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See our full agenda below. The agenda is also available in the conference brochure, downloadable here.

Business Must Change
08:30 - 09:00

Global business is on a cusp of a paradigm shift. Increasingly businesses are realising that small sustainable impacts are no longer enough. To meet societal expectations, the UN Global Goals, the increasing regulation and the 2 Degree target a wholesale shift in thinking and operations across both the business and industry is required. Understand how the exponential growth of AI and other digital technologies, the increasing impacts of climate change, impending Brexit and looming social pressures are going to drive wholesale change to industries and businesses in the next 5-10 years. How can business work with Governments, Investors, NGOs, competitors and associations to address the impending change.

08:30 - 09:00
Transformational Change Keynote: Drive transformational change throughout the business to deliver long-term impacts

It’s no longer enough to deliver positive impacts in select areas of the business. Businesses must transform their culture, strategy and operations so that responsible, long-term impacts are at the core. Hear how innovative companies are transforming their business so that it’s fit for a more sustainable and responsible future.

Barclays Germany Alexander Doll CEO Barclays Germany

VF Martino Scabbia Guerrini President EMEA VF

09:00 - 09:30
Digital Keynote: The Digital Revolution – how will it transform your business and industry?

We’re on the cusp of what many consider the 4th revolution – the Digital Revolution. Digital technology will create wholesale change to all industries. In this visionary keynote we discover how forward-looking businesses are driving a digital-first mind-set throughout their culture and operations to deliver social customer care and impact.

Comcast Calvin St Juste Executive Director Comcast

UCB Biopharma Bharat Tewarie EVP & Chief Marketing Officer UCB Biopharma

AXA retail Ghislaine Colella Global Senior Vice President Retail AXA

09:30 - 10:00
Coalition Keynote: Transforming industries with integrity at its core

The band-aid, fix isolated issues approach is not good enough. To create real change, businesses must work together on the difficult common issues. Only then will their operations and industry deliver truly responsible and positive impacts. Hear how to drive transformational change within your industry through collaboration with Government, NGOs and your rivals.

LEO Pharma Gitte Aabo CEO and President LEO Pharma

08:30 - 09:00
AI Keynote: Impact of AI on business and society

With AI moving at a rapid pace, but for many businesses the impact still remains a future unknown. Does your business understand how and where it’ll impact its systems and operations? How can business ensure the impending large-scale change has a positive impact on society?

American Institute of Artificial Intelligence Al Naqvi President American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Sodexo Sylvia Metayer CEO Worldwide Corporate Services Sodexo

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Change & Supply Chain Keynote: Business taking the lead

In a globalised world where supply chains span regions and continents, the impacts of climate change offer both risks and opportunities to business supply chains. Hear how businesses are re-developing their supply chains so that they are fit for business in 10-20 years’ time.

L’Oréal Geoff Skingsley Chairman UK & Ireland L’Oréal

Mars Juan Martin President Mars

08:30 - 09:00
Reporting & Disclosure Keynote: Environmental and social risk disclosure - The future of corporate reporting

The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure is pushing for more transparency and reporting on the external risks that businesses face. The recent recommended disclosures and guidance will impact all sectors. Hear from both investors and heads of business on how these guidelines will shape the future of ‘good’ corporate reporting.

09:00 - 09:30
SDG Keynote: Activating the SDGs as the driver for future strategy

The SDGs have created a focus of impact that’s widely understood by investors, NGOs, academics and Governments. Hear from CEOs from leading global businesses on how they’re using the SDGs as a central starting point for their future business strategies.

European Commission Pedro Ortún Active Senior Advisor CSR-SDGs European Commission

09:30 - 10:00
Diversity Keynote: Empower diversity and inclusion for future leadership

Diversity and inclusion is higher on the business agenda than ever. Learn how to approach the diversity challenge to build a solid pipeline of talent, show the benefits of this approach and demonstrate leadership in business.

