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18-19 May 2015 // Hilton Hotel // London

The Biggest Names in the Responsible Business Arena

#RBS15 will have over 40 senior leaders with skin-in-the-game experience. See which topics they will be speaking on, and the session format, in the Summit brochure

Pertti Korhonen Pertti Korhonen
President and Chief Executive Officer
Outotec OYJ

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Outotec OYJ

M. Sc. (Electronics Engineering) b. 1961, Finnish citizen Positions of trust

  • International Chamber of Commerce ICC Finland, Vice Chair 2013 -, and Member of the Board  2012 -
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Finnish Council, 2010 -
  • Finland Chamber of Commerce, Member of the Board 2012 ‐
  • Finland's External Economic Relations, Steering Group Member 2012 -
  • The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries, Member of the Board 2012 ‐
  • Foundation for Pediatric Research, Member of the Supervisory Board 2012 –
  • Association of Finnish Steel and Metal Producers, Member of the Board, 2010 -

Work experience

  • President and CEO, Outotec Oyj, 2010 -
  • Chief Operating Officer, Outotec Oyj, October 2009
  • CEO, Elektrobit Corporation Plc, 2006 - 2009
  • Member, Nokia Group Executive Board,  2002 - 2006
  • Chief Technology Officer, Nokia, Executive Vice President, Nokia Technology Platforms, 2004 - 2006 
  • Executive Vice President, Nokia Mobile Software, 2001 - 2003
  • Various management positions in Nokia Mobile Phones (Senior Vice President, Global Operations, Logistics and Sourcing; Vice President, Manufacturing Europe; Project Executive; Vice President, R&D), 1990 - 2001
  • Vice President, Product Development, Micronas Oy, 1990
  • Design Manager, Nokia-Mobira, 1988 - 1990
  • Design Engineer, Mobira, 1987 - 1988

Past positions of trust

  • Ahlström Oyj, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Compensation Committee, 2013 - 10/2014, Vice chairman of the Board of Directors 2011-2013
  • Rautaruukki Oyj, Member of the Board, 2010 - 2013
  • Finnish Defense Forces, member of the Advisory Board, 2007 – 2012
  • Veho Group Oy, Member of the Board, 2007 - 2011
  • Elisa Oyj, Member of the Board, 2008 - 2011
  • QPR Software Oyj, Member of the Board, 2001 - 2003
  • Rosettanet , Member of the EC Board, 2000 - 2001
  • Finnish Quality Award, Member of the Jury, 1997 - 1998

Duties and responsibilities of the CEO
The CEO is responsible for managing and controlling the company’s business and day-to-day operations with the aim of securing significant, sustained increase in the value of the company for its shareholders. The CEO prepares matters for decision by the Board of Directors, develops the group in line with the targets agreed upon with the Board of Directors and ensures proper implementation of the decisions of the Board of Directors. It is further the duty of the CEO to ensure that the company’s operations are in compliance with the laws and regulations applicable at the time. The CEO may have a deputy who will attend to the duties of the CEO in the event that the CEO is prevented from doing so him- or herself. The CEO shall make his/her most important decisions in the Executive Board meetings, and such decisions shall be recorded in the minutes of these meetings.

CEO opening keynote: Business strategy and sustainability

It’s no longer questioned that sustainability is part of every company’s corporate strategy. The problem is how to balance risk and opportunity in translating sustainability to your business. In this session you will hear Outotec’s approach to this critical issue.

Being at the forefront of sustainable solutions, you will learn how Outotec leverages sustainability to attract new growth opportunities and make their technologies become industry standards in sustainability.

We will also do a bit of a role play and ask our CEO to convince the moderator and the audience of business case on sustainability.

Outotec OYJ Outotec OYJ
President and Chief Executive Officer
Pertti Korhonen
     
Patrick Chalhoub Patrick Chalhoub
Joint Chief Executive Officer
The Chalhoub Group


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The Chalhoub Group
Patrick began his career in 1979 when he decided to become involved in the realization of his father's vision to build a bridge between the East and West and be the ambassador of luxury lifestyle in the region.

He created a regional distribution platform in the Jebel Ali Free zone and has Fendi, L'Oréal, Dior Parfums and Puig. A director of Christofle and of Bernardaud, Patrick Chalhoub is also involved in the strategic planning for the restructuring and redeployment of these brands.

For nearly 30 years, Patrick has been fully involved in the strategic development of the business to guarantee its long-term success. As such, he continues to expand the group's distribution, retail business, marketing and communications activities and is also eager to strengthen the group's support services in terms of offer and skills.

He has been instrumental in guiding the development of a sustainability strategy for the Group, with a focus on education, environmental and humanitarian sustainability.

At the age of 42 the French government awarded him with the medal of Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite. He is a founding member of the Rotary and Capital Club and also an active member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). He also co-chairs the board of directors of Endeavor's UAE affiliate. Patrick holds 2 Bachelors degrees, one in Economics and Finance and the other in Political Science. Patrick is a resident of Dubai and is married with two children.

CEO interview: Creating shared value

Most of the current and future environmental and social challenges can’t be tackled on an individual level despite one’s strength and dedication. In this session we’ll talk about meaningful collaboration above and beyond corporate level to industry level to make a positive change and scale up sustainability across Europe.

The Chalhoub Group The Chalhoub Group
Joint Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Chalhoub
Forum for the Future Facilitated by Forum for the Future
Chief Executive
Sally Uren
 
Christian Jebsen Christian Jebsen
Chief Executive Officer
Kebony AS

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Kebony AS

Jebsen (1967) was appointed CEO of Kebony in 2008. Prior to joining Kebony, Jebsen was CEO of VMETRO ASA (2006 to 2008), COO of Opera Software ASA (2000-2006) and CEO of Stavdal ASA (1998-2000). Jebsen’s professional experience also includes seven years (1991-1998) of corporate finance, investment banking experience with Nomura International in London and Enskilda Securities in Stockholm and Oslo. Jebsen holds a B.Sc degree in Economics and BA from Copenhagen Business School.

Sustainable city or your city of the future

This session will include representatives of various industries, including utilities, architecture, technology providers, governmental officials and manufacturers discussing how the city of the future should look like. You will hear from some truly innovative businesses.

You will also have an opportunity to brainstorm with your peers and share your vision with the rest of the audience.

Kebony AS Kebony AS
Chief Executive Officer
Christian Jebsen   
     
Jim Bergin Jim Bergin
Chief Executive Officer
Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited

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Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited

Jim Bergin (B.Comm., M.Sc. Management Practice) (aged 51) is Chief Executive of Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited, a significant associate of the Group. He was appointed to this role in 2012 (having previously been CEO of Dairy Ingredients Ireland). He worked for Glanbia between 1984 and 2012 and has held a number of senior positions during that time.

CEO interview: Redevelopment of global supply chains to meet customers’ demand

Triggered by increasing supply chain transparency, consumer well-being concerns and resource scarcity, redevelopment of global value chains is inevitable. In this session you will learn how to develop your company’s sourcing strategy and build resilient and secure value chains that meet current needs.

You will hear unique supplier insights on how to meet their customers’ demands on increased CSR performance from the Ethical Corporation’s Responsible Business Award Winner 2014 in best B2B partnership category: Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited.

Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited
Chief Executive Officer
Jim Bergin
     
Alexandra Palt Alexandra Palt
Chief Sustainability Officer
L'Oreal

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L'Oreal

A lawyer by training, Alexandra specialized on human rights and started her career in a law firm followed by Amnesty International in Germany.

In 2003, she joined “IMS-Entreprendre pour la Cité”, a business driven membership organization working on CSR.
She works with businesses on diversity management, community involvement and urban regeneration.

She then joined HALDE (French Equal Opportunities and Anti-Discrimination Commission) in 2006 as Director, Promotion of Equality.

In 2008, she founded and directed “Fabric of Society”, a strategic consultancy aimed at working with large companies in the setting up of their CSR policies, specialized on change management and sustainability.

Alexandra Palt joined L'Oréal in February 2012 to lead CSR and Sustainability for the Group.

New business models and innovation

By 2020, L’Oreal commits to ensure that 100% of their products have an environmental or social benefit. In this session you will learn about how they plan to make this happen. Alexandra Palt will share ways to reduce the environmental footprint with a focus on water, increased use of sustainably sourced renewable raw materials as well as a drastically improved environmental profile of packaging.

Nigel Stansfield will share Interface’s Net-Works project (in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London) which enables discarded fishing nets to go back into the global supply chain, empowers local communities and conserves the environment. You will hear about The ReEntry® scheme that reclaims and recycles as much end-of-life product as possible and reduces the volume  sent to landfill.

You will also learn about practical aspects of making business innovation happen, on a step by step journey of idea inception to full implementation.

L’Oreal L’Oreal
Chief Sustainability Officer
Alexandra Palt
Interface Interface Inc
Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Nigel Stansfield
 
Nigel Stansfield Nigel Stansfield
Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Interface Inc

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Interface
Nigel Stansfield is Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer for Interface Inc., a worldwide leader in the design and production of carpet tiles that combine beauty and sustainability with functionality and environmental credentials to help customers bring their design vision to life.

With over 25 years' experience as a textile technologist, Nigel is an expert in yarn, carpet and fabric manufacture.

In 2001 Nigel moved into research and development, inspired by Mission Zero, Interface's goal for a zero environmental footprint by 2020, and a need for more sustainable product development. He has been instrumental in developing Net-Works, a unique global business and conservation partnership between Interface and the conservation charity the Zoological Society of London (ZSL). Net-Works aims to tackle the growing global environmental problem of discarded fishing nets whilst providing socio-economic benefits in some of the world's poorest coastal communities and improving Interface's business.

Nigel qualified in 1988 at Bradford College while working for Firth Carpets Ltd as a textile technologist. After Interface's acquisition of Firth Carpets in 1997, Nigel became part of a global project team. For the next two years he worked across seven manufacturing plants located on three continents, designing and implementing MRP software systems, before returning to Europe as Operations Director.

Nigel went on to complete a degree in Marketing in 2004. He then joined Interface's European Executive Team with overall responsibility for Product, Design and Innovation in Europe, before taking on his current role. As Chief Innovations Officer, Nigel has global responsibility for developing and implementing Interface's strategy to have a more open and collaborative approach to innovation, which the company calls Co-innovation.

