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The key issues shaping the future of sustainable business

Climate Action and Investment

To meet the 1.5-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations. Discover some of the latest innovations, collaborations and technologies that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Action Keynote: Transform the business to a Net-Positive strategy

The nature of all businesses is to grow but, under current models, this growth comes at the expense of the environment. Companies must transform to a restorative growth strategy. Approach carbon, waste, water in a manner that delivers a net-positive impact on the environment

IKEA Foundation Per Heggenes Chief Executive Officer IKEA Foundation

UNFCCC Ovais Sarmad The Deputy Executive Secretary UNFCCC

Chair: British Antarctic Survey Dr. Emily Shuckburgh Head of Open Oceans British Antarctic Survey

08:30 - 09:00
Government Keynote: Working with companies to tackle climate change

The UK is investing £5.8 billion over the next five years to help poorer countries with climate change as well as supporting international work to build climate resilience. However, there is more to do and the Government cannot tackle this challenge alone. Hear from the RT Hon Penny Mordaunt on how we can work together to tackle climate change and its impacts

UK Goverment Speaker TBC UK Government

08:30 - 09:00
Cities Keynote: Collaborating to achieve the clean, smart city of the future

Public-Private collaborations will be critical to delivering a connected and clean city of the future. Hear how local Governments, cities, investors and companies are working together to build smart, circular cities that help to decarbonize the urban space

Mahindra Anirban Ghosh CSO Mahindra

London Waste And Recycling Board Wayne Hubbard CEO London Waste And Recycling Board

CDP Kyra Appleby Global Director, Cities, States and Regions CDP

CHAIR: Martin Wright Chair Positive News

08:30 - 09:00
Circular innovations across all areas of the business

Companies must drive new thinking across all areas of the business to close the loop on the product cycle. Hear how new systems, technologies, finance and innovations can help accelerate this change

ING Joost van Dun Circular Economy Lead ING

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Daniel Locke Global Sustainability Product & Packaging Leader Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Moderator: Forum for the Future Sally Uren CEO Forum for the Future

08:30 - 09:00
De-carbonising the supply chain through new technology and innovations

To meet the 1.5-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in technologies, strategies and clean energy. But to make a carbon intensive business sustainable, you’re always aiming at a moving target. How do you successfully navigate this shift? Discover some of the leading innovations, smart technologies and renewables that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon supply chain.

Enel Giulia Genuardi Head of Sustainability Finance & Innovability (Innovation & Sustainability) Enel

Syngenta Alexandra Brand Chief Sustainability Officer Syngenta

H&M Group Kim Hellström Strategy Lead, Climate & Water H&M Group

08:30 - 09:00
A Focus on Cities: Public and Private collaborations that are delivering impact

It is critical that Cities take bold climate action to deliver a clean, healthy and sustainable future. Hear how companies are working with cities to deliver the Clean and Smart city of the future. Key areas of focus include:

  • Partnerships that are transforming cities to a Net-Zero Carbon environment through renewables and building renovations
  • Technologies and systems that are enabling improved mobility, inclusion and impact

Woodland Trust Beccy Speight CEO Woodland Trust

RaboResearch Tara Janssen Sustainability Economist RaboResearch

Nissan Energy Francisco Carranza Sierra Managing Director Nissan Energy Renault- Nissan- Mitsubishi Alliance

Nissan Energy Harry Verhaar Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Signify

Moderator: London Waste And Recycling Board Natalia Agathou Business Advice Manager London Waste And Recycling Board

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

Bacardi Rodolfo Nervi VP Global Safety, Quality & Sustainability Bacardi

PepsiCo Yolanda Malone Vice President of Global Foods Packaging PepsiCo

The Dow Chemical Company Lorraine Francourt Director Chemicals Management and Circular Economy The Dow Chemical Company

Dell Louise Koch Corporate Sustainability Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa Dell

Moderator: Lonely Whale Dune Ives Chief Executive Officer Lonely Whale

08:30 - 09:00
Empower suppliers to help deliver new climate goals

New goals and ambitions will add increasing pressure on suppliers. Hear how new systems, technologies and collaborations are helping companies address GHG emissions, water resilience and other climate impacts

Circular Economy Club Hari Sundaresan Group Chief Procurement Officer BT

Moderator: Circular Economy Club David Greenfield CEC European External Affairs Circular Economy Club

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