UN Women Joelle Tanguy Director Strategic Partnership, Advocacy and Communications UN Women

08:30 - 09:00
Circularity Keynote: Innovative business models with impact at its core

Business has to respond and adapt to the issues of climate change, water scarcity, plastics, waste and recycling. In many instances a large-scale change of the business is required with circularity at the core. Hear innovative circular solutions that are transforming businesses and industries.

09:00 - 09:30
Investor Keynote: Engaging institutional investors to think long-term

Even with the rise of SRI most investments are still driven by short-term wins and goals. Publicly listed businesses need to engage institutional investors to invest for 5-10 years. How can this be achieved?

Allianz Capital Partners Jürgen Gerke CEO Allianz Capital Partners

Hermes Investment Management Saker Nusseibeh CEO Hermes Investment Management

09:30 - 10:00
Closing Keynote: The quest for inclusive capitalism

The divide between rich and poor is only increasing. For the world to truly be a more responsible, sustainable and fair place for all we have to work together to ensure we deliver inclusive growth and wealth. Hear how business, Government, investors and NGOs are working together to ensure a more equal future for all.

International Integrated Reporting Council Richard Howitt CEO International Integrated Reporting Council

Takeda Giles Platford President, Europe and Canada Takeda

New business models for a sustainable digitalised world
08:30 - 09:00

In the coming years businesses, will undergo large-scale changes to adapt to the increasing pressures and opportunities that lie ahead. Digital, technology and sustainability will be at the heart of this transformation. But where do you start? What’s the correct path? How can you convince your colleagues? Who are the right partners to support your change?

08:30 - 09:00
Moving from concept to standard – Establishing the correct path

Draw a road-map with your risks and greatest business impacts. It sounds easy but we all know that bad data output means bad analytics and good data doesn’t always mean good analytics. Understand how to get the necessary insight to achieve meaningful change at scale.

09:00 - 09:30
Sourcing the data and analytics that will drive business change

Many companies are data rich but analysis poor. To drive this new business model, you will need sound, justifiable data and analysis that stands up to scrutiny.

  • Understand how to find financial and non-financial data that will support your future projections
  • Hear how to predict and quantify future unknowns

Credit Suisse Real Estate Asset Management Roger Baumann Chief Operating Officer & Head Sustainability/Co-Head Germany Credit Suisse Real Estate Asset Management

09:30 - 10:00
Secure leadership approval when pitching an unknown long-term shift
  • Hear how to secure funding for future unknowns and go against decades of business thinking
  • Understand how to shape your pitch with the right information to ensure the right senior people get the business necessity of the impending impacts your business and industry face
  • Successfully convince leadership of the long-term shift vs the existing short-term models

ING Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability ING

National Grid Alastair Collier Head of Strategy, Solutions & Sustainability National Grid

BBVA Toni Ballabriga Global Head of Responsible Business BBVA

08:30 - 09:00
Identifying partners that will enable your vision for large-scale change

Start-ups, NGOs, companies, customers, suppliers, competitors, governments, employees or intrapreneurs – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Through a number of pioneering case studies you will learn how you can identify the best partners that you need to ensure this strategy succeeds both now and in future endeavours.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Subhanu Saxena Regional Director Life Science Partnerships, Europe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

09:00 - 09:30
Putting a value on your business impacts - Data, Mindsets and Process Change

Many of your impacts will be hard to quantify in true accounting values. With many pressures to disclose you will need to value your business contribution but how to join financial and non-financial data in one hub and have a systematic model to do so?

09:30 - 10:00
Future systems and technology that will drive scalability and impacts

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace. Through impact-driven case studies you will learn what technologies and systems are driving scalable impacts both now and in the future.

