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Deliver Social Purpose and Impact

UPDATE: 170% rise in confirmed attendees so far, 2017 is bringing the best, the most innovative and inspiring businesses to Europe's leading business conference. Leading CEOs and heads of communications, sustainability and corporate responsibility will debate how business can deliver ‘Social Purpose and quantified Impact’

  • The end of CSR and the dawn of the Social Purpose Era: Understand how the landscape is changing and the opportunities that are aligning commercial and financial goals with macro societal needs
  • Data, information and insight: Using the right data to mitigate risks, measure impact and progress, deliver trust and positive social transformation
  • Internal engagement strategy – Prove your case: Advocates, influencers and ambassadors work. Get that internal buy-in
  • External engagement and Communications - You can’t do it alone: Understanding your stakeholders’ agendas, co-create alliances and coalitions, build an agile and transparent communications strategy
  • In-depth roundtable and breakout workshops to tackle some of the critical issues: human rights, deforestation, SDG integration, carbon emissions, circular economy, partnerships

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Already confirmed to attend in 2017...

The following leading brands have just confirmed their place at #RBSEU - have a look at the other attendees that you will meet:

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  • nestle_no_tag
  • unilever
  • tui_group
  • allianz_global
  • heineken_usa
  • ikea
  • nokia
  • ing
  • skanska
  • kpn
  • ebay
  • johnson_johnson
  • adobe
  • hunkemoller
  • master_card
  • mcdonalds
  • mcdonalds
  • mars
  • hsbc
  • dsm
  • walgreens_boots_alliance

Your Speaker Line-up for 2017

Paul Polman
Paul Polman


*exclusive video message

Philip Mountford
Philip Mountford



Blanca Juti
Blanca Juti


Chief Corporate Affairs Officer

Titus Sharpe
Titus Sharpe


President & Co-Founder

Mads Nipper
Mads Nipper



Tony Smurfit
Tony Smurfit

Smurfit Kappa


Michael Lantz
Michael Lantz



Kelly M. Semrau

SC Johnson

SVP, Global Corporate Affairs, Communication & Sustainability

Steve Murrells
Steve Murrells

The Cooperative


Maurice Tulloch
Maurice Tulloch


Chief Executive Officer, International Insurance

Aongus Hegarty
Aongus Hegarty


President EMEA

Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt
Hugo G. von Meijenfeldt

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Coordinator National Implementation SDGs

2017's Top Issues:

This year’s event will tackle all the business critical issues in responsible business. Through focussed best-practice-lead debates over 500 senior CSR, Communications and Marketing executives will look at focus on ‘Social Purpose and quantified Impact’. Some of the sessions taking place at #RBSEU include:

  • Social Purpose Keynote: It’s all about Social Purpose and Impact now with Dell, Firmenich and ROCKWOOL
  • The challenge of hard data and data comparability – What does real impact look like? with McDonalds and Siemens
  • How to gauge when social and business interests align? with ING, The Body Shop and IKEA
  • Social Impact ambition: Agree on a common set of KPIs and standards to measure shared social and business impact with WBCSD, aim progress and Kimberly-Clark
  • UN-Award Winning case study – How Walgreens Boots Alliance has successfully integrated SDGs into business operations with Walgreens Boots Alliance
  • Beyond collaboration towards coalition: The rise of co-design & co-ownership with Mars, J&J and DSM
  • Sustainable sourcing and transparent supply chains – what does suppliers’ education and alliance actually look like? with Tetra Pak, Global Fashion Group, Foreign Trade Association, K2 Intelligence and ABB
  • Build trust and manage crisis in a digital, multi-channel world with TUI Group, HSBC and Bill and Melinda Gates foundation
  • Human rights – meeting new legislation after UK Modern Slavery Act with The Cooperative, Global Witness, Assent Compliance and ABN AMRO
  • SPECIAL FEATURE: CEO Symposium on 8th June from 2pm-4pm lead by Dame Polly Courtice of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership on the topic of Business Leadership for Market Transformation. CEOs include:
    • Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo TV
    • Mads Nipper, CEO, Grundfos
    • Steve Murrells, CEO, Co-op
    • Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich
    • Jane Griffiths, Chairman, Janssen
    • Tony Smurfit, CEO, Smurfit Kappa
    • Allison Kirby, CEO, Tele2
    • Dame Polly Courtice
    Get in touch with Ed if you are interested in sponsoring this private CEO roundtable
  • Paul Polman delivers an exclusive video interview sharing Unilever’s future visionary strategy

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What sets Ethical Corporation flagship summits apart?

