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Business Critical Sessions from Sustainability Leaders Delivering the Clean, Inclusive Economy

If you would like more information on the event, email Ed at ed.long@ethicalcorp.com or download the brochure

Business Leadership Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
Leadership Keynote: Leading a sustainable future

With environmental measures encountering regulatory roll-back almost daily it’s up to others to fill the void left by national leadership. Hear how business, cities & investors are driving systematic change within business and delivering the blueprint for innovations that will create a global economy fit for purpose.

CDP North America Bruno Sarda President CDP North America

Sempra Energy Dennis Arriola Executive Vice President and Group President Sempra Energy

08:30 - 09:00
Circularity Keynote: Closing the loop to shape a new economy

Increasing pressure on natural resources are forcing companies to take a Life-Cycle-Analysis approach from as early on as product development. But the increased pressure and the lack of national leadership provides a unique opportunity for business to innovate and collaborate to close the loop. How can your company take the lead and showcase the commercial benefits of circularity

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Christopher Wellise Chief Sustainability Officer Hewlett Packard Enterprise

08:30 - 09:00
Environment Keynote: Role of technology & innovation in solving environmental challenges

To meet the 1.5-Degree target and reverse environmental impacts investments in innovation and technology are required. The advancements in technology alone present themselves as a solution to the environmental issues we face. Hear how technology can accelerate the move to a sustainable economy and conserve the natural environment.

Fedex Mitch Jackson Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer Fedex

Microsoft Lucas Joppa Chief Environment Officer Microsoft

Rainforest Alliance Alex Morgan Chief Markets Officer Rainforest Alliance

Mastercard Kristina Kloberdanz Chief Sustainability Officer Mastercard

Moderator: University of San Diego School of Business Amit Kakkad Clinical Professor University of San Diego School of Business

08:30 - 09:00
Cities Keynote: Building the city of the future

Collaboration, technological innovation and investment are essential to build the smart city of the future which is fit for purpose. Hear how local Government, cities, investors and companies are working together to build decarbonized urban spaces.

City of West Sacramento Christopher Cabaldon Mayor City of West Sacramento

Moderator: University of San Diego School of Law Scott Anders Director Energy Policy Initiatives Center University of San Diego School of Law

08:30 - 09:00
Tech for Good Keynote: Ensuring technology benefits the many, not the few

Technology is advancing at an ever-increasing pace with its potential knowing no bounds. But with its advancement brings questions around its purpose, ethical use and the role of IT & AI in society. Hear how technology and innovation can tackle societal issues and improve the world around us.

Partnership On AI Samir Goswami Chief Operating Officer Partnership On AI

08:30 - 09:00
Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Leading the way

Increasing external pressure from investors and society is pushing business to do more to address their internal inequalities, especially within male dominated industries. Learn how to show leadership on D&I, how it can deliver a competitive advantage and the role technology has to play in levelling the field.

Tent Partnership for Refugees Gideon Maltz Executive Director Tent Partnership for Refugees

08:30 - 09:00
ESG Disclosure Keynote: Transparent, Investor Driven

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?

MetLife Tim Ring Chief Sustainability Officer MetLife

State of California Betty Yee State Controller State of California

CDP North America Bruno Sarda President CDP North America

SASB Standards Board Robert Hirth Co-Vice Chair SASB Standards Board

Moderator: Corporate Purpose (CECP) Brian Tomlinson Research Director, Strategic Investor Initiative, Chief Executives Corporate Purpose (CECP)

08:30 - 09:00
Plastics Keynote: Embracing promising technologies

Plastics are great, but quite problematic when leaked to the environment. Many heavy plastic users where caught off guard by recent public backlash and are scrambling to find the “perfect solution”. There’s a reason mainstream plastics are so successful; they are very efficient. And it’s really hard for a novel technology to beat (or “fix”) them entirely in the first iteration. During this keynote we will address how you can embrace promising technologies that – while not perfect – can take a solid step in the right direction.

BioLogiQ Bruno R. Pereira Chief Sustainability Officer BioLogiQ

08:30 - 09:00
Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Leading beyond the Financials

Diversity, inclusion, and equity has been proven to link to long term financial success — but how does it link to implementing socially responsible business values? This keynote explores how to lead and deploy DI&E to achieve the business transformation required to implement socially responsible business values.

