Now more than ever the issue of diversity and inclusion is paramount to achieving a transformational sustainability strategy. Learn how to approach the diversity challenge to build a solid pipeline, show the benefits of this approach and demonstrate leadership

Speaker Logo Michele Malejki Global Head of Strategic Programs - HP Sustainability & Social Innovation HP Inc.

Speaker Logo Allen Love Senior Vice President and Chair US Diversity Leadership Team TD Bank

Speaker Logo Joelle Tanguy Director Strategic Partnership, Advocacy and Communications UN Women

Moderator: Speaker Logo Susan McPherson Contributor Forbes

4:40 - 5:20
Climate Change and Business Keynote: Time to take the lead

With budget cuts to the EPA, the likely departure from the Paris Agreement and removal of incentives, how can business take a lead? What is expected of business leaders on the climate agenda in the US?

Speaker Logo Jennifer Holmgren CEO LanzaTech

Speaker Logo Ken Kimmell President The Union of Concerned Scientists

Speaker Logo Cari P. Boyce Senior Vice President Stakeholder Strategy and Sustainability and President The Duke Energy Foundation

Speaker Logo Sue Allchurch Chief of Participant Relations and Communications UN Global Compact

Moderator: Speaker Logo Michael Burger Executive Director of the Sabin Center Columbia Law School

5:20 - 5:40
Closing Keynote: The end of partnerships and the dawn of coalitions

Long-term partnerships are driving significant impacts across industries, regions and continents. However, to meet the Goals required, businesses need to develop coalitions that have a 10-20-year vision – only then will we achieve the impacts and wholesale change that’s required. This visionary keynote will explore how this is achieved

Speaker Logo Ronald den Elzen President and CEO HEINEKEN USA, Inc

Moderator: Speaker Logo Krina Amin Head of US Strategy Ethical Corporation

5:40 - 6:00
Inspirational Keynote

Speaker Logo Natalia Cohen Motivational speaker and mindset coach

6:00
Networking Drinks Reception

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Keynote Sessions

In the current geopolitical climate, the need for bold progressive business leadership to create long term impact on their industry is paramount to achieving a more sustainable future for all. Understand how business can be a central catalyst that drives the new future business models and industry alliances.

08:30 - 09:30
Supply Chain Keynote: Drive large-scale change through collaboration in value chains

NGOs, companies, cities, customers, suppliers, competitors – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Address large scale social needs through a variety of partners to create long term impact in your value chain.

Speaker Logo Pascal Baltussen Global Vice President, Procurement Mars

Oxfam Abby Maxman President and CEO Oxfam America

Responsible Sourcing Network Bennett Freeman Chair, Advisory Board Responsible Sourcing Network

OECD Roel Nieuwenkamp Chair of the OECD Working Party on Responsible Business Conduct OECD

Moderator: Shift Caroline Rees President and Co-Founder Shift

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Finance Keynote: Financing the economy of the future

A seismic change is required for us to get where we need to be. Both companies and investors need to invest in future innovations that will deliver the clean and sustainable future economy. What is the investment community doing to finance the economy of the future? If the financial system is not addressing these needs, what needs to be done?

Speaker Logo Ashley Schulten Head of Responsible Investing, Global Fixed Income BlackRock

Speaker Logo Pieter Wolters Vice-President, DSM Innovation Center | Managing Director DSM Venturing DSM

Moderator: Speaker Logo Mark Tulay Program Director, Strategic Investor Initiative CECP

10:00 - 10:30
Wall Street Keynote: Engaging institutional investors to think long-term

Even with the rise of SRI most investments are still driven by short-term wins and goals. Publicly listed businesses need to engage institutional investors to invest for 5-10 years. How can this be achieved?

Speaker Logo Christina Alfandary Managing Director ESG & Sustainable Investments Gabelli Asset Management

Speaker Logo Rakhi Kumar Head of ESG Investments and Asset Stewardship State Street Global Advisors

Moderator: Calvert Investments Bennett Freeman Former SVP, Sustainability Research and Policy Calvert Investments

10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:15
Government keynote: The new Delaware Certificate of Transparency in Sustainability

What is the Delaware Certificate of Transparency in Sustainability and why should your company care? Learn how Delaware’s Certificate will make it easier to signal your company’s commitment to sustainability to the marketplace-investors, consumers and employees. Understand how the Delaware Certificate will support your supply chain sustainability compliance. You have a unique opportunity to be among the first worldwide to get certified.

great_seal_of_the_state_of_delaware Melanie George Smith, Esq. State Representative 5th District

Moderator: Delaware Kris Knight Deputy Secretary of State and Division Director of the Division of Corporations Delaware

11:15 - 12:15
Framework Keynote: Collaboration within reporting frameworks

With so many options available to reporters from the IIRC, GRI to SASB, CDP, SDGs... is further collaboration between frameworks required, what impact are the SDGs having on how the existing frameworks are viewed - are we seeing a shift in accreditation and a move towards a global standard?

