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

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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
Opening Keynote

United Nations Global Compact Lise Kingo CEO and Executive Director United Nations Global Compact

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.

VF Martino Scabbia Guerrini President EMEA VF

08:30 - 09:00
Government Keynote: Environmental leadership in a post-Brexit Britain

In this exclusive keynote address hear from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment on the vision for a sustainable and environmentally focussed Britain post-Brexit. In this session Minister Coffey will share the Governments vision to take a leadership approach to environmental and sustainable stewardship. There will also be allocated time for questions for Minister Coffey.

UK Thérèse Coffey MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment UK Government

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

AXA retail Ghislaine Colella Global Senior Vice President Retail AXA

Nokia Minna Aila Vice President, Corporate Affairs Nokia

Datamaran Marjella Alma CEO & Co-founder Datamaran

Moderator: New America Rebecca MacKinnon Director Ranking Digital Rights project, New America

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

PayPal Franz W. Paasche SVP, Corporate Affairs and Communications PayPal

Oxfam Mark Goldring CEO Oxfam

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 Group Thomas Jelley Vice President, Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life Sodexo Group

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.

GRI Tim Mohin Chief Executive GRI

CDP Frances Way Chief Strategy Officer CDP

Moderator and Speaker: New America Rebecca MacKinnon Director Ranking Digital Rights project, New America

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

United Nations Global Compact Lise Kingo CEO and Executive Director United Nations Global Compact

UN Environment Jorge Laguna-Celis Director, Governance Affairs Office and Private Sector Relations UN Environment

WBCSD Filippo Veglio Managing Director WBCSD

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.

SAP SE Anka Wittenberg SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer/ Head of People Sustainability SAP SE

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.

Gipsen Rick Veenendaal Manager Circular Economy Gispen

Nespresso Daniel Weston General Counsel & Global Head of Corporate Affairs and CSV Nestlé Nespresso SA

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?

Chairman: bank_of_america_merrill_lynch Abyd Karmali Climate Finance Executive Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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

State for Democracy Bennett Freeman Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary State for Democracy

Nordea Sasja Beslik Head of Group Sustainable Finance Nordea

09:30 - 10:00
KEMET KEYNOTE: Doing Well by Doing Good

More information coming soon...

KEMET Corporation The Hon. Per-Olof Loof Chief Executive Officer KEMET Corporation

New business models for a sustainable, positive impact 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?

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

Aviva Kimon De Ridder UK Compliance Oversight Director Aviva

thinkstep Jan Poulsen CEO thinkstep

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

Enel Andrea Valcalda Head of Sustainability Enel

Zurich Insurance Group Linda Freiner Group Head of Corporate Responsibility Zurich Insurance Group

Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Janice Lao Director – Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels

Unilever Charlie Beevor Global Vice President, Household Cleaning Brands Unilever

Moderator: Toilet Board Coalition Cheryl Hicks Executive Director & CEO Toilet Board Coalition

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.

Microsoft Sebastian Seutter Director Strategy Microsoft

BIMA Marie Kyle Head of Product Development and Innovation BIMA

09:30 - 10:00
Delivering Business Quantifiable Impacts - Data, Mindsets and Process Change

Many of your business 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?

Learn how leading companies are quantifying and communicating their environmental, business and social economics.

Schlumberger Dan Domeracki Vice President Government and Industry Relations Schlumberger

Moderator: Natural Capital Coalition Mark Gough Executive Director Natural Capital Coalition

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

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?

IBM Celia Moore Director Corporate Citizenship, EMEA IBM

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

Thai Union Darian McBain PH.D. Group Director, Sustainable Development Thai Union

Canon Stuart Poore EMEA Director of Sustainability and Government Affairs Canon

Samasource Mélodie Kinet Director of Business Development & Advisory Services Samasource

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.

Chivas Brothers Sandrine Ricard Head of Sustainability & Responsibility Chivas Brothers

Hilton Jochem-Jan Sleiffer Senior Vice- President Operations Hilton

Standard Life Sandy MacDonald Head of Sustainability Standard Life

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

K2 Intelligence Natasha Buchler Senior Director Head of Ethics and Compliance K2 Intelligence

Tent Gideon Maltz Executive Director Tent

Moderator:  The Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO The Sustainability Consortium

09:30 - 10:00
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 collaborative approaches, technologies and software that are managing and facilitating these ambitious projects.

Dell Louise Koch Corporate Sustainability Lead Dell

Pirelli Filippo Bettini Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer Pirelli

Interface Jon Khoo Innovation Partner Interface

Moderator: Van de Sant Innovations Robert Milder CEO Van de Sant Innovations

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

Pukka Herbs Fox Marketing Director Pukka Herbs

Moderator: The Why Foundation Mette Hoffman Meyer CEO The Why Foundation

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Finance: Financing the economy of the future

A seismic change is required for us to get where we need to be. Both companies and investors need to invest in future innovations that will deliver the clean and sustainable future economy. What is the investment community doing to finance the economy of the future? If the financial system is not addressing these needs, what needs to be done?