Transferring to transforming - Activate sustainability within the business to drive wholesale change
08:30 - 09:00

Setting the correct strategy will be key to the success of this impact vision. It’s imperative that the business has a full understanding of the future opportunities, risks and impacts that lie ahead and where they will impact the business. Doing so will help identify a long-term strategy that’s fit for future sustainable growth

08:30 - 09:00
Innovation Case Studies – How technology is driving new business models and products

Learn how technology and new innovative strategies are transforming key functions within a business and will help deliver future long-term impacts:

  • Supply chain – focus on blockchain, 3D printing and circularity
  • Marketing and communications – focus on AI and data management
  • Human resources – focus on governance and future skills-training

McCain Foods Francois Tasmowski Global Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications Director McCain Foods

Kellogg's Rupert Maitland-Titterton Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability, EMEA Kellogg's

09:00 - 09:30
New Digital Models requires New Skills: Where to find the talent?

Many organisations will struggle to adapt to upcoming disruptions that digitalisation and sustainability will bring. To be fit for the future requires a change of approach in key outputs of the business. How best is this achieved? Do you partner with start-ups or acquire them? Do you need to work further with academic research bodies? Or is it best to look internally, start afresh and promote intrapreneurial teams?

NN Group Sebastian Rath Principal Insurance Risk Officer NN Group

Engage wider, communicate wiser
08:30 - 09:00

Building real engagement, understanding and coalitions around your long-term vision is the only way to guarantee positive change. Key to this is creating an agile and customised strategy for each of your key stakeholders and areas of impact

08:00 - 08:30
C.1. Internal
08:30 - 09:00
Educate the whole business on this positive impact-driven strategy

A change strategy focussed on delivering long-term positive impacts will affect all business functions [Leadership, Marketing, Supply Chain, HR, Sales, Finance, R&D and Investor Relations]. Hear successful education strategies that are transforming outputs and customer relations.

Nestlé Nutrition Dirk Abeel Global Head Medical Field Force Effectiveness Nestlé Nutrition

09:00 - 09:30
Activate brand advocates to communicate your impact vision

Employees are a far-more trusted source of information about your business than many other sources. Learn how companies are empowering their employees to be brand advocates across their social interactions, while juggling the issue of compliance.

Pernod Ricard Sandrine Ricard Head of Sustainability & Responsibility Pernod Ricard

08:00 - 08:30
C.2. External
09:30 - 10:00
How to influence suppliers towards long-term vision so they change with you

Changing your business strategy will require your suppliers to change too. If you need to increase transparency, measure impact or drive innovative products and technology, they will need to do so too. So, should you be looking at new suppliers or working stronger together to drive impact?

  • Engage current suppliers to deliver multi-tier partnerships that deliver real business change and impact at scale
  • Overcome the investment, collaboration, skills and technology hurdles
  • Balance mandate/control and incentives
  • Build supplier’s capabilities to generate risk resilience and impact

Walgreens Boots Alliance Richard Ellis Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

ArcelorMittal Alan Knight Head of Corporate Reporting and Sustainable Development ArcelorMittal

09:30 - 10:00
Going Beyond Tier 1 – Identifying and managing your full impacts

To deliver fully responsible business and supply chain often hinges on the impacts of companies that lie outside your direct suppliers and relationships. This session will identify strategies, systems and data that will deliver a multi-tier supply chain transparency program. Learn how to spot and engage the highest areas of risk and impact.

09:30 - 10:00
Coalitions part A: Revolutionising global supply chains through partnerships

For most companies, their greatest risks and impacts lie within their supply chains. To truly address areas such as; GHG emissions, Human Rights violations and Water usage companies need to work with a whole host of partners. Hear from businesses on how they are driving large-scale change in partnership with industry associations, NGOs, competitors. Learn about the technologies and software that are managing and facilitating these ambitious projects.

09:30 - 10:00
Coalitions part B: Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future

Urban cities aren’t fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities face. Across a number of case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

09:30 - 10:00
Make your customers and community part of this large-scale change vision

For years companies have spoken of ‘engaging customers on sustainability’. But if we’re going to deliver these required large-scale impacts we need really engage customers and communities to understand how they can be part of the solution. It’s no easy task as it will involve significant changes. But they are changes that must take place for a company to improve its impacts across its full business.