Antioch University Seattle Mark R. Jones, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty Antioch University Seattle

08:30 - 09:00
Closing Keynote: Delivering business success through social purpose

Doing something is no longer good enough. Businesses are increasingly aligning core strategies to societal issues and realizing the business benefits. Hear how companies are demonstrating leadership and taking hold of the opportunity that social purpose and impact provides

State of California Lenny Mendonca Chief Economic and Business Advisor State of California

Fairtrade USA Paul Rice President & CEO Fairtrade USA

Televerde Michelle Cirocco Chief Social Responsibility Officer Televerde

Bennett Freeman Associates Bennett Freeman Principal Bennett Freeman Associates

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Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Supply Chain Innovation
08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Transitioning from a Linear to a Circular Economy

Innovative companies are tackling circularity from as early as product development, with the goal of reaping the reputational and commercial benefits. In this workshop session learn:

  • Implement circularity principles from product development
  • Role of Artificial Intelligence in enabling circular solutions
  • Cross-industry & regulatory collaboration: delivering successful programmes through partnerships
  • Closing the loop to shape a new economy. Is it possible by 2030?

California Air Resources Board Emily Wimberger Chief Economist California Air Resources Board

Pirelli Tire North America Maureen Kline Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability Pirelli Tire North America

Moderator: American Sustainable Business Council Ali-Reza Vahabzadeh Vice President, Membership & Chief of Staff American Sustainable Business Council

08:30 - 09:00
Traceability and Transparency – Tier 1 and Beyond

Ever increasingly complex supply chains lead to traceability and transparency issues. Both internal and external stakeholders expect visibility and transparency beyond Tier 1 within your supply chain. In this session learn:

  • Technological solutions to traceability and transparency problems
  • Get deeper in your supply chain to manage and measure your operational risks
  • Develop strategies and systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight to monitor performance

Home Depot Ron Jarvis VP Merchandising/Sustainability Home Depot

CDP Betty Cremmins Director, CDP West CDP

08:30 - 09:00
Transforming supply chains through ambitious collaborations

Start-ups, NGOs, companies, customers, suppliers, competitors, governments, employees or intrapreneurs – the collaboration opportunities are endless. How can your company scale its supply chain impacts through ambitious collaborations?

Ab Inbev Virginia Covo Director Climate Change Ab Inbev

Social Venture Circle VALERIE RED- HORSE MOHL Executive Director Social Venture Circle

08:30 - 09:00
Sustainable Procurement Integration

The demands on procurement often don’t match the demands of a sustainable company. It’s hard to make sustainability the focus within the procurement team when they have spent decades focusing on quality, price and lead-time. Hear how to navigate the sustainable procurement challenge and integrate social and environmental impacts into your buying processes.

MGM Resorts International Yalmaz Siddiqui Vice President, Corporate Sustainability MGM Resorts International

Saint Gobain Dennis Wilson Director of Sustainability & EHS Saint Gobain

HP Annukka Dickens Director Human Rights and Supply Chain HP

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Plastic Waste - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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. Through in-depth discussions you’ll learn new ideas in the following areas:

  • Plastic packaging – innovative alternatives
  • Educate communities on plastic waste and recycling
  • Closing the loop on plastics through collaborations

Greenpeace John Hocevar Oceans Campaign Director Greenpeace

Plastic Pollution Coalition Dianna Cohen Co-Founder and CEO Plastic Pollution Coalition

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Reporting & Communications
08:30 - 09:00
Measuring your Social Impact

The S in ESG is always the toughest to measure, coupled with the evolution of technology it’s even harder to understand the social implications of your impact. Discover how to navigate the data measurement challenge, understand what data is material and how the SDGs could be the key to framing your social impact.

Linde Riva Krut Global Head of Sustainable Development Linde

GRI Alyson Genovese Director of Regional Hub, USA & Canada GRI

Moderator: Two Centuries Investments Mikhail Samonov Founder Two Centuries Investments

08:30 - 09:00
Getting the right data: What do investors want?

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?

Goldman Sachs Derek Bingham VP Global Investment Research Goldman Sachs

Nomura Heather Grantham Head of Client Relations and Marketing Resources Nomura

JLL Leo O’Loughlin Sr. Director, Business Development JLL

MSCI Samantha Sue Ping Vice President, Head of ESG Issuer Communications MSCI

Moderator: Future 500 Erik Wohlgemuth Chief Operating Officer Future 500

08:30 - 09:00
Engaging ESG rating & rankings agencies

ESG reporting is becoming mainstream and a necessity. Companies and investors urge for standards, comparability and transparency. But where does the value of that lie? Will the interpretation of standardized ESG data sufficiently provide added value – or do we need to identify new, under-reported ESG issues in order to stay ahead of the curve?

