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Transform your business and industry to deliver long-term sustainable impacts

It’s more important than ever that businesses to come together to effect positive change to deliver the SDGs and more. For the past 16 years The Responsible Business Summit has served as the world's leading event and epicentre for CEOs and business professionals driving sustainable business strategies.

600+ Senior Corporate Attendees

100+ CEO & Senior-Level Speakers

15+ Hours of dedicated networking

Latest Updates

  • Executives Just Registered: VP Global Safety, Quality and Sustainability, Bacardi & Company Limited, Communications Director, DSM, VP Marketing and Communication Sustainability, ABN AMRO, Managing Director, Iceland, Divisional Vice President, Abbott, Global Compliance Officer, DHL Supply Chain, Head of CSR and Skills, Ciscosee the latest attendee list here
  • Newly Confirmed Speakers: We’re excited to have speakers join us including Thérèse Coffey MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment, UK Government; Abyd Karmali, Climate Finance Executive, Bank of America Merrill Lynch; Geanne Van Arkel, Head of Sustainable Development, Interface EMEA; Charlie Beevor, Global Vice President, Household Cleaning Brands, Unileversee the full speaker line-up here
  • New Sponsor: We’re excited to announce that KEMET Corporation has recently joined as our Diamond Sponsor and Datamaran as our Silver Sponsor

Join the 250+ Executives Already Confirmed to Attend, Including:

  • Business must change: Drive transformational change to meet the Global Goals
  • New thinking, new models, new skills: Activate sustainability, secure approval and utilise technology to deliver this long-term shift
  • You can’t do it alone: Successfully engage Employees, Investors, Governments, Suppliers Competitors and others to deliver ambitious impacts
  • Responsibly communicate your vision in a digitalised world: Agile, transparent, proactive and purpose-driven
  • The impact of technology and AI on business: Discover how AI and other new technologies could revolutionise your industry and business operations

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

Exclusive Opening Keynote from Lise Kingo, CEO & Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

Lise Kingo
United Nations Global Compact

Lise Kingo

CEO and Executive Director

Thérèse Coffey MP
UK Government

Thérèse Coffey MP

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment


Calvin St Juste
Comcast

Calvin St Juste

Executive Director

Minna Aila
Nokia

Minna Aila

Vice President, Corporate Affairs


Ghislaine Colella
AXA

Ghislaine Colella

Global Senior Vice President Retail

Anka Wittenberg
SAP SE

Anka Wittenberg

SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer/ Head of People Sustainability


Martino Scabbia Guerrini
VF Corp

Martino Scabbia Guerrini

President EMEA

Stefan Seidel
PUMA SE

Stefan Seidel

Head of Corporate Sustainability


Franz W. Paasche
PayPal

Franz W. Paasche

SVP, Corporate Affairs and Communications

Juan Martin
Mars Multisales

Juan Martin

President


Gitte Pugholm Aabo
LEO Pharma

Gitte Pugholm Aabo

President & CEO

Grainne O’Brien
Kellogg Europe

Grainne O’Brien

Director External Communications & Brand PR


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2018’s top issues

This year’s event will tackle the critical issues within responsible business. Through focussed best-practice-lead debates over 600 business leaders and senior sustainability & communications executives will focus on transforming your business so it is fit for a digital, responsible world. Some of the sessions taking place at #RBSEU include:

  • Transformational Change Keynote: Hear how innovative companies are transforming their business so that it’s fit for a more sustainable and responsible future. With the CEO, Barclays Germany and the President, VF Corporation EMEA
  • The Digital Revolution: Discover how forward-looking businesses are driving a digital-first mind-set throughout their culture and operations to deliver social customer care and impact. With Comcast, UCB Biopharma and AXA Retail
  • Taking the lead on tackling climate change: The impacts of climate change offer both risks and opportunities to supply chains. Hear how businesses are re-developing their supply chains so that they are fit for business in 10-20 years’ time with the Chairman, L'Oréal
  • SDG Keynote: Understand how leading global businesses are using the SDGs as a central starting point for their future business strategies with the European Commission
  • Empower diversity and inclusion for future leadership with the CEO, Sodexo and Director Strategic Partnership, Advocacy and Communications, UN Women
  • In-depth breakout workshops: Join our 2-hour workshops tackling SDG integration, the new TCFD recommendations, partnership models, circular economy and business transformation

Already confirmed to attend in 2018

The 2018 Summit will bring together 600+ senior corporate executives from Europe's leading brands. The below are confirmed to attend in 2018, click here to see the full list of companies who attended the 2017 event.

Barclays
Nokia
Microsoft
L'Oreal
Allianz Capital Partners
VF Corp
Leo Pharma
Wolters Kluwer
UCB Biopharma
European Commission
American Institute of Artificial Intelligence
HERMES
Takeda
AXA Partners
IIRC
PSA Assurance
Comcast
NN Group
ING
Siemens
RB
Credit Suisse Asset Management
Walgreens Boots Alliance
National Grid
Nestlé Nutrition
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
C&A
Schneider Electric
ArcelorMittal
Pernod Ricard
Enel
IBM
McCain Foods
PUMA SE
Kellogg's
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What to expect in 2018

The Responsible Business Summit is Europe’s leading CSR and Communications conference. It brings 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:

Human Rights Keynote: The [UK] Modern Slavery Act and how are leading corporations responding?

Hear from Oxfam, The Cooperative, Assent Compliance and Institute for Human Rights and Business

Transparency to Impact: Driving improvements at scale across the supply base

Hear from ecoVadis, Ferrero and Clariant

The challenge of hard data and data comparability

Hear from Siemens, McDonalds and COSA

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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 Responsible Business Summit Europe in Numbers

40+

in-depth sessions

100+

CEO and senior-level speakers

600+

attendees

15+

hours of dedicated networking

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

Reserve your place today, at the lowest possible price, and ensure you are part of Europe’s leading sustainable and responsible business event.

Candy Telani Anton

Candy Telani Anton

Head of Europe
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7162

Email: candy.anton@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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