This role enables him to make full use of his background and expertise to help meet Interface's 2020 mission and beyond. Nigel regularly speaks on a variety of subjects including open innovations, Biomimicry and how Interface uses both to influence product design.

Nigel lives in Yorkshire with his wife and son, and in his spare time enjoys gardening, walking and sports.

New business models and innovation

By 2020, L’Oreal commits to ensure that 100% of their products have an environmental or social benefit. In this session you will learn about how they plan to make this happen. Alexandra Palt will share ways to reduce the environmental footprint with a focus on water, increased use of sustainably sourced renewable raw materials as well as a drastically improved environmental profile of packaging.

Nigel Stansfield will share Interface’s Net-Works project (in collaboration with the Zoological Society of London) which enables discarded fishing nets to go back into the global supply chain, empowers local communities and conserves the environment. You will hear about The ReEntry® scheme that reclaims and recycles as much end-of-life product as possible and reduces the volume  sent to landfill.

You will also learn about practical aspects of making business innovation happen, on a step by step journey of idea inception to full implementation.

L’Oreal L’Oreal
Chief Sustainability Officer
Alexandra Palt
Interface Interface Inc
Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer
Nigel Stansfield
 
Christof Ehrhart Christof Ehrhart
Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Communications & Responsibility
Deutsche Post DHL


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Deutsche Post DHL group
Christof Ehrhart is Head of Corporate Communications & Responsibility and Executive Vice President at Deutsche Post DHL, with about 470.000 employees in more than 200 countries and territories the world´s leading mail and logistics Group.

Prior to joining Deutsche Post DHL in 2009, he was in charge of Corporate Communications at European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company (EADS), the mother company of Airbus. Ehrhart looks back on more than 15 years of experience as professional in international communications for major global players such as America Online (Internet), Bertelsmann (Media), Schering (Ethical Pharma) and JT International (Tobacco).

Besides his corporate career Ehrhart has been continuously engaged as visiting lecturer in the academic discipline of Corporate Communications. His teaching assignments in the last ten years include the Free University Berlin, the University of Zurich and the University of Leipzig. Until 2011 he was heading the Board of Trustees of the newly founded private Quadriga University Berlin for post-graduate studies in communications. Ehrhart has published a number of articles on media and communications in magazines and scientific books.

Ehrhart studied Poltical Science, Economic History and German Literature at the University of Saarland (Saarbrücken) and at the University of Wales (College of Cardiff). After having earned his Ph.D. in Political Science for a study on the transformation of political systems he worked as research fellow at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Saarland before je joined corporate business.

In February 2013, Christof Ehrhart was made Honorary Professor for International Corporate Communications at the Institute Communications and Media Science of the University of Leipzig.

CEO interview: Using sustainability as competitive advantage to enhance your brand

In this session you will learn how you can leverage sustainability in advertising green product attributes or even your brand as a whole. No fluff here - only practical examples and success stories on what role sustainable reputation plays in securing new businesses.

Deutsche Post DHL group Deutsche Post DHL
Executive Vice President & Head of Corporate Communications & Responsibility
Christof Ehrhart
     
Filippo Bettini Filippo Bettini
Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer
Pirelli


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Pirelli
Born in 1960, Brescia.

University degree in biomechanical engineering  from Politecnico of Milano  and  master in Business  Administration from SDA Bocconi, Milan.

Entered in Pirelli in 2008, before the current responsibility, he  managed some of the non-core activities of the Group, while actively cooperating in company portfolio reshaping.

From 2001 to 2008 he worked in Telecom Italia Group covering roles in different positions in innovation management. For two years was Head of Strategy.

From 1985 to 2001 he worked in biomedical and biotechnology field both in multinational companies and academic research centers ( Hoffmann la Roche, San Raffaele Biomedical Science Park)

Filippo seats in CSR Europe Board (vice chair), UN Global Compact Lead Steering Committee and is a member of several  European Commission   working groups. He is also  Chairman of Federazione Gomma Plastica.

Sustainability measurement - how and why?

In this session you will learn about the latest as well as proven to work approaches in measuring sustainability related matters. You will delve into:

  • Measuring what and how: materiality analysis of what’s important to your business
  • Case study on Bacardi Limited’s Environmental Sustainability Tracking programme (BEST)
  • Non-financial measurement: why to bother and how to get it right to gain a better understanding of your impacts
  • How to put a metric on social, natural and human capital impacts
Bacardi Bacardi Limited
Global Technical Director
Stuart Lowthian
john lewis John Lewis Partnership
Group Head of CSR
Benet Northcote
BASF BASF
Director Sustainability Strategy
Andreas Kicherer
Pirelli Pirelli
Chief Sustainability and Risk Governance Officer
Filippo Bettini
Arnaud Herrmann Arnaud Herrmann
Vice President Sustainable Development
Accor

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Accor

After studying engineering and graduating with a master's degree from HEC, Arnaud Herrmann spent ten years working in the Environment and sustainable development Department of Ernst & Young.

There he headed the B2C sector (consumer goods, tourism, distribution, media-telecom) and was in charge of activities related to the "product" approach and to management systems.

He joined the Accor group in 2013 as Head of Sustainable Development.

In this capacity, he is in charge of the PLANET 21 program, deployed in 3600 hotels in nearly 100 countries.

Scale it up! Taking a global focus to a local market

Your colleagues working in a different country away from the head office might have some brilliant ideas and might already be doing great work around resource efficiency. How do you spot them and take to a corporate level as well as adapt to the local market needs and find the best possible solutions? Learn how to make it work from the PLANET 21 program, deployed in 3600 hotels in nearly 100 countries.

Accor Accor
Vice President Sustainable Development
Arnaud Herrmann
     
Chris Cook Chris Cook
Global Sustainability Director Decorative Paints
AkzoNobel

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AkzoNobel

Chris is the Global Sustainability Director for the Decorative Paints business area of AkzoNobel, the world’s leading coating company, with such well known brands as Dulux, Sikkens and Cuprinol. Over the years he has held a number of commercial roles within AkzoNobel and ICI before moving into his current role creating and rolling out a consistent sustainability strategy across the Decorative Paints business, based on work originally developed in the UK. He recently jointly led the development of the AkzoNobel company sustainability strategy under the banner of Planet Possible, focused on working with customers and suppliers to create more value from fewer resources. Based in the UK he is married with two teenage daughters.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: WINNING INTERNAL BUY-IN

This session is focused on winning internal buy-in to really embed sustainability thinking throughout the business. Doing this right can lead to  a more profitable business with improved processes that is also more sustainable long term not least because it has many motivated employees as a driving force for change.

  • Find out what works best when creating a powerful internal dialogue to motivate employees to change behaviours  so adding value to your sustainability goals
  • Understand how a coordinated push from top management can help employees care about sustainability and avoid business risk 
  • Give your key directors who are in a position of influence a compelling reason to create change
AkzoNobel AkzoNobel
Global Sustainability Director
Chris Cook
Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Banking Group
Head of Strategy & Reporting, Responsible Business
Caroline McCarthy-Stout
 
SITA SITA
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Amber Harrison
Shoosmiths Shoosmiths
Corporate Responsibility Adviser
Nicola Ellen
 
Christine Diamente Christine Diamente
Head of Corporate Sustainability and Brand
Alcatel-Lucent

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Alcatel-Lucent

Christine Diamente is Head of Sustainability, Corporate Messaging and Brand at Alcatel-Lucent.  In the Sustainability function, she leads the company’s overall sustainability strategy, targets and global reporting.   Since assuming this role in early 2011, Christine was tasked with recalibrating the company’s sustainability strategy as a business imperative. Today, for two years in a row, Alcatel-Lucent has been ranked No 1 in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index and is Supersector leader for its strategy and performance in the technology sector.  More on www.alcatel-lucent.com/sustainability.

Prior to this role, Christine served for two years as Director of Corporate Relations, where she built and led Alcatel-Lucent's Strategic Partner activities with the World Economic Forum (WEF).  Her tasks included being Sherpa to the CEO, management leaders and managing end-to-end customer and media relations for all activities including the Annual Meeting at Davos.

Before that, for almost ten years, Christine was Director European Affairs where she led Alcatel-Lucent's corporate representation with European institutions at the highest levels including playing a leadership role in relevant European associations and leading task forces with EU institutions. She was also a member of Alcatel-Lucent's integration team in Public Affairs, elected Board Member of European Internet Foundation including co-chair of the Programming Committee (2004-2008), elected Vice Chair of Digital Europe Policy Group (2004-2008), a member of the European Commission Task Force on Innovation, Sherpa to CEO and CTO in Brussels Round Table, and a Member of European Ideas Network.

Christine started her career in 1996 with Newbridge Networks in Canada.  She graduated with a Master's in the History of Technology and International Relations and a B.A. in History and International Politics from the University of Ottawa.  She also completed the Management Acceleration Programme at INSEAD Business School in France.  She speaks English, French, Italian and Spanish fluently.

mob+44 7590 447 002
christine.diamente@alcatel-lucent.com         
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/christine-diamente/2/598/43b
Twitter @cdiamente

EFFECTIVE BRAND STRATEGIES: WIN OVER RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS WITH IMPROVED BRAND AWARENESS

This session looks at how to develop better brand awareness through your sustainability communications to win over relevant stakeholders.

  • Learn about reaching a balance with your narrative to different audiences and create a strong, reliable brand
  • Explore how to best boost your brand reputation and increase your CSR values 
  • Find out how your relevant stakeholders feel about your brand so you can integrate CSR values into how business is done
Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent
Head of Corporate Sustainability and Brand
Christine Diamente
Outotec Outotec
Senior Vice President Marketing, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Minna Aila
 
Burson-Marsteller Burson-Marsteller
Chair Corporate Purpose EMEA
Lawrie McLaren
     
Soon Rachel Bradley
CSR Manager
B&Q

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B&Q
Speaker bio coming soon.

Research and development innovation

You will hear some practical examples on cost efficient product developments with high social and environmental features.

Learn from B&Q about their Easygrow bedding plant programme, which delivered high economic and environmental outcomes.

