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Deliver Social Purpose and Impact

With 5 themes and 500 attendees, #RBSEU is creating a movement to tackle the most pressing issues in the responsible business space

Keynotes – The end of CSR and the dawn of the Social Purpose Era
08:30 - 09:00

Responsibility is higher on corporate agendas than ever. But as responsible thinking is built into the DNA of businesses expectation only increases. Understand how the landscape is changing, what opportunities it presents and the strides needed for real, positive change to result.

09:00 - 09:30
Social Purpose Keynote: It’s all about [Social] Purpose and Impact now

Doing something is no longer good enough. The focus now is on aligning core business strategy to macro social need where the central thrust of your company's commercial strategy becomes a clearly defined social good. Understand the fundamentals you have to shift to deliver trust and quantify the positive social transformation to ensure your license to operate.

Speaker Logo Aongus Hegarty President EMEA Dell

Speaker Logo Jens Birgersson CEO Rockwool

09:30 - 10:00
Brand Keynote – Building brand trust through marketing

In this panel hear how Heineken and MVF Global are leveraging its marketing prowess to resonate purpose across the brand.

Speaker Logo Titus Sharpe CEO MVF Global

Speaker Logo Blanca Juti Chief Corporate Relations Officer Heineken

09:30 - 10:00
Value creation Keynote – educate and inspire customers to create change

Hear how Hunkemöller the fastest growing lingerie brand in Europe is leveraging its marketing prowess to resonate purpose across the brand and educating customers to behave with a more responsible mind-set

Speaker Logo Philip Mountford CEO Hunkemöller

09:30 - 10:00
Digital Keynote: Transformative digital business models

Hear the latest innovations and technologies underpinning the next generation of sustainable-centric models and drive new USPs.

Speaker Logo Michael Lantz CEO Accedo

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Keynote: As the excitement around Paris Agreement subsides where is the roadmap for delivery?

Without new approaches to stakeholder collaboration progress will remain elusive. Given the landmark nature of the agreement, this cannot be allowed to happen. What does business need to play in the delivery equation?

09:30 - 10:00
Human Rights Keynote: The [UK] Modern Slavery Act reordered priorities for many. How are leading corporations responding?

The legislation framed the challenge, but being compliant isn’t enough. How to recognise and force remedy to human rights challenges in your direct sphere of influence...and beyond.

09:30 - 10:00
SDG keynote: ambitions by 2030 will be a major challenge. What can business do to overcome potential pitfalls?

The question now has to be what businesses can do to make real progress against SDGs… and genuine, positive impact whether they’re going to hit targets or not?

Speaker Logo Mads Nipper CEO Grundfos

09:30 - 10:00
Coalition Keynote: The role of CEOs in pushing forward coalitions – are we [finally] entering an era of pragmatism?

The sheer complexity of the sustainability issues business has to wrestle with is astounding. As a less adversarial sustainability landscape emerges will more constructive collaborations and an acceptance of shared responsibilities result? Understand the role CEOs can play in driving business to share responsibilities within industries.

09:30 - 10:00
Government Keynote: Insights from the Dutch Government collaborating with business on SDG implementation

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt Coordinator National Implementation SDGs Ministry of Foreign Affairs

09:30 - 10:00
Investor Keynote: How Investors and Companies can work together to achieve sustainable long-term growth

How investors and shareholders can help direct and shape a company's corporate governance and its relationship to outside stakeholders. How CEOs and corporate boards can engage investors to adopt a long-term vision.

Speaker Logo Magnus Billing CEO Alecta

09:30 - 10:00
Customer trust Keynote: Building stronger relationships with consumers through greater openness and dialogue

Speaker Logo Kelly M. Semrau SVP, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability SC Johnson

09:30 - 10:00
2020 Keynote – delivering on sustainability goals

How will leadership teams deliver their 2020 sustainability commitments on the environment, climate change and supply chains?