We’re doing things differently and we really want to move businesses towards the genuine impact you are looking for. The #RBSEU agenda will help you uncover the potential for sustainability to deliver profit, and shape strategy with empirical justification through our 4-theme Social Purpose and Impact agenda. There’s no corporate fluff in our agenda, just practical, deep-dive examples to show how corporate responsibility can deliver profit while driving positive social transformation.

14 tracks: In 2017, we are doing things differently. We have 4 tracks that will address all the key issues and opportunities around defining your social purpose and delivering impact. The tracks will focus on; Ensuring your license to operate through data collection and usage, proving your case internally, external engagement, alliances and communications and, NEW for 2017, in-depth breakout workshops to tackle some of your critical issues.

2500+ of the most innovative, exciting brands in attendance: #RBSEU will give you the most senior networking opportunity possible. We lead our conferences with the latest ideas and case studies out there, and take pride in our in-depth research to pinpoint the brands that are doing the most impactful work to share their learnings.

3Practical learnings: We’re not afraid to talk about what doesn’t work as much as what does! Our sessions are practical with live polling and interactive questions. We guarantee you'll walk away with new ideas and contacts to help improve your strategy for 2017 and beyond.

4 NEW FOR 2017 - In-depth roundtable and breakout workshops: 2 hours’ individual workshops tackling some of the critical issues. All workshops will be held in breakout rooms under Chatham House rules ensuring issues are tackled and solutions are discussed in an open and honest environment. Key topics being addressed include; Tackling Human Rights, integrating SDGs into corporate strategy, tackling deforestation and more. Click here for more information

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What to expect in 2017

The Responsible Business Summit is Europe’s leading CSR and Communications conference. It brings together the leading minds in responsible business to debate the key issues and opportunities in responsible and sustainable business. Take a look at why you need to attend the 2017 event…

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Leading brands you’ll meet in 2017


The 2017 Summit will bring together 500+ senior corporate executives from Europe's leading brands. Click here to see the full list of companies who are already confirmed to attend next year’s event.

Exceptional Networking Opportunities

Ethical Corporation brings together senior executives from leading multinational brands all under one roof.

  • 10+ hours of supreme networking with leaders in the sustainability and corporate responsibility space – plenty of time to form lasting business relationships
  • C-level executives from across the industry look to share and solve key issues faced in 2016
  • Pre-event Q&As and webinars plus post event reports and video recordings ensures you can get exposure on your initiatives across the an extended period

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Our Track-Record of Proven Success


said the event met their expectations


of attendees are of director level or above


of the FTSE100 are part of our community

The Ethical Corporation Difference

We have been producing events for 16 years and have evolved our events to reflect the needs of our customers. We spend a lot of time engaging and listening to our community to understand how we can help tackle issues at our conferences

  • Practical and business focused insight: Leave our events with proven, actionable ideas and strategy from innovative companies that are pushing forward the sustainability and responsible business agenda
  • Tackling the issues that matter: Year-round research and open-ended discussion with C-Suite and Directors within business guarantees conference themes reflect the current issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Guaranteed learning: Interactive workshops, roundtable debates, case studies and panel Q&As ensure you get the answers you’re looking for. We create a learning, not listening environment, where everyone is encouraged to engage in the discussion
  • Senior-level networking: Senior-level professionals both speak and attend our events, providing you with a unique environment for peer-to-peer relationship building

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3 reasons why you have to attend RBS 2017:


1Critical Insight from CEOs and Business Leaders: Understanding what it takes to be a business of the future and how to leverage responsibility to keep ahead of business risk, our CEOs and Leaders from Europe’s most innovative brands will share the decisions that will shape your role and future strategy. Get this invaluable insight to ensure you stay ahead of the curve.

2A Cutting-Edge Agenda: Gain practical takeaways on the biggest challenges and opportunities, as decided by you and your peers. Whether your focus is Business Strategy, Sustainability, Supply Chain, Marketing and Communications our tracked approach will tailor both days to your specific needs

3Learn From and Benchmark Against 500+ Corporate Peers: We know that the best person to give you advice is someone that has direct, ‘tried-and-trusted’ experience. RBS features corporate speakers, with a total focus on corporate priorities and learning. Get over 16 hours of best practice and future strategy planning with Europe’s most innovative brands.


Candy Telani Anton

Candy Telani Anton

Global Project Director
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7162


Krina Amin

Head of Strategy
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7508


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