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Interactive roundtable discussions on key issues

Our events of you the ability to get to the crux of the issues through issue-driven roundtable discussions. All workshops are designed so that participants go back to the office with practical ideas and suggested actions.

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Partnership Workshop – Identifying new partnerships to tackle the SDGs

Tackling the SDGs takes a holistic approach – from start-ups, NGOs, companies, Governments and investors. Hear you can identify and launch new cross-industry partnerships that help tackle the SDGs and deliver ambitious impacts.

The New York Academy of Sciences Jennifer Costley Director, Physical Sciences, Sustainability & Engineering The New York Academy of Sciences

IBM Jeff West Corporate Responsibility Leader IBM

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Embed circular-thinking across the business

Increasing pressure on natural resources are forcing companies take a Life-Cycle-Analysis approach to product development. How can you embed such an approach within R&D, innovation, procurement and marketing?

Moderator: NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business Kevin Eckerle Director of Corporate Research & Engagement NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business

Closed Loop Partners Bridget Croke VP External Affairs Closed Loop Partners

Aquafil Giulio Bonazzi Chairman and CEO Aquafil

Seventh Generation Joey Bergstein CEO Seventh Generation

Unilever John Coyne Vice President and General Counsel Unilever

Tetra Pak Jason Pelz Circular Economy Director Tetra Pak

08:30 - 09:00
Plastics Workshop – Reduction, Recycle and Replace

Plastic has been an invention that has been seen until recent years as the perfect material for product packaging.

However, its strengths are also its weakness. In this 90-120 minute Chatham-House rules workshop, learn how to:

  • Reducing your plastic use – sustainable alternatives
  • Educate communities on plastic waste and recycling
  • Closing the loop on plastics

Walgreen Boots Alliance John Kotlarczyk Senior Director, CSR & Waste Reduction Walgreen Boots Alliance

Chicobag Andy Keller CEO & President Chicobag

Greenpeace John Hocevar Oceans Campaign Director Greenpeace

Sodexo Judy Panayos Sr Director, Sustainability, Supply Management Sodexo

American Chemistry Council Keith Christman Managing Director, Plastics Markets American Chemistry Council

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Visibility beyond Tier 1 – Identify new risks and opportunities

Most of the risks and opportunities to a business lie beyond the first tier. Both internal and external stakeholders expect visibility and transparency beyond Tier 1 within your supply chain. In this session learn how:

  • To get deeper in your supply chain to manage and measure your operational risks
  • Develop strategies and systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight to monitor performance
  • Source consistent and reliable data across your tiers to make the right decisions to tackle climate action and human rights risks

Moderator: RSPO Dan Strechay Interim Director of Outreach & Engagement and U.S. Representative RSPO

Subway John Scott VP – Global Quality, Food Safety & Sustainability Subway

Save the Children Wendy Blanpied Senior Advisor Save the Children

APG Asset Management Anna Pot Manager, Responsible Investments APG Asset Management

Transparency One Chris Morrison CEO Transparency-One

PepsiCo Jaren B. Dunning Legal Director, Human Rights PepsiCo

08:30 - 09:00
Removing deforestation from your supply chain

2020 deforestation targets are fast approaching, and many companies haven’t reached what they set out to.  What does leadership look like moving forward?  Learn how your company can take the lead on deforestation and drive change through partnerships on a national level.

RSPO Dan Strechay Interim Director of Outreach & Engagement and U.S. Representative RSPO

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Getting the right data: What do investors want?

Data needs to be financially material, robust and comparable to be useful for investors. What data to investors want? What does this mean to the data that you collect and manage as a sustainability practitioner?

Moderator: TD Bank Rachel Guthrie Head of ESG Reporting & Impact Measurement TD Bank

American Electric Power Sandra Nessing Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability American Electric Power

ING Anne van Riel Head of Sustainable Finance Americas ING

ABN AMRO Tjeerd Krumpelman Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement ABN AMRO

American Century Investments Guillaume L. Mascotto V.P., Head of ESG & Investment Stewardship American Century Investments

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Engage Rankings and Ratings Agencies on methodology

In this deep-dive session understand what information ranking and ratings agencies are capturing, how it’s impacting investment decisions and how you can stand out from the crowd. Also, there’s opportunities to discuss ideas on how to simplify and address inconsistencies in the differing approaches.

Moodys Swami Venkataraman Senior Vice President Environmental, Social and Governance Moody’s

RobecoSAM Robert Dornau Director, Senior Manager Sustainabillity Services RobecoSAM

Sustainalytics Eric Fernald Director of Issuer Relations Sustainalytics

S&P Global Ratings Bruno Bastit Senior Governance & Sustainable Finance Specialist S&P Global Ratings

Moderator: GA Institute Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President GA Institute

08:30 - 09:00
TCFDs: Monetising your climate impacts

The TCFD recommendations will change sustainability reporting. It will add further pressure on companies to disclose ESG data – and thus enabling the market to arrive at a more informed view on how climate change will impact different businesses and sectors. Learn how companies are navigating the impending change

Moderator: CDSB Mardi McBrien Managing Director CDSB

Citi Hui Wen Chan Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi

Center for ESG Research Jane Thostrup Lead Research Center for ESG Research

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Purpose-driven communications part 1: Employees

Employees can be your biggest advocates and most engaged stakeholder. Given the right message they can share your story for you. What are the latest strategies in engaging employees in sustainability and making them part of the movement?

Moderator: Ethical Corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

Domtar Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability Domtar

Pernod Ricard Amandine Robin SVP North America, Communications & Sustainability Pernod Ricard

Telia Company Anne Larilahti VP Sustainability Strategy Telia Company

Flex Kelly Hampton Vice President, Global Marketing and Sustainability Flex

Kellogg Stephanie Slingerland Director of Philanthropy and Social Impact Kellogg

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Purpose-driven communications part 2: Customers and Communities

Engage customers and communities on key ESG opportunities and educate them on how they can be part of the solution.

Moderator: the_nature_conservancy Kathryn Seck Associate Director of Marketing Partnerships The Nature Conservancy

Nice and Serious Ben Meaker Co-Founder Nice and Serious

American Express Myriam Coneim Director of Sustainability American Express

Manpower Group Ruth Harper Global Vice President of Communications Manpower Group

P&G Virginie Helias Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer P&G

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