Measurabl Matt Ellis Founder & CEO Measurabl

Moderator: Sustainability Risk Advisors Mark Tulay Founder & CEO Sustainability Risk Advisors

08:30 - 09:00
TCFDs: Reporting the Financial Impacts of Climate Change

The TCFD recommendations will change sustainability reporting. It will add further pressure on companies to disclose ESG data – and thus enabling the market to arrive at a more informed view on how climate change will impact different businesses and sectors. Learn how companies are navigating the impending change.

The AES Corporation Leonardo Moreno Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy The AES Corporation

SASB Katie Schmitz Eulitt Director of Investor Outreach SASB

UN Environment Layalee Ramahi North America Network Coordinator UN Environment

Moderator: TJBauman Trisha Bauman CEO & Founder TJBauman

08:30 - 09:00
Human Rights Reporting Workshop
  • Focusing on the risk to people not the risk to business
  • Complying with new regulation and law – how will national and international laws affect your business
  • Finding the balance on Human Rights reporting

WBCSD Bill Sisson Executive Director WBCSD

08:30 - 09:00
Purpose-driven communications: Employee Engagement

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?

Good360 Shari Rudolph Chief Marketing Officer Good360

EarthShare Mary MacDonald SVP, Business Development EarthShare

DSM North America Hugh Welsh President & General Counsel DSM North America

AHA Betsy Henning CEO AHA

IBM Jamie Lawrence Corporate Social Responsibility IBM

Moderator: Future 500 Andreea Rodinciuc Analyst Future 500

08:30 - 09:00
Purpose-driven communications: Community Engagement

Hear from leading companies on community development projects that are increasing talent pools, educating communities and ensuring no one is left behind in the 4th industrial revolution

Covestro LLC Rebecca Lucore Head of Sustainability and CSR Covestro LLC

ManpowerGroup Ruth Harper Global Vice President of Communications ManpowerGroup

Download your event brochure

Full speaker list • Full conference agenda • Audience breakdown

Tech for Good
08:30 - 09:00
NEW for 2019

We will host several Chatham-House roundtable debates on how we as citizens, and businesses, can ensure that technology is a force for good. How can we avoid un-intended consequences of new technologies? How can we ensure technology delivers social impacts?

08:30 - 09:00
Social application of technology

Technology is a catalyst for social change, it gives power and a voice to people within the community. How can companies use technology to build solutions which supports and improves local communities?

Conservation International Hank Cauley Senior Vice President Conservation International

City of San Diego Cody Hooven Chief Sustainability Officer City of San Diego

Cleantech San Diego Jason Anderson President and CEO Cleantech San Diego

Business Leadership Keynotes
08:30 - 09:00
Leadership Keynote: Leading a sustainable future

With environmental measures encountering regulatory roll-back almost daily it’s up to others to fill the void left by national leadership. Hear how business, cities & investors are driving systematic change within business and delivering the blueprint for innovations that will create a global economy fit for purpose.

CDP North America Bruno Sarda President CDP North America

Sempra Energy Dennis Arriola Executive Vice President and Group President Sempra Energy

08:30 - 09:00
Circularity Keynote: Closing the loop to shape a new economy

Increasing pressure on natural resources are forcing companies to take a Life-Cycle-Analysis approach from as early on as product development. But the increased pressure and the lack of national leadership provides a unique opportunity for business to innovate and collaborate to close the loop. How can your company take the lead and showcase the commercial benefits of circularity

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Christopher Wellise Chief Sustainability Officer Hewlett Packard Enterprise

08:30 - 09:00
Environment Keynote: Role of technology & innovation in solving environmental challenges

To meet the 1.5-Degree target and reverse environmental impacts investments in innovation and technology are required. The advancements in technology alone present themselves as a solution to the environmental issues we face. Hear how technology can accelerate the move to a sustainable economy and conserve the natural environment.

Fedex Mitch Jackson Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer Fedex

Microsoft Lucas Joppa Chief Environment Officer Microsoft

Rainforest Alliance Alex Morgan Chief Markets Officer Rainforest Alliance

Mastercard Kristina Kloberdanz Chief Sustainability Officer Mastercard

Moderator: University of San Diego School of Business Amit Kakkad Clinical Professor University of San Diego School of Business

08:30 - 09:00
Cities Keynote: Building the city of the future

Collaboration, technological innovation and investment are essential to build the smart city of the future which is fit for purpose. Hear how local Government, cities, investors and companies are working together to build decarbonized urban spaces.

City of West Sacramento Christopher Cabaldon Mayor City of West Sacramento

Moderator: University of San Diego School of Law Scott Anders Director Energy Policy Initiatives Center University of San Diego School of Law

08:30 - 09:00
Tech for Good Keynote: Ensuring technology benefits the many, not the few

Technology is advancing at an ever-increasing pace with its potential knowing no bounds. But with its advancement brings questions around its purpose, ethical use and the role of IT & AI in society. Hear how technology and innovation can tackle societal issues and improve the world around us.