Schneider Electric Xavier Houot SVP Global Safety, Environment, Real Estate Schneider Electric

Royal DSM Inge Massen Global Director Communications and External Affairs Royal DSM

Responsible communications in a digitalised world – agile, transparent, proactive and purpose-driven
08:30 - 09:00

The expectation on companies to disclosure more information and be more transparent is only increasing. In today’s inter-connected digitalised a successful communication must be built on integrity, purpose, transparency and agility. No easy task…

08:30 - 09:00
Communicate rigorous and accurate data within the business to demonstrate leadership

You now need to communicate the successes with the business and convince the board to back even more ambitious programs. Learn how to quantify and communicate your social and environmental impacts into communications that meets the rigour of your financial department and resonates with the Board. When successful, you now need to tailor your communications to meet different internal department needs to secure increased buy-in for future ambitions.

RB Miguel Veiga-Pestana SVP Corporate Communications RB

08:30 - 09:00
Communicating your successes to different key stakeholder groups

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and demonstrate integrity among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and media

C&A Donald B. Chief Brand, Customer and Sustainability Officer / Board Member, Strategic Transformation C&A

CA Technologies Sarah Atkinson VP, Communications CA Technologies

08:30 - 09:00
Manage crisis in a digital, multi-channel world through agile response 24/7

“A crisis is always around the corner…” In today’s digitalised world this statement is a reality that many companies now face. Learn how companies are building capabilities into their departments so that the business can respond in a quick, open and compliant manner.

Motorola Solutions Daniella Peting Social Media Manager, North America and Co-Lead, Global Social Media Center of Excellence Motorola Solutions

Kellogg's Grainne O’Brien Director External Communications & Brand PR Kellogg Europe

FSC International Karen Van der Westhuizen Communications Director FSC International

08:30 - 09:00
Disclosure - Transparency ahead of competitor advantage

To demonstrate leadership and a truly responsible approach requires full transparency. Sometimes it involves communicating failures or oversights. How do you achieve the right balance with the amount of quality data you share with stakeholders and competitors alike? How do you convince the business of this approach?

In-depth breakout workshops
08:30 - 09:00

Join our 2-hour individual workshops tackling some of the critical issues. All workshops will be held in breakout rooms under Chatham House rules ensuring issues are tackled and solutions are discussed in an open and honest environment. Breakout workshops include:

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Integration
  • How to fully integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications
  • Decide which measurement method is most appropriate to your organization to report against the SDGs
  • Engage the business to fully integrate - senior management, employees, investors and suppliers
08:30 - 09:00
Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

08:30 - 09:00
Partnership models – Build Coalitions
  • Identify the area of your business which requires external assistance
  • Find and engage the right partner for your business to deliver large-scale impacts
  • Develop a model which suits your goals
08:30 - 09:00
Circular economy - transform your supply chain
  • Move from the waste reduction/recycling mindset to exploring what product innovation means in the circular economy business model
  • Build relationships with your operations and innovation team to find circular economy solutions
  • Create coalitions with suppliers and competitors to drive your industry towards circularity
08:30 - 09:00
Business transformation - Deliver long-term impacts
  • Identify the area of your business which requires change: culture, strategy and operations
  • Develop a model with responsibility at its core
  • Prove the long term benefits

Ørsted Rasmus Skov Head of Group Sustainability Ørsted

08:30 - 09:00
The Digital Revolution – how will it transform your business and industry?
  • Move to a digital-first mind-set throughout culture and operations to deliver social customer impact
  • Navigate through the pros and cons to find your digital solutions
Business Must Change
08:30 - 09:00

Global business is on a cusp of a paradigm shift. Increasingly businesses are realising that small sustainable impacts are no longer enough. To meet societal expectations, the UN Global Goals, the increasing regulation and the 2 Degree target a wholesale shift in thinking and operations across both the business and industry is required. Understand how the exponential growth of AI and other digital technologies, the increasing impacts of climate change, impending Brexit and looming social pressures are going to drive wholesale change to industries and businesses in the next 5-10 years. How can business work with Governments, Investors, NGOs, competitors and associations to address the impending change.

