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18-19 May 2015 // Hilton Hotel // London
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Embed sustainable innovation into your business model

The Responsible Business Summit is truly THE one-stop shop for answers to the key issues and opportunities faced in sustainability. 2015 benefited a 4-tracked agenda, covering the hot topics in; CSR, communications, HR and supply chain.

  • Get inspired by the commercial opportunities sustainability creates; hear from the leading CEOs and ambitious start-ups
  • Develop new business models: achieve resource efficiency and business circularity with a new approach to corporate responsibility
  • Build a responsible culture: win internal buy in to successfully embed sustainability thinking throughout the business and increase employee loyalty
  • Discover winning brand strategies: tell your corporate story in a more meaningful way to boost  engagement
  • Drive value chain resilience: redevelop global supply chains to increasingly meet consumers demands and de-risk your business


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Our expert 2015 speaker line-up

Hear from those leading the business strategy at the world’s leading sustainable brands:

The summit boasts 45+ leading speakers, have a look at the full speaker line-up here

“It was great to spend time exploring the real value of an ethical supply chain with such a high calibre of group of professionals. It's always reassuring to see the commonalities, as well as the inspiring new approaches being taken.”

- Sainsbury's, Chief Executive Officer, Mike Coupe


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Top level execs you could have met at #RBS15

15 industries and 200+ of Europe's leading blue chip companies - have a look at who you could have met from our full list of 2015 attendees here 

Abbott CSR Manager
Accor VP Sustainable Development
AkzoNobel Global Sustainability Director, Decorative Paints
Alcatel-Lucent Head of Brand and Corporate Sustainability
ASOS Head of CR
Associated British Foods Corporate Responsibility Executive
Bacardi Limited Global Technical Director
Afton Chemical Paralegal
Barclays Assistant VP
BASF Sustainability Strategy
Birdeo Director Manager Booking Cares
British Gas Director - Corporate Responsibility
Cartier Corporate Responsibility Director
Citrix Director - Corporate Citizenship
Cofely GDF Suez Head - Sustainability & Assurance
Coloplast Corporate Responsibility Manager
Confindustria CSR Forun Coordinator
Danish Business Authority Senior Adviser
Danone Sustainability Danone Waters
DLA Piper Corporate Responsibility Manager Global Social Innovation
Eco-Age Account Director
EKF Director - CSR
Faitrade Foundation Public Engagement Director
FedEx Ground Manager - Sustainability
Finnish Forest Association Communications Manager
George at ASDA Responsible Retail and Sustainability Manager
Gold Standard Director of Marketing and Communications
Hewlett Packard Senior Data Centre Architect
Irish Food Board (Bord Bia) International Communications Manager
ILO Deputy Director of Enterprise Department
ITV Head - Corporate Responsibility
Jaguar Land Rover Sustainability 
Johnson & Johnson, VP Procurement
John Lewis Coordinator - Corporate Social Responsibility 
L&Q Group Foundation co-coordinator
Mercy Corporate Partnership Manager
Neste Oil Corporation Director - Sustainability & Supplier Compliance
Symantec Vice President & Head of Marketing - EMEA Region
Telefonica Sustainability and Intangibles Management


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What did 2015 look like? 

  • Get the true ideas and beliefs from our C-Suite keynotes so you can convince your own leadership of how sustainability can help your business goals
  • Live peer clinics and interactive roundtables: Get your sustainability and comms strategy analyzed by our expert speakers. The more questions the better in these sessions
  • Measure your business impacts: find out how to get non-financial measurement right, including social, natural and human capital for an increased business performance
  • 4 Tailored Tracks: Whether your focus is Sustainability, Communications, Supply Chain or HR over the 4-tracked two day conference, we'll tackle and get to the bottom of the key issues
  • Win a competitive advantage through sustainable innovation by transforming your business in a way that is profitable, efficient and long lasting
  • Develop better brand awareness through your sustainability communications to build trust with stakeholders and enhance your corporate reputation
  • More case studies - depth and insight: Following popular demand, we have more case-studies than ever before. Get insight into sustainable comms strategies. Go back to the office with actionable ideas
  • Get a cross-sector best practice: Learn from the leaders in retail, FMCG, finance, extractives, utilities, B2B manufacturers, telecommunications and more so you can takeaway diverse solutions which meet YOUR needs

2015's snapshot agenda 

After talking over hours of research with hundreds of execs we identified key themes that matter the most in 2015 for CR, comms and supply chain execs.