Nordea Sasja Beslik Head of Group Sustainable Finance Nordea

Triodos Investment Management Dirk Hoozemans Fund Manager Triodos Investment Management

Moderator: Share Action Catherine Howarth CEO Share Action

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

CA Technologies Sarah Atkinson VP, Communications CA Technologies

Edelman John Edelman Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility Edelman

P&G Virginie Helias Vice President Global Sustainability P&G

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.

The JAMA Network Daniella Peting Manager, Social Communications and Digital Channel Strategy – Scientific Publications The JAMA Network

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

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

First mover advantage and going beyond the statutory. What are the challenges and opportunities? How can you work with the business and external stakeholders alike to build confidence in your approach in order to drive trust in your brand and manage risk to your reputation?

Pearson Peter Hughes Director, Sustainability Pearson

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
Clean energy future - Carbon emissions – Transitioning to net zero

The Paris Agreement marked the beginning of a new era in the fight against climate changes. Companies are stepping up and initiatives such as the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) and the RE100 are good examples of this increased momentum for climate action.

As this workshop you will hear from companies who are leading the way, and obtain a better understanding of what is needed to calculate your carbon emissions and making the necessary changes in your company to live up to the Paris agreement.

Carlsberg Simon Hoffmeyer Boas Director of Sustainability Carlsberg

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Integration

In partnership with:

Glocalities

  • 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

Glocalities Martijn Lampert Research Director Glocalities

Moderator: Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Aris Vrettos Programme Director Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

08:30 - 09:00
Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations

In partnership with:

Carbon Clear

  • 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

Carbon Clear Mark Chadwick CEO Carbon Clear

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

Interface Geanne van Arkel Head of Sustainable Development Interface EMEA

09:30 - 10:00
Human Rights: Recent regulation 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.

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The Responsible Business Dinner
08:30 - 09:00

New to 2018, The Responsible Business Dinner will give you the opportunity to continue networking and discussions with fellow speakers, attendees and hear from our keynote guest speaker.

Available to Executive passes only.

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
Opening Keynote

United Nations Global Compact Lise Kingo CEO and Executive Director United Nations Global Compact

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.

VF Martino Scabbia Guerrini President EMEA VF

08:30 - 09:00
Government Keynote: Environmental leadership in a post-Brexit Britain

In this exclusive keynote address hear from the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment on the vision for a sustainable and environmentally focussed Britain post-Brexit. In this session Minister Coffey will share the Governments vision to take a leadership approach to environmental and sustainable stewardship. There will also be allocated time for questions for Minister Coffey.

UK Thérèse Coffey MP Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the Environment UK Government

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

AXA retail Ghislaine Colella Global Senior Vice President Retail AXA

Nokia Minna Aila Vice President, Corporate Affairs Nokia

Datamaran Marjella Alma CEO & Co-founder Datamaran

Moderator: New America Rebecca MacKinnon Director Ranking Digital Rights project, New America

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

PayPal Franz W. Paasche SVP, Corporate Affairs and Communications PayPal

Oxfam Mark Goldring CEO Oxfam

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 Group Thomas Jelley Vice President, Sodexo Institute for Quality of Life Sodexo Group

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.

GRI Tim Mohin Chief Executive GRI

CDP Frances Way Chief Strategy Officer CDP

Moderator and Speaker: New America Rebecca MacKinnon Director Ranking Digital Rights project, New America

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

United Nations Global Compact Lise Kingo CEO and Executive Director United Nations Global Compact

UN Environment Jorge Laguna-Celis Director, Governance Affairs Office and Private Sector Relations UN Environment

WBCSD Filippo Veglio Managing Director WBCSD

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.

SAP SE Anka Wittenberg SVP, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer/ Head of People Sustainability SAP SE

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.

Gipsen Rick Veenendaal Manager Circular Economy Gispen

Nespresso Daniel Weston General Counsel & Global Head of Corporate Affairs and CSV Nestlé Nespresso SA

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?

Chairman: bank_of_america_merrill_lynch Abyd Karmali Climate Finance Executive Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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

State for Democracy Bennett Freeman Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary State for Democracy

Nordea Sasja Beslik Head of Group Sustainable Finance Nordea

09:30 - 10:00
KEMET KEYNOTE: Doing Well by Doing Good

More information coming soon...

KEMET Corporation The Hon. Per-Olof Loof Chief Executive Officer KEMET Corporation

Don't miss out - register now

Discount ends TOMORROW! Save £150 with our Early Bird discount. Don't miss out!

New business models for a sustainable, positive impact 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?