Speaker Logo Tony Smurfit CEO Smurfit Kappa

09:30 - 10:00
GEOPOLITICAL OUTLOOK: CSR against the backdrop of post-truth politics, reactionary agendas and populist policy

The liberal minded didn’t see BREXIT coming, let alone Trump! Nor foresee the acceleration in the complexity of the geopolitical climate. Could we really be on the cusp of a wholesale retrenchment from liberal values and what might it all mean for those striving to do the right thing at forward looking corporations everywhere?

Speakers to be announced

Data, information and insight
08:30 - 09:00

Every company must strive to understand and quantify [and disclose] risk, progress and impact. Collecting the right information, data and opinion is not only key to determining responsible strategy, but also to establishing a company’s credentials while injecting social purpose. No small task.

08:30 - 09:00
The data collection challenge is vast – what you should be shooting for?

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Adam Turner Head of Global Data Management Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

09:00 - 09:30
The ethical implications of data collection and usage - What are the boundaries?

The use of Big Data is largely unregulated; there´s a lack of clear ethical or transparent norms; What are the confines for ethical behaviour?

Speaker Logo Sebastian Rath Principal Insurance Risk Officer NN Group N.V

09:30 - 10:00
Case Study - “Data per Impact“

Learn how global companies are collecting and managing data to shift investments and trading practices. An innovative approach to data collaboration

Moderator: Speaker Logo Stephanie L. Daniels Sr. Program Director, Agriculture & Development Sustainable Food Lab

Speakers TBA

08:30 - 09:00
Information is power – on the hunt for quality data

Information will not always available, relevant, easy to collect or interpret. So what are the key tools, technologies, KPIs and techniques available to build your data armoury?

09:00 - 09:30
Look inside first - how to create internal systems that delivers actionable data

Collecting internal data and inter-departmental collaboration is key when to streamlining data gathering and logistics. Who should be involved? What’s the best data governance collection to make it the most effective?

Speaker Logo Parminder Plahe Senior CSR Officer European Investment Bank

09:30 - 10:00
Social Impact ambition: Agree on a common set of KPIs and standards to measure social impact

As the practice of measuring social impact evolves and gains momentum, companies are increasingly calling for a harmonised approach to measure and value their interactions with people and society. But how to do it effectively?

Speaker Logo Kithrona Cerri Social Impact Director WBCSD

08:30 - 09:00
Using effective solutions to drive impact

Technology is key but the myriad of solutions and implementations are never straightforward. A deep look at systems and services that can offer real gains

09:00 - 09:30
The challenge of hard data and data comparability – What does real impact look like?

Generic data and measurement can be useless without benchmarks to quantify social impact. How do you join a KPI-led core business methodology to a social impact ambition? How do you disentangle your company efforts from another’s efforts, ensuring you appropriate the correct impact to your initiatives?

Speaker Logo Keith Kenny Corporate Vice President - Sustainability McDonalds

09:30 - 10:00
How to gauge when social and business interests align?

You are now faced with a plethora of options – How to ensure you pursue initiatives which are the best for your business, the environment and society

Speaker Logo Ambika Jindal Vice-President -Sustainable Finance ING

Internal engagement and strategy – Prove your case
08:30 - 09:00

Building internal engagement and belief in a sustainable where of working is the only way to guarantee positive change. Key to this is the, appropriate, demonstration and communication of the value [social and commercial] of initiatives.

08:30 - 09:00
Boards get CSR these days...or do they?

Sustainable strategy is moving centre stage, but many boards still don’t fully grasp either the upside CSR can deliver or the downside efforts can guard against

  • How to win real Board buy-in by reframing CSR strategy commercial contribution first.
  • Using qualitative and quantitative data to evolve your arguments & more focussed strategy
  • Ensuring boards are as comfortable with strategy omissions as they are with inclusions
  • What place philanthropy in the age of impact?

Speaker Logo Bérangère Magarinos VP Sustainability Partnerships Firmenich

09:00 - 09:30
UN-Award Winning case study – How Walgreens Boots Alliance has successfully integrated SDGs into business operations

Many companies are using the SDGs as a way to guide their new business and sustainability strategies. Hear from Walgreens Boots Alliance on how they’ve integrated the SDGs into the heart of their commercial operations.