Speaker Logo Richard Howitt CEO International Integrated Reporting Council

Speaker Logo Matthew Welch President SASB Foundation

Speaker Logo Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Speaker Logo Tim Mohin Chief Executive GRI

Moderator: B. Accountability Helle Bank Jorgensen CEO B. Accountability

12:15 - 1:00
AI Keynote: Impact of AI on business and society

With AI moving at a rapid pace, does your business understand how and where it’ll impact its systems and operations? How can business ensure the impending large-scale change has a positive impact on society?

American Institute of Artificial Intelligence Al Naqvi President American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Shopify Michael Perry Director of Kit and Product Shopify

Dell Brian Reaves Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer Dell

Datamaran Susanne Katus VP Business Development Datamaran

Moderator: Speaker Logo Krina Amin Head of US Strategy Ethical Corporation

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1:00 - 2:00
Lunch Break
Track A
Track B
Track C
Track D
2:00 - 2:30
Communicating your successes to different key stakeholder groups

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and reputation among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and international media

Speaker Logo Dave Stangis VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer Campbell Soup

Speaker Logo Herma van der Laarse Sustainability Reporting Specialist ABN AMRO

Speaker Logo Sara Link Head / President Oath For Good / Oath Foundation

Speaker Logo Jeff Hanman Vice President of Corporate Affairs Teck

Speaker Logo Sue Allchurch Chief of Partnerships, Fund Raising and Communication United Nations Global Compact

Moderator: Speaker Logo Karen Becker Professor The College of New Jersey

Map and Strategize impacts beyond Tier 1

Most of a company’s environmental and social impact isn’t within its own operations or Tier 1 suppliers. You need systems and oversight of all your operations and importantly where and how to engage the key areas of impact.

  • Assess your total supply chain and discover where your most at risk of human rights violations
  • Identify where your greatest environmental impacts are
  • Source consistent and reliable data across your tiers

Speaker Logo Dennis Wilson Director of CSR, Product Stewardship & Sustainability Saint-Gobain

Speaker Logo John Scott Vice President of Global Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Subway

SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov COO and Co-Founder SupplyShift

Moderator: Speaker Logo Patricia Jurewicz Director Responsible Sourcing Network

Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations Workshop
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

ecoact William Theisen CEO EcoAct North America

Hannon Armstrong Chuck Melko Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Hannon Armstrong

Moderator: CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future Workshop

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Across several case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

Speaker Logo Doug Walters Chief Sustainability Officer City of Los Angeles

Speaker Logo Tom Madrecki Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility UPS

Speaker Logo Adam Muellerweiss Executive Director, Sustainability, Government and Industry Affairs Johnson Controls

EDF Aileen Nowlan Manager EDF

Moderator: Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

2:30 - 3:00
Communicating your successes to different key stakeholder groups [continued…]

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and reputation among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and international media

Speaker Logo Dave Stangis VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer Campbell Soup

Speaker Logo Herma van der Laarse Sustainability Reporting Specialist ABN AMRO

Speaker Logo Sara Link Head / President Oath For Good / Oath Foundation

Speaker Logo Jeff Hanman Vice President of Corporate Affairs Teck

Speaker Logo Sue Allchurch Chief of Partnerships, Fund Raising and Communication United Nations Global Compact

Moderator: Speaker Logo Karen Becker Professor The College of New Jersey

Map and Strategize impacts beyond Tier 1 [continued…]

Most of a company’s environmental and social impact isn’t within its own operations or Tier 1 suppliers. You need systems and oversight of all your operations and importantly where and how to engage the key areas of impact.

