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15th Annual Responsible Business Summit 2016 7-8 June 2016 • London, UK

Key Issues Addressed in 2016

2016 delivered on the most forward looking agenda Ethical Corp has ever produced – the event grew by 180%, with 15 CEOs and 100% business focused to reflect the growing need to manage business risk

07:30

Registration starts

09:00
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09:15

WELCOME AND OPENING COMMENTS

Ethical CorporationHead of StrategyKrina Amin

09:15
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10:15

INNOVATION KEYNOTE: Scale up innovation to create new disruptive business models that are profitable and sustainable

Learn how sustainability can shape innovation and drive new USPs. Hear how sustainability can be integrated into innovation processes to produce cutting-edge products and services.

EMEA JanssenCompany Group Chairman,Jane Griffiths

Fairphone CEO,Bas van Abel

Salesforce VP, Salesforce Finance, International,Jose-Luiz Moura Neto

Moderator:

Christine DiamenteHead of Brand StrategyNokia

10:15
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11:15

THE FUTURE CITY KEYNOTE: How is technology driving the city of the future? 

Smart cities need smarter companies to serve the even smarter consumer. Understand the role of corporates in helping to shape the city of the future. Hear ideas that new, exciting and innovative brands are challenging and changing the aesthetics of what a city can deliver.

University of the People PresidentShai Reshef

Veolia Senior Executive Vice-President, UK & Ireland,Estelle Brachlianoff

Engie UK MD for Urban Energy,Ben Watts

Moderator:

Martin WrightIndependent editor

11:15
-
11:45

Morning Coffee Break

11:45
-
12:15

BUSINESS RISK KEYNOTE: Culture and employees conduct  

2015 saw multiple incidences where employees created huge business risk and reputational damage through misconduct. Learn how different industries are putting structures in place that ensures compliance and embedding good conduct throughout the business 

Standard Life Group Chief Risk Officer,Raj Singh

Moderator:

Ethical CorporationHead of Strategy Europe Krina Amin

12:15
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12:45

SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT KEYNOTE

Leverage on supply chain opportunities to manage risk and be a business of the future

Rainforest Alliance President,Nigel Sizer

Moderator:

Richard Ellis Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

12:45
-
02:00

Lunch

 
ROOM A:

SDGs and climate change

02:00
-
03:30

SDG 17: The Big Partnership Debate: how to practically collaborate

Step outside your comfort zone as we invite you to challenge our brave corporate brands, 3rd party partners and judges in our Big Partnership Debate.

Find out the benefit partnerships bring, how brands and 3rd parties actually collaborate and what you should look for in partnership opportunities to add real value to your brand and reputation.

Following the debate, we will break up into partnership roundtables led by our four brands and two NGOs. They will outline the foundations on how partnerships can be agreed upon. Our aim is to facilitate discussions that lead to new partnerships being formed either at or post event.

Oxfam Director of Fundraising,Tim Hunter

REN Communication and Sustainability Director,Margarida Ferreirinha

The Irish Food Board CEO ,Aidan Cotter

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

Fairtrade Foundation Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Barbara Crowther

Moderator

Deirdre White CEO PYXERAGlobal

03:30
-
04:00

Coffee Break

04:00
-
04:45

Case study: Presentation of a worldwide socio-economic footprint

Key insights on how AccorHotels estimated the direct, indirect and induced jobs the company supports globally and locally - in a study conducted with LOCAL FOOTPRINT®. As illustrated by this in-depth study, a better quantification of how your business model impact the local economies can give substance to your corporate communication, sustainability reporting and dialogue with local stakeholders.

AccorHotels Sustainability Director,Arnaud Herrmann

Utopies Founder & Chief Entrepreneur,Elisabeth Laville

04:45

05:30

The value of OSH in a sustainable business

Every business needs to protect its reputation, build its resilience and still ensure it delivers results for its shareholders and investors. There is much evidence that organisations with effective health and safety programmes are better managed and more successful.

One vital factor to ensuring an effective health and safety programme is a competent workforce. In this presentation Shelley will share with you how by measuring and developing OSH competency and taking a leadership position in valuing the workforce, businesses can underpin their reputations, improving resilience right down through their supply chains and drive the kinds of results that identify them as sustainable businesses. 