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

Aviva Kimon De Ridder UK Compliance Oversight Director Aviva

thinkstep Jan Poulsen CEO thinkstep

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

Enel Andrea Valcalda Head of Sustainability Enel

Zurich Insurance Group Linda Freiner Group Head of Corporate Responsibility Zurich Insurance Group

Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels Janice Lao Director – Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels

Unilever Charlie Beevor Global Vice President, Household Cleaning Brands Unilever

Moderator: Toilet Board Coalition Cheryl Hicks Executive Director & CEO Toilet Board Coalition

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.

Microsoft Sebastian Seutter Director Strategy Microsoft

BIMA Marie Kyle Head of Product Development and Innovation BIMA

09:30 - 10:00
Delivering Business Quantifiable Impacts - Data, Mindsets and Process Change

Many of your business 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?

Learn how leading companies are quantifying and communicating their environmental, business and social economics.

Schlumberger Dan Domeracki Vice President Government and Industry Relations Schlumberger

Moderator: Natural Capital Coalition Mark Gough Executive Director Natural Capital Coalition

Don't miss out - register now

Discount ends TOMORROW! Save £150 with our Early Bird 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

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?

IBM Celia Moore Director Corporate Citizenship, EMEA IBM

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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

Thai Union Darian McBain PH.D. Group Director, Sustainable Development Thai Union

Canon Stuart Poore EMEA Director of Sustainability and Government Affairs Canon

Samasource Mélodie Kinet Director of Business Development & Advisory Services Samasource

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.

Chivas Brothers Sandrine Ricard Head of Sustainability & Responsibility Chivas Brothers

Hilton Jochem-Jan Sleiffer Senior Vice- President Operations Hilton

Standard Life Sandy MacDonald Head of Sustainability Standard Life

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

K2 Intelligence Natasha Buchler Senior Director Head of Ethics and Compliance K2 Intelligence

Tent Gideon Maltz Executive Director Tent

Moderator:  The Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO The Sustainability Consortium

09:30 - 10:00
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 collaborative approaches, technologies and software that are managing and facilitating these ambitious projects.

Dell Louise Koch Corporate Sustainability Lead Dell

Pirelli Filippo Bettini Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer Pirelli

Interface Jon Khoo Innovation Partner Interface

Moderator: Van de Sant Innovations Robert Milder CEO Van de Sant Innovations

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

Pukka Herbs Fox Marketing Director Pukka Herbs

Moderator: The Why Foundation Mette Hoffman Meyer CEO The Why Foundation

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Finance: Financing the economy of the future

A seismic change is required for us to get where we need to be. Both companies and investors need to invest in future innovations that will deliver the clean and sustainable future economy. What is the investment community doing to finance the economy of the future? If the financial system is not addressing these needs, what needs to be done?

Nordea Sasja Beslik Head of Group Sustainable Finance Nordea

Triodos Investment Management Dirk Hoozemans Fund Manager Triodos Investment Management

Moderator: Share Action Catherine Howarth CEO Share Action

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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

CA Technologies Sarah Atkinson VP, Communications CA Technologies

Edelman John Edelman Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility Edelman

P&G Virginie Helias Vice President Global Sustainability P&G

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.

The JAMA Network Daniella Peting Manager, Social Communications and Digital Channel Strategy – Scientific Publications The JAMA Network

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

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

First mover advantage and going beyond the statutory. What are the challenges and opportunities? How can you work with the business and external stakeholders alike to build confidence in your approach in order to drive trust in your brand and manage risk to your reputation?

Pearson Peter Hughes Director, Sustainability Pearson

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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
Clean energy future - Carbon emissions – Transitioning to net zero

The Paris Agreement marked the beginning of a new era in the fight against climate changes. Companies are stepping up and initiatives such as the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders, the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) and the RE100 are good examples of this increased momentum for climate action.

As this workshop you will hear from companies who are leading the way, and obtain a better understanding of what is needed to calculate your carbon emissions and making the necessary changes in your company to live up to the Paris agreement.

Carlsberg Simon Hoffmeyer Boas Director of Sustainability Carlsberg

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Integration

In partnership with:

Glocalities

  • 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

Glocalities Martijn Lampert Research Director Glocalities

Moderator: Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Aris Vrettos Programme Director Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

08:30 - 09:00
Integrating and reporting against new TCFD recommendations

In partnership with:

Carbon Clear

  • 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

Carbon Clear Mark Chadwick CEO Carbon Clear

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

Interface Geanne van Arkel Head of Sustainable Development Interface EMEA

09:30 - 10:00
Human Rights: Recent regulation 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.

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The Responsible Business Dinner
08:30 - 09:00

New to 2018, The Responsible Business Dinner will give you the opportunity to continue networking and discussions with fellow speakers, attendees and hear from our keynote guest speaker.

Available to Executive passes only.

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