B&Q B&Q
CSR Manager
Rachel Bradley
Royal BAM Group Royal BAM Group
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
William van Niekerk
 
Jaguar Land Rover Jaguar Land Rover
Sustainability Manager
Ian Ellison
     
Rodolfo Nervi Rodolfo Nervi
Global Quality, Environment, Health and Safety (QEHS) Director
Bacardi Limited

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Bacardi Limited

Rodolfo joined Bacardi in August 2013 as the Global Quality, Environment, Health and Safety (QEHS) Director, based in Geneva, Switzerland.  He has responsibility to develop and implement an integrated QEHS strategy for the Bacardi Global Operations function, with the objective to ensure premium quality, an accident free workplace and industry leading environmental performance. The Bacardi QEHS strategy is designed to fully sustain the "Good Spirited" initiative launched in March 2014 (visit www.bacardilimited.com/good-spirited for more information).

An organic chemist by training, before joining Bacardi, Rodolfo worked for SC Johnson where he covered several different roles in Quality, Environment and Health & Safety, Research & Development and Third Party Operations.  In these roles he was based in Italy, USA, The Netherlands and latterly Switzerland.

Before SC Johnson, he worked for Beiersdorf in the Tesa Industrial adhesive tape division, with roles in Quality and new product development.

RESPONSIBLE CULTURE ROUNDTABLES – SET TWO

  1. Create a movement: internal champions
  • Determine how to identify the passionate people who can champion sustainability and integrate environmental and social impact into their decision making
Bacardi Limited Bacardi Limited
Global Quality, Environment, Health and Safety (QEHS) Director
Rodolfo Nervi
     
  1. Employee engagement – a multinational company’s perspective
  • Learn how to be creative when engaging remote employees and those new to sustainability
  • Strategies to engage employees when going through a transition
Stuart Lowthian

Stuart Lowthian
Global Technical Director
Bacardi Limited

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Bacardi Limited

We established the baseline for measuring our environmental performance in 2006. Since then, we have been working together across Bacardi to improve our performance.

In pursuing this goal, we have made considerable progress, and have achieved consistent improvements in the environmental performance of our production facilities.

Over the past eight years, we have reduced water use by half and reduced greenhouse gas by one third.

Importantly, we have also reduced our accident rate by 90% across the business.

We have achieved these results by establishing best practice ways of working. We use the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification (OHSAS) management systems and hold certification to ISO 14001 for the Environment and OHSAS 14001for Health and Safety. This ensures that all our Bacardi facilities around the world use the same best practice and all sites drive for improvement.

None of this would be possible without the commitment and work of our employees, who have a passion for sustainability and who are determined to improve our environmental performance. We intend to continue improving and to be best-in-class in our environmental performance.

Sustainability measurement – how and why?

In this session you will learn about the latest as well as proven to work approaches in measuring sustainability related matters. You will delve into:

  • Measuring what and how: materiality analysis of what’s important to your business
  • Case study on Bacardi Limited’s Environmental Sustainability Tracking programme (BEST)
  • Non-financial measurement: why to bother and how to get it right to gain a better understanding of your impacts
  • How to put a metric on social, natural and human capital impacts
Bacardi Limited Bacardi Limited
Global Technical Director
Stuart Lowthian
John Lewis Partnership John Lewis Partnership
Group Head of CSR
Benet Northcote  
 
BASF BASF
Director Sustainability Strategy
Andreas Kicherer  
     

 

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Verity Lawson Verity Lawson
Sustainability Reporting Manager
British American Tobacco


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British American Tobacco
As Sustainability Reporting Manager at British American Tobacco, Verity is responsible for all aspects of the Group's sustainability reporting, including the annual Sustainability Summary, Focus Reports on specific topics and submissions to indices, including the Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

She also leads the Group's corporate social investment strategy and sustainability communications, as well as contributing to the formal stakeholder dialogue programme, CSR governance and sustainability initiatives across the business.

BAT has a long-standing reputation in the field of sustainability and has been in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for the past 12 years and is currently industry leader. The Group has also received notable external recognition from Transparency International, the UN Environment Programme, PwC Building Public Trust Awards and Corporate Register Reporting Awards.

Peer clinic: what’s your corporate story and how should you tell it?

New for 2015, the corporate story telling clinic will provide you with the opportunity to relate to your peers as both advisors and agony aunts around your corporate story. Making a corporate story meaningful and relatable to your consumer is a challenge. Doing it alone, or in a small team at your office with looming deadlines in the background is even harder.

We’re providing the chance for you to connect with your expert peers, people who know sustainability, to work together and find out what’s working, what’s not and what will work.

So, how will it work? Delegates will join roundtables with our ‘clinic leaders’ and five key questions:

  1. What is our corporate story?
  2. Who should we tell our story to?
  3. How should we tell it?
  4. Why does it matter?
  5. How do you measure success?

By the end of this session, you’ll have answers to your key questions around corporate storytelling, learn what works for your peers and find new ways to improve your ideas.

Coefly – GDF Suez Coefly – GDF Suez
Head of Sustainability and Assurance
Jamie Quinn
British American Tobacco British American Tobacco
Sustainability Reporting Manager
Verity Lawson
 
Goodvertising Agency The Goodvertising Agency & WhereGoodGrows
Founder
Thomas Kolster
Innocent Drinks Innocent Drinks
Brand Director
Dan Germain
 
David Picton David Picton
Chief Sustainability Officer
Carillion Plc

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Carillion Plc

David Picton is Carillion’s Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO), leading the development and delivery of its 2020 sustainability strategy.  Integrating business objectives with corporate social and environmental responsibility, Carillion’s sustainability programme seeks to deliver six positive outcomes – for its people, for the environment and for successful, sustainable business across the UK and in its overseas markets.  David joined Carillion at the end of 2011, initially leading its supply chain development programme to drive growth, cost reduction and operational delivery improvement before then taking over as CSO in 2013. 

Previously at Sky, he was the Director responsible for customer operations, its supply chain and Amstrad’s manufacturing production in China and Romania.  He was a Director with Motorola for four years before Sky, working with EMEA logistics companies and postal organisations to integrate mobile data technology solutions.  Prior to that, David served 20 years in the Royal Air Force, leading centralised and dispersed teams as a wing commander in operational, strategic and programme management roles across the UK, Europe, USA, Turkey, Pakistan and the Middle East.

He has a BSc (Hons) in Earth Sciences, a King’s College (London) MA in International Strategy and an MBA from the Open Business School.

SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TO MINIMISE VALUE CHAIN RISKS

In this session you will learn about the ways to move beyond a ‘policeman’ approach and build trust and transparency in relationships with your suppliers. We will give you some answers on:

  • Engaging suppliers in creating social value
  • The impact of suppliers on risk and brand reputation
  • A practical example of skills development: Supply Chain Sustainability School
  • Methods to use beyond auditing to get a bigger picture on suppliers performance and work ethics
  • Supply chain transformation: Get suppliers buy in to your high social and environmental standards
  • Share knowledge and expertise between supplier bases
  • Effective due diligence strategies
Matrix APA Matrix APA
Managing Director
Charlie Bradshaw
Carillion Plc Carillion Plc
Chief Sustainability Officer
David Picton
 

Marks and Spencer Marks and Spencer
Head of Responsible Sourcing - Plan A & Packaging Technology
Louise Nicholls
     
Jamie Quinn Jamie Quinn
Head of Sustainability and Assurance
Coefly – GDF Suez

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Coefly – GDF Suez

An experienced sustainability practitioner across multiple sectors including facilities management, infrastructure and construction. Key responsibilities include the development and implementation of strategy into operational reality. Specialisms include sustainable procurement, marketing and communications, environmental management systems, legal compliance, resource efficiency, energy efficiency, social value and community engagement and transport. Recognised by the industry as Top 50 Rising Stars of Sustainability for the industry in Building Magazine (2013) and Al Gore Climate Change Ambassador (2014)

Effective corporate storytelling to build stakeholder engagement

Be honest, create trust with stakeholders and simplify your story to make the most out of engagement. This panel session includes brands from challenging industries that have taken an honest approach in their communications to stakeholders to build trust.

  • Understand what your stakeholder wants to make engagement more meaningful
  • Prioritise issues that matter to your business to create powerful engagement  during a period of transition Develop engaging ways that make your corporate story capture your audiences’ attention to meet your business goal
Coefly – GDF Suez Coefly – GDF Suez
Head of Sustainability and Assurance
Jamie Quinn
Bacardi Limited Bacardi Limited
Global Technical Director
Stuart Lowthian
 
Innocent Drinks Innocent Drinks
Brand Director
Dan Germain
     
Louise Nicholls Louise Nicholls
Head of Responsible Sourcing - Plan A & Packaging Technology
Marks and Spencer


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Marks and Spencer
Louise Nicholls is Head of Responsible Sourcing, with responsibility for setting strategic direction of Marks & Spencer's Food sustainability plan. Her team work closely with buying teams on a day to day basis with issues as diverse as Ethical Trade, Water stewardship, Global community programmes, Lean manufacturing and sustainable raw material procurement. Louise is a board member of Sedex and a key part of her role is interaction with a wide range of stakeholders and suppliers. In the last 12 months she has travelled to South America, Africa, Asia and Europe meeting with over 1,000 suppliers and local stakeholders to understand their issues and perspectives.

SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TO MINIMISE VALUE CHAIN RISKS

In this session you will learn about the ways to move beyond a ‘policeman’ approach and build trust and transparency in relationships with your suppliers. We will give you some answers on:

  • Engaging suppliers in creating social value
  • The impact of suppliers on risk and brand reputation
  • A practical example of skills development: Supply Chain Sustainability School
  • Methods to use beyond auditing to get a bigger picture on suppliers performance and work ethics
  • Supply chain transformation: Get suppliers buy in to your high social and environmental standards
  • Share knowledge and expertise between supplier bases
  • Effective due diligence strategies
Matrix APA Matrix APA
Managing Director
Charlie Bradshaw
Carillion Plc Carillion Plc
Chief Sustainability Officer
David Picton
 

Marks and Spencer Marks and Spencer
Head of Responsible Sourcing - Plan A & Packaging Technology
Louise Nicholls
     
Charlie Bradshaw Charlie Bradshaw
Managing Director
Matrix APA

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Matrix APA

Charlie Bradshaw  founded Matrix APA at a young age, soon after leaving school. Today Charlie is an accomplished thought-leader and entrepreneur who has nurtured and grown Matrix APA to become a leading product design and procurement specialist.