IOSH Executive Director - PolicyShelley Frost

 
ROOM B:

Influence customer behaviour

02:00
-
03:30

How is your brand changing direction to what your consumers want?

Consumer brand leaders one-to-ones with Patagonia, Unilever, Marks & Spencer

What will sustainable business innovation look like in your company in 5 years?

Hear what three global brands are doing to shape sustainable business innovation in their company.

Our moderators quiz these brands one-to-one - benefit by transferring their knowledge and ideas to bring customer-led innovation back to your company.

Patagonia VP of Public Engagement,Rick Ridgeway

Unilever Director Sustainable Business,Sarah McDonald

M&S Director Plan A,Mike Barry

Moderator:

Jake Backus Former Customer Sustainability Director, Coca-Cola Europe; Director Empathy Sustainability

03:30
-
04:00

Coffee Break

04:00
-
04:45

How is marketing leveraging sustainability to drive innovation and become the brand of the future?

This session focuses on how two brands have successfully leveraged marketing to drive sustainable innovation and be a brand of the future. Learn how to go beyond ‘marketing’ thinking and develop a sustainability mind-set that WILL create value for long term business.

Sky leads on innovative ways to practically leverage your brand position to create change. With a focus on changing young people’s lives, Sky has strengthened its business to address sustainability needs and be a true responsible business leader.

Deutsche Telekom looks at the practical business case for your commercial teams and unique value proposition which sustainability can create – secure the business case, the buy-in and develop better sustainable products that are superior to competitors.

Deutsche Telekom, Head of Business Operations,Mark McGinn

Sky Director of The Bigger Picture,Lucy Carver

Mark McGinn Head of Think Big Marketing Telefonica UK O2

Moderator:

Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

04:45

05:30

Case study: build an engaging consumer campaign that creates change

In this consumer behaviour change case study, we tackle the biggest opportunity for businessHow can you successfully drive consumer behaviour to be real actors of change?

Getting this right will benefit you through brand differentiation, attracting future employees, start the journey of creating real lasting positive change and become more trusted in your industry.

Hear about creative campaigns that get consumers and employees inspired to care about what your company stands for. Learn how to discover your customers changing expectations and how to integrate these into your sustainability and marketing strategies. 

Anglian Water Head of Sustainability,Andy Brown

Ocado Head of Corporate Responsibility,Suzanne Westlake

Moderator:

Adam Garfunkel MD Junxion Strategy

 
ROOM C:

Business Risk

02:00
-
03:30

Investor clinic: Build a transparent relationship with the investor community to deliver bottom line value

As investors gain heightened interest in how your brand will deliver long term sustainable business growth, sustainability functions have a role to play in providing clear and visible information to help manage risk better.

In this relationship building session we ask our investor and sustainability community the following:

  • What are investors looking for in their future investment decisions?
  • How can sustainability functions help deliver bottom line value for investors?

Standard Life Head of Responsible Investment,Amanda Young

CCLA Head of Ethical and Responsible Investment,James Corah

Nordea Asset Management Head of Responsible Investments,Sasja Beslik

Moderator:

Dr Michael Hopkins CEO MHC International Ltd

03:30
-
04:00

Coffee Break

04:00
-
04:45

Build business relationships - what the business think of integrating sustainability into their business units 

Forget about what sustainability means to sustainability folks. Hear about what sustainability means to 'the other side'. What do business functions care about and how can sustainability help them in their role?

  • How does 'the business' live their sustainability responsibility?
  • What does the internal sell look like to create a genuine sustainable business model?

ING Bank Global Head Sustainable Finance,Leonie Schreve

Prince of Wales Corporate leaders group Chair,Philippe Joubert

Moderator:

International Bar Association Director, Legal Policy & Research Unit Jane Ellis

04:45

05:30

Supply chain risk management – are you doing enough to manage your risk?

Take a practical approach to building a risk free supply chain to be on top of business risk and reputation. Leverage processes and technology that build resilience in a real way that makes sense to your suppliers.

