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Navigate the changing landscape. Become a leading sustainable business

The Responsible Business Summit USA is America's premier CSR and sustainability conference. Through workshops, roundtable debates and case study sessions delving into the key issues you will learn from, and network with, senior leaders from the leading sustainable brands

  • STRATEGIZE and achieve your sustainable business goals through successful internal engagement and external collaboration
  • TAKE OWNERSHIP of your extended supply chain through effective auditing, vertical integration and certification schemes
  • EMPOWER the workforce and reduce labor costs through development schemes, volunteerism programs, and a transparent culture
  • REPORT the numbers that count and drive positive change, re-enforcing the company vision and purpose
  • DRIVE your sustainability mission forwards by integrating the SDG’s and see real benefits for the business

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Expert speakers for 2016

30+ industry-leading speakers, including C-Suite, VP and Director level experts, will be sharing their insight and experiences, so you can benchmark again some of the best and make more sustainable corporate decisions moving forward.

Stewart Whitney



Dave Stangis


VP Public Affairs and Corporate Responsibility

Michael Kobori

Levi Strauss & Co.

Vice-President, Sustainability

Lindsay James


Vice President of Restorative Enterprise

Jennifer Silberman


Chief of Staff, VP Corporate Responsibility

Chris Librie


Senior Director, Living Progress

Douglas Sabo


Vice President, Head of Corporate Responsibility and Philanthropy

Al Iannuzzi

Johnson & Johnson

Sr. Director EHS & Sustainability

Valerie Smith


Director Corporate Sustainability

Michelle Crozier


Director, Corporate Responsibility

Lee Ballin


Head of Sustainable Business Programs

Bruce Parry


Head of Sustainability Product Development Engineering

25+ Cutting-Edge Sessions
150+ Senior-Level Attendees
10+ Hours of dedicated Networking

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Key issues being addressed in 2016

We spent several months researching and speaking to the sustainability community in North America, establishing the key issues, trends and opportunities in 2016. The Responsible Business Summit USA agenda reflects these issues and opportunities. A few of the sessions included over the course of the 2 days;

  • Drive a responsible culture across the business – in a one-on-one interview Timberland’s President shares all

  • Embed and support sustainable thinking across the business – senior executives from Campbell’s and Interface discuss how they are integrating a sustainability mind-set and strategy across all business units

  • Drive business value through your report – in a keynote session Global Compact Canada and Bloomberg will share how leading brands are using their reports to drive value

  • Create a win-win partnership with your key stakeholders – join Timberland, Dow Chemical and the Nature Conservancy in interactive roundtable debates to understand how you can build successful partnerships

  • Become resilient and evolve with business demands to create a strong supply chain – in an interactive peer-to-peer learning session Hilton and Edelman will lead a discussion on how companies can build secure supply chains

  • Giving back – Embed and measure the success of volunteerism schemes – Impact 2030 and GSK will lead roundtable debates on how businesses are successfully aligning volunteerism schemes with business strategies

  • Plus much more 

The Ethical Corporation Difference

We have been producing events for 15 years and 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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Who You'll Meet

New for 2016

  • C-SUITE KEYNOTES: Be inspired by our handpicked keynotes sharing their vision on responsible business leadership
  • CASE STUDIES – DEPTH AND INSIGHT: Get insight into the best sustainability success stories, understand just how they did it… from concept to completion!
  • BUILD BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS: 2016 is all about understanding what business functions care about and how can sustainability help. Ask your biggest questions to our business leaders and learn how to foster lasting relationships.
  • NETWORKING: More valuable time to meet your peers and continue the discussion after the summit

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

Our Track Record of Proven Success

  • The Number One meeting place for responsible business executives in America
  • A collaborate conference: every session and discussion – down to the question – comes directly from our extensive, year-round research in the responsible business community, ensuring you receive the insight that matters to you from the people who know
  • Tailored to your priorities: a wide-range of sessions across multiple tracks mean that you can shape the conference to suit you and your company’s sustainable agenda


say EC events meet or exceed expectations


of attendees are director level and above


of attendees are industry figures

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Our Formula for Success – It’s Simple…

  • Provide the most comprehensive and in-depth agenda delivered by expert corporate speakers
  • Year-round research with corporate executives to discover the topics critical to responsible business success
  • Recruit only corporate speakers from the brands making real strides in responsible business; the people at the forefront of their respective industries
  • High-level, business-focused discussion to provide you with the best practices and strategies to take back to the office

3 reasons you have to attend RBS USA 2016

  1. Critical Insight from CEOs and Business Leaders: Understanding what it takes to be a business of the future and how to leverage responsibility to keep ahead of business risk, our CEOs and Leaders from the world’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.
  2. A Cutting-Edge Agenda: Gain practical takeaways on 2016’s biggest challenges and opportunities, as decided by you and your peers. Whether your focus is Business Strategy, Sustainability, Marketing or Communications our tracked approach will tailor both days to your specific needs.
  3. Learn 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 the world’s most innovative brands.

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Like to know more?

If you've a question left unanswered, or would like to know more information, get in touch with me using the below contact details;

Megan Sullivan

Project Director
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7527


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