Charlie's devotion and expertise has led Matrix APA to work with some of the most well-known retail and consumer brands around the world. His passionate disposition and driving force has meant that Charlie is in his 18th year of business working within product development, sourcing and delivering consumer products on a global scale.

Charlie’s  tenacious and infectious personality has meant that he has grown an enviable international network of blue chip buyers and suppliers, as well as gaining unprecedented respect across the supply chain and logistics industry.   Charlie is also a YPO member and Cranfield Alumni.

SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT AND SKILLS DEVELOPMENT TO MINIMISE VALUE CHAIN RISKS

In this session you will learn about the ways to move beyond a ‘policeman’ approach and build trust and transparency in relationships with your suppliers. We will give you some answers on:

  • Engaging suppliers in creating social value
  • The impact of suppliers on risk and brand reputation
  • A practical example of skills development: Supply Chain Sustainability School
  • Methods to use beyond auditing to get a bigger picture on suppliers performance and work ethics
  • Supply chain transformation: Get suppliers buy in to your high social and environmental standards
  • Share knowledge and expertise between supplier bases
  • Effective due diligence strategies
Matrix APA Matrix APA
Managing Director
Charlie Bradshaw
Carillion Plc Carillion Plc
Chief Sustainability Officer
David Picton
 

Marks and Spencer Marks and Spencer
Head of Responsible Sourcing - Plan A & Packaging Technology
Louise Nicholls
     
Luis Neves Luis Neves
Chairman
GeSI

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GeSI

Luis Neves was born in Covilhã, Portugal. In 1975 he finished his University degree in History. He worked for Marconi (today Portugal Telecom) as Head of Department and at the Corporate Office. Later he started an international career in Switzerland and developed an intensive activity at European and International levels. During this period he participated in different international bodies such as member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications in the European Union and "Chair" of diverse Work groups, member of the High Level Group on the Information Society. He was appointed as "Expert" by the European Commission to different "Working Groups" in the Telecommunications field as well as in questions related to "Information Society "issues.

In May 2004 Luis Neves joined Deutsche Telekom as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Sustainability and Citizenship Department. In May 2008 he was appointed Head of Sustainable Development and Environment at Deutsche Telekom Corporate Responsibility and as from December 1st 2008 he was assigned to the position of Vice President Corporate Responsibility. Effective February 2012 he was appointed to the position of Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer

Luis Neves has been playing a fundamental role in promoting the role of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) in relation to Climate Change. In 2006 he was elected Chairman of GeSI, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative. He successfully developed GeSI to become a recognised global organisation in the sustainability area. Under his leadership, GeSI became a globally recognised Industry organisation in the field of sustainability and a “thought Industry Leader” in the area of climate change.

Ever since he  was able to bring together two parts of the ICT Industry, Telecom Suppliers and Services Providers and furthermore UN organisations such as the ITU, UNFCCC and UNEP as well as other stakeholders such as the WBCSD, the StEP Initiative, WRI, the Carbon Trust and the WRFA.

As GeSI Chairman he was the driving force and the chairman of the steering committee of the recent Study  SMARTer 2020 Study “The role of ICT in driving a sustainable future done for GeSI by the Boston Consulting Group. On January 2013 he was appointed Senior Vice President Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer.

Luis has been holding positions in many organizations and initiatives such as Chairman of the GeSI - Global e-Sustainability Initiative, Steering Committee Member of the United Nations Global Compact Lead Group, Steering Committee Member of the United Nations “Caring for Climate” Initiative, Member of the ERT - European Round Table of Industrialists Climate Change Group, Member of the SAP Sustainability strategy, reporting & assurance Board Advisory Panel, Co-chair of the ICT4EE Forum, Member of the ICC Commission on Environment and Energy and Green Economy Task Force Meetings, Member of the Steering Committee of “Econsense”, The German Sustainability Association, Member of the Environment and Sustainability Steering Committee of BITKOM, the German ICT Association , Advisory Board member of the UNFCCC Momentum for Change Initiative and Member of the Leadership Team of the Joint Audit Cooperation (JAC) initiative and Jury member of GreenTec Awards and Board Member of the World Resources Forum Association.

HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ROLE OF BUSINESS TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBILITY

Although being pivotal to a company’s ethical commitments, the translation of human rights into corporate policies remains a challenge.

In this session you will hear different industries attitudes and visions on adapting The UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights within global supply chains.  Touching upon labour rights, child labour, fair-trade and work conditions, you will focus on how to:

  • Transform the Principles into a series of practical measures that can be adopted on a corporate level
  • Develop effective and secure grievance mechanisms that can be easily used in social and institutionally undeveloped areas
  • Adapt to the local context and take socio-cultural norms to your global Human Rights policy ensuring a robust and holistic approach
GeSI GeSI
Chairman
Luis Neves
EKF EKF
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
Claus Primdal Sørensen
 
Cartier Cartier International SA
Corporate Responsibility Director
Nawal Aït-Hocine
Marshalls plc Marshalls plc
Group Marketing Director & Director of Sustainability
Chris Harrop
 
UNICEF UNICEF UK
Head of Corporate Engagement
Vicky Edmonds
     

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Claus Primdal Sørensen

Claus Primdal Sørensen
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
EKF

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EKF

Claus Primdal Sørensen (M.Sc.) is the director of CSR in the Danish Export Credit Agency (EKF). He has been with EKF for 3,5 years and have been the architect behind the integration of CSR into the core business operations of EKF. An area where EKF in particular has a leading position in such work is the implementation of the UN Guiding Principles for Businesses and Human Rights. Before joining EKF he worked almost 20 years in various positions of CSR consultancy, including nine years as executive director for an international consultancy advising on CSR aspects on cross-border M&A transactions.

HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ROLE OF BUSINESS TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBILITY

Although being pivotal to a company’s ethical commitments, the translation of human rights into corporate policies remains a challenge.

In this session you will hear different industries attitudes and visions on adapting The UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights within global supply chains.  Touching upon labour rights, child labour, fair-trade and work conditions, you will focus on how to:

  • Transform the Principles into a series of practical measures that can be adopted on a corporate level
  • Develop effective and secure grievance mechanisms that can be easily used in social and institutionally undeveloped areas
  • Adapt to the local context and take socio-cultural norms to your global Human Rights policy ensuring a robust and holistic approach
GeSI GeSI
Chairman
Luis Neves
EKF EKF
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
Claus Primdal Sørensen
 
Cartier Cartier International SA
Corporate Responsibility Director
Nawal Aït-Hocine
Marshalls plc Marshalls plc
Group Marketing Director & Director of Sustainability
Chris Harrop
 
UNICEF UNICEF UK
Head of Corporate Engagement
Vicky Edmonds
     
soon

Chris Harrop
Group Marketing Director & Director of Sustainability
Marshalls plc


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EKF
Speaker bio coming soon.

HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ROLE OF BUSINESS TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBILITY

Although being pivotal to a company’s ethical commitments, the translation of human rights into corporate policies remains a challenge.

In this session you will hear different industries attitudes and visions on adapting The UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights within global supply chains.  Touching upon labour rights, child labour, fair-trade and work conditions, you will focus on how to:

  • Transform the Principles into a series of practical measures that can be adopted on a corporate level
  • Develop effective and secure grievance mechanisms that can be easily used in social and institutionally undeveloped areas
  • Adapt to the local context and take socio-cultural norms to your global Human Rights policy ensuring a robust and holistic approach
GeSI GeSI
Chairman
Luis Neves
EKF EKF
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
Claus Primdal Sørensen
 
Cartier Cartier International SA
Corporate Responsibility Director
Nawal Aït-Hocine
Marshalls plc Marshalls plc
Group Marketing Director & Director of Sustainability
Chris Harrop
 
UNICEF UNICEF UK
Head of Corporate Engagement
Vicky Edmonds
     
soon

Vicky Edmonds
Head of Corporate Engagement
UNICEF UK

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UNICEF

Speaker bio coming soon.

HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ROLE OF BUSINESS TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBILITY

Although being pivotal to a company’s ethical commitments, the translation of human rights into corporate policies remains a challenge.

In this session you will hear different industries attitudes and visions on adapting The UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights within global supply chains.  Touching upon labour rights, child labour, fair-trade and work conditions, you will focus on how to:

  • Transform the Principles into a series of practical measures that can be adopted on a corporate level
  • Develop effective and secure grievance mechanisms that can be easily used in social and institutionally undeveloped areas
  • Adapt to the local context and take socio-cultural norms to your global Human Rights policy ensuring a robust and holistic approach
GeSI GeSI
Chairman
Luis Neves
EKF EKF
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
Claus Primdal Sørensen
 
Cartier Cartier International SA
Corporate Responsibility Director
Nawal Aït-Hocine
Marshalls plc Marshalls plc
Group Marketing Director & Director of Sustainability
Chris Harrop
 
UNICEF UNICEF UK
Head of Corporate Engagement
Vicky Edmonds
     
Dan Germain

Dan Germain
Brand Director
Innocent Drinks

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Innocent Drinks

Dan is Group Head of Brand and Creative at innocent, the healthy food and drink company. He’s worked there since the company started in 1999, and in 2014 was named Designer of the Year in the UK, beating Apple’s Sir Jonathan Ive and Sir Paul Smith among others http://bit.ly/1kvEB97  These days his duties include overseeing the creative direction of the brand; everything from ads to web to books to packaging, right across Europe. He also works in the areas of culture, sustainability, innovation and ethics, maintaining the brand's most important values, and figuring out where that might take innocent in the next 10/20/50 years. Creating the tone of voice and the brand culture from scratch are Dan's proudest achievements, and he is still searching for ways to keep the business both useful and interesting.

Effective corporate storytelling to build stakeholder engagement

Be honest, create trust with stakeholders and simplify your story to make the most out of engagement. This panel session includes brands from challenging industries that have taken an honest approach in their communications to stakeholders to build trust.