Speaker Logo Richard Ellis Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

09:30 - 10:00
Interdisciplinary collaboration + process shifts = What culture change look like?

Real impact can only be achieved if all functions are aligned with and involved in CSR efforts. What does a business of social purpose actually look like?

  • Map the interactions required across corporate functions to achieve a fully integrated business. What’s the role for: Corp Communications, Supply Chain & Procurement, Finance, Environmental, Compliance, Marketing, HR and CSR
  • Nobody wants more work and yet this is what can result. The importance of intelligent and pragmatic collaborative structures and processes
09:30 - 10:00
How technology is helping drive successful collaboration?

More information coming soon...

09:30 - 10:00
How to generate real enthusiasm for sustainability across the workforce…whilst adding to complexity and expectation!
  • Edicts don’t work. Advocates, influencers and Ambassadors do. How to identify and work with key internal influencers to break down barriers and drive progress
  • How to structure internal monitoring, and reporting to bolster buy-in and speed up CSR strategy delivery
  • Internal communications are vital, but efforts have to evolve constantly for messages to get through. A look at the more innovative and effective efforts to build internal buy-in at all levels

Speaker Logo Truus Huisman VP Sustainable Business and Communications Europe Unilever

External engagement and Communications - you can’t do it alone
08:30 - 09:00

Responsibility is higher on corporate agendas than ever. But as responsible thinking is built into the DNA of businesses expectation only increases. Understand how the landscape is changing, what opportunities it presents and the strides needed for real, positive change to result.

08:30 - 09:00
Beyond collaboration towards coalition: The rise of co-design & co-ownership

With impact front of mind traditional partnerships need to be revisited and reengineered. Renew goals and get partners - suppliers, companies {cross sectors}, investors and even customers - to sign-up to shared responsibility

Speaker Logo Kate Wylie Global Sustainability Director MARS

Speaker Logo Frank Welvaert CSR Director EMEA / GM Johnson & Johnson / J&J Corporate Citizenship Trust

09:00 - 09:30
Customer coalition. Making your customers part of the sustainable solution

Cooperate and co-create processes to ensure movement and guard against paralysis

Speaker Logo Francois Tasmowski CSR & communications director Continental Europe McCain Foods

09:30 - 10:00
Unlikely alliances: finding common ground when working from different agendas

How conversations with Governments, Agencies and NGOs could be evolved to create a more collaborative, less adversarial, more pragmatic and impactful business initiatives

Speaker Logo Speaker TBC UNWFP

Speaker Logo Speaker TBC MasterCard

08:30 - 09:00
Will new thinking on partnerships usher in an era of unconventional partners?

From tiny start-ups through to your biggest detractors and direct competitors. Maybe the obvious routes to progress aren’t working and more radical, bolder plays are needed. The pros and cons of playing fast and loose with CSR orthodoxy.

09:00 - 09:30
Sustainable sourcing and transparent supply chains – what does suppliers’ education and alliance actually look like?

Move beyond mandate and control, eradicating box-ticking ‘compliance’ to shifting mindsets to embrace long-term, sustainable positions. Which are the most progressive strategies out there?

Speaker Logo Jose Arguedas Global Sustainability Director and Head of CR Global Fashion Group

Speaker Logo Veronica Rubio Senior Director Strategic Issues Foreign Trade Association

09:30 - 10:00
Workshop – Build trust and manage crisis in a digital, multi-channel world

A 90 minute in-depth Q&A discussion led by TUI Group, HSBC and Bill and Melinda Gates foundation:

  • Find new channels, their effectiveness and place in the communications mix
  • Understand the particular power of social and manage them in a crisis
  • The importance of leadership in a crisis to deliver sustainable communications
  • Organise lean, multi-disciplinary working processes to drive clarity and purpose

Speaker Logo Martin Riecken Global Head of Crisis Communications TUI Group

Speaker Logo Médard Schoenmaeckers Formerly Global Head of Communications HSBC

Speaker Logo Miguel Veiga-Pestana Chief Communications Officer Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

08:30 - 09:00
Case Study – How Vodafone leverages the growth of corporate transparency to restore trust between company and public

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Matt Peacock Group Director of Corporate Affairs Vodafone

09:00 - 09:30
How sustainability can engage investors to become long-term allies

Making changes can bring uncertainty - How to manage Investor and shareholder understanding to create engaging IR and PR communications to ensure your long-term vision is understood and sustainability efforts supported.

