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.
To meet the 2-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.
John Kern SVP Supply Chain Operations Cisco
Ernesto Ciorra Chief Innovability Officer Enel
Jennifer Holmgren CEO LanzaTech
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
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.
Ravinder Bhalla Mayor, City of Hoboken Hoboken
Jon Mithcell Mayor, New Bedford New Bedford
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
The interest from the investment community in ESG disclosures is growing at a rapid pace, with no sign of slowing down. The shift is requiring more parts of the organization to be involved, with levels of transparency being asked that simply wasn’t before. What do investors expect and how do all stakeholders push ESG disclosure forward?
Michael Garland Assistant Comptroller - Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Office of New York City Comptroller
Matthew Welch President The SASB Foundation
Investors have limited data sets around ESG and the data sets they have often come from third parties which can lack comparability. Hear from heads of rating and ranking agencies on how they’re striving for greater comparability and transparency in their methods.
Moderator: Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President GA Institute
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
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
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
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
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?
Bridget Croke VP External Affairs Closed Loop Partners
Giulio Bonazzi Chairman and CEO Aquafil
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.
Tom Murray Vice President EDF
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
The majority of environmental and societal pressures fall within the supply chain. Discover new emerging innovations, technologies, and collaborations critical to sustainable, cost-effective supply chain strategies
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:
Daniel Fibiger Director, Global Sustainability Gap
John Scott VP – Global Quality, Food Safety & Sustainability Subway
Wendy Blanpied Senior Advisor Save the Children
Anna Pot Manager, Responsible Investments APG Asset Management
Whilst audits serve an important purpose in managing risks through the tiers of the supply chain, added layers are required to identify human rights violations and ensure decent work within the supply chain. New systems, technologies and collaborations can help identify and solve these risks at the source.
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.
Investors will share how they are making investments and moving funds based on Modern Slavery risks. Most of the session will then be devoted to Q&A where investors will be asked; what are their expectations on companies with regards to Modern Slavery? What’s the level of importance in investment decisions and how companies can engage them better on Modern Slavery mitigation?
Investors are critical to helping accelerate the responsible business agenda. But what do investors really want? Learn how your company can improve its disclosure and engagement on ESG information?
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?
Sandra Nessing Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability American Electric Power
Richard Ellis Head of Corporate Social Responsibility Walgreen Boots Alliance
Anne van Riel Head of Sustainable Finance Americas ING
Tjeerd Krumpelman Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement ABN AMRO
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.
Speaker TBC Moodys
Robert Dornau Director, Senior Manager Sustainabillity Services RobecoSAM
In this 90-120 minute workshop, Chatham-House rules workshop discussions will focus on:
Hui Wen Chan Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi
Mardi McBrien Managing Director CDSB
Investors demand more and more transparent disclosures. In this 90-120 minute workshop, Chatham-House rules workshop hear from investors, frameworks and corporates on:
The increased risk to the business of ESG issues has led to a focus on the disclosure and ultimately data behind impacts. Learn how to accurately report impact and disclose future risks and opportunities
Develop strategies and systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight to monitor performance and ensure your company can make the right decisions to reduce climate impacts and tackle human trafficking.
Nathan Truitt Vice President of Strategic Partnerships American Forest Foundation
Measurement of ESG data isn’t an exact science. The amount of data sets available coupled with different information requests and an increased need to be transparent leads to headaches. Discover how to navigate the data measurement challenge and understand what ESG data is material – should we only be focusing on ESG issues that are financially material?
Hakon Mattson Director of Sustainability Anthem
Davida Heller Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Citi
Robert Fernandez Director of ESG Research Breckinridge Capital Advisors
Brian Rice Portfolio Manager Calstrs
Many of your impacts will be hard to quantify in true accounting values but this is required to show the value of investments. Hear how to identify meaningful data that demonstrates impact. Successfully attribute investments to outcomes that engages the Board and Investors.
Shaheen Contractor Intelligence Analyst Bloomberg
Increasing focus on ESG reporting & disclose is providing genuine value to business strategy. Discover how companies are demonstrating resilience to risk, the ROI of sustainability initiatives and long-term impact towards the 2030 targets through their reporting process.
Erika Karp CEO Cornerstone Capital
Laura Palmeiro Senior Advisor UN Global Compact
Transparent, holistic communications is now more important than ever. Hear how you company can demonstrate leadership and purpose among key stakeholder groups
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?
Paige Goff Vice President of Sustainability Domtar
Amandine Robin SVP North America, Communications & Sustainability Pernod Ricard
Anne Larilahti VP Sustainability Strategy Telia Company
Engage customers and communities on key ESG opportunities and educate them on how they can be part of the solution.
Myriam Coneim Director of Sustainability American Express
Hear from investors and corporates on how to transparently communicate a purpose-driven strategy that showcases climate resilience and delivers progress against the SDGs.
What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on your ESG information?
The challenge for sustainability teams is to be as transparent as possible to all stakeholders; customers, employees, suppliers and investors. But what’s the right level of transparency that doesn’t have a negative impact on the business, when does transparency become a risk?
Moderator: Brendon Steele Director of Stakeholder Engagement Future 500
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