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

Increasingly businesses are working together to deliver the ambitious partnerships that will help deliver the SDGs and more. The Responsible Business Summit New York is USA's must-attend event for CEOs and business professionals looking to shape the future of sustainable and responsible business.

400+ Senior Corporate Attendees

70+ CEO & Senior-Level Speakers

15+ Hours of dedicated networking

Latest Updates

  • Now over 250 confirmed attendees! Transformational change agents including Global Director, Johnson & Johnson; Vice President, DSM and Vice President, Scotiabank just confirmed their attendance. Join them now
  • Finalized Agenda Released: All 70+ CEO and senior executive speakers, sessions and timings have now been finalized for #RBSNY and it’s shaping up to be the biggest in our 17 year history. View the finalized agenda here
  • Newly Confirmed Sponsors: Kemet, The State of Delaware, NextEra Energy, Datamaran and Shelton Group are the latest to join our fantastic line-up of innovators sponsoring the conference. Become a sponsor now

Already confirmed to attend in 2018…

 

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Key learnings include:

  • 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

An Unrivalled Speaker Line-Up for 2018 – Our Most Senior and Diverse Line-up!

Brian Kelley
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc

Brian Kelley

Vice Chairman

Jennifer Holmgren
LanzaTech

Jennifer Holmgren

CEO


Paige Goff
Domtar

Paige Goff

Vice President of Sustainability and Business Communications

J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.
Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

J. Patrick Gallagher Jr.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer


Andrew Watterson
KeyBank

Andrew Watterson

Senior Vice President and Head of Sustainability

Lance Pierce
CDP North America

Lance Pierce

President


Pascal Baltussen
Mars

Pascal Baltussen

Global Vice President, Procurement

Patsy Doerr
Thomson Reuters

Patsy Doerr

Global Head, Corporate Responsibility, Sustainability & Inclusion


Ronald den Elzen
HEINEKEN USA, Inc

Ronald den Elzen

President and CEO

Thomas Brostrøm
Ørsted North America

Thomas Brostrøm

President


Abby Maxman
Oxfam America

Abby Maxman

President and CEO

Doug Walters
City of Los Angeles

Doug Walters

Chief Sustainability Officer


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2018’s top issues

#RBSNY is the only place in North America addressing the need to create genuine change to business, transform industries to last and create a long-term, positive impact on the environment and society

  • Transformational Change Keynote: Hear from executives who have driven transformational change in their business operations with President, Ørsted North America and Chief Innovation Officer, Sierra Club
  • What progressive business leadership looks like with Vice Chairman, Keurig Green Mountain and Chairman, President and CEO, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co
  • Supply Chain Keynote: Driving large-scale change through collaboration in your value chains with Mars, Oxfam America, OECD and Shift
  • The transformational impact of Artificial Intelligence on business and society with Dell, the American Institute of Artificial Intelligence, Shopify and Datamaran
  • Financing the economy of the future: What are companies and investors doing to create a sustainable economy with BlackRock, DSM and CECP
  • Empowering diversity and inclusion for future leadership with HP, TD Bank, UN Women and Forbes
  • Climate Change and Business Keynote: Time to take the lead with LanzaTech, the Union of Concerned Scientists, Duke Energy and the UN Global Compact
  • Revolutionizing your supply chain through partnerships with Verizon, WWF and NRG Energy
  • In-depth breakout workshops: Join our 2-hour workshops tackling the clean cities of the future, the new TCFD recommendations, partnership models, 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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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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3 reasons why you have to attend #RBSNY:

1Critical Insight from CEOs and Business Leaders: Understanding what it takes to drive transformational change in your business and industry, our CEOs and Leaders from north America’s most innovative brands will share their CSR ideas that will shape your role and future strategy. Get this invaluable insight at the event to ensure you stay ahead of the curve.


2A Cutting-Edge Agenda: Gain practical takeaways on the biggest challenges and opportunities, as decided by you and your peers. Whether your focus is Business Strategy, Sustainability, CSR, Supply Chain, Marketing and Communications our five conference tracks will tailor both days to your specific needs


3Learn From and Benchmark Against 400+ Corporate CSR Peers: We know that the best person to give you advice is someone that has direct, ‘tried-and-trusted’ experience. RBSNY features corporate speakers, with a total focus on corporate priorities and sustainability learning. Get over 16 hours of best practice and future strategy planning at North America’s most senior conference on CSR.


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

Phone (US): +1800 814 3459 x 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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