Speaker Logo Antonio Fuertes Zurita Reputation and Sustainability Senior Manager Gas Natural Fenosa

09:30 - 10:00
Taking your customers with you

In an age where everybody has a voice and uses it, you don’t own and can’t fully control, Brand Conversation. Moreover, emergent strategies where efforts are focused may not sit well with the most vocal in your customer base. So what has to be done and what can be done to safeguard your brand in the face of, often legitimate, customer commentary?

NEW FOR 2017 – In-depth workshop sessions
08:30 - 09:00

Join our 2 hours’ 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:

10:30 - 11:00
Human rights – meeting new legislation after UK Modern Slavery Act [by sector]

How to identify supply chain risk beyond the 1st tier. How business can go beyond compliance to make a real impact [by sector]

Tackling deforestation

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Dr. Simon Lord Group Chief Sustainability Officer Sime Darby Berhad

SDG integration: How to integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications

More information coming soon...

Clean energy future - Carbon emissions – Transitioning to net zero - [by sector]

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Hans Koeleman Director Corporate Communications & CSR KPN

10:30 - 11:00
Circular economy – waste to wealth [by sector]

More information coming soon...

Smallholder engagement and empowerment

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Mark Pettigrew Agricultural Sustainability Manager Europe PepsiCo

Speaker Logo Peter-Erik Ywema General Manager SAI PLATFORM

Partnership models – towards coalitions

More information coming soon...

Workshop Session to be decided

More information coming soon...

Keynotes – The end of CSR and the dawn of the Social Purpose Era
08:30 - 09:00

Responsibility is higher on corporate agendas than ever. But as responsible thinking is built into the DNA of businesses expectation only increases. Understand how the landscape is changing, what opportunities it presents and the strides needed for real, positive change to result.

09:00 - 09:30
Social Purpose Keynote: It’s all about [Social] Purpose and Impact now

Doing something is no longer good enough. The focus now is on aligning core business strategy to macro social need where the central thrust of your company's commercial strategy becomes a clearly defined social good. Understand the fundamentals you have to shift to deliver trust and quantify the positive social transformation to ensure your license to operate.

Speaker Logo Aongus Hegarty President EMEA Dell

Speaker Logo Jens Birgersson CEO Rockwool

09:30 - 10:00
Brand Keynote – Building brand trust through marketing

In this panel hear how Heineken and MVF Global are leveraging its marketing prowess to resonate purpose across the brand.

Speaker Logo Titus Sharpe CEO MVF Global

Speaker Logo Blanca Juti Chief Corporate Relations Officer Heineken

09:30 - 10:00
Value creation Keynote – educate and inspire customers to create change

Hear how Hunkemöller the fastest growing lingerie brand in Europe is leveraging its marketing prowess to resonate purpose across the brand and educating customers to behave with a more responsible mind-set

Speaker Logo Philip Mountford CEO Hunkemöller

09:30 - 10:00
Digital Keynote: Transformative digital business models

Hear the latest innovations and technologies underpinning the next generation of sustainable-centric models and drive new USPs.

Speaker Logo Michael Lantz CEO Accedo

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Keynote: As the excitement around Paris Agreement subsides where is the roadmap for delivery?

Without new approaches to stakeholder collaboration progress will remain elusive. Given the landmark nature of the agreement, this cannot be allowed to happen. What does business need to play in the delivery equation?

09:30 - 10:00
Human Rights Keynote: The [UK] Modern Slavery Act reordered priorities for many. How are leading corporations responding?