  • Understand what your stakeholder wants to make engagement more meaningful
  • Prioritise issues that matter to your business to create powerful engagement  during a period of transition Develop engaging ways that make your corporate story capture your audiences’ attention to meet your business goal
Coefly – GDF Suez Coefly – GDF Suez
Head of Sustainability and Assurance
Jamie Quinn
British American Tobacco British American Tobacco
Sustainability Reporting Manager
Verity Lawson
 
Innocent Drinks Innocent Drinks
Brand Director
Dan Germain
     
Sara Hanson

Sara Hanson
Head of Corporate Responsibility
ITV

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ITV

Speaker Bio Coming Soon

USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO STRENGTHEN YOUR COMMERCIAL POSITION

With the increasing exposure of sustainability in social media, understanding how to make the most of this channel to drive your business goals forward is crucial.  Discover the dos and don’ts around social media. Get to grips with how your audiences interact with online content and effectively deal with the challenges around maintaining a faster dialogue. Getting this right can strengthen your commercial positioning. 

  • Learn how to practically condense information into bite size tweets to capture the attention of your audience
  • Develop ways to use social media for direct relationship building with your key stakeholders
  • Hear issues around real time responses – how do you manage your customer expectations?
  • Understand proven ways to integrate CSR into existing social media channels – and build the business case for why your CSR social media channel should be closely aligned to the business
ITV ITV
Head of Corporate Responsibility
Sara Hanson
Fashion Revolution Fashion Revolution
Co Founder
Orsola de Castro
 
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Benet Northcote
Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility
John Lewis Partnership

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John Lewis Partnership

Speaker Bio Coming Soon

Sustainability measurement – how and why?

In this session you will learn about the latest as well as proven to work approaches in measuring sustainability related matters. You will delve into:

  • Measuring what and how: materiality analysis of what’s important to your business
  • Case study on Bacardi Limited’s Environmental Sustainability Tracking programme (BEST)
  • Non-financial measurement: why to bother and how to get it right to gain a better understanding of your impacts
  • How to put a metric on social, natural and human capital impacts
Bacardi Limited Bacardi Limited
Global Technical Director
Stuart Lowthian
John Lewis Partnership John Lewis Partnership
Group Head of CSR
Benet Northcote  
 
BASF BASF
Director Sustainability Strategy
Andreas Kicherer  
John Lewis Partnership John Lewis Partnership
Group Head of CSR
Benet Northcote  
 
Caroline McCarthy-Stout

Caroline McCarthy-Stout
Head of Strategy & Reporting, Responsible Business
Lloyds Banking Group

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Lloyds Banking Group

Caroline is a recognised sustainability professional, having gained a broad knowledge of economic, environmental and social concerns developed through a number of years of working within Responsible Business/Corporate Responsibility, Communications, Public and Government Affairs.

2 years ago, Caroline joined Lloyds Banking Group as Head of Strategy & Reporting, helping to shape a new strategy & vision for Responsible Business aligned to the wider business strategy of being the best bank for customers and purpose to help Britain prosper. This has resulted in the launch of a new ‘Helping Britain Prosper Plan’.  Caroline is an active member of the banks Responsible Business Committee which oversees the embedding and delivery of the responsible business strategy focused around helping the UK’s Households, Businesses and Communities to prosper.

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: WINNING INTERNAL BUY-IN

This session is focused on winning internal buy-in to really embed sustainability thinking throughout the business. Doing this right can lead to  a more profitable business with improved processes that is also more sustainable long term not least because it has many motivated employees as a driving force for change.

  • Find out what works best when creating a powerful internal dialogue to motivate employees to change behaviours  so adding value to your sustainability goals
  • Understand how a coordinated push from top management can help employees care about sustainability and avoid business risk 
  • Give your key directors who are in a position of influence a compelling reason to create change
AkzoNobel AkzoNobel
Global Sustainability Director
Chris Cook
Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Banking Group
Head of Strategy & Reporting, Responsible Business
Caroline McCarthy-Stout
 
SITA SITA
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Amber Harrison
Shoosmiths Shoosmiths
Corporate Responsibility Adviser
Nicola Ellen
 
Francois Tasmowski Francois Tasmowski
Corporate Social Responsibility and Communications Director
McCain Foods

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McCain Foods

Francois Tasmowski has an economic background with an MBA in marketing management. He started his career for 10 years in marketing and innovation functions, at local and European level, for leading multinational food companies.

He then evolved towards head of Corporate Social Responsibility Europe, with a particular focus on how to develop strategies to leverage Corporate Responsibility as driver of innovation, differentiation and competitive advantage.

Francois has demonstrated experience in social innovation, social business, employee engagement programs, change management, public-private partnerships, entrepreneurship & sustainability management.

CREATING A CULTURE OF TRUST

  • How can you create the right environment of trust so people can act in a way that makes them care about sustainable business growth
  • Learn when to be flexible and how to find the right balance between long term and short term business thinking to achieve a bigger positive change
McCain Foods McCain Foods
Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications Director
Francois Tasmowski
KYOCERA KYOCERA Document Solutions (U.K.) Limited
Human Resources Director
Sandra Rogers
 
Sandra Rogers Sandra Rogers
Human Resources Director
KYOCERA Document Solutions (U.K.) Limited


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KYOCERA
Sandra Rogers joined KYOCERA as Human Resources Administrator in October 1997 having just graduated from the University of Westminster with a Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel and Development. Sandra is responsible for all Human Resources aspects of the business and has been instrumental in the education, promotion and integration of the KYOCERA Philosophy and company values and ethics throughout the business.

CREATING A CULTURE OF TRUST

  • How can you create the right environment of trust so people can act in a way that makes them care about sustainable business growth
  • Learn when to be flexible and how to find the right balance between long term and short term business thinking to achieve a bigger positive change
McCain Foods McCain Foods
Corporate Social Responsibility & Communications Director
Francois Tasmowski
KYOCERA KYOCERA Document Solutions (U.K.) Limited
Human Resources Director
Sandra Rogers
 

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Minna Aila Minna Aila
Senior Vice President Marketing, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Outotec

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Outotec
Ms (born 1966) is currently working as a Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Corporate Responsibility, at Outotec. She is a member of Outotec’s Executive Board and is also responsible for Outotec’s government relations.

Prior to joining Outotec, Ms Aila was working as the Head of Communications at the Federation of Finnish Financial Services. She was a member of the Management Team of the Federation and was the national representative in the EBF (European Banking Federation) and CEA (Insurers of Europe) Communications Committees.

In 2003-09, Ms Aila was a Director at Elcoteq SE, responsible for global communications, investor relations, corporate responsibility and corporate relations. Elcoteq SE was a publicly listed leading electronics manufacturing services company in the communications technology field.

Prior to joining Elcoteq, Ms Aila was employed by the European Commission for ten years, serving various Directorate-Generals.

Ms Aila holds a degree of Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki. She is the Chairman of the Board of FIBS Corporate Responsibility Network.

EFFECTIVE BRAND STRATEGIES: WIN OVER RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS WITH IMPROVED BRAND AWARENESS

This session looks at how to develop better brand awareness through your sustainability communications to win over relevant stakeholders.

  • Learn about reaching a balance with your narrative to different audiences and create a strong, reliable brand
  • Explore how to best boost your brand reputation and increase your CSR values 
  • Find out how your relevant stakeholders feel about your brand so you can integrate CSR values into how business is done
Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent
Head of Corporate Sustainability and Brand
Christine Diamente
Outotec Outotec
Senior Vice President Marketing, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Minna Aila
 
Burson-Marsteller Burson-Marsteller
Chair Corporate Purpose EMEA
Lawrie McLaren
     
soon Lawrie McLaren
Chair Corporate Purpose EMEA
Burson-Marsteller


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Burson-Marsteller
Company overview coming soon.

EFFECTIVE BRAND STRATEGIES: WIN OVER RELEVANT STAKEHOLDERS WITH IMPROVED BRAND AWARENESS

This session looks at how to develop better brand awareness through your sustainability communications to win over relevant stakeholders.

  • Learn about reaching a balance with your narrative to different audiences and create a strong, reliable brand
  • Explore how to best boost your brand reputation and increase your CSR values 
  • Find out how your relevant stakeholders feel about your brand so you can integrate CSR values into how business is done
Outotec
Alcatel-Lucent Alcatel-Lucent
Head of Corporate Sustainability and Brand
Christine Diamente
  Outotec
Senior Vice President Marketing, Communications and Corporate Responsibility
Minna Aila
 
Burson-Marsteller Burson-Marsteller
Chair Corporate Purpose EMEA
Lawrie McLaren
     
William van Niekerk William van Niekerk
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
Royal BAM Group

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Royal BAM Group

William van Niekerk (1969) has been working in the construction industry for over 20 years. He is responsible for Corporate Social Responsibility at Royal BAM Group since 2012, after being director at several operation companies within BAM. Royal BAM Group is a construction company employing 23,000 people with operations in the UK, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, its home base Netherlands, and internationally outside Europe. Under William’s responsibility Royal BAM Group was included in the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index in 2012 and the even more prestigious Carbon Performance Leadership Index in 2014. Government recognition was received for being sector leader in transparency, and shareholder appreciation was received for being sector leader in responsible supply chain management.

William is an MSc graduate in Offshore Engineering at Delft University and worked internationally on infrastructure projects and buildings. He chairs the CSR and Sustainability group of Dutch International Contractors, and he chairs the international promotion and export of the Dutch Water Sector on behalf of government, research and the business community. In Europe he is member of the Ethics Working Group of the European International Contractors and he chairs the Environmental working Group of ENCORD, the leading European network for construction companies in R&D.

At Royal BAM Group William is involved in leading innovation projects, including the retrofitting of social housing into Zero Energy Homes and Low Emission Asphalt.

Research and development innovation

You will hear some practical examples on cost efficient product developments with high social and environmental features.

Learn from B&Q about their Easygrow bedding plant programme, which delivered high economic and environmental outcomes.