08:30 - 09:00
Transformational Change Keynote: Drive transformational change throughout the business to deliver long-term impacts

It’s no longer enough to deliver positive impacts in select areas of the business. Businesses must transform their culture, strategy and operations so that responsible, long-term impacts are at the core. Hear how innovative companies are transforming their business so that it’s fit for a more sustainable and responsible future.

Barclays Germany Alexander Doll CEO Barclays Germany

VF Martino Scabbia Guerrini President EMEA VF

09:00 - 09:30
Digital Keynote: The Digital Revolution – how will it transform your business and industry?

We’re on the cusp of what many consider the 4th revolution – the Digital Revolution. Digital technology will create wholesale change to all industries. In this visionary keynote we discover how forward-looking businesses are driving a digital-first mind-set throughout their culture and operations to deliver social customer care and impact.

Comcast Calvin St Juste Executive Director Comcast

UCB Biopharma Bharat Tewarie EVP & Chief Marketing Officer UCB Biopharma

AXA retail Ghislaine Colella Global Senior Vice President Retail AXA

09:30 - 10:00
Coalition Keynote: Transforming industries with integrity at its core

The band-aid, fix isolated issues approach is not good enough. To create real change, businesses must work together on the difficult common issues. Only then will their operations and industry deliver truly responsible and positive impacts. Hear how to drive transformational change within your industry through collaboration with Government, NGOs and your rivals.

LEO Pharma Gitte Aabo CEO and President LEO Pharma

08:30 - 09:00
AI Keynote: Impact of AI on business and society

With AI moving at a rapid pace, but for many businesses the impact still remains a future unknown. Does your business understand how and where it’ll impact its systems and operations? How can business ensure the impending large-scale change has a positive impact on society?

American Institute of Artificial Intelligence Al Naqvi President American Institute of Artificial Intelligence

Sodexo Sylvia Metayer CEO Worldwide Corporate Services Sodexo

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Change & Supply Chain Keynote: Business taking the lead

In a globalised world where supply chains span regions and continents, the impacts of climate change offer both risks and opportunities to business supply chains. Hear how businesses are re-developing their supply chains so that they are fit for business in 10-20 years’ time.

L’Oréal Geoff Skingsley Chairman UK & Ireland L’Oréal

Mars Juan Martin President Mars

08:30 - 09:00
Reporting & Disclosure Keynote: Environmental and social risk disclosure - The future of corporate reporting

The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure is pushing for more transparency and reporting on the external risks that businesses face. The recent recommended disclosures and guidance will impact all sectors. Hear from both investors and heads of business on how these guidelines will shape the future of ‘good’ corporate reporting.

09:00 - 09:30
SDG Keynote: Activating the SDGs as the driver for future strategy

The SDGs have created a focus of impact that’s widely understood by investors, NGOs, academics and Governments. Hear from CEOs from leading global businesses on how they’re using the SDGs as a central starting point for their future business strategies.

European Commission Pedro Ortún Active Senior Advisor CSR-SDGs European Commission

09:30 - 10:00
Diversity Keynote: Empower diversity and inclusion for future leadership

Diversity and inclusion is higher on the business agenda than ever. Learn how to approach the diversity challenge to build a solid pipeline of talent, show the benefits of this approach and demonstrate leadership in business.

UN Women Joelle Tanguy Director Strategic Partnership, Advocacy and Communications UN Women

08:30 - 09:00
Circularity Keynote: Innovative business models with impact at its core

Business has to respond and adapt to the issues of climate change, water scarcity, plastics, waste and recycling. In many instances a large-scale change of the business is required with circularity at the core. Hear innovative circular solutions that are transforming businesses and industries.

09:00 - 09:30
Investor Keynote: Engaging institutional investors to think long-term

Even with the rise of SRI most investments are still driven by short-term wins and goals. Publicly listed businesses need to engage institutional investors to invest for 5-10 years. How can this be achieved?