In this session:

  • Best practice on managing high risk suppliers through a selected audit process to mitigate the biggest risks to your supply chain
  • Leverage circular economy principles to manage your supply chain processes to ensure your brand is not at risk
  • Innovative future technology with the power to disrupt supply chains 

HP Inc. Director, WW Environmental Operations,Dr. Kirstie McIntyre

EPI Consulting Director John Spear

BT Senior Procurement Manager,Tony Roy

Moderator:

Dr Michael Hopkins CEO MHC International Ltd

05:30
-
07:00

Networking Drinks Reception

07:30

Registration starts

8:30
-
9:00

An invitation to O2's sustainability strategy launch

Ronan Dunne will be revealing the next steps in O2's sustainability journey as they announce the next phase of their Think Big Blueprint, and share their learnings from their first sustainability plan. Ronan Dunne and O2 invite you to join this session and share your thoughts and questions on progress and their future direction to Think Big for people and planet.

Telefonica UK O2 CEO,Ronan Dunne

09:00
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10:00

CEO KEYNOTE: View of the future - Understand what business needs to do to be ahead of risks and changes in the planet that will impact operations

Telefonica UK O2 CEO,Ronan Dunne

Heathrow CEO,John Holland-Kaye

Business, Innovation and Skills Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Intellectual Property,Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE

Moderator:

The Confederation of British Industry President Paul Drechsler CBE

10:00
-
10:30

DO THE RIGHT THING KEYNOTE: Create a business of purpose 

Inspire your workforce and customers to do the right thing by creating a culture that puts responsible business at the heart of activity

Odeon UCI CEO,Paul Donovan

The Confederation of British Industry President Paul Drechsler CBE

British Chambers of Commerce Acting Director General Dr Adam Marshall

Moderator:

Lars Josefsson former CEO of Vattenfall, Current Trustee of Hand in Hand International

10:30
-
11:00

Morning Coffee Break

11:00
-
11:30

SHARED VALUE KEYNOTE: Create positive impact through successful partnerships

Nespresso is leading the way in creating shared value by working closely with partners. Hear how collaboration can work successfully to create a positive impact that fits in with business strategy.

Nespresso CEO,Jean-Marc Duvoisin

Moderator:

Christine Diamente Head of Brand Strategy Nokia

11:30
-
12:00

CARBON KEYNOTE: How an ariline can be part of a lower carbon future

Virgin Atlantic was an early mover on fuel and carbon efficiency. Hear how it is performing in this uniquely challenged industry, and how new fleet and innovative partnerships are helping it to create a lower carbon future for aviation.

Virgin Atlantic Airways CEO,Craig Kreeger

Moderator:

Mike Barry Director Plan A M&S

12:00
-
12:30

WATER KEYNOTE: How can business achieve growth in an era of water scarcity?

Current technology can significantly reduce industrial water use. Businesses are starting to think of water as a contributor to value creation, and making proactive water management decisions before policy demands action. Learn how industrial automation and data analytics can reduce water scarcity. Drive business growth and improve profitability through innovative water strategy. 

Ecolab Executive VP and President,Christophe Beck

Moderator:

Dr Michael Hopkins CEO MHC International Ltd

12:30
-
01:30

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL KEYNOTE: How to reshape business to deliver on SDG Goals 

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals outline how the world can achieve sustainable development by 2030. In this session hear how CEOs from leading global brands understand and identify the required capabilities and relationships to build a successful SDG strategy. 

Northumbrian Water Group CEO Heidi Mottram

PwC Global Leader Sustainability and Climate Change Malcolm Preston

01:30
-
02:30

Lunch

 
ROOM A:

SDGs and climate change

02:30
-
03:30

Case studies: Build a responsible culture

In-depth case studies on how 4 brands have transformed its corporate culture to a culture where sustainability is integrated into the mind set and role of every employee. You will be able to take away real ideas to help encourage employees in your own organisation to be actors of change.

Willmot Dixon Director,Julia Barrett

Timberland Sustainability Senior Manager EMEA,Aurelie Dumont

 

Moderator:

 Ulrike Schaub, Professor, Hochschule Mainz 

03:30
-
04:30

SDG 12: Circular economy roundtables

We delve into four of the most critical issues facing business and discuss how circular economy is providing solutions.

Sustainable packaging
Water stewardship
Food waste
Carbon footprint

In our interactive roundtables we debate the following five questions to our roundtable leaders:

  • How to find new solutions that enables more resource efficiency?
  • What are you doing to reduce your environmental footprint?
  • Where are you finding the most successes?
  • How do your consumers perceive the change in products?
  • How do you respond to negative criticism?