B&Q B&Q
CSR Manager
Rachel Bradley
Royal BAM Group Royal BAM Group
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
William van Niekerk
 
Jaguar Land Rover Jaguar Land Rover
Sustainability Manager
Ian Ellison
     
Herman Betten Herman Betten
Communications Director
Royal DSM


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Royal DSM
Herman Betten (1970) is Communications Director for Royal DSM, responsible for global media relations, financial/M&A communications, advocacy, corporate sponsoring and thought leadership on the subjects of nutrition, sustainability, climate change and the circular economy. Author of a blog for the World Economic Forum on communicating climate change. Interests: neuroscience and inspirational leadership.

SOCIAL MEDIA: A B2B PERSPECTIVE ON USING SOCIAL MEDIA EFFECTIVELY TO CREATE POSITIVE CHANGE AND ENHANCE BRAND REPUTATION

DSM developed 30 million followers on twitter during a biofuel plant launch in the US. Learn from a leading brand on how to leverage social to build a more focused engagement and measure the impact for your campaign.

  • Learn how to create a useful conversation with relevant stakeholders around key campaigns
  • Find how to empower employees with social media effectively
  • Enhance brand reputation and develop a following that cares about what you’re doing
Royal DSM Royal DSM
Communications Director
Herman Betten
     
Jenny Dawson Jenny Dawson
Founder and CEO
Rubies in the Rubble

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Rubies in the Rubble

After graduating with an MA in Mathematics and Economics in 2008 Jenny worked at Odey Asset Management for 2 years, however, having always had a heart for sustainability and good food, she left in 2011 to launch a food brand called ‘Rubies in the Rubble’.

 ‘Rubies in the Rubble’ is dedicated to making delicious products with a focus on using fruit and vegetables that would otherwise be discarded due to supply and demand imbalances or failed aesthetic standards.

With 1/3 of all food produced being wasted whilst over 1 billion people go to bed hungry, Jenny founded Rubies in the Rubble with a belief that there is enough food to feed everyone.  However, to make this a reality, we all need to play our part - through caring for our resources better and empowering those without enough food.
‘Rubies in the Rubble’ was Jenny’s response.  

Through their products, she aims to champion the message of valuing our resources and in-turn putting less pressure on the global food market.  ‘Our products are literal solution to food waste but also to stand as symbolic vehicles of our message- to consume less, think more, and be proud of it.’

Rubies in the Rubble have a range of chutneys, selling to Fortnum & Masons, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Waitrose, and independent retailers and catering suppliers.  They are currently developing a new, every-day product ranges with the aim of having a wider reach to grow the brand.

Member of the World Economic Forum Global Shaper
Winner of Ben and Jerry’s Sustainable Business Award Join our Core Campaign 2012
Good Housekeeping Food Hero Award 2013
Veuve Clicquot New Generation Business Women Award 2014
Marie Claire “Women at the Top 2014’
Investec Food and Drink Award Entrepreneur, 2014

DOING MORE WITH LESS RESOURCES

Hear from a brand that is one step closer to achieving its goal of waste reduction on a tight budget:

  • Create a powerful story to convince your customer with limited resources  
  • Effectively use your brand to develop awareness of key issues your company cares about
  • Learn how to partner up with bigger brands to develop a bigger social awareness  
Rubies in the Rubble Rubies in the Rubble
Founder and CEO
Jenny Dawson
     
Aleyne Johnson Aleyne Johnson
Head of Government Relations and Citizenship
Samsung Electronics UK

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Samsung Electrics UK

Aleyne leads Samsung Electronic’s Government Relations, Citizenship and Sustainability work in the UK.  In the UK, Samsung’s focus is on education citizenship programmes that provide young people with technology skills through schools and colleges and with major cultural institutions, like the British Museum and Royal Albert Hall, and with charity partners, like The Prince’s Trust, of which Aleyne is a Board member of its technology committee. Prior to joining Samsung, Aleyne held roles in the technology and telecoms sectors with Vodafone and Orange, in the financial services sector in the UK and Australasia, and also worked for the British Government.

Create a win-win partnership with your key stakeholders

This multi-industry panel discusses how successful collaborations from Kier Group, Samsung and Standard Chartered Bank have developed mutually beneficial partnerships that build effective stakeholder engagement. Creating tangible value, business growth, reputational benefits and overall positive change.

  • Identify your key stakeholders and what they could expect from engagement with you in a sustainability partnership
  • Ensure the outcomes will give clear direction on what issues are most materially important to you and your stakeholders
  • Maintain on-going engagement and dialogue with stakeholders, keeping your sustainability strategy agile and responsive to change
Samsung Electrics Samsung Electronics
Head of Government Relations and Citizenship
Aleyne Johnson
Standard Chartered Bank Standard Chartered Bank
Head of Sustainability Strategy and Community Investment
Julie Wallace
 
Kier Group Kier Group
Director of Group Corporate Responsibility
Alan Smith
Ebay Ebay
Global Social Innovation
Caitlin Bristol
 
Nicola Ellen

Nicola Ellen
Corporate Responsibility Adviser
Shoosmiths

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Shoosmiths

Nicola Ellen joined Shoosmiths in January 2011 and is responsible for shaping and delivering the corporate responsibility component of the business plan.

She is a sustainability specialist who has previously worked in the retail, food service, packaging and mobile telecommunications sectors with broad experience in strategy development and change management in order to reposition businesses aligned with commercial and client requirements. She is passionate about creating opportunities for businesses and their employees to make a real difference in society.

Nicola is a Chartered Environmentalist and Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment as well as being a Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Details of the Shoosmiths approach to CR, including annual CR reporting and CR blog SHOUTback, is located at:
http://www.shoosmiths.co.uk/about-us/corporate-responsibility-252.aspx

EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: WINNING INTERNAL BUY-IN

This session is focused on winning internal buy-in to really embed sustainability thinking throughout the business. Doing this right can lead to  a more profitable business with improved processes that is also more sustainable long term not least because it has many motivated employees as a driving force for change.

  • Find out what works best when creating a powerful internal dialogue to motivate employees to change behaviours  so adding value to your sustainability goals
  • Understand how a coordinated push from top management can help employees care about sustainability and avoid business risk 
  • Give your key directors who are in a position of influence a compelling reason to create change
AkzoNobel AkzoNobel
Global Sustainability Director
Chris Cook
Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Banking Group
Head of Strategy & Reporting, Responsible Business
Caroline McCarthy-Stout
 
SITA SITA
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Amber Harrison
Shoosmiths Shoosmiths
Corporate Responsibility Adviser
Nicola Ellen
 
Coming Soon Amber Harrison
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
SITA

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SITA

Amber Harrison is Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at SITA, a global IT and telecommunications provider to the air transport industry.

Since starting the role in 2009, she has been responsible for the initiation and implementation of SITA’s global CSR programme. This includes CSR strategy development and execution, with a focus on embedding CSR into company business practices, managing environmental impacts and providing community value.

Under her direction, the company has launched a corporate volunteering programme, started producing annual CSR Reports, signed the UNGC, implemented an Environmental Management System and begun a program of ISO 14001 certification – among other projects.

Day-to-day activities include stakeholder engagement, cross-platform communications, responsible procurement, and driving alignment to standards and frameworks.

Prior to this position, Amber held a number of roles in brand, marketing, communications and design, latterly heading SITA’s brand team. She has been with the company since 1996, following a number of years working independently.

Amber holds Masters degrees in Integrated Environmental Management, and Marketing. In addition, she is a Chartered Manager, and member of IEMA.

Web: www.sita.aero/CSR
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EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT: WINNING INTERNAL BUY-IN

This session is focused on winning internal buy-in to really embed sustainability thinking throughout the business. Doing this right can lead to  a more profitable business with improved processes that is also more sustainable long term not least because it has many motivated employees as a driving force for change.

  • Find out what works best when creating a powerful internal dialogue to motivate employees to change behaviours  so adding value to your sustainability goals
  • Understand how a coordinated push from top management can help employees care about sustainability and avoid business risk 
  • Give your key directors who are in a position of influence a compelling reason to create change
AkzoNobel AkzoNobel
Global Sustainability Director
Chris Cook
Lloyds Banking Group Lloyds Banking Group
Head of Strategy & Reporting, Responsible Business
Caroline McCarthy-Stout
 
SITA SITA
Director of Corporate Social Responsibility
Amber Harrison
Shoosmiths Shoosmiths
Corporate Responsibility Adviser
Nicola Ellen
 
Caitlin Bristol

Caitlin Bristol
Global Social Innovation
Ebay


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Caitlin Bristol is a creative strategist currently focused on the design and development of more sustainable forms of commerce. Since joining eBay Inc. in 2011, she has helped to catalyze, incubate and scale new programs that enable both business and social value. She has launched partnerships with Patagonia's Common Threads Initiative and the PGA Trade-In Network.

Prior to joining eBay Inc., she led content and creative for the Silicon Valley start-up ecofabulous.com (now part of The Huffington Post). There, she worked on strategic programs and creative campaigns “at the intersection of style and sustainability” with companies such as Intel, Safeway, Method, Levi's, and Electrolux.

A 2014 Aspen Institute First Mover Fellow, Caitlin has been recognized as 1 of 21 exceptional innovators in business achieving greater profitability alongside positive social and environmental impacts. Caitlin received her B.A. in English Literature from Santa Clara University as a Jean Donovan Social Justice Fellow, and studied sustainable design at UC Berkeley. She serves on the board of Global Action Through Fashion and Teens Turning Green.

Create a win-win partnership with your key stakeholders

This multi-industry panel discusses how successful collaborations from Kier Group, Samsung and Standard Chartered Bank have developed mutually beneficial partnerships that build effective stakeholder engagement. Creating tangible value, business growth, reputational benefits and overall positive change.

  • Identify your key stakeholders and what they could expect from engagement with you in a sustainability partnership
  • Ensure the outcomes will give clear direction on what issues are most materially important to you and your stakeholders
  • Maintain on-going engagement and dialogue with stakeholders, keeping your sustainability strategy agile and responsive to change
Samsung Electrics Samsung Electronics
Head of Government Relations and Citizenship
Aleyne Johnson
Standard Chartered Bank Standard Chartered Bank
Head of Sustainability Strategy and Community Investment
Julie Wallace
 
Kier Group Kier Group
Director of Group Corporate Responsibility
Alan Smith
Ebay Ebay
Global Social Innovation
Caitlin Bristol
 
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Julie Wallace
Head of Sustainability Strategy and Community Investment
Standard Chartered Bank

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Standard Chartered Bank

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Create a win-win partnership with your key stakeholders

This multi-industry panel discusses how successful collaborations from Kier Group, Samsung and Standard Chartered Bank have developed mutually beneficial partnerships that build effective stakeholder engagement. Creating tangible value, business growth, reputational benefits and overall positive change.

