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All business is digital now…tech-savvy, ethical leadership is critical

As the world shifts wholesale towards the digital future the resulting disruption brings with it huge ethical quandaries. Reputations take years to establish but are, these days, often only a single oversight or breach away from ruination…and in hours rather than months or years.

California isn’t only one of the world’s major economies, a state where sustainability matters to people…it’s also home to many of the companies reinventing commerce – technology first.

This is why Ethical Corporation is taking its’ West Coast Summit to San Diego this year…bigger and better than ever...with an expanded scope:

400+ Attendees

80+ CEOs and Senior Exec-level Speakers

15+ Hours of Networking

Headline Topic areas to be covered include:


Privacy V Profit. Data based models and reputational risk

  • From transparency to understanding. Building trust in digital
  • The need to prevent, mitigate, trace and manage breaches more effectively

Progressive leadership on free speech and responsible content online

  • Lead the way on curating responsible online content with democratic free speech principles in mind
  • Ensure technology enables free speech but tackles Fake News, accountability and extreme content

Institutional accountability. Algorithmic governance. Eliminating AI bias

  • Design ethical data technologies to manage how machines affect our behaviour and interaction
  • Use security systems and processes to identify and prevent AI bias in machine-learning algorithms


Labour and automation. The evolution of jobs

  • Structuring a fair post-labor economy
  • The role of business in upskilling the workforce & the evolution of education to deliver workers fit for the digital future

Lead globally on corporate citizenship

  • Driving full traceability and transparency across the business
  • Go beyond compliance to take an ambitious approach to social purpose

Using technology to deliver a cleaner, more sustainable society

  • The use of clean technology to deliver a resilient, future-fit city
  • Tech-driven mobility – a new era of transportation


Demonstrate climate leadership across operations

  • Use technology to successfully report and improve impacts across Scope 1, 2 and 3
  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to help deliver change across industries

Deliver a fully circular business model

  • Develop a circular approach within R&D, innovation and procurement
  • Rethink approaches to sourcing raw materials

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What you’ll get

  • Heavy hitting keynotes from thought leaders from some of the biggest brands in the business setting out the latest thinking on the really big issues
  • Working groups and round tables to delve deeply into how your company might shift or change approach to avoid pitfalls or proactively deal with ethical issues.
  • Chatham house rules sessions where you mix with industry peers, speak freely…talk not just problems but real-world solutions.
  • Connections with the very best solution providers offering the practical assistance, services and products needed to progress your ethical thinking…to take theory and build it into your organisational DNA
  • 3 tracks of in-depth debate, 10+ hours of networking and solutions showcase floor. 
  • Opportunity to meet and network with C-Suite, Heads of Ethics, CSR / Legal/ Privacy/ Compliance/ Sustainability/ Corporate Communications and many others

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What to expect in 2018

The Responsible Business Summit West is USA's premier conference solely focussed on debating and highlighting the impacts of technology on society, the environment and the future of farming. It brings together the leading minds in responsible business to debate the key issues and opportunities that will shape business in the coming years. Take a look at what you missed at the 2017 event:

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Leading brands you could have met in 2017

VF Corporation
Hyatt Hotels
The New York Times
Vita Coco
Fossil Group
Royal DSM
The Ford Motor Fund
S&P Global
Hanes Brands Inc.

The 2018 Summit will bring together 300+ CEOs and senior corporate executives from USA's leading brands. Click here to see the full list of companies who attended the 2018 event.

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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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If your company is wrestling with any of the issues signposted here and you’d like to attend…. if you’ve a story to tell, want to debate on stage… if you have a solution you’d like to showcase at the event

Be sure to get in touch ASAP.

Krina Amin

Krina Amin

Head of Strategy
Ethical Corporation

Phone (US): +1800 814 3459 x 7508

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7508


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