Partnership On AI Samir Goswami Chief Operating Officer Partnership On AI

08:30 - 09:00
Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Leading the way

Increasing external pressure from investors and society is pushing business to do more to address their internal inequalities, especially within male dominated industries. Learn how to show leadership on D&I, how it can deliver a competitive advantage and the role technology has to play in levelling the field.

Tent Partnership for Refugees Gideon Maltz Executive Director Tent Partnership for Refugees

08:30 - 09:00
ESG Disclosure Keynote: Transparent, Investor Driven

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?

MetLife Tim Ring Chief Sustainability Officer MetLife

State of California Betty Yee State Controller State of California

CDP North America Bruno Sarda President CDP North America

SASB Standards Board Robert Hirth Co-Vice Chair SASB Standards Board

Moderator: Corporate Purpose (CECP) Brian Tomlinson Research Director, Strategic Investor Initiative, Chief Executives Corporate Purpose (CECP)

08:30 - 09:00
Plastics Keynote: Embracing promising technologies

Plastics are great, but quite problematic when leaked to the environment. Many heavy plastic users where caught off guard by recent public backlash and are scrambling to find the “perfect solution”. There’s a reason mainstream plastics are so successful; they are very efficient. And it’s really hard for a novel technology to beat (or “fix”) them entirely in the first iteration. During this keynote we will address how you can embrace promising technologies that – while not perfect – can take a solid step in the right direction.

BioLogiQ Bruno R. Pereira Chief Sustainability Officer BioLogiQ

08:30 - 09:00
Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Leading beyond the Financials

Diversity, inclusion, and equity has been proven to link to long term financial success — but how does it link to implementing socially responsible business values? This keynote explores how to lead and deploy DI&E to achieve the business transformation required to implement socially responsible business values.

Antioch University Seattle Mark R. Jones, Ph.D. Adjunct Faculty Antioch University Seattle

08:30 - 09:00
Closing Keynote: Delivering business success through social purpose

Doing something is no longer good enough. Businesses are increasingly aligning core strategies to societal issues and realizing the business benefits. Hear how companies are demonstrating leadership and taking hold of the opportunity that social purpose and impact provides

State of California Lenny Mendonca Chief Economic and Business Advisor State of California

Fairtrade USA Paul Rice President & CEO Fairtrade USA

Televerde Michelle Cirocco Chief Social Responsibility Officer Televerde

Bennett Freeman Associates Bennett Freeman Principal Bennett Freeman Associates

Supply Chain Innovation
08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Transitioning from a Linear to a Circular Economy

Innovative companies are tackling circularity from as early as product development, with the goal of reaping the reputational and commercial benefits. In this workshop session learn:

  • Implement circularity principles from product development
  • Role of Artificial Intelligence in enabling circular solutions
  • Cross-industry & regulatory collaboration: delivering successful programmes through partnerships
  • Closing the loop to shape a new economy. Is it possible by 2030?

California Air Resources Board Emily Wimberger Chief Economist California Air Resources Board

Pirelli Tire North America Maureen Kline Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability Pirelli Tire North America

Moderator: American Sustainable Business Council Ali-Reza Vahabzadeh Vice President, Membership & Chief of Staff American Sustainable Business Council

08:30 - 09:00
Traceability and Transparency – Tier 1 and Beyond

Ever increasingly complex supply chains lead to traceability and transparency issues. Both internal and external stakeholders expect visibility and transparency beyond Tier 1 within your supply chain. In this session learn:

  • Technological solutions to traceability and transparency problems
  • Get deeper in your supply chain to manage and measure your operational risks
  • Develop strategies and systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight to monitor performance

Home Depot Ron Jarvis VP Merchandising/Sustainability Home Depot

CDP Betty Cremmins Director, CDP West CDP

08:30 - 09:00
Transforming supply chains through ambitious collaborations

Start-ups, NGOs, companies, customers, suppliers, competitors, governments, employees or intrapreneurs – the collaboration opportunities are endless. How can your company scale its supply chain impacts through ambitious collaborations?

Ab Inbev Virginia Covo Director Climate Change Ab Inbev

Social Venture Circle VALERIE RED- HORSE MOHL Executive Director Social Venture Circle

08:30 - 09:00
Sustainable Procurement Integration

The demands on procurement often don’t match the demands of a sustainable company. It’s hard to make sustainability the focus within the procurement team when they have spent decades focusing on quality, price and lead-time. Hear how to navigate the sustainable procurement challenge and integrate social and environmental impacts into your buying processes.