The legislation framed the challenge, but being compliant isn’t enough. How to recognise and force remedy to human rights challenges in your direct sphere of influence...and beyond.

09:30 - 10:00
SDG keynote: ambitions by 2030 will be a major challenge. What can business do to overcome potential pitfalls?

The question now has to be what businesses can do to make real progress against SDGs… and genuine, positive impact whether they’re going to hit targets or not?

Speaker Logo Mads Nipper CEO Grundfos

09:30 - 10:00
Coalition Keynote: The role of CEOs in pushing forward coalitions – are we [finally] entering an era of pragmatism?

The sheer complexity of the sustainability issues business has to wrestle with is astounding. As a less adversarial sustainability landscape emerges will more constructive collaborations and an acceptance of shared responsibilities result? Understand the role CEOs can play in driving business to share responsibilities within industries.

09:30 - 10:00
Government Keynote: Insights from the Dutch Government collaborating with business on SDG implementation

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt Coordinator National Implementation SDGs Ministry of Foreign Affairs

09:30 - 10:00
Investor Keynote: How Investors and Companies can work together to achieve sustainable long-term growth

How investors and shareholders can help direct and shape a company's corporate governance and its relationship to outside stakeholders. How CEOs and corporate boards can engage investors to adopt a long-term vision.

Speaker Logo Magnus Billing CEO Alecta

09:30 - 10:00
Customer trust Keynote: Building stronger relationships with consumers through greater openness and dialogue

Speaker Logo Kelly M. Semrau SVP, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability SC Johnson

09:30 - 10:00
2020 Keynote – delivering on sustainability goals

How will leadership teams deliver their 2020 sustainability commitments on the environment, climate change and supply chains?

Speaker Logo Tony Smurfit CEO Smurfit Kappa

09:30 - 10:00
GEOPOLITICAL OUTLOOK: CSR against the backdrop of post-truth politics, reactionary agendas and populist policy

The liberal minded didn’t see BREXIT coming, let alone Trump! Nor foresee the acceleration in the complexity of the geopolitical climate. Could we really be on the cusp of a wholesale retrenchment from liberal values and what might it all mean for those striving to do the right thing at forward looking corporations everywhere?

Speakers to be announced

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Data, information and insight
08:30 - 09:00

Every company must strive to understand and quantify [and disclose] risk, progress and impact. Collecting the right information, data and opinion is not only key to determining responsible strategy, but also to establishing a company’s credentials while injecting social purpose. No small task.

08:30 - 09:00
The data collection challenge is vast – what you should be shooting for?

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Adam Turner Head of Global Data Management Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

09:00 - 09:30
The ethical implications of data collection and usage - What are the boundaries?

The use of Big Data is largely unregulated; there´s a lack of clear ethical or transparent norms; What are the confines for ethical behaviour?

Speaker Logo Sebastian Rath Principal Insurance Risk Officer NN Group N.V

09:30 - 10:00
Case Study - “Data per Impact“

Learn how global companies are collecting and managing data to shift investments and trading practices. An innovative approach to data collaboration

Moderator: Speaker Logo Stephanie L. Daniels Sr. Program Director, Agriculture & Development Sustainable Food Lab

Speakers TBA

08:30 - 09:00
Information is power – on the hunt for quality data

Information will not always available, relevant, easy to collect or interpret. So what are the key tools, technologies, KPIs and techniques available to build your data armoury?

09:00 - 09:30
Look inside first - how to create internal systems that delivers actionable data

Collecting internal data and inter-departmental collaboration is key when to streamlining data gathering and logistics. Who should be involved? What’s the best data governance collection to make it the most effective?

Speaker Logo Parminder Plahe Senior CSR Officer European Investment Bank

09:30 - 10:00
Social Impact ambition: Agree on a common set of KPIs and standards to measure social impact

As the practice of measuring social impact evolves and gains momentum, companies are increasingly calling for a harmonised approach to measure and value their interactions with people and society. But how to do it effectively?

