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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

08:30 - 09:00
Climate Action Keynote: Achieving growth through a Net-Positive ambition

The nature of all businesses is to grow but, under current models, this growth comes at the expense of the environment. Pioneering companies are changing cultures, systems, markets and strategies that mitigate impacts in areas such as; carbon emissions, plastic waste, deforestation and water to provide a net-positive impact on the environment while the company prospers financially.

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.

Hoboken Ravinder Bhalla Mayor, City of Hoboken Hoboken

New Bedford Jon Mithcell Mayor, New Bedford New Bedford

08:30 - 09:00
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?

Closed Loop Partners Bridget Croke VP External Affairs Closed Loop Partners

Aquafil Giulio Bonazzi Chairman and CEO Aquafil

08:30 - 09:00
Decarbonization at scale: Collaborating across the value chain

To achieve the 1.5-Degree Target requires ambitious collaborations across industry value chains. From transportation to buildings, hear how companies are collaborating to accelerate the adoption of renewables across the value chain.

EDF Tom Murray Vice President EDF

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

08:30 - 09:00
Engage and incentivize suppliers on new climate goals and action

For majority of businesses, the supplier-base is where the largest impacts on the environment occur. Successfully engage suppliers across the Tiers to help them adopt responsibilities and actions to truly drive impact at scale.


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