William Jackson Food Group Group Sustainability Director,Gavin Milligan

AkzoNobel Global Sustainability Director,Chris Cook

IHG Vice President Corporate Responsibility,Kate Gibson

Moderator:

Aris Vrettos Programme Director, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

 
ROOM B:

Influence customer behaviour

02:30
-
03:30

How can marketing and sustainability both work together to be a business of the future?

Join up marketing strategy with sustainability messaging in a genuine way

Engaging marketing teams to integrate sustainability into business processes and the overall marketing strategy is necessary if your company wants to create that bigger positive change and be a responsible business. This session will teach you successful ways to:

  • Engage with marketing departments to see where sustainability fits in communications
  • Link sustainability more to brand messaging to influence behaviour change
  • Simplify messages to create consistency
  • Target fewer focus areas to create real engagement in the business

Kellogg's Europe Senior Director Corporate Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability,Rupert Maitland Titterton

The Body Shop International Director of Sourcing,Mark Davis

Bergen-Energi Carbon Reporting Expert Janu Ramchandani

Aris Vrettos Programme Director, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

03:30
-
04:30

Scenario Workshop: reposition your brand to be a responsible leader 

Using sustainability to position your company as a leader in the industry – so you can disrupt industries; create a new USP by repositioning your brand as a sustainability leader. Join the roundtable debates and receive ideas and methods to position your organisation as a leader in its industry

Huawei Technologies Head of Corporate Social Responsibility,Holy Ranaivozanany

Energy UK Director of Communications & Public Affairs,Lesley McLeod

Moderator:

Liam DowdManaging DirectorEthical Corporation

 
ROOM C:

Business Risk

02:30
-
03:30

Go beyond compliance and do the right thing

Learn how to incentivise your workforce, embed good conduct within business KPIs to go beyond compliance and do the right thing. Focus on processes that work and practical examples of embedding a cultural mind-set in your workforce.

NN Group Principal Insurance Risk Officer,Sebastian Rath

Press Association Group General Counsel & Company Secretary,Stephen Godsell

Vodafone Head of Compliance and Corporate Secretariat,Tamara Northcott

Business, Innovation and Skills former Minister for Employment Relations & Consumer Affairs Jo Swinson

Moderator:

International Bar Association Director, Legal Policy & Research Unit Jane Ellis

03:30
-
04:30

Build collaboration with suppliers to cooperate to higher operational standards and improve transparency

With complicated supply chains, it’s even more important that operations add value locally to prove your legacy to operate.

  • Understand the traceability chain in your supplier’s sourcing to have transparency in products and protect your brand image – manage the end to end value chain
  • Master how to practically report to multiple standards and measure performance
  • Multinational perspectives: how multinationals tackle this challenge on the ground

Metro Group Director of Corporate Responsibility, Tino Zeiske 

Neal's Yard Remedies Director of Natural Health, Susan Curtis

Moderator:

Pyxera Global VP, Enterprise and Community Development,Harry Pastuszek

04:30
-
04:45

Closing Comments

04:45

End of Forum

An invitation to O2's sustainability strategy launch

Ronan Dunne will be revealing the next steps in O2's sustainability journey as they announce the next phase of their Think Big Blueprint, and share their learnings from their first sustainability plan. Ronan Dunne and O2 invite you to join this session and share your thoughts and questions on progress and their future direction to Think Big for people and planet.

Telefonica UK O2 CEO,Ronan Dunne

CEO KEYNOTE: View of the future - Understand what business needs to do to be ahead of risks and changes in the planet that will impact operations

Telefonica UK O2 CEO,Ronan Dunne

Heathrow CEO,John Holland-Kaye

Business, Innovation and Skills Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Intellectual Property,Baroness Neville-Rolfe DBE

Moderator:

The Confederation of British Industry President Paul Drechsler CBE

THE FUTURE CITY KEYNOTE: How is technology driving the city of the future? 

Smart cities need smarter companies to serve the even smarter consumer. Understand the role of corporates in helping to shape the city of the future. Hear ideas that new, exciting and innovative brands are challenging and changing the aesthetics of what a city can deliver.