  • Identify your key stakeholders and what they could expect from engagement with you in a sustainability partnership
  • Ensure the outcomes will give clear direction on what issues are most materially important to you and your stakeholders
  • Maintain on-going engagement and dialogue with stakeholders, keeping your sustainability strategy agile and responsive to change
Samsung Electrics Samsung Electronics
Head of Government Relations and Citizenship
Aleyne Johnson
Standard Chartered Bank Standard Chartered Bank
Head of Sustainability Strategy and Community Investment
Julie Wallace
 
Kier Group Kier Group
Director of Group Corporate Responsibility
Alan Smith
Ebay Ebay
Global Social Innovation
Caitlin Bristol
 
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Thomas Kolster
Founder
The Goodvertising Agency & WhereGoodGrows

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The Goodvertising Agency & WhereGoodGrows

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Peer clinic: what’s your corporate story and how should you tell it?

New for 2015, the corporate story telling clinic will provide you with the opportunity to relate to your peers as both advisors and agony aunts around your corporate story. Making a corporate story meaningful and relatable to your consumer is a challenge. Doing it alone, or in a small team at your office with looming deadlines in the background is even harder.

We’re providing the chance for you to connect with your expert peers, people who know sustainability, to work together and find out what’s working, what’s not and what will work.

So, how will it work? Delegates will join roundtables with our ‘clinic leaders’ and five key questions:

  1. What is our corporate story?
  2. Who should we tell our story to?
  3. How should we tell it?
  4. Why does it matter?
  5. How do you measure success?

By the end of this session, you’ll have answers to your key questions around corporate storytelling, learn what works for your peers and find new ways to improve your ideas.

Coefly – GDF Suez Coefly – GDF Suez
Head of Sustainability and Assurance
Jamie Quinn
British American Tobacco British American Tobacco
Sustainability Reporting Manager
Verity Lawson
 
Goodvertising Agency The Goodvertising Agency & WhereGoodGrows
Founder
Thomas Kolster
Innocent Drinks Innocent Drinks
Brand Director
Dan Germain
 
Christele Delbe Christele Delbe
Group Head of Sustainability
Vodafone

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Vodafone

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A CASE STUDY ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FOR INCREASED YIELD AND REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

In this session you will learn about what role sustainable agriculture can play in improving environmental and social performance of your global supply chains. You will delve into practical case studies on:

  • Tools to use to reduce carbon footprint on a farm level
  • How to grow productively with better yields and less resources
  • Empowering the community and ensuring the knowledge transfer between agricultural suppliers
Vodafone Vodafone
Group Head of Sustainability
Christele Delbe
Philip Morris Philip Morris International
Director External Labor Policies
Miguel Coleta
 
Miguel Coleta Miguel Coleta
Director External Labor Policies
Philip Morris International


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Philip Morris

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A CASE STUDY ON SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE FOR INCREASED YIELD AND REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT

In this session you will learn about what role sustainable agriculture can play in improving environmental and social performance of your global supply chains. You will delve into practical case studies on:

  • Tools to use to reduce carbon footprint on a farm level
  • How to grow productively with better yields and less resources
  • Empowering the community and ensuring the knowledge transfer between agricultural suppliers
Vodafone Vodafone
Group Head of Sustainability
Christele Delbe
Philip Morris Philip Morris International
Director External Labor Policies
Miguel Coleta
 

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Christoffer Quist Weesgaard

Christoffer Quist Weesgaard
Corporate Responsibility Director
Coloplast A/S

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Coloplast A/S

As Corporate Responsibility Manager for Coloplast, Christoffer Quist is responsible for setting the strategic direction for Coloplast’s corporate responsibility efforts along develop messaging and platforms. Christoffer has na educational background in Business Administration and Philosophy, and has prior to Coloplast worked in the Danish banking sector and within dental care.

THE POWER OF CUSTOMERS AND CONSUMERS TO DRIVE SUSTAINABILITY

In this session you will get both customer and consumer perspective on driving sustainability forward. You will also hear about:

  • B2B perspective: what does a truly successful partnership between a supplier and a customer looks like?
  • B2C perspective: how to understand you consumers better and transform your supply chain accordingly
Coloplast A/S Coloplast A/S
Corporate Responsibility Director
Christoffer Quist Weesgaard
     
Vicky Edmonds Vicky Edmonds
Head of Corporate Engagement
Unicef

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Unicef

Vicky joined UNICEF UK in 2006. After successfully managing UNICEF’s Blue Peter Appeal, she went on to manage and develop partnerships, working with key UK and global partnerships such as Starwood, IKEA, M&S and Orange/EE.

During the last four years, Vicky has played a pivotal role in the development of UNICEF’s partnership with Marks and Spencer and continues to work with M&S, developing and expanding this ground-breaking partnership across the textile sector. In addition, as part of UNICEF UK’s newly formed CSR Unit Vicky is responsible for strategy development and also works closely with UNICEF’s global CSR team on the development and implementation of the Child Rights and Business Principles for UK companies.

Before Joining UNICEF, Vicky was working in Zambia for two years, managing a school for street children. Prior to her work in international development, Vicky had a successful career in Advertising for over ten years.

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Chris Harrop Chris Harrop
Group Marketing Director
Marshalls

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Marshalls

Chris Harrop is Group Marketing Director and the Director of Sustainability at Marshalls plc, the market leading supplier of hard landscaping products. He is an accomplished marketer with a proven global track record.

At Marshalls Chris has helped transform the company into a leading sustainable business, winning numerous awards for commitment to the environment and supply chain ethics, including BITC, Business in the Community Awards for Excellence.

In recognition of his achievements, Chris was rated 5th in Ethical Corporation’s Heroes of Sustainability in 2007 and in 2012 was named a ‘Business Game Changer’ by BITC. 

Chris is Chairman of the United Nations Global Compact UK Network, and is also a Non Executive Director at the Ethical Trade Initiative.

His qualifications include a BA Hons Business Studies, an MBA, several professional qualifications and is a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors and a Chartered Marketer of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

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Alan Smith Alan Smith
Director of Group Corporate Responsibility
Kier Group

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Kier Group

Alan Smith is Director of Group Corporate Responsibility at Kier Group Plc, a £3bn leading property, residential, construction and services group. Alan joined Kier in 2007 and prior to that he worked as Director of Communications within the Royal BAM Group for 17 years and also served as Director of Communications at the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

Create a win-win partnership with your key stakeholders

This multi-industry panel discusses how successful collaborations from Kier Group, Samsung and Standard Chartered Bank have developed mutually beneficial partnerships that build effective stakeholder engagement. Creating tangible value, business growth, reputational benefits and overall positive change.

  • Identify your key stakeholders and what they could expect from engagement with you in a sustainability partnership
  • Ensure the outcomes will give clear direction on what issues are most materially important to you and your stakeholders
  • Maintain on-going engagement and dialogue with stakeholders, keeping your sustainability strategy agile and responsive to change
Samsung Electrics Samsung Electronics
Head of Government Relations and Citizenship
Aleyne Johnson
Standard Chartered Bank Standard Chartered Bank
Head of Sustainability Strategy and Community Investment
Julie Wallace
 
Kier Group Kier Group
Director of Group Corporate Responsibility
Alan Smith
Ebay Ebay
Global Social Innovation
Caitlin Bristol
 

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Coming Soon Ian Ellison
Sustainability Manager
Jaguar Land Rover

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Jaguar Land Rover

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Research and development innovation

You will hear some practical examples on cost efficient product developments with high social and environmental features.

Learn from B&Q about their Easygrow bedding plant programme, which delivered high economic and environmental outcomes.

B&Q B&Q
CSR Manager
Rachel Bradley
Royal BAM Group Royal BAM Group
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
William van Niekerk
 
Jaguar Land Rover Jaguar Land Rover
Sustainability Manager
Ian Ellison
     
Andy Wales Andy Wales
Director, Sustainable Development
SABMiller Plc

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SABMiller

Andy Wales is Director, Sustainable Development for SABMiller plc (www.sabmiller.com), one of the world’s largest brewers. He leads the group's approach to prioritising economic, social & environmental issues within the group’s strategies & business plans, including risks such as water scarcity & opportunities such as promoting local economic growth through smallholder farming. He also leads stakeholder engagement.

Previously Andy held Corporate Responsibility Director roles at the environmental services group Severn Trent, & textiles firm Interface, Inc.
He holds an MBA from Warwick Business School, a masters degree in Sustainable Development Strategy from Forum for the Future/Middlesex University & a BA in English & International Development from Sussex University.

In 2009 he was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. He is a member of the Global Agenda Councils on Social Innovation and the Circular Economy & is lead author of the book ‘Big Business, Big Responsibilities’, published in 2010 by Palgrave Macmillan. His favourite beers include Peroni from Italy, Aguila from Colombia & St. Stefanus from Belgium.

Corporate Water Security and Water Risk Assessment

Water is becoming one of the most precious resources for the companies in the coming years. Hear how you can develop buffer mechanisms in your business strategy to get ready for water scarcity.

You will also learn how to collaborate with local communities to unlock growth and prosperity.

SABMiller plc SAB Miller plc
Chief Sustainability Officer
Andy Wales
First Climate Markets AG First Climate Markets AG
Chief Executive Officer
Sascha Lafeld
 
Sascha Lafeld Sascha Lafeld
Chief Executive Officer
First Climate Markets AG

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First Climate Markets AG
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Corporate Water Security and Water Risk Assessment

Water is becoming one of the most precious resources for the companies in the coming years. Hear how you can develop buffer mechanisms in your business strategy to get ready for water scarcity.

You will also learn how to collaborate with local communities to unlock growth and prosperity.