Speaker Logo Kithrona Cerri Social Impact Director WBCSD

08:30 - 09:00
Using effective solutions to drive impact

Technology is key but the myriad of solutions and implementations are never straightforward. A deep look at systems and services that can offer real gains

09:00 - 09:30
The challenge of hard data and data comparability – What does real impact look like?

Generic data and measurement can be useless without benchmarks to quantify social impact. How do you join a KPI-led core business methodology to a social impact ambition? How do you disentangle your company efforts from another’s efforts, ensuring you appropriate the correct impact to your initiatives?

Speaker Logo Keith Kenny Corporate Vice President - Sustainability McDonalds

09:30 - 10:00
How to gauge when social and business interests align?

You are now faced with a plethora of options – How to ensure you pursue initiatives which are the best for your business, the environment and society

Speaker Logo Ambika Jindal Vice-President -Sustainable Finance ING

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Internal engagement and strategy – Prove your case
08:30 - 09:00

Building internal engagement and belief in a sustainable where of working is the only way to guarantee positive change. Key to this is the, appropriate, demonstration and communication of the value [social and commercial] of initiatives.

08:30 - 09:00
Boards get CSR these days...or do they?

Sustainable strategy is moving centre stage, but many boards still don’t fully grasp either the upside CSR can deliver or the downside efforts can guard against

  • How to win real Board buy-in by reframing CSR strategy commercial contribution first.
  • Using qualitative and quantitative data to evolve your arguments & more focussed strategy
  • Ensuring boards are as comfortable with strategy omissions as they are with inclusions
  • What place philanthropy in the age of impact?

Speaker Logo Bérangère Magarinos VP Sustainability Partnerships Firmenich

09:00 - 09:30
UN-Award Winning case study – How Walgreens Boots Alliance has successfully integrated SDGs into business operations

Many companies are using the SDGs as a way to guide their new business and sustainability strategies. Hear from Walgreens Boots Alliance on how they’ve integrated the SDGs into the heart of their commercial operations.

Speaker Logo Richard Ellis Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

09:30 - 10:00
Interdisciplinary collaboration + process shifts = What culture change look like?

Real impact can only be achieved if all functions are aligned with and involved in CSR efforts. What does a business of social purpose actually look like?

  • Map the interactions required across corporate functions to achieve a fully integrated business. What’s the role for: Corp Communications, Supply Chain & Procurement, Finance, Environmental, Compliance, Marketing, HR and CSR
  • Nobody wants more work and yet this is what can result. The importance of intelligent and pragmatic collaborative structures and processes
09:30 - 10:00
How technology is helping drive successful collaboration?

More information coming soon...

09:30 - 10:00
How to generate real enthusiasm for sustainability across the workforce…whilst adding to complexity and expectation!
  • Edicts don’t work. Advocates, influencers and Ambassadors do. How to identify and work with key internal influencers to break down barriers and drive progress
  • How to structure internal monitoring, and reporting to bolster buy-in and speed up CSR strategy delivery
  • Internal communications are vital, but efforts have to evolve constantly for messages to get through. A look at the more innovative and effective efforts to build internal buy-in at all levels

Speaker Logo Truus Huisman VP Sustainable Business and Communications Europe Unilever

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

External engagement and Communications - you can’t do it alone
08:30 - 09:00

Responsibility is higher on corporate agendas than ever. But as responsible thinking is built into the DNA of businesses expectation only increases. Understand how the landscape is changing, what opportunities it presents and the strides needed for real, positive change to result.