University of the People PresidentShai Reshef

Veolia Senior Executive Vice-President, UK & Ireland,Estelle Brachlianoff

Engie UK MD for Urban Energy,Ben Watts

Moderator:

Martin WrightIndependent editor

INNOVATION KEYNOTE: Scale up innovation to create new disruptive business models that are profitable and sustainable

Learn how sustainability can shape innovation and drive new USPs. Hear how sustainability can be integrated into innovation processes to produce cutting-edge products and services.

EMEA JanssenCompany Group Chairman,Jane Griffiths

Fairphone CEO,Bas van Abel

Salesforce VP, Salesforce Finance, International,Jose-Luiz Moura Neto

Moderator:

Christine DiamenteHead of Brand StrategyNokia

SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOAL KEYNOTE: How to reshape business to deliver on SDG Goals 

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals outline how the world can achieve sustainable development by 2030. In this session hear how CEOs from leading global brands understand and identify the required capabilities and relationships to build a successful SDG strategy. 

Northumbrian Water Group CEO,Heidi Mottram

PwC Global Leader Sustainability and Climate Change Malcolm Preston

WATER KEYNOTE: How can business achieve growth in an era of water scarcity?

Current technology can significantly reduce industrial water use. Businesses are starting to think of water as a contributor to value creation, and making proactive water management decisions before policy demands action. Learn how industrial automation and data analytics can reduce water scarcity. Drive business growth and improve profitability through innovative water strategy. 

Ecolab Executive VP and President,Christophe Beck

Moderator:

Dr Michael Hopkins CEO MHC International Ltd

DO THE RIGHT THING KEYNOTE: Create a business of purpose 

Inspire your workforce and customers to do the right thing by creating a culture that puts responsible business at the heart of activity

Odeon UCI CEO,Paul Donovan

The Confederation of British Industry President Paul Drechsler CBE

British Chambers of Commerce Acting Director General Dr Adam Marshall

Moderator:

Lars Josefsson former CEO of Vattenfall, Current Trustee of Hand in Hand International

SHARED VALUE KEYNOTE: Create positive impact through successful partnerships

Nespresso is leading the way in creating shared value by working closely with partners. Hear how collaboration can work successfully to create a positive impact that fits in with business strategy.

Nespresso CEO,Jean-Marc Duvoisin

Moderator:

Christine Diamente Head of Brand Strategy Nokia

CARBON KEYNOTE: How an airline can be part of a lower carbon future

Virgin Atlantic was an early mover on fuel and carbon efficiency. Hear how it is performing in this uniquely challenged industry, and how new fleet and innovative partnerships are helping it to create a lower carbon future for aviation.

Virgin Atlantic Airways CEO,Craig Kreeger

Moderator:

Mike Barry Director Plan A M&S

SUPPLY CHAIN RISK MANAGEMENT KEYNOTE

Leverage on supply chain opportunities to manage risk and be a business of the future

Rainforest Alliance President,Nigel Sizer

Moderator:

Richard Ellis Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

BUSINESS RISK KEYNOTE: Culture and employees conduct  

2015 saw multiple incidences where employees created huge business risk and reputational damage through misconduct. Learn how different industries are putting structures in place that ensures compliance and embedding good conduct throughout the business 

Standard Life Group Chief Risk Officer,Raj Singh

Moderator:

Ethical CorporationHead of Strategy Europe Krina Amin

SDGs and climate change theme

SDG 17: The Big Partnership Debate: how to practically collaborate 

Step outside your comfort zone as we invite you to challenge our brave corporate brands, 3rd party partners and judges in our Big Partnership Debate.

Find out the benefit partnerships bring, how brands and 3rd parties actually collaborate and what you should look for in partnership opportunities to add real value to your brand and reputation.

Following the debate, we will break up into partnership roundtables led by our four brands and two NGOs. They will outline the foundations on how partnerships can be agreed upon. Our aim is to facilitate discussions that lead to new partnerships being formed either at or post event.

Oxfam Director of Fundraising,Tim Hunter

REN Communication and Sustainability Director,Margarida Ferreirinha

The Irish Food Board CEO ,Aidan Cotter

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

Fairtrade Foundation Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Barbara Crowther

Moderator

Deirdre White CEO PYXERAGlobal

SDG 12: Circular economy roundtables

We delve into four of the most critical issues facing business and discuss how circular economy is providing solutions.

