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Delivering purpose... for people, the planet and profit

2017 brings the best, the most innovative and most inspiring brands in responsible business to New York at #RBSNY - 200+ attendees learn how to deliver purpose for commercial success, the environment and stakeholders.

  • Profit: Use sophisticated data to build a more effective CSR business case
  • People: Influence stakeholders and drive culture change to make the right ‘sell’
  • Planet: Accelerate progress through technology, environmental and supply chain risk mitigation

Our expert 2017 speaker line-up

Calvin G. Butler, Jr.

Baltimore Gas & Electric, an Exelon Company


Jeff Simmons

Elanco Animal Health


Christine Cioffe


SVP Global R&D

Jim Keane



Gilbert Ghostine



Farooq Kathwari

Ethan Allen Global, Inc


Sandeep Dadlani


President, Head of Americas

Erin Meezan

Interface, Inc.

Chief Sustainability Officer

Larry Berger


Chief Technology Officer

Tara Rush

Heineken USA

Senior Vice President & Chief Corporate Relations Officer

Franz W. Paasche


Vice President, Corporate Affairs

Tom Glaser

VF Corporation

Global President of Supply Chain

Practical case studies with real-life examples of what’s working and what’s not

  • How PepsiCo transforms data capabilities to drive the CSR agenda
  • How Metlife sells its findings to secure CSR buy in
  • How PayPal aligns business strategy with social purpose
  • How WWF pitches the CSR case to close the deal
  • How Ecolab drives innovation in water management
  • How Timberland engages employees with the right sell
  • How Fossil Group turns environmental waste into new revenue streams

Event Update:

The following leading brands have just confirmed their place at #RBSNY - have a look at the other attendees that you will meet:

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Complete speaker line-up - Program for all tracks & sessions – Audience breakdown

What makes Ethical Corporation different from everyone else?

1The most innovative, exciting brands: We lead our conferences with the newest 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.

2A CEO-led Symposium: Be inspired by our handpicked CEOs sharing their vision on responsible business leadership.

3Practical learnings: We’re not afraid to talk about what doesn’t work as much as what does! Our sessions are interactive, results-driven and clear to make sure you can implement ideas into practical steps.

4Our European knowledge! It’s no surprise that we have a long-standing European legacy in leading sustainability intelligence for 15 years. We’re bringing our knowledge, expertise and ideas to share how to be a true responsible leader in North America.

New for 2017:

Ethical Corporation is taking a bold move in 2017 that no other conference has dared to take – the #RBSNY agenda will help you uncover the potential for CSR to drive profit, and shape strategy with empirical justification ion our 3-theme Purpose agenda. There’s no corporate/ CSR fluff in our agenda, just practical, deep-dive examples to show how CSR can accelerate growth, change culture and drive real purpose.

  • 3 tracks: In 2017, our aim is to ensure you deliver purpose across making the business case, influencing culture and accelerating progress in three dedicated tracks.
  • CEOs inspire agenda: in our most senior line-up to date, we have the largest number of CEOs and leaders sharing their responsible business strategy from North America's most inspiring and innovative brands.
  • 200+ in attendance: If you are looking for one sustainability meeting to attend in 2017, #RBSNY will be sure to give you the most senior networking opportunity possible.

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Complete speaker line-up - Program for all tracks & sessions – Audience breakdown

What to expect in 2017

Who You’ll Meet

Notre Dame
World Resource Institute
Aspen Institute

2017's Top Issues:

The Responsible Business Summit NY is bringing the best, most innovative and inspiring North American brands in responsible business together, with 3 main themes on data innovation, culture change and accelerating progress through technology.

  • Make the business case using the latest data innovation
  • Engage employees with the right sell and drive culture change
  • Accelerate progress with technology to show that business can do the right thing
  • Simplify the reporting process through shared data
  • Turn environmental waste into new revenue streams
  • Harness technology to manage supply chain risks

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Complete speaker line-up - Program for all tracks & sessions – Audience breakdown

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 2016
  • 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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3 reasons why you have to attend RBS NY:

1Critical Insight from CEOs and Business Leaders: Understanding what it takes to deliver a true business of purpose and how to accelerate change through technology, our CEOs and Leaders from north America’s most innovative brands will share the decisions that will shape your role and future strategy. Get this invaluable insight 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, Supply Chain, Marketing and Communications our tracked approach will tailor both days to your specific needs

3Learn From and Benchmark Against 200+ Corporate Peers: We know that the best person to give you advice is someone that has direct, ‘tried-and-trusted’ experience. RBS features corporate speakers, with a total focus on corporate priorities and learning. Get over 16 hours of best practice and future strategy planning with North America’s most innovative brands.

Like to know more?

If you would like to be involved in the 2017 event please do get in touch with Krina Amin at

Krina Amin

Head of Strategy
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7508


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