MGM Resorts International Yalmaz Siddiqui Vice President, Corporate Sustainability MGM Resorts International

Saint Gobain Dennis Wilson Director of Sustainability & EHS Saint Gobain

HP Annukka Dickens Director Human Rights and Supply Chain HP

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Plastic Waste - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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. Through in-depth discussions you’ll learn new ideas in the following areas:

  • Plastic packaging – innovative alternatives
  • Educate communities on plastic waste and recycling
  • Closing the loop on plastics through collaborations

Greenpeace John Hocevar Oceans Campaign Director Greenpeace

Plastic Pollution Coalition Dianna Cohen Co-Founder and CEO Plastic Pollution Coalition

Reporting & Communications
08:30 - 09:00
Measuring your Social Impact

The S in ESG is always the toughest to measure, coupled with the evolution of technology it’s even harder to understand the social implications of your impact. Discover how to navigate the data measurement challenge, understand what data is material and how the SDGs could be the key to framing your social impact.

Linde Riva Krut Global Head of Sustainable Development Linde

GRI Alyson Genovese Director of Regional Hub, USA & Canada GRI

Moderator: Two Centuries Investments Mikhail Samonov Founder Two Centuries Investments

08:30 - 09:00
Getting the right data: What do investors want?

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?

Goldman Sachs Derek Bingham VP Global Investment Research Goldman Sachs

Nomura Heather Grantham Head of Client Relations and Marketing Resources Nomura

JLL Leo O’Loughlin Sr. Director, Business Development JLL

MSCI Samantha Sue Ping Vice President, Head of ESG Issuer Communications MSCI

Moderator: Future 500 Erik Wohlgemuth Chief Operating Officer Future 500

08:30 - 09:00
Engaging ESG rating & rankings agencies

ESG reporting is becoming mainstream and a necessity. Companies and investors urge for standards, comparability and transparency. But where does the value of that lie? Will the interpretation of standardized ESG data sufficiently provide added value – or do we need to identify new, under-reported ESG issues in order to stay ahead of the curve?

Measurabl Matt Ellis Founder & CEO Measurabl

Moderator: Sustainability Risk Advisors Mark Tulay Founder & CEO Sustainability Risk Advisors

08:30 - 09:00
TCFDs: Reporting the Financial Impacts of Climate Change

The TCFD recommendations will change sustainability reporting. It will add further pressure on companies to disclose ESG data – and thus enabling the market to arrive at a more informed view on how climate change will impact different businesses and sectors. Learn how companies are navigating the impending change.

The AES Corporation Leonardo Moreno Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy The AES Corporation

SASB Katie Schmitz Eulitt Director of Investor Outreach SASB

UN Environment Layalee Ramahi North America Network Coordinator UN Environment

Moderator: TJBauman Trisha Bauman CEO & Founder TJBauman

08:30 - 09:00
Human Rights Reporting Workshop
  • Focusing on the risk to people not the risk to business
  • Complying with new regulation and law – how will national and international laws affect your business
  • Finding the balance on Human Rights reporting

WBCSD Bill Sisson Executive Director WBCSD

08:30 - 09:00
Purpose-driven communications: Employee Engagement

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?

Good360 Shari Rudolph Chief Marketing Officer Good360

EarthShare Mary MacDonald SVP, Business Development EarthShare

DSM North America Hugh Welsh President & General Counsel DSM North America

AHA Betsy Henning CEO AHA

IBM Jamie Lawrence Corporate Social Responsibility IBM

Moderator: Future 500 Andreea Rodinciuc Analyst Future 500

08:30 - 09:00
Purpose-driven communications: Community Engagement

Hear from leading companies on community development projects that are increasing talent pools, educating communities and ensuring no one is left behind in the 4th industrial revolution

Covestro LLC Rebecca Lucore Head of Sustainability and CSR Covestro LLC

ManpowerGroup Ruth Harper Global Vice President of Communications ManpowerGroup

Tech for Good
08:30 - 09:00
NEW for 2019

We will host several Chatham-House roundtable debates on how we as citizens, and businesses, can ensure that technology is a force for good. How can we avoid un-intended consequences of new technologies? How can we ensure technology delivers social impacts?

08:30 - 09:00
Social application of technology

Technology is a catalyst for social change, it gives power and a voice to people within the community. How can companies use technology to build solutions which supports and improves local communities?

Conservation International Hank Cauley Senior Vice President Conservation International

City of San Diego Cody Hooven Chief Sustainability Officer City of San Diego

Cleantech San Diego Jason Anderson President and CEO Cleantech San Diego


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