Sustainable packaging
Water stewardship
Food waste
Carbon footprint

In our interactive roundtables we debate the following five questions to our roundtable leaders:

  • How to find new solutions that enables more resource efficiency?
  • What are you doing to reduce your environmental footprint?
  • Where are you finding the most successes?
  • How do your consumers perceive the change in products?
  • How do you respond to negative criticism?

William Jackson Food Group Group Sustainability Director,Gavin Milligan

AkzoNobel Global Sustainability Director,Chris Cook

IHG Vice President Corporate Responsibility,Kate Gibson

Moderator:

Aris Vettos Programme Director, University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

Case studies: Build a responsible culture

In-depth case studies on how 4 brands have transformed its corporate culture to a culture where sustainability is integrated into the mind set and role of every employee. You will be able to take away real ideas to help encourage employees in your own organisation to be actors of change.

Willmot Dixon Director,Julia Barrett

Timberland Sustainability Senior Manager EMEA,Aurelie Dumont

Moderator:

Ulrike Schaub, Professor, Hochschule Mainz 

 

Case study: Presentation of a worldwide socio-economic footprint

Key insights on how AccorHotels estimated the direct, indirect and induced jobs the company supports globally and locally - in a study conducted with LOCAL FOOTPRINT®. As illustrated by this in-depth study, a better quantification of how your business model impact the local economies can give substance to your corporate communication, sustainability reporting and dialogue with local stakeholders.

AccorHotels Sustainability Director,Arnaud Herrmann

Utopies Founder & Chief Entrepreneur,Elisabeth Laville

The value of OSH in a sustainable business

Every business needs to protect its reputation, build its resilience and still ensure it delivers results for its shareholders and investors. There is much evidence that organisations with effective health and safety programmes are better managed and more successful.

One vital factor to ensuring an effective health and safety programme is a competent workforce. In this presentation Shelley will share with you how by measuring and developing OSH competency and taking a leadership position in valuing the workforce, businesses can underpin their reputations, improving resilience right down through their supply chains and drive the kinds of results that identify them as sustainable businesses.

IOSH Executive Director - PolicyShelley Frost

Influence customer behaviour theme

How is your brand changing direction to what your consumers want?

Consumer brand leaders one-to-ones with Patagonia, Unilever, Marks & Spencer

What will sustainable business innovation look like in your company in 5 years?

Hear what three global brands are doing to shape sustainable business innovation in their company.

Our moderators quiz these brands one-to-one - benefit by transferring their knowledge and ideas to bring customer-led innovation back to your company.

Patagonia VP of Public Engagement,Rick Ridgeway

Unilever Director Sustainable Business,Sarah McDonald

M&S Director Plan A,Mike Barry

Moderator:

Jake Backus Former Customer Sustainability Director, Coca-Cola Europe; Director Empathy Sustainability

How can marketing and sustainability both work together to be a business of the future?

Join up marketing strategy with sustainability messaging in a genuine way

Engaging marketing teams to integrate sustainability into business processes and the overall marketing strategy is necessary if your company wants to create that bigger positive change and be a responsible business. This session will teach you successful ways to:

  • Engage with marketing departments to see where sustainability fits in communications
  • Link sustainability more to brand messaging to influence behaviour change
  • Simplify messages to create consistency
  • Target fewer focus areas to create real engagement in the business

Kellogg's Europe Senior Director Corporate Communications, Public Affairs and Sustainability,Rupert Maitland Titterton

The Body Shop International Director of Sourcing,Mark Davis

Bergen-Energi Carbon Reporting Expert Janu Ramchandani

Moderator:

Dr Michael Hopkins CEO MHC International Ltd

Case study: build an engaging consumer campaign that creates change

In this consumer behaviour change case study, we tackle the biggest opportunity for business – How can you successfully drive consumer behaviour to be real actors of change?

Getting this right will benefit you through brand differentiation, attracting future employees, start the journey of creating real lasting positive change and become more trusted in your industry.

Hear about creative campaigns that get consumers and employees inspired to care about what your company stands for. Learn how to discover your customers changing expectations and how to integrate these into your sustainability and marketing strategies. 

Anglian Water Head of Sustainability,Andy Brown

Ocado Head of Corporate Responsibility,Suzanne Westlake

Moderator:

Adam Garfunkel MD Junxion Strategy

How is marketing leveraging sustainability to drive innovation and become the brand of the future?

