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Lead the change to a new sustainable future

Invest, Collaborate and Innovate

Key Stats - #RBSNY

  • 500+Attendees

  • 100+Speakers

  • 4Tracks

The time to act is now. With a lack of national leadership, business must lead the way to a sustainable, clean and responsible future. The environmental threats facing the planet are unprecedented, and it’s up to businesses and investors to provide the blueprint for innovations which will create a global economy fit for purpose and one that prospers. The Responsible Business Summit New York is North America’s leading platform where global businesses gather to create partnerships, share practical insights and shape the future sustainability agenda. This year 500+ CEOs, business leaders, Investors, Government representatives and NGOs will discuss how to lead a sustainable future for all.

Our 2019 expert Speaker Line-Up

James F. Kenny

James F. Kenny


Andy Pharoah

Andy Pharoah

Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Strategic Initiatives & Sustainability

Jostein Solheim
Unilever North America

Jostein Solheim

Executive Vice President, Foods and Refreshments

Carol Surface

Carol Surface

Chief Human Resources Officer

Virginie Helias

Virginie Helias

Vice President Global Sustainability

Marilyn Ceci
JP Morgan

Marilyn Ceci

Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds

John Hocevar

John Hocevar

Oceans Campaign Director

Tom Linebarger

Tom Linebarger

Chairman & CEO

John Kern

John Kern

SVP Supply Chain Operations

Davida Heller

Davida Heller

Vice President, Corporate Sustainability

Hervé P. Duteil
BNP Paribas

Hervé P. Duteil

Managing Director, Chief Sustainability Officer, Americas

Ernesto Ciorra

Ernesto Ciorra

Chief Innovability Officer

Michael Garland
Office of New York City Comptroller

Michael Garland

Assistant Comptroller - Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment

  • Innovate and lead: Identify new innovations, materials, technologies and partnerships that will help your business deliver ambitious social and climate impacts
  • You can’t do it alone: Successfully engage Employees, Investors, Government, Suppliers and Competitors to deliver ambitious SDG impacts
  • Transparent ESG disclosures: Disclose accurate data to showcase risks, demonstrate long-term value and deliver transparent ESG disclosures fit for Investors
  • Authentic and engaging communications: Deliver purpose-driven communications that demonstrates leadership and builds advocacy
  • Move future risks to opportunities: Transform business risks into future opportunities through new systems, Board oversight and ambitious leadership

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Key Themes for 2019

Our aim for #RBSNY is to build a platform where senior practitioners from across the US meet and share practical ideas on how their businesses can lead the change to a new sustainable future. There is no fluff, just actionable insights and honest discussions on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

What to expect in 2019

The Responsible Business Summit New York is USA's premier business conference focussed on shaping the future of sustainable business and society. We pride ourselves on bringing together the leading B2B and B2C companies to share their latest ideas and strategies. The 2019 US sustainability conference will bring together the leading minds in responsible business to debate the key issues and opportunities in delivering ambitious environmental and social responsible business strategies. Take a look at what you missed at the 2018 event:

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Leading brands you can meet in 2019

The 2019 Summit will bring together 500+ senior corporate executives from North America's leading brands, some of those brands are listed below. Click here to see the full list of companies who attended the 2018 event.

Mars- Logo
Domtar- Logo
Walgreens Boots Alliance- Logo
Bloomberg- Logo
SASB- Logo
P&G- Logo
Medtronic- Logo
Enel- Logo
BNP Paribas- Logo
UBS- Logo
Cisco- Logo
Unilever- Logo
Citi- Logo
American Electric Power- Logo
Greenpeace- Logo
Oracle- Logo
UPS- Logo
Gap- Logo
ING- Logo
PRI- Logo
Sodexo- Logo
TD Bank- Logo
APG Asset Management- Logo
UN Global Compact- Logo
Pernod Ricard- Logo
International Paper- Logo
SC Johnson- Logo
Flex- Logo
Avery Dennison- Logo
G&A- Logo
Save the Children- Logo
Golden State Foods- Logo
Telia Company- Logo
World Resources Institute- Logo
Target- Logo

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New for 2019

Issue-based workshops

We know to get to the crux of an issue, requires honest and in-depth discussion. In 2019 we will host Chatham-House rules workshops across the two-day forum, including:

  • Implementing the TCFDs
  • Plastics – Reduce, reuse, recycle, replace
  • Human Rights reporting
  • Ambitious SDG-driven partnerships
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The Investor perspective

Across the two days we’ll be hosting sessions and interactive ‘meet and speak’ opportunities where corporates, investors and others can share their ideas and challenges. Only through open and constructive dialogue will we accelerate the required investment and transformation.

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The Start-up Showcase

There are start-ups and innovators that are developing new ideas and innovations that will help accelerate your goals and ambitions. In 2019 we will give startups the opportunity to share the stage and networking hub to showcase their technologies and give their elevator pitches.

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Improved networking opportunities

We understand that the best connections are sometimes made away from the conference space. In 2019 we will introduce new opportunities for attendees to meet their fellow peers and make those quality connections through:

  • The Responsible Business Dinner
  • Pre-event drinks reception
  • Sunrise EC running club
  • Day 1 evening drinks reception
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Exceptional Networking Opportunities

Ethical Corporation brings together senior executives from leading multinational brands all under one roof.

  • 10+ hours of supreme networking with leaders in the sustainability and corporate responsibility space – plenty of time to form lasting business relationships
  • C-level executives from across the industry look to share and solve key issues faced in 2019
  • Pre-event Q&As and webinars plus post event reports and video recordings ensures you can get exposure on your initiatives across the an extended period

Become a 2019 sponsor

Position Your Brand as a Leader at North America’s leading Responsible Business Conference!

The Responsible Business Summit New York provides you with an unmissable opportunity to showcase your products and solutions to key decision-makers from potential clients with real spending power. Why spend days setting up meetings and huge amounts of time and money visiting prospective clients? #RBSNY provides you with a unique platform to meet over 500 senior-level leaders to discuss matters core to their business and to strike deals with clients that will make their sustainability dreams a reality.

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3 reasons why you have to attend #RBSNY:

1Critical Insight from CEOs and Business Leaders: Understanding what it takes to drive transformational change in your business and industry, our CEOs and Leaders from north America’s most innovative brands will share their CSR ideas that will shape your role and future strategy. Get this invaluable insight at the event to ensure you stay ahead of the curve.

2A Cutting-Edge Agenda: Gain practical takeaways on the biggest challenges and opportunities, as decided by you and your peers. Whether your focus is Business Strategy, Sustainability, CSR, Supply Chain, Marketing and Communications our five conference tracks will tailor both days to your specific needs

3Learn From and Benchmark Against 500+ Corporate CSR Peers: We know that the best person to give you advice is someone that has direct, ‘tried-and-trusted’ experience. RBSNY features corporate speakers, with a total focus on corporate priorities and sustainability learning. Get over 16 hours of best practice and future strategy planning at North America’s most senior conference on CSR.

Get in touch with me if you're interested in being involved in the 2019 event

Ed Long

Ed Long

Project Director
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7188


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