SABMiller plc SAB Miller plc
Chief Sustainability Officer
Andy Wales
First Climate Markets AG First Climate Markets AG
Chief Executive Officer
Sascha Lafeld
 
Coming Soon Nawal Aït-Hocine
Corporate Responsibility Director
Cartier International SA

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Cartier

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HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE ROLE OF BUSINESS TO PROMOTE RESPONSIBILITY

Although being pivotal to a company’s ethical commitments, the translation of human rights into corporate policies remains a challenge.

In this session you will hear different industries attitudes and visions on adapting The UN Guiding Principles on Human Rights within global supply chains.  Touching upon labour rights, child labour, fair-trade and work conditions, you will focus on how to:

  • Transform the Principles into a series of practical measures that can be adopted on a corporate level
  • Develop effective and secure grievance mechanisms that can be easily used in social and institutionally undeveloped areas
  • Adapt to the local context and take socio-cultural norms to your global Human Rights policy ensuring a robust and holistic approach
GeSI GeSI
Chairman
Luis Neves
EKF EKF
Director Corporate Social Responsibility
Claus Primdal Sørensen
 
Cartier Cartier International SA
Corporate Responsibility Director
Nawal Aït-Hocine
Marshalls plc Marshalls plc
Group Marketing Director & Director of Sustainability
Chris Harrop
 
UNICEF UNICEF UK
Head of Corporate Engagement
Vicky Edmonds
     
Andreas Kicherer Andreas Kicherer
Director Sustainability Strategy
BASF

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BASF

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Sustainability measurement – how and why?

In this session you will learn about the latest as well as proven to work approaches in measuring sustainability related matters. You will delve into:

  • Measuring what and how: materiality analysis of what’s important to your business
  • Case study on Bacardi Limited’s Environmental Sustainability Tracking programme (BEST)
  • Non-financial measurement: why to bother and how to get it right to gain a better understanding of your impacts
  • How to put a metric on social, natural and human capital impacts
Bacardi Limited Bacardi Limited
Global Technical Director
Stuart Lowthian
John Lewis Partnership John Lewis Partnership
Group Head of CSR
Benet Northcote  
 
BASF BASF
Director Sustainability Strategy
Andreas Kicherer  
     
Debbie Read Debbie Read
Head of Corporate Responsibility
Molson Coors

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Molson Coors
Debbie Read is Head of Corporate Responsibility for Molson Coors Brewing Company. She leads the brewer’s agenda of corporate citizenship and philanthropy, environment and alcohol responsibility through the ‘Our Beer Print’ framework, established in 2010. Debbie works globally across the brewers Business Units in Easter Europe, UK and Ireland, Canada and International operations. Debbie has worked for Molson Coors since 2007 Supply Chain project management roles and now in Corporate Affairs. Prior to Molson Coors Debbie worked in process improvement roles for NHS Supply Chain and Sainsbury’s Supermarkets.
  1. Employee engagement - a multinational company’s perspective
  • Learn how to be creative when engaging remote employees and those new to sustainability
  • Strategies to engage employees when going through a transition
Molson Coors Molson Coors
Head of Corporate Responsibility
Debbie Read
Sally Uren Sally Uren
Chief Executive
Forum for the Future

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Forum for the Future
Sally is Chief Executive at Forum for the Future with overall responsibility for delivering Forum's mission to create a sustainable future.  This involves working with leading global businesses, including Unilever and Kingfisher, both in one to one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address system-wide challenges, particularly in food and energy.

As well as lead the organisation, Sally oversees a small number of projects.   Recent projects have included Consumer Futures, Dairy 2020 – a collaborative project delivering a vision for a sustainable dairy sector, and she is currently Project Director of a global multi-stakeholder consortium focused on delivering a sustainable tea value chain, Tea 2030

Sally is also involved in a wide range of Forum's other projects, including the Net Positive Group (a collaboration with WWF and The Climate Group), the Sustainability and Brands Roundtable, where we are working collaboratively with a wide range of brands, helping them operationalise sustainability, as well as ground-breaking project, Scaling Up Impact,  addressing practical ways of achieving collective impact at scale.

Sally acts as Chair of Kingfisher plc's Advisory Council and as an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several other global businesses. She is also Chair of the Advisory Board overseeing Forum for the Future's growing operations in the US and an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Brands.

Sally speaks regularly at international and national conferences on topics as diverse as future trends in retail and food, sustainable business models and brands, and scaling up for system change.  She also writes for a range of publications, with recent articles in the New Statesman, Huffington Post and Management Today.

Before joining Forum in 2002, Sally set up the Sustainability Group at private consultancy Casella Stanger (now owned by Bureau Veritas). But the true passion for sustainability began a long time before that; helping clean up the Manchester Ship Canal as part of her first degree, saving heathlands for her PhD, and then encouraging rainforest regeneration in the depths of Borneo – all of which have fuelled a passion for creating a sustainable future.

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CEO interview: Creating shared value

Most of the current and future environmental and social challenges can’t be tackled on an individual level despite one’s strength and dedication. In this session we’ll talk about meaningful collaboration above and beyond corporate level to industry level to make a positive change and scale up sustainability across Europe.

The Chalhoub Group The Chalhoub Group
Joint Chief Executive Officer
Patrick Chalhoub
Forum for the Future Facilitated by Forum for the Future
Chief Executive
Sally Uren
 
Dr Louise Driffill Dr Louise Driffill
Senior Programme Manager
University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

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CISL
Dr Louise Driffill is a Senior Programme Manager at the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL). Having joined CISL in 2012 she is the Deputy Director for the 2 year part –time Master of Studies in Sustainability Leadership and directs the Postgraduate Certificate in Sustainable Business. She is also responsible for fostering relationships with other departments within the University of Cambridge.

Prior to joining CISL, Louise spent five years working in local government on various public policy issues, including waste, transport and health. Most recently, she led a large local authority’s strategic policy and financial planning process, and headed up their graduate development programme.

Louise holds a BA in Geography, and an MPhil and PhD in Environmental Policy from the University of Cambridge. Her doctoral thesis looked at stakeholder engagement and public participation in UK waste planning and policy.

Presentation Title: TBC

Albert Seubers Albert H. Seubers
Head of Global Strategy ICT in cities
Atos

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Atos
Albert is a smart city expert, adviser, city consultant and global thought leader in cities.  He is passionate about enabling cities, municipalities building a quadruple helix to explore IT technologies to develop new and creative ways of working together to enhance the quality of city life.

11.00-12.00 Sustainable city or your city of the future

This session will include representatives of various industries, including utilities, architecture, technology providers, governmental officials and manufacturers discussing how the city of the future should look like. You will hear from some truly innovative businesses.

You will also have an opportunity to brainstorm with your peers and share your vision with the rest of the audience.

Kebony AS Kebony AS
Chief Executive Officer
Christian Jebsen   
  Atos
Head of Global Strategy IT in Cities
Albert H. Seubers   
 
Kevin Considine Kevin Considine
Sustainability Affairs Manager
Samsung Electronics UK Ltd

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Samsung
Kevin joined Samsung Electronics in 2011 and is responsible for managing a wide range of environmental and sustainability issues.  Before joining Samsung Kevin was a Senior Policy Adviser for EEF, The Manufacturers’ Organisation, representing the interests of UK manufacturers to national and European government. He fulfilled a similar policy role at the British Soft Drinks Association for four years, representing the interests of major food brands on climate and environmental issues.  Kevin has a Bsc (Hons) from Plymouth University and an Msc from Cranfield University.

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soon Orsola de Castro
Co-founder
Fashion Revolution


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Fashion Revolution
Orsola de Castro was born in 1966, the daughter of a well known Venetian artist. She originally trained in fine art and printmaking and her first solo shows in 1986-1987 were sponsored by Letraset Italia, and were part of the Venetian Carnival program under the patronage of the regional Assessorato Alla Cultura.

She started upcycling in the early 90's and her collection if reclaimed and re embellished vintage hats were sold internationally.

In 1997 she started From Somewhere, a pioneering upcycling label, the first to introduce luxury pre consumer waste (recovered from some of the best Italian mills and manufacturers) and her From Somewhere collaborations have included Robe di Kappa, Jigsaw, Tesco and Speedo. From Somewhere were the winners of the best sustainable fashion label at the Observer Ethical Awards in 2010.

In 2006 she co founded Estethica, the Eco Fashion area at London Fashion Week, which she co curated until September 2014.

From Somewhere was the first brand to take part in Livia Firth Green Carpet Challenge, in Sept 2009, and Orsola subsequently dressed Livia for the Oscars in 2010, and remained an active part of the GCC initiative until 2012.

In 2011 Orsola started Reclaim To Wear, working extensively to bring upcycling to the forefront, collaborating with Tesco, Central Saint Martins and Topshop.

The Topshop Reclaim To Wear collection launched in 2012 and resulted in 3 bestselling collections, the latest launched in July 2014.

In 2014, together with Carry Somers, she founded Fashion Revolution, a creative campaign now active in 68 countries.

Orsola is associate lecturer for the University of the Arts and lectures regularly in the UK (at CSM, RCA and Camberwell) and internationally.

Orsola is a regular speaker at many international symposiums including the 2010 IHT Luxury Conference, and is senior judge for the Hong Kong Eco Chic Upcycling Design Awards since 2011.

USE SOCIAL MEDIA TO STRENGTHEN YOUR COMMERCIAL POSITION

With the increasing exposure of sustainability in social media, understanding how to make the most of this channel to drive your business goals forward is crucial.  Discover the dos and don’ts around social media. Get to grips with how your audiences interact with online content and effectively deal with the challenges around maintaining a faster dialogue. Getting this right can strengthen your commercial positioning. 

  • Learn how to practically condense information into bite size tweets to capture the attention of your audience
  • Develop ways to use social media for direct relationship building with your key stakeholders
  • Hear issues around real time responses – how do you manage your customer expectations?
  • Understand proven ways to integrate CSR into existing social media channels – and build the business case for why your CSR social media channel should be closely aligned to the business
ITV ITV
Head of Corporate Responsibility
Sara Hanson
Fashion Revolution Fashion Revolution
Co Founder
Orsola de Castro
 
Atos

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