08:30 - 09:00
Beyond collaboration towards coalition: The rise of co-design & co-ownership

With impact front of mind traditional partnerships need to be revisited and reengineered. Renew goals and get partners - suppliers, companies {cross sectors}, investors and even customers - to sign-up to shared responsibility

Speaker Logo Kate Wylie Global Sustainability Director MARS

Speaker Logo Frank Welvaert CSR Director EMEA / GM Johnson & Johnson / J&J Corporate Citizenship Trust

09:00 - 09:30
Customer coalition. Making your customers part of the sustainable solution

Cooperate and co-create processes to ensure movement and guard against paralysis

Speaker Logo Francois Tasmowski CSR & communications director Continental Europe McCain Foods

09:30 - 10:00
Unlikely alliances: finding common ground when working from different agendas

How conversations with Governments, Agencies and NGOs could be evolved to create a more collaborative, less adversarial, more pragmatic and impactful business initiatives

Speaker Logo Speaker TBC UNWFP

Speaker Logo Speaker TBC MasterCard

08:30 - 09:00
Will new thinking on partnerships usher in an era of unconventional partners?

From tiny start-ups through to your biggest detractors and direct competitors. Maybe the obvious routes to progress aren’t working and more radical, bolder plays are needed. The pros and cons of playing fast and loose with CSR orthodoxy.

09:00 - 09:30
Sustainable sourcing and transparent supply chains – what does suppliers’ education and alliance actually look like?

Move beyond mandate and control, eradicating box-ticking ‘compliance’ to shifting mindsets to embrace long-term, sustainable positions. Which are the most progressive strategies out there?

Speaker Logo Jose Arguedas Global Sustainability Director and Head of CR Global Fashion Group

Speaker Logo Veronica Rubio Senior Director Strategic Issues Foreign Trade Association

09:30 - 10:00
Workshop – Build trust and manage crisis in a digital, multi-channel world

A 90 minute in-depth Q&A discussion led by TUI Group, HSBC and Bill and Melinda Gates foundation:

  • Find new channels, their effectiveness and place in the communications mix
  • Understand the particular power of social and manage them in a crisis
  • The importance of leadership in a crisis to deliver sustainable communications
  • Organise lean, multi-disciplinary working processes to drive clarity and purpose

Speaker Logo Martin Riecken Global Head of Crisis Communications TUI Group

Speaker Logo Médard Schoenmaeckers Formerly Global Head of Communications HSBC

Speaker Logo Miguel Veiga-Pestana Chief Communications Officer Bill and Melinda Gates foundation

08:30 - 09:00
Case Study – How Vodafone leverages the growth of corporate transparency to restore trust between company and public

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Matt Peacock Group Director of Corporate Affairs Vodafone

09:00 - 09:30
How sustainability can engage investors to become long-term allies

Making changes can bring uncertainty - How to manage Investor and shareholder understanding to create engaging IR and PR communications to ensure your long-term vision is understood and sustainability efforts supported.

Speaker Logo Antonio Fuertes Zurita Reputation and Sustainability Senior Manager Gas Natural Fenosa

09:30 - 10:00
Taking your customers with you

In an age where everybody has a voice and uses it, you don’t own and can’t fully control, Brand Conversation. Moreover, emergent strategies where efforts are focused may not sit well with the most vocal in your customer base. So what has to be done and what can be done to safeguard your brand in the face of, often legitimate, customer commentary?

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

NEW FOR 2017 – In-depth workshop sessions
08:30 - 09:00

Join our 2 hours’ 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:

10:30 - 11:00
Human rights – meeting new legislation after UK Modern Slavery Act [by sector]

How to identify supply chain risk beyond the 1st tier. How business can go beyond compliance to make a real impact [by sector]

Tackling deforestation

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Dr. Simon Lord Group Chief Sustainability Officer Sime Darby Berhad

SDG integration: How to integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications

More information coming soon...

Clean energy future - Carbon emissions – Transitioning to net zero - [by sector]

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Hans Koeleman Director Corporate Communications & CSR KPN

10:30 - 11:00
Circular economy – waste to wealth [by sector]

More information coming soon...

Smallholder engagement and empowerment

More information coming soon...

Speaker Logo Mark Pettigrew Agricultural Sustainability Manager Europe PepsiCo

Speaker Logo Peter-Erik Ywema General Manager SAI PLATFORM

Partnership models – towards coalitions

More information coming soon...

Workshop Session to be decided

More information coming soon...

Download the detailed event brochure

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown