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The Responsible Business Summit EU is bringing the best, most innovative and inspiring brands in responsible business together to truly deliver commercial and societal impact


Aongus Hegarty

Aongus Hegarty

President EMEA, Dell

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Aongus Hegarty serves as President of Dell EMC Commercial Business for Western Europe and the entire Dell EMC business across Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa. Responsible for business and strategy across the region, he leads a team of sales, solutions and services professionals serving customers across 120 countries. Aongus has established a strong and balanced multi-channel go-to-market across the region, including building out a substantial business in the EMEA Emerging Markets.

Following a series of acquisitions by Dell, Aongus is directing the successful integration of numerous acquired businesses into Dell’s existing operational and organisational structure, including the recent close of Dell’s global combination with EMC, creating the largest privately controlled technology company.

With five years in his current role, Aongus is a seventeen-year veteran of Dell, having held a number of senior international VP & GM roles across sales and marketing. He brought significant industry experience to Dell having previously held senior general management, operations, manufacturing and engineering leadership positions with Modus Media, RR Donnelley and Digital Equipment Corporation. He has worked for 4 years in Amsterdam, 2 years each with Dell and Modus Media, and has extensive experience operating with a global business environment.

As a leader for Dell EMC in EMEA, Aongus is an active industry spokesperson in many external business forums, and has on-going relationships with key analysts and media. He is also executive sponsor for Dell’s Global Giving Council in the region; directing the investment of important funding to not-for-profit organisations and a lead advocate for corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

In addition, internally Aongus co-leads the EMEA Women's Network and is a member of the Global Diversity Council, chaired by Michael Dell. An on-going commitment to fostering a better appreciation of diversity and inclusion within the company has led to an increased focus at all levels of the organisation; recognised by Aongus being awarded 'Diversity Champion of the Year' at the European Diversity Awards in October 2014 and listed as one of the Top 10 Diversity Champions in The Economist Global Diversity List in November 2015.

Aongus is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). He is Vice Chairman of the Executive Council for the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union and he is a member of the Special Olympics Ireland Council of Patrons. Aongus holds a bachelor’s degree in business studies from the University of Limerick and, in October 2013, was presented with the Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement.

(Aongus is married with two sons.)

Conference Session: Social Purpose Keynote: It’s all about [Social] Purpose and Impact now

Richard Pennycook

Richard Pennycook

CEO, The Cooperative

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Richard has 25 years’ Board level experience in retail, hospitality, FMCG and financial services businesses, and has been involved in both growth and turnaround situations. He is currently running The Co-op as Group Chief Executive, having been brought in to deal with the crisis at the Co-operative Bank in 2013. Prior to that, he was involved in the turnaround of Morrisons after its troubled takeover of Safeway in 2005 and the rescue of Bulmers after the discovery of a black hole in their accounts.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and took his first PLC Director role at J D Wetherspoon, then a small but fast growing pub retailer, in 1995. Richard is also non-Executive Chairman of The Hut Group and Howdens as well as a Non-Executive of Persimmon.

Conference Session: Human Rights Keynote: The [UK] Modern Slavery Act reordered priorities for many. How are leading corporations responding?

Philip Mountford

Philip Mountford

CEO, Hunkemöller

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Philip Mountford joined Hunkemöller International as CEO in 2009. Hunkemöller is the fastest growing lingerie brand in Europe with nearly 800 stores across 23 countries. Hunkemöller has a turnover in excess of € 500 million and has recently been acquired by The Carlyle Group.

Philip: “Hunkemöller has seen a substantial growth over the last five years developing from a physical retailer into becoming the leading European omni-channel lingerie brand. The Carlyle Group will work with us to continue to enhance our strategic vision and grow the business further as we leverage Carlyle’s global network, its extensive experience and expertise in the retail fashion sector.

Philip Mountford has a wide background in retail, wholesale and branding. Prior to Hunkemöller he was the CEO of Moss Bros Group PLC, a renowned fashion retailer on the UK stock market, with more than 400 stores in the United Kingdom and Ireland. In addition to it’s Moss brand they also held the franchise for Hugo Boss and Canali. At the same time he held a supervisory role at Allsaints.

Prior to his time at Moss Bros, he was Managing Director for Gianni Versace, where he was responsible, among other things, for the United Kingdom, Ireland, Scandinavia and emerging markets. Before that, he held positions as European Sales and Marketing Director at Nautica and was Retail Director at Daks PLC, a British top brand in both men’s and women’s fashion that is active in both wholesale and retail worldwide. Philip started his career as Group Buying and Merchandise Director for Simpson Piccadilly, a chain of luxury department stores.

Philip is currently also member of the Advisory Board of the Score Group which is Netherland’s largest denim chain.

Conference Session: Value creation Keynote – educate and inspire customers to create change

Maurice Tulloch

Maurice Tulloch

Chairman, Global General Insurance, Aviva

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Conference Session: Climate Keynote: As the excitement around Paris Agreement subsides where is the roadmap for delivery?

Jens Birgersson

Jens Birgersson

CEO, Rockwool

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President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Member of the Registered Directors of ROCKWOOL International A/S
Member of Group Management: 9 February 2015
Born 3 March 1967
Nationality: Swedish

Education

2013: Advanced Management Programme, Harvard Business School, Boston, USA
1992: MSc, Engineering (Physics), Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden
1992: BSc, Economics, University of Stockholm, Sweden

Main points of career

2015 - : President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), ROCKWOOL International A/S
2008 - 2015: Group Senior Vice President, Head of Business Unit Network Management, ABB, Switzerland
2005 - 2008: Executive Vice President, Head of Performance Minerals and Pigments, Imerys, Belgium
2004 - 2005: Group Senior Vice President, Oil, Gas & Petrochemicals, ABB, Switzerland
2002 - 2004: Group Senior Vice President, High Voltage Products, ABB, Switzerland
2001 - 2002: Business Area Unit Manager, High Voltage Products, ABB, Sweden
1998 - 2001: Business Area Controller, T&D Management, ABB, Switzerland

Conference Session: Social Purpose Keynote: It’s all about [Social] Purpose and Impact now

Titus Sharpe

Titus Sharpe

CEO, MVF

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Titus Sharpe is Co-founder and CEO of MVF, one of the UK’s fastest growing tech and digital marketing businesses. Titus’s background is in artificial intelligence; he began studying for a PhD in collaborative robotics before leaving to launch his first tech business. MVF is Titus’s fourth successful venture to date, with previous notable success with B2B marketplace Approved Index which he sold to Reed Elsevier in 2008.

Conference Session: Brand Keynote – Building brand trust through marketing

Blanca Juti

Blanca Juti

Chief Corporate Relations Officer, Heineken

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Blanca is Chief Corporate Relations Officer at HEINEKEN where she leads Communication, Public Affairs, Brand PR and Sustainability.

Blanca came to HEINEKEN from the worlds of gaming, technology and entertainment. In 2014 Fortune named Blanca one of 10 most powerful women in gaming. Blanca is the author of Game Changer and Honest.Finnish.Magic.

She is delighted to work for HEINEKEN where together with her team they are focused on Brewing a Better World.

Conference Session: Brand Keynote – Building brand trust through marketing

Michael Lantz

Michael Lantz

CEO, Accedo

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Conference Session: SDG keynote: ambitions by 2030 will be a major challenge. What can business do to overcome potential pitfalls?

Mads Nipper

Mads Nipper

CEO, Grundfos

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Born in 1966, Mads Nipper started his career with an educational background as MSc in Business Administration. Before joining Grundfos, Mads had a long career in the Lego Group (1991-2014), latest as Chief Marketing Officer and member of the Management Board.

Mads was appointed Group President and CEO of Grundfos August 2014. He is member of the Global Commission on Business and Sustainable Development and an active advocate for the UN SDG 6 and 13.

Mads is member of the Board of Directors at B&O and the Tulip Food Company, commissioner in the Water Resources Group, Member of the General Council of the Confederation of Danish Industry and the Committee on Business Policy, and Board member of the Federation of Employers in the Manufacturing Industry.

With its roots and HQ in Denmark, Grundfos was founded in 1945. With an annual production of more than 16 million pumps and a turnover of 3.3M Euro (2015) GRUNDFOS is one of the world’s leading pump manufacturers. Circulator pumps for heating and air-conditioning and other centrifugal pumps for the industry, water supply, sewage and dosing are the main products. Grundfos employs 18,000 persons worldwide.

Conference Session: SDG keynote: ambitions by 2030 will be a major challenge. What can business do to overcome potential pitfalls?

Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt

Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt

Coordinator National Implementation SDGs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt finished Law School at the Free UniversityAmsterdam in 1981, majoring in public law and political science.

In 1982 he started at the Ministry of the Environment, working on legislation and litigation with regard to soil remediation programmes. He wrote several articles for international conferences and journals.

In 1994 he became head of the European policy division (including Presidency 1997), later deputy director International Affairs; 3 years chairman of the Committee on Environmental Policy of UN-ECE Geneva. In 2002 director for Soil, Water and Rural Environment, 2006 director for International Affairs, 2009-2013 Deputy and two times Acting Director General for the Environment.

In 2009 appointed as Special Envoy for Climate Change at Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in 2013 Consul General for West-America based in San Francisco.

In 2016 he started as Coordinator Sustainable Development Goals.

Conference Session: Government Keynote: Insights from the Dutch Government collaborating with business on SDG implementation

Magnus Billing

Magnus Billing

CEO, Alecta

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Conference Session: Investor Keynote: How Investors and Companies can work together to achieve sustainable long-term growth

Tony Smurfit

Tony Smurfit

CEO, Smurfit Kappa

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TONY SMURFIT is the Chief Executive Officer of Smurfit Kappa Group (SKG), one of the leading providers of paper-based packaging solutions in the world.

He was Chief Operations Officer from November 2002 to September 2015 and he has held a number of other management positions having worked in various parts of the organisation both in the United States and Europe since he joined the company in 1986. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 1989.

Today Smurfit Kappa operates in 34 countries globally and employs 45,000 people. The company is currently listed on the Dublin and London Stock Exchanges and has a market capitalisation of almost €5 billion.

He was born in Wigan, England in 1963 and following his early schooling in Ireland, he attended the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania where he graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Management Science.

He is a former Director of Aer Rianta (the Irish Airport Authority which is owned by the Irish Government), the Irish National Stud (an Irish Government owned operation), C&C, plc and is currently sits on the Board of IBEC (Irish Business Employers Confederation)

He was appointed Honorary Consul of Mexico to Ireland in 2003 and was honoured by the French Government in 2004 when he was nominated Chevalier of the French Legion of Honour. He holds an Honorary Doctorate of Business Administration and has been a member of the Turf Club of Ireland

He is married to Sharon and they have 4 children.

Conference Session: 2020 Keynote – delivering on sustainability goals

Dirk Voeste

Dirk Voeste

Vice President of Sustainability Strategy, BASF SE

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Dirk Voeste, Vice President of Sustainability Strategy at BASF SE, is responsible for the development and implementation of BASF’s sustainability strategy, including its integration into the company’s business activities and decision making processes. His responsibilities also include the execution and application of Eco-Efficiency Analysis, sustainability measurement and evaluation, as well as stakeholder relations activities related to sustainability. At the Responsible Business Summit Europe, Dirk will share the results of BASF’s brandnew ‘Value-to-Society’ approach which reflects BASF’s contribution to society along the value chain in monetary terms.

Dirk Voeste graduated with a Ph.D. in biotechnology and agricultural botany from University Bonn in Germany and a M.Phil. in Post Harvest Technology from the Cranfield Institute of Technology in England. After his studies he was the responsible scientist for the development of a closed equilibrated aquatic ecosystem in cooperation with NASA, USA. Since 1998 he has held various positions in the field of biotechnology, breeding and crop protection. At BASF SE Dirk previously held responsibilities in research as well as in global marketing functions. Among others he was Head of Sustainability and Product Stewardship for the Crop Protection Division.

Kelly M. Semrau

Kelly M. Semrau

SVP, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability, SC Johnson

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With more than 25 years of experience, Kelly oversees sustainability actions, public and governmental policy, public affairs, and overall corporate social responsibility on a global and local level for SC Johnson in Racine, Wisconsin. Kelly is also responsible for community leadership and the company’s philanthropy efforts and sits on the Board of Trustees as the Vice Chairman and President of SC Johnson Giving, Inc.

A leading provider of innovative consumer products including Windex, Glade, OFF! and Ziploc, SC Johnson is a fifth generation family company with a global workforce of nearly 13,000 employees in more than 70 countries.

In her current role, Kelly leads all global public affairs initiatives for the company and its brands including media relations, crisis communication and sustainability communication. She also leads development and establishment of worldwide government relations policy, strategy and U.S. implementation and oversees community relations and philanthropic contributions for the company. Kelly plays a lead role in issues management for SC Johnson, as well as directing the company’s archives, annual report and global website: www.scjohnson.com

As Chief Sustainability Officer, Kelly sets the company’s industry-leading agenda on transparency; ingredient disclosure, the SC Johnson Greenlist® process and the commitment to creating winning products, ensuring less waste, reducing the carbon footprint and making life better for families around the globe.

Kelly also leads SC Johnson’s global employee communications, including business and human resources/ benefits communications, employee events, a close-circuit broadcast system, a robust intranet and award-winning employee publications such as a global magazine and monthly newspaper.

With Kelly’s leadership, SC Johnson has been ranked on FORTUNE magazine’s list of best companies to work for in America and one of the top companies for working mothers by WORKING MOTHER magazine. Her responsibilities also include managing the company’s global conferences and presentations made by the company’s top executives.

In 2014, Kelly was honored to be inducted into the prestigious Bradley University Centurion Society. The Centurion Society was created by the Bradley Board of Trustees to honor outstanding Bradley alumni who have brought national and international credit to the University and for their career achievements in business, public life and their professions.

Kelly serves on the Boards of Directors of the Consumer Specialty Products Association, World Environment Center and American Cleaning Institute. She is the Immediate Past President of the Alliance for Consumer Education Board of Trustees. Previously, she served as Chairman of the Board and as a member of the Executive Committee of the Consumer Specialty Products Association.

Prior to joining SC Johnson in 2000, Kelly owned her own company, managing communication needs for high-profile clients in consumer products, transportation and other industries. Previously, Kelly was Executive Vice President at Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in Washington, DC.

Kelly also served as Director of Public Affairs and Press Secretary to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture during President George H. Bush’s administration, as well as Director of Public Affairs and Press Secretary to the U.S. Trade Representative during President Ronald Reagan’s administration. She was also Press Secretary to Congressman Joe McDade of Pennsylvania.

Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Bradley University. She lives with her husband and two children in Racine, Wisconsin.

Conference Session: Customer trust Keynote: Building stronger relationships with consumers through greater openness and dialogue

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Gilbert Ghostine

CEO, Firmenich

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Conference Session: Social Purpose Keynote: It’s all about [Social] Purpose and Impact now

Phil Bloomer

Phil Bloomer

Executive Director, Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

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Phil Bloomer is the Executive Director of Business & Human Rights Resource Centre which tracks the human rights performance of over 6,000 companies around the world, seeks accountability for allegations of abuse, and empowers human rights advocates in business, government, and civil society. Phil was previously the Director of Campaigns and Policy at Oxfam, where he led global campaigns on climate justice, trade and investment for development, access to medicines, universal primary education, and major humanitarian crises. Previously, Phil worked for 11 years in Central America and Colombia working on human rights, especially indigenous rights, and broader economic justice goals.

Conference Session: GEOPOLITICAL OUTLOOK: CSR against the backdrop of post-truth politics, reactionary agendas and populist policy

Mark Goldring

Mark Goldring

CEO, Oxfam

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As chief executive of Oxfam GB, Mark Goldring brings the needs of the world’s poorest people to a global stage – working with high level government and business leaders and influencing them to act decisively against the causes of poverty.

Goldring also manages Oxfam’s programmes in 55 countries; the organisation’s annual income of nearly £400m and thousands of staff and volunteers. 

Under his leadership, the international NGO reached more than 13 million people direct last year - and through its influence, improved the lives of many more. This involved responding to emergencies, developing long-term projects for poor communities and campaigning for lasting change.

Goldring has decades of experience in international development. He was chief executive of VSO and worked in the field for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), and Oxfam too, as Bangladesh country director in the 90s.

Before joining Oxfam, Goldring was chief executive of Mencap, the UK's leading disability charity. In his five years there, he led the continued growth of the charity’s support services and positioned it as a leading influencer on national disability and social care policy.

In recent years, he has also served as vice-chair of AMREF UK, the African health charity; as a board member of Accenture Development Partnerships; chair of the board of charity Revolving Doors and trustee of BRAC - the Bangladesh-based development agency.

Goldring read law at Oxford and has a Masters in social policy and planning in developing countries from the London School of Economics.  His considerable services to tackling poverty and disadvantage were recognised in 2008 with a CBE.

Conference Session: Human Rights Keynote: The [UK] Modern Slavery Act reordered priorities for many. How are leading corporations responding?

John Morrison

John Morrison

Chief Executive, Institute for Human Rights and Business

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Conference Session: Human Rights Keynote: The [UK] Modern Slavery Act reordered priorities for many. How are leading corporations responding?

Bennett Freeman

Bennett Freeman

Chair of the advisory board, Global Witness;
Former US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy

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Conference Session: GEOPOLITICAL OUTLOOK: CSR against the backdrop of post-truth politics, reactionary agendas and populist policy

Conference Session: Human rights – meeting new legislation after UK Modern Slavery Act [by sector]

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Adam Turner

Adam Turner

Head of Global Data Management, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)

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Conference Session: The data collection challenge is vast – what you should be shooting for?

Ambika Jindal

Ambika Jindal

Vice-President - Sustainable Finance, ING

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Conference Session: How to gauge when social and business interests align?

Christopher Davis

Christopher Davis

International Director of Corporate Responsibility and Campaigns, The Body Shop International

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Conference Session: How to gauge when social and business interests align?

Daniele Giovannucci

Daniele Giovannucci

President, Committee on Sustainability Assessment (COSA)

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Conference Session: Case Study - “Data per Impact“

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

Executive Director, aim progress

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Conference Session: Social Impact ambition: Agree on a common set of KPIs and standards to measure shared social and business impact

Tom Berry

Tom Berry

Head of Sustainability EMEA, Kimberly-Clark

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Tom has been working with companies on corporate strategy and sustainability for the past 18 years.

Tom heads up team of internationally based “Sustainability Business Partners” - a core part of Kimberly-Clarks Global Sustainability Team. In this role he works with K-Cs business & brand teams to; help identify where sustainability can provide competitive advantage; develop and deliver sustainable product and commercial innovation; and drive engagement and ownership of sustainability amongst employees. The work can be as simple as making the business case for better packaging, or as complicated as identifying how the company and brands can best support more a positive social or environmental mission.

Before Kimberly Clark, Tom was Sustainability Manager at Innocent, helping them to meet their mission to ‘make food good – delicious, healthy and sustainable’. Prior to joining the corporate world, he worked at Forum for the Future (in the UK) and The Institute for Sustainable Futures (in Australia) – both sustainable development charities providing strategic advice on sustainable development to business. Over this time he advised companies such as Sydney Water, PepsiCo, John Lewis, Tesco and Unilever on various aspects of their sustainability strategy.

Before specialising in sustainabilty Tom spent 3 years as a strategy consultant at Gemini Consulting – a management consultancy based in London.

He has a first class BA in Geography from Cambridge University.

Conference Session: Social Impact ambition: Agree on a common set of KPIs and standards to measure shared social and business impact

Markus Strangmueller

Markus Strangmüeller

Vice President of Sustainability – Business to Society, Siemens

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Markus Strangmüller is responsible for the company-wide Business to Society approach showing the impact of Siemens to the sustainable development of societies and deriving strategic actions.

Markus joined Siemens 28 years ago and has held many different functions in different industries over the years. He spent 2 ½ years in Australia as Project Manager of an AUD$ 500’ telecommunications project, held P&L responsibility of a Service Business with € 300’ revenues, and he was responsible for transforming the bid factory into a global bid management. He spent 2/3 of his career in business operations and 1/3 in more strategic and business development roles. He joined the Corporate Sustainability in 2009 at its establishment.

Markus holds a degree in Electrical Engineering (FH Munich) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the European University. He has also taught Strategy at the European University and Globe Business College at EMBA programs. He also holds a certificate as a systemic Coach in Business Context. Markus’s areas of interest lie in leadership, people and organizational development, sustainability and business development in a global and multinational environment. He is an “investor in relations” and stands for purpose, trust and legacy.

Conference Session: The challenge of hard data and data comparability – What does real impact look like?

Joanna Yarrow

Joanna Yarrow

Head of Sustainability, IKEA

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Conference Session: How to gauge when social and business interests align?

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

Keith Kenny

Keith Kenny

Corporate Vice President - Sustainability, McDonalds

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Conference Session: The challenge of hard data and data comparability – What does real impact look like?

Sebastian Rath

Sebastian Rath

Principal Insurance Risk Officer, NN Group N.V

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Dr. Sebastian Rath is Principal Insurance Risk Officer at NN Group. He oversees and shapes NN’s international CRO function, with its activities across 13 international units. Throughout his professional career Sebastian addressed systemic modelling topics, bringing together deep expertise across natural catastrophe risk modelling, re/insurance, underwriting, regulation, capital models, insurance products and their value chains, enterprise risk and capital management. Sebastian worked for nearly 10 years in London in international contexts; since three years the center of his activities is Amsterdam. As networker and frequent conference speaker he contributes to shaping future operating models of Financial Services Firms in global, ethical and sustainable value chains. With the UK Institute of Risk Management Sebastian wrote two paper in 2016, one on flood risk management and another on blockchains for financial services firms.

Conference Session: The ethical implications of data collection and usage - What are the boundaries?

Kithrona Cerri

Kithrona Cerri

Director, Social Impact, wbcsd

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Conference Session: Social Impact ambition: Agree on a common set of KPIs and standards to measure shared social and business impact

Parminder Plahe

Parminder Plahe

Senior CSR Officer, European Investment Bank

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Conference Session: Look inside first - how to create internal systems that delivers actionable data

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Bérangère Magarinos

Bérangère Magarinos

VP Sustainability Partnerships, Firmenich

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Conference Session: Boards get CSR these days...or do they?

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Fiona Wilkinson

Former Chief Communications Officer Europe, Visa

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Conference Session: Boards get CSR these days...or do they?

Leon Wijnands

Leon Wijnands

Global Head of Sustainability, ING

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Conference Session: Boards get CSR these days...or do they?

Richard Ellis

Richard Ellis

Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Walgreens Boots Alliance

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Conference Session: UN-Award Winning case study – How Walgreens Boots Alliance has successfully integrated SDGs into business operations

Stefano Pogutz

Stefano Pogutz

Researcher Department of Management and Technology, Bocconi University

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Conference Session: Interdisciplinary collaboration + process shifts = What culture change look like?

Truus Huisman

Truus Huisman

VP Sustainable Business and Communications Europe, Unilever

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Conference Session: How to generate real enthusiasm for sustainability across the workforce…whilst adding to complexity and expectation!

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Antonio Fuertes Zurita

Antonio Fuertes Zurita

Reputation and Sustainability Senior Manager, Gas Natural Fenosa

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Conference Session: How sustainability can engage investors to become long-term allies

Claire Dixon

Claire Dixon

VP Global Communications, ebay

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Conference Session: Taking your customers with you

Esther Toth

Esther Toth

Associate Director, Citizenship Corporation

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Conference Session: How sustainability can engage investors to become long-term allies

Francois Tasmowski

Francois Tasmowski

Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications Director Continental Europe, McCain Foods

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Conference Session: Customer coalition. Making your customers part of the sustainable solution

Frank Welvaert

Frank Welvaert

CSR Director EMEA at and GM at the Johnson & Johnson Corporate Citizenship Trust, Johnson & Johnson

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Conference Session: Beyond collaboration towards coalition: The rise of co-design & co-ownership

Jos van Haastrecht

Jos van Haastrecht

Global Brand and Communications Director, DSM

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Jos is Director Global Brand and Communications at DSM, the science-based company active in Health, Nutrition and Materials. He successfully rebranded DSM into a purpose-led global brand in the past years. Jos has over 25 years experience in branding, sustainability, marketing and communications built through several positions within the publishing industry, the chemical industry and the biotech industry.

Conference Session: Beyond collaboration towards coalition: The rise of co-design & co-ownership

Jose Arguedas

Jose Arguedas

Global Sustainability Director and Head of Corporate Responsibility, Global Fashion Group

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Conference Session: Sustainable sourcing and transparent supply chains – what does suppliers’ education and alliance actually look like?

Kanishk Negi

Kanishk Negi

Global Head SCM Sustainability, ABB

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Conference Session: Sustainable sourcing and transparent supply chains – what does suppliers’ education and alliance actually look like?

Kate Wylie

Kate Wylie

Global Sustainability Director, MARS

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Kate Wylie is the Global Sustainability Director for the food and drink company Mars Incorporated. She leads the corporation’s sustainable supply chain strategy and sits on Mars’ Sustainability Policymaking Strategy Group.

She joined the business in 2010 as Director of Sustainability for Mars Drinks and led the development of Mars Incorporated’s sustainable sourcing strategy, including the launch of their Deforestation Policy and investment in the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming. Previously Kate has driven sustainable development within businesses both large and small, ranging from eBay to The Carbon Neutral Company.

Kate is a Visiting Fellow at the Smith School of Enterprise and Environment at Oxford University, holds a first class honours in Economics from Manchester University and is a Trustee of a London-based youth development foundation. She sits on the Advisory Board for the Sustainable Food Lab and the Investment Committee for the Livelihoods Fund for Family Farming.

Conference Session: Beyond collaboration towards coalition: The rise of co-design & co-ownership

Leon Kamhi

Leon Kamhi

Head of Responsibility, HERMES

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Conference Session: How sustainability can engage investors to become long-term allies

Martin Riecken

Martin Riecken

Global Head of Crisis Communications, TUI Group

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Conference Session: Workshop – Build trust and manage crisis in a digital, multi-channel world

Matt Peacock

Matt Peacock

Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Vodafone

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Matt Peacock is Group Director of Corporate Affairs at Vodafone where he leads the company's communications and sustainable business strategy across more than 40 countries. He was previously the Group Communications Director with the global oil and gas exploration and production company BG Group and has held communications director roles with the UK communications regulator Ofcom, mobile network operator 3 and the global internet service provider, AOL. He is a former radio correspondent with BBC News and has reported on assignments across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the United States.

Conference Session: Case Study – How Vodafone leverages the growth of corporate transparency to restore trust between company and public

Médard Schoenmaeckers

Médard Schoenmaeckers

Formerly Global Head of Communications, HSBC

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Conference Session: Workshop – Build trust and manage crisis in a digital, multi-channel world

Miguel Veiga-Pestana

Miguel Veiga-Pestana

Chief Communications Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

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Conference Session: Workshop – Build trust and manage crisis in a digital, multi-channel world

Veronica Rubio

Veronica Rubio

BSCI Senior Manager Strategic Issues, Foreign Trade Association BSCI

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Conference Session: Sustainable sourcing and transparent supply chains – what does suppliers’ education and alliance actually look like?

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Dr. Simon Lord

Dr. Simon Lord

Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Sime Darby

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Conference Session: Tackling deforestation

Hans Koeleman

Hans Koeleman

Director Corporate Communications & CSR, KPN

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Hans Koeleman holds his current position at KPN since June 2007. Prior to KPN he worked in similar leadership positions in retail Ahold, financial services and transportation & logistiscs. During his leadership the Dutch market leader in ICT KPN has become a frontrunner in CSR. Today KPN is worldwide the nr 1 Telecom company (according to the Carbon Disclosure Project) in Climate Change and has become climate neutral as of 2015. KPN has been in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for the last five years, currently in a third position and it’s fully integrated report is considered to be one of the best in the Netherlands. KPN also received an award last year for the dramatic improvement in it’s reputation and holds a second position in terms or reputation within the European telco industry. Hans studied Dutch Language and literature, and holds a MA in Business Communications and a MBA.

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

Mark Pettigrew

Mark Pettigrew

Agricultural Sustainability Manager Europe, PepsiCo

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Conference Session: Smallholder engagement and empowerment

Peter-Erik Ywema

Peter-Erik Ywema

General Manager, SAI PLATFORM

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Conference Session: Smallholder engagement and empowerment

Simon Henry

Simon Henry

Programme Director, ICROA

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

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Sarah Borchers

Sarah Borchers

Head of Private Sector Partnerships UK & Ireland, United Nations World Food Programme

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Christine Diamente

Christine Diamente

Head of Brand Strategy, Nokia

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John D. Edelman

John D. Edelman

Managing Director, Global Engagement and Corporate Responsibility, Edelman

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Janice Lao

Janice Lao

Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

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Aris Vrettos

Aris Vrettos

Cambridge

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Loannis Loannou

Ioannis Ioannou

Associate Professor | Strategy and Entrepreneurship, London Business School

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Thomas Muller Kirschbaum

Thomas Müller-Kirschbaum

Corp. Senior Vice President, Henkel

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Thomas Mueller-Kirschbaum is head of Global Research, Development and Technology for the Laundry and Home Care division at Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany.

He is also Chairman of the Henkel Research & Development Steering Committee and co-chair of the Henkel Sustainability Council.

After studies of physics, chemistry and environmental technology Thomas started with Henkel in 1989 and worked in various leading positions in Corporate Research, Product Development, Supply Chain and Operations. With his strong expertise in Research, Innovation and Sustainability he is member of several committees of national and international associations.

Thomas holds an honorary professorship for Innovation Management at the Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany.

Paul Gerrard

Paul Gerrard

Group Policy Director, The Cooperative

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After a 20 year career in the Civil Service with the Home Office, HM Customs and Excise and HM Revenue and Customs, Paul joined the Co-op in 2016 as Group Policy Director. Paul is responsible for establishing and delivering the Co-op’s position on a range of ethical and sustainability issues leading campaigns on those that matter most to the Co-op and its members.

While in Government Paul operated in a number of strategic, operations and transformation roles, the last ten years as a Director. From 2000 he led the development and implementation of strategies to tackle multi-billion losses from a range of organised criminal attacks on the UKL Exchequer including cigarette smuggling, VAT fraud, alcohol fraud, tobacco smuggling and road fuels fraud. From 2008, as Operations Director, he was accountable for the delivery of tax credits and Child benefit leading 6,500 people in HMRC.

Conference Session: Human rights – meeting new legislation after UK Modern Slavery Act [by sector]

Sarah Carpenter

Sarah Carpenter

Business and Human Rights Analyst, Assent Compliance

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Sarah Carpenter is one of Assent Compliance’s subject matter experts and a human rights advocate, who specializes in promoting human rights in business operations globally. Recently, she supported the United Nations International Labour Organization (ILO) in Bangladesh as it was playing a central role promoting labour rights reform in the garment sector following the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Science from McGill University.

Conference Session: Human rights keynote - The [UK] Modern Slavery Act reordered priorities for many. How are leading corporations responding?

Randall Krantz

Randall Krantz

Director Europe – Energy & Environmental Vertical, Globality

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Randall works at Globality as Director of Europe for Globality’s Energy, Environment & Social Impact sectors. He is an expert on the multi-stakeholder engagement and collaboration processes for a more sustainable world. Following a decade in the private sector with General Electric and a London-based startup, Randall has spent the last 10 years working with business, government and civil society to create partnerships in the environment and sustainable development domains. At Globality, he helps make globalization work by enabling small and midsize companies to participate in the global economy.

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Richard Tipper

Dr. Richard Tipper

Executive Chairman, Ecometrica

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Dr. Richard Tipper is a champion of evidence-based environmental action. He has worked as an adviser on climate change issues for many government, business and international organisations.

After studying Agricultural Science (Edinburgh University) Richard worked in Mexico as an advisor to farmers’ organisations. He later took an MSc in Technology Management, then doctoral research on the economics of contemporary Mayan farmers. Following his PhD he obtained research funding to develop the Plan Vivo system for payments for ecosystem services, and subsequently commercial investment to put theory into practice in Mexico, India, Uganda and Mozambique.

With commercial interest growing in this area Richard founded the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Management (ECCM), and built a team of experts on land use and GHG accounting. While at ECCM Richard was appointed to the UK Roster of Experts on Climate Change and was Lead Author on two IPCC reports. In 2007 his work on the IPCC was recognised as a contribution to the Nobel Peace Prize. Richard also advised on numerous standards and methodologies for accounting for greenhouse gas emissions, including the WBCSD-WRI GHG Protocol, European standards for biofuels and PAS 2060.

Since co-founding Ecometrica in 2008 Richard has focused on developing the Earth Observation and spatial data platform side of the business. He has retained an interest in measurement and evaluation of land use interventions as a senior evaluator of Norway’s international climate and forests initiative (NICFI), and an advisor to the UK government’s investments in forests under the International Climate Fund.

Conference Session: Workshop - Tackling deforestation

Mario Abreu

Mario Abreu

Vice President Environment, Tetra Pak

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Conference Session: Sustainable sourcing and transparent supply chains – what does suppliers’ education and alliance actually look like?

Natasha Buchler

Natasha Buchler

Senior Director Head of Ethics and Compliance, K2 Intelligence

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Natasha is Senior Director at K2 Intelligence and heads the company’s Ethics and Compliance Practice. She works with a range of international companies and charities to design bespoke internal programmes that specifically address anti-corruption compliance and promote ethical behaviours amongst employees and suppliers.

Natasha began her career in compliance, business intelligence and investigations at G3, the Good Governance Group, before moving to Proven, G3’s dispute resolution and litigation support division, where she worked on major fraud, money-laundering and corruption cases. Subsequently, she served as Anti-Corruption Compliance Manager at L Brands, the US parent of brands including Victoria’s Secret. Latterly, prior to joining K2 Intelligence, Natasha ran her own due diligence and risk advisory firm focused on supply chain risk and the vetting of donors, partners and suppliers.

Natasha holds a first class honours degree from the University of Nottingham.

Conference Session: Sustainable sourcing and transparent supply chains - what does suppliers' education and alliance actually look like?

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