This session focuses on how two brands have successfully leveraged marketing to drive sustainable innovation and be a brand of the future. Learn how to go beyond ‘marketing’ thinking and develop a sustainability mind-set that WILL create value for long term business.

Sky leads on innovative ways to practically leverage your brand position to create change. With a focus on changing young people’s lives, Sky has strengthened its business to address sustainability needs and be a true responsible business leader.

Deutsche Telekom looks at the practical business case for your commercial teams and unique value proposition which sustainability can create – secure the business case, the buy-in and develop better sustainable products that are superior to competitors.

Deutsche Telekom Group Sustainability and Climate Protection Office,Luis Neves

Sky Director of The Bigger Picture,Lucy Carver

Mark McGinn Head of Think Big Marketing Telefonica UK O2

Moderator:

Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

Scenario Workshop: reposition your brand to be a responsible leader 

Using sustainability to position your company as a leader in the industry – so you can disrupt industries; create a new USP by repositioning your brand as a sustainability leader. Join the roundtable debates and receive ideas and methods to position your organisation as a leader in its industry

Huawei Technologies Head of Corporate Social Responsibility,Holy Ranaivozanany

Energy UK Director of Communications & Public Affairs,Lesley McLeod

Business risk theme

Supply chain risk management – are you doing enough to manage your risk?

Take a practical approach to building a risk free supply chain to be on top of business risk and reputation. Leverage processes and technology that build resilience in a real way that makes sense to your suppliers.

In this session:

  • Best practice on managing high risk suppliers through a selected audit process to mitigate the biggest risks to your supply chain
  • Leverage circular economy principles to manage your supply chain processes to ensure your brand is not at risk
  • Innovative future technology with the power to disrupt supply chains 

HP Inc. Director, WW Environmental Operations,Dr. Kirstie McIntyre

EPI Consulting Director John Spear

Moderator:

Dr Michael Hopkins CEO MHC International Ltd

Build collaboration with suppliers to cooperate to higher operational standards and improve transparency

With complicated supply chains, it’s even more important that operations add value locally to prove your legacy to operate.

  • Understand the traceability chain in your supplier’s sourcing to have transparency in products and protect your brand image – manage the end to end value chain
  • Master how to practically report to multiple standards and measure performance
  • Multinational perspectives: how multinationals tackle this challenge on the ground

Metro Group Director of Corporate Responsibility, Tino Zeiske 

Neal's Yard Remedies Director of Natural Health, Susan Curtis

Moderator:

Pyxera Global VP, Enterprise and Community Development,Harry Pastuszek

Investor clinic: Build a transparent relationship with the investor community to deliver bottom line value

As investors gain heightened interest in how your brand will deliver long term sustainable business growth, sustainability functions have a role to play in providing clear and visible information to help manage risk better.

In this relationship building session we ask our investor and sustainability community the following:

  • What are investors looking for in their future investment decisions?
  • How can sustainability functions help deliver bottom line value for investors?

Standard Life Head of Responsible Investment,Amanda Young

CCLA Head of Ethical and Responsible Investment,James Corah

Nordea Asset Management Head of Responsible Investments,Sasja Beslik

Moderator:

Dr Michael Hopkins CEO MHC International Ltd

Go beyond compliance and do the right thing

Learn how to incentivise your workforce, embed good conduct within business KPIs to go beyond compliance and do the right thing. Focus on processes that work and practical examples of embedding a cultural mind-set in your workforce.

NN Group Principal Insurance Risk Officer,Sebastian Rath

Press Association Group General Counsel & Company Secretary,Stephen Godsell

Vodafone Head of Compliance and Corporate Secretariat,Tamara Northcott

Business, Innovation and Skills former Minister for Employment Relations & Consumer Affairs Jo Swinson

Moderator:

International Bar Association Director, Legal Policy & Research Unit Jane Ellis

Build business relationships - what the business think of integrating sustainability into their business units 

Forget about what sustainability means to sustainability folks. Hear about what sustainability means to 'the other side'. What do business functions care about and how can sustainability help them in their role?

  • How does 'the business' live their sustainability responsibility?
  • What does the internal sell look like to create a genuine sustainable business model?

ING Bank Global Head Sustainable Finance,Leonie Schreve

Moderator:

International Bar Association Director, Legal Policy & Research Unit Jane Ellis

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