Allianz Capital Partners Jürgen Gerke CEO Allianz Capital Partners

Hermes Investment Management Saker Nusseibeh CEO Hermes Investment Management

09:30 - 10:00
Closing Keynote: The quest for inclusive capitalism

The divide between rich and poor is only increasing. For the world to truly be a more responsible, sustainable and fair place for all we have to work together to ensure we deliver inclusive growth and wealth. Hear how business, Government, investors and NGOs are working together to ensure a more equal future for all.

International Integrated Reporting Council Richard Howitt CEO International Integrated Reporting Council

Takeda Giles Platford President, Europe and Canada Takeda

Don't miss out - register now

Discount ends TOMORROW! Save £400 with our Just Launched discount. Don't miss out!

New business models for a sustainable digitalised world
08:30 - 09:00

In the coming years businesses, will undergo large-scale changes to adapt to the increasing pressures and opportunities that lie ahead. Digital, technology and sustainability will be at the heart of this transformation. But where do you start? What’s the correct path? How can you convince your colleagues? Who are the right partners to support your change?

08:30 - 09:00
Moving from concept to standard – Establishing the correct path

Draw a road-map with your risks and greatest business impacts. It sounds easy but we all know that bad data output means bad analytics and good data doesn’t always mean good analytics. Understand how to get the necessary insight to achieve meaningful change at scale.

09:00 - 09:30
Sourcing the data and analytics that will drive business change

Many companies are data rich but analysis poor. To drive this new business model, you will need sound, justifiable data and analysis that stands up to scrutiny.

  • Understand how to find financial and non-financial data that will support your future projections
  • Hear how to predict and quantify future unknowns

Credit Suisse Real Estate Asset Management Roger Baumann Chief Operating Officer & Head Sustainability/Co-Head Germany Credit Suisse Real Estate Asset Management

09:30 - 10:00
Secure leadership approval when pitching an unknown long-term shift
  • Hear how to secure funding for future unknowns and go against decades of business thinking
  • Understand how to shape your pitch with the right information to ensure the right senior people get the business necessity of the impending impacts your business and industry face
  • Successfully convince leadership of the long-term shift vs the existing short-term models

ING Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability ING

National Grid Alastair Collier Head of Strategy, Solutions & Sustainability National Grid

BBVA Toni Ballabriga Global Head of Responsible Business BBVA

08:30 - 09:00
Identifying partners that will enable your vision for large-scale change

Start-ups, NGOs, companies, customers, suppliers, competitors, governments, employees or intrapreneurs – the collaboration opportunities are endless. Through a number of pioneering case studies you will learn how you can identify the best partners that you need to ensure this strategy succeeds both now and in future endeavours.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Subhanu Saxena Regional Director Life Science Partnerships, Europe Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

09:00 - 09:30
Putting a value on your business impacts - Data, Mindsets and Process Change

Many of your impacts will be hard to quantify in true accounting values. With many pressures to disclose you will need to value your business contribution but how to join financial and non-financial data in one hub and have a systematic model to do so?

09:30 - 10:00
Future systems and technology that will drive scalability and impacts

Technology is evolving at a rapid pace. Through impact-driven case studies you will learn what technologies and systems are driving scalable impacts both now and in the future.

Don't miss out - register now

Discount ends TOMORROW! Save £400 with our Just Launched discount. Don't miss out!

Transferring to transforming - Activate sustainability within the business to drive wholesale change
08:30 - 09:00

Setting the correct strategy will be key to the success of this impact vision. It’s imperative that the business has a full understanding of the future opportunities, risks and impacts that lie ahead and where they will impact the business. Doing so will help identify a long-term strategy that’s fit for future sustainable growth

08:30 - 09:00
Innovation Case Studies – How technology is driving new business models and products

Learn how technology and new innovative strategies are transforming key functions within a business and will help deliver future long-term impacts:

  • Supply chain – focus on blockchain, 3D printing and circularity
  • Marketing and communications – focus on AI and data management
  • Human resources – focus on governance and future skills-training

McCain Foods Francois Tasmowski Global Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications Director McCain Foods

Kellogg's Rupert Maitland-Titterton Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Public Affairs & Sustainability, EMEA Kellogg's

09:00 - 09:30
New Digital Models requires New Skills: Where to find the talent?

