Businesses must change. Companies need to invest and innovate in new strategies and products that will help lead to a clean, sustainable future. Learn how to lead this transformation. Identify new business models and future opportunities
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.
A lack of national leadership on the Paris Accord and SDGs has led to local & state Government, businesses, investors and NGOS to step in and drive change. Impact-driven coalitions will become the norm. How can your company take the lead?
Andy Pharoah Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Strategic Initiatives & Sustainability Mars
The SDGs are a blueprint for national development. However, companies and investors are increasingly investing in new products, portfolios and partnerships that will help deliver the SDGs. Hear how leading corporates and investors are re-shaping strategies and investments around the SDGs.
Marilyn Ceci Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds JP Morgan
Learn about this groundbreaking collaboration to help create the world’s first science-based targets for forests, as well as innovative actions corporations, governments and others can take to meet the targets
Sophie Beckham Senior Manager, Natural Capital Stewardship International Paper Company
Kerry Cesareo Vice President, Forests WWF US
Diversity and Inclusion is of paramount importance in ensuring your business is fulfilling its duties to society. Learn how to show leadership on D&I and understand how this can deliver a competitive advantage for the business
Carol Surface Chief Human Resources Officer Medtronic
Moderator: Hammad Atassi CEO American Sustainable Business Council (ASBC)
Businesses are increasingly looking towards sustainable innovations to change ESG risks into opportunities for prosperity and growth. Hear how companies are demonstrating leadership and taking hold of the opportunity that sustainable innovation provides.
Tom Linebarger Chairman & CEO Cummins
To deliver the required changes requires bold, ambitious strategies that will go against years and even decades of industry norms. Learn how your company can embrace such a new approach and pursue new paths of sustainable growth.
Nick Gogerty CEO Solarcoin
Rich Kroes Senior Director of Global Sustainability Oracle Corporation
The challenge for many companies is bringing scale to new strategies and innovations. Through impact-driven case studies learn what technologies and systems are driving transparency and scalable impacts both now and, in the future
Michael Colarossi Vice President, Innovation & Sustainability Avery Dennison
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.
Jeff West Corporate Responsibility Leader IBM
For many businesses the big transformations and impacts will come from external innovations and technologies. In this interactive session new start-ups and entrepreneurs will pitch their latest innovations and technologies. Then it’s over to you, to ask questions and identify which technology could help accelerate your climate and social goals
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:
John Kotlarczyk Senior Director, CSR & Waste Reduction Walgreen Boots Alliance
Andy Keller CEO & President Chicobag
John Hocevar Oceans Campaign Director Greenpeace
Judy Panayos Sr Director, Sustainability, Supply Management Sodexo
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