PART 1: Opening Keynote Sessions

  • CEO opening keynote: Business strategy and sustainability
  • New business models and innovation
  • CEO interview: Creating shared value


  • Sustainability measurement: put a metric on social, natural and human capital impacts
  • Resource efficiency roundtables on water security and closing the waste loop
  • Taking a global focus to a local market
  • R&D innovation: cost efficient product developments with high social and environmental features


  • Social media to strengthen your commercial position
  • Effective brand strategies: Win over relevant stakeholders with improved brand awareness
  • Peer clinic: what’s your corporate story and how should you tell it?
  • Create a win-win partnership with your key stakeholders


  • The power of customers and consumers to drive sustainability
  • Human Rights and the role of business to promote responsibility
  • Supplier engagement and skills development to minimise value chain risks
  • Sustainable agriculture case studies for increased yield and reduced environmental footprint


  • Employee engagement: winning internal buy-in
  • Motivate middle tier management by creating an open and workable dialogue
  • Creating a culture of trust - a multinational company’s perspective
  • Innovative campaigns that work: finding CR champions to take CR further

PART 3: Innovation Keynote Sessions

  • City of the future
  • Redevelopment of global supply chains to meet customers' demand
  • Using sustainability as competitive advantage to enhance your brand


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“Ethical Corporation bring together the best in business to make a difference”

- Timberland, Former CEO, Jeff Schwartz

Who was there at #RBS15? 

Innocent Drinks AkzoNobel Cartier L'Oreal
B&Q Coefly - GDF Suez ITV Bacardi Limited
BASF Samsung Electrics UK Vodafone Royal DSM
John Lewis Partnership Standard Chartered Bank Jaguar Land Rover Carillion Plc
GeSI SAB Miller McCain Foods Royal BAM Group
Kier Accor Lloyds Banking Group Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited
SITA Kebony AS Outotec OYJ Rubies in the Rubble


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“People want to be leaders in their fields and they can’t do that alone.”

- Marks and Spencer, Head of Delivery - Plan A, Adam Elman

We’ve been running RBS for 14 years, welcomed over 4,000 delegates and have a history of pushing the corporate responsibility and sustainability agenda forward. There's only 9 places left to be in the room of the biggest Summit on responsible business  - reserve your place today to get ideas and solutions to the biggest responsible business opportunities.

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The Industry's Unparalleled Networking Event

#RBS15 is based on 4 key themes: sustainable innovation, collaboration, and resource efficiency and brand strategies. 

  • 300+ Executive Attendees:  70% of attendees are sustainability, supply chain and communications practitioners from corporate brands. No other event can touch its networking credentials
  • Form Cross-Industry Partnerships: Meet with senior executives and take best practices from various industries to build innovative partnership across your value chain for resource efficiency and cost reduction
  • 20+ Hours of Dedicated Networking: Meet face-to-face and do business with otherwise un-accessible senior-level decision makers. Responsible Business Summit is the place where the industry comes to do deals
  • Focus on what matters to you: Every session has been assessed and improved by feedback from your peers. We cover only the most critical issues you will face in 2015


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#RBS is the one corporate responsibility and sustainability event you can't afford to miss!

The Responsible Business Summit has been the number one conference and annual meeting-place for business and sustainability executives the past 15 years. The Summit gives you the opportunity to network and share knowledge with the pioneers and decision-makers in the business, corporate responsibility and sustainability space.

If you want to get new ideas, fresh approaches and an action-plan of how to rev-up your business strategy, you simply can't miss the 2016 conference.

Stay updated with the 2016 speakers and agenda here 

“Excellent forum and a great opportunity to connect with industry partners, NGO's and other interested stakeholders.”

- Coca-Cola Enterprises, Vice President Procurement, David Cowell


Krina Amin
Krina Amin
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Ethical Corporation
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Ethical Corporation
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