Many organisations will struggle to adapt to upcoming disruptions that digitalisation and sustainability will bring. To be fit for the future requires a change of approach in key outputs of the business. How best is this achieved? Do you partner with start-ups or acquire them? Do you need to work further with academic research bodies? Or is it best to look internally, start afresh and promote intrapreneurial teams?

NN Group Sebastian Rath Principal Insurance Risk Officer NN Group

Don't miss out - register now

Discount ends TOMORROW! Save £400 with our Just Launched discount. Don't miss out!

Engage wider, communicate wiser
08:30 - 09:00

Building real engagement, understanding and coalitions around your long-term vision is the only way to guarantee positive change. Key to this is creating an agile and customised strategy for each of your key stakeholders and areas of impact

08:00 - 08:30
C.1. Internal
08:30 - 09:00
Educate the whole business on this positive impact-driven strategy

A change strategy focussed on delivering long-term positive impacts will affect all business functions [Leadership, Marketing, Supply Chain, HR, Sales, Finance, R&D and Investor Relations]. Hear successful education strategies that are transforming outputs and customer relations.

Nestlé Nutrition Dirk Abeel Global Head Medical Field Force Effectiveness Nestlé Nutrition

09:00 - 09:30
Activate brand advocates to communicate your impact vision

Employees are a far-more trusted source of information about your business than many other sources. Learn how companies are empowering their employees to be brand advocates across their social interactions, while juggling the issue of compliance.

Pernod Ricard Sandrine Ricard Head of Sustainability & Responsibility Pernod Ricard

08:00 - 08:30
C.2. External
09:30 - 10:00
How to influence suppliers towards long-term vision so they change with you

Changing your business strategy will require your suppliers to change too. If you need to increase transparency, measure impact or drive innovative products and technology, they will need to do so too. So, should you be looking at new suppliers or working stronger together to drive impact?

  • Engage current suppliers to deliver multi-tier partnerships that deliver real business change and impact at scale
  • Overcome the investment, collaboration, skills and technology hurdles
  • Balance mandate/control and incentives
  • Build supplier’s capabilities to generate risk resilience and impact

Walgreens Boots Alliance Richard Ellis Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

ArcelorMittal Alan Knight Head of Corporate Reporting and Sustainable Development ArcelorMittal

09:30 - 10:00
Going Beyond Tier 1 – Identifying and managing your full impacts

To deliver fully responsible business and supply chain often hinges on the impacts of companies that lie outside your direct suppliers and relationships. This session will identify strategies, systems and data that will deliver a multi-tier supply chain transparency program. Learn how to spot and engage the highest areas of risk and impact.

09:30 - 10:00
Coalitions part A: Revolutionising global supply chains through partnerships

For most companies, their greatest risks and impacts lie within their supply chains. To truly address areas such as; GHG emissions, Human Rights violations and Water usage companies need to work with a whole host of partners. Hear from businesses on how they are driving large-scale change in partnership with industry associations, NGOs, competitors. Learn about the technologies and software that are managing and facilitating these ambitious projects.

09:30 - 10:00
Coalitions part B: Partnerships that are delivering the clean, circular and mobile cities of the future

Urban cities aren’t fit for purpose. Pollution, waste, traffic, social immobility and outdated technologies are just some of the critical issues that cities face. Across a number of case studies, we will showcase how local governments, cities, investors and companies are delivering social and environmental change through ambitious partnerships.

09:30 - 10:00
Make your customers and community part of this large-scale change vision

For years companies have spoken of ‘engaging customers on sustainability’. But if we’re going to deliver these required large-scale impacts we need really engage customers and communities to understand how they can be part of the solution. It’s no easy task as it will involve significant changes. But they are changes that must take place for a company to improve its impacts across its full business.