  • Assess your total supply chain and discover where your most at risk of human rights violations
  • Identify where your greatest environmental impacts are
  • Source consistent and reliable data across your tiers

Speaker Logo Dennis Wilson Director of CSR, Product Stewardship & Sustainability Saint-Gobain

Speaker Logo John Scott Vice President of Global Sustainability & Corporate Social Responsibility Subway

SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov COO and Co-Founder SupplyShift

Moderator: Speaker Logo Patricia Jurewicz Director Responsible Sourcing Network

Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations [continued…]
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

ecoact William Theisen CEO EcoAct North America

Hannon Armstrong Chuck Melko Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Hannon Armstrong

Moderator: CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future [continued…]

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Across several case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

Speaker Logo Doug Walters Chief Sustainability Officer City of Los Angeles

Speaker Logo Tom Madrecki Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility UPS

Speaker Logo Adam Muellerweiss Executive Director, Sustainability, Government and Industry Affairs Johnson Controls

EDF Aileen Nowlan Manager EDF

Moderator: Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

3:00 - 3:30
Communicating your successes to different key stakeholder groups [continued…]

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and reputation among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and international media

Speaker Logo Dave Stangis VP Corporate Responsibility and Chief Sustainability Officer Campbell Soup

Speaker Logo Herma van der Laarse Sustainability Reporting Specialist ABN AMRO

Speaker Logo Sara Link Head / President Oath For Good / Oath Foundation

Speaker Logo Jeff Hanman Vice President of Corporate Affairs Teck

Speaker Logo Sue Allchurch Chief of Partnerships, Fund Raising and Communication United Nations Global Compact

Moderator: Speaker Logo Karen Becker Professor The College of New Jersey

Revolutionizing global supply chains through partnerships

For most companies their greatest risks and impacts lie within their supply chains. To truly address areas such as; GHG emissions, Human Rights violations and Water usage companies need to work with a whole host of partners. Hear from businesses on how they are driving large scale change in partnership with suppliers, industry associations, NGOs, competitors. Learn of the technologies and software that are managing and facilitating these ambitious projects.

Speaker Logo Jim Gowen Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer Verizon

Speaker Logo Jeff Malcolm Senior Director, Private Sector Engagement World Wildlife Fund

Speaker Logo Bruno Sarda Chief Sustainability Officer NRG Energy

Moderator: Speaker Logo Brendon Steele Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager Future 500

Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations [continued…]
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

ecoact William Theisen CEO EcoAct North America

Hannon Armstrong Chuck Melko Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Hannon Armstrong

Moderator: CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future [continued…]

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Across several case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

Speaker Logo Doug Walters Chief Sustainability Officer City of Los Angeles

Speaker Logo Tom Madrecki Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility UPS

Speaker Logo Adam Muellerweiss Executive Director, Sustainability, Government and Industry Affairs Johnson Controls

EDF Aileen Nowlan Manager EDF

Moderator: Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

3:30 - 4:00
Promote transparent reporting to engage investors

Investors demand more and more transparency and more thorough reporting. Engage both the SRI and mainstream investor community to buy into the industry transformation and create a long-term vision through transparent reporting

Speaker Logo Andrew Watterson Senior Vice President and Head of Sustainability KeyBank

Moderator: CECP Mark Tulay Program Director, Strategic Investor Initiative CECP

Revolutionizing global supply chains through partnerships [continued…]

For most companies their greatest risks and impacts lie within their supply chains. To truly address areas such as; GHG emissions, Human Rights violations and Water usage companies need to work with a whole host of partners. Hear from businesses on how they are driving large scale change in partnership with suppliers, industry associations, NGOs, competitors. Learn of the technologies and software that are managing and facilitating these ambitious projects.

Speaker Logo Jim Gowen Vice President of Global Supply Chain and Chief Sustainability Officer Verizon

Speaker Logo Jeff Malcolm Senior Director, Private Sector Engagement World Wildlife Fund

Speaker Logo Bruno Sarda Chief Sustainability Officer NRG Energy

Moderator: Speaker Logo Brendon Steele Senior Stakeholder Engagement Manager Future 500

Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations [continued…]
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

ecoact William Theisen CEO EcoAct North America

Hannon Armstrong Chuck Melko Senior Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer Hannon Armstrong

Moderator: CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future [continued…]

Urban cities aren't fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities across the States face. Across several case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

Speaker Logo Doug Walters Chief Sustainability Officer City of Los Angeles

Speaker Logo Tom Madrecki Director of Urban Innovation and Mobility UPS

Speaker Logo Adam Muellerweiss Executive Director, Sustainability, Government and Industry Affairs Johnson Controls

EDF Aileen Nowlan Manager EDF

Moderator: Speaker Logo Matt Petersen President & CEO Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

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