Schneider Electric Xavier Houot SVP Global Safety, Environment, Real Estate Schneider Electric

Royal DSM Inge Massen Global Director Communications and External Affairs Royal DSM

Don't miss out - register now

Discount ends TOMORROW! Save £400 with our Just Launched discount. Don't miss out!

Responsible communications in a digitalised world – agile, transparent, proactive and purpose-driven
08:30 - 09:00

The expectation on companies to disclosure more information and be more transparent is only increasing. In today’s inter-connected digitalised a successful communication must be built on integrity, purpose, transparency and agility. No easy task…

08:30 - 09:00
Communicate rigorous and accurate data within the business to demonstrate leadership

You now need to communicate the successes with the business and convince the board to back even more ambitious programs. Learn how to quantify and communicate your social and environmental impacts into communications that meets the rigour of your financial department and resonates with the Board. When successful, you now need to tailor your communications to meet different internal department needs to secure increased buy-in for future ambitions.

RB Miguel Veiga-Pestana SVP Corporate Communications RB

08:30 - 09:00
Communicating your successes to different key stakeholder groups

There isn't a "one size fits all" approach. You’ve achieved the desired impacts, now what is the best way to communicate these results to build trust and demonstrate integrity among your customers, investors, NGOs, suppliers and media

C&A Donald B. Chief Brand, Customer and Sustainability Officer / Board Member, Strategic Transformation C&A

CA Technologies Sarah Atkinson VP, Communications CA Technologies

08:30 - 09:00
Manage crisis in a digital, multi-channel world through agile response 24/7

“A crisis is always around the corner…” In today’s digitalised world this statement is a reality that many companies now face. Learn how companies are building capabilities into their departments so that the business can respond in a quick, open and compliant manner.

Motorola Solutions Daniella Peting Social Media Manager, North America and Co-Lead, Global Social Media Center of Excellence Motorola Solutions

Kellogg's Grainne O’Brien Director External Communications & Brand PR Kellogg Europe

FSC International Karen Van der Westhuizen Communications Director FSC International

08:30 - 09:00
Disclosure - Transparency ahead of competitor advantage

To demonstrate leadership and a truly responsible approach requires full transparency. Sometimes it involves communicating failures or oversights. How do you achieve the right balance with the amount of quality data you share with stakeholders and competitors alike? How do you convince the business of this approach?

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In-depth breakout workshops
08:30 - 09:00

Join our 2-hour individual workshops tackling some of the critical issues. All workshops will be held in breakout rooms under Chatham House rules ensuring issues are tackled and solutions are discussed in an open and honest environment. Breakout workshops include:

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Integration
  • How to fully integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications
  • Decide which measurement method is most appropriate to your organization to report against the SDGs
  • Engage the business to fully integrate - senior management, employees, investors and suppliers
08:30 - 09:00
Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations
  • Provide investors with clear information on climate-related financial information
  • Increase disclosure and quality of reporting
  • Support and showcase the transition to a low-carbon economy

CDSB Simon Messenger Managing Director CDSB

08:30 - 09:00
Partnership models – Build Coalitions
  • Identify the area of your business which requires external assistance
  • Find and engage the right partner for your business to deliver large-scale impacts
  • Develop a model which suits your goals
08:30 - 09:00
Circular economy - transform your supply chain
  • Move from the waste reduction/recycling mindset to exploring what product innovation means in the circular economy business model
  • Build relationships with your operations and innovation team to find circular economy solutions
  • Create coalitions with suppliers and competitors to drive your industry towards circularity
08:30 - 09:00
Business transformation - Deliver long-term impacts
  • Identify the area of your business which requires change: culture, strategy and operations
  • Develop a model with responsibility at its core
  • Prove the long term benefits

Ørsted Rasmus Skov Head of Group Sustainability Ørsted

08:30 - 09:00
The Digital Revolution – how will it transform your business and industry?
  • Move to a digital-first mind-set throughout culture and operations to deliver social customer impact
  • Navigate through the pros and cons to find your digital solutions

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