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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

8:50

9:00
Welcome Speech

Ethical Corporation Ed Long Head of US Operations Ethical Corporation

9:00

9:20
Opening Keynote - Living Wage

Oxfam America Abby Maxman President & CEO Oxfam America

9:20

10:30
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.

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

10:30

11:00
Coffee Break
11:00

12:00
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)

12:00

12:20
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

Moderator: Arctic Marcel Jacobs Co-Initiator Arctic

12:20

12:40
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

12:40

13:40
Lunch
 
Track 1
13:40

14:00
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.

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

Moderator: Two Centuries Investments Mikhail Samonov Founder Two Centuries Investments

14:00

14:15
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

14:15

15:40
Workshop - 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

Mackenzie Investments Valérie Cecchini Vice President, Portfolio Manager Mackenzie Investments

Moderator: TJBauman Trisha Bauman CEO & Founder TJBauman

 
Track 2
13:40

15:00
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

Bennett Freeman Associates Bennett Freeman Principal Bennett Freeman Associates

15:00

15:40
Session Available!

Email Krina for details

15:40

16:00
Coffee Break
16:00

16:45
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 Chief Sustainability Officer Home Depot

CDP Betty Cremmins Director, CDP West CDP

Moderator: Arctic Marcel Jacobs Co-Initiator Arctic

16:45

17:15
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

Ceres Jamie Alexander Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships Ceres

Moderator: Finn Partners Elizabeth Woodworth Partner Finn Partners

17:15

18:00
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

Qualcomm Erica Ciaraldi Global Program Manager, Corporate Responsibility Qualcomm

Volunteer Match Greg Baldwin CEO Volunteer Match

16:00

17:30
Designing Best-of-Class Circular Partnerships

More details to follow..

Greenpeace USA Graham Forbes Global Project Leader Greenpeace USA

Ellen MacArthur Foundation James George Business Engagement Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Thread Ian Rosenberger CEO Thread

Moderator: Pyxera Global John Holm VP of Strategic Initiatives Pyxera Global

18:00

19:00
Drinks Reception
8:30

9:00
Climate Action Keynote: New scientific evidence and the commercial opportunity for business

This presentation will be about the undeniable science behind the Cause of climate change rather than the symptoms. Using a new perspective on the existing scientific evidence, this session will explain a highly cost-effective response that will allow both business and individual investors to make a profit while helping mankind to adapt to climate change.

Earth Ship Limited Captain D.C. Anderson Executive Director Earth Ship Limited

9:00

9:20
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.

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

Moderator: Natural Logic Gil Friend CEO Natural Logic

9:20

9:40
Capturing ROI in ESG: The Link to Social, Corporate and Regulatory Value

Companies across the globe are diligently and responsibly incorporating ESG disclosures to strengthen their brand, financial performance and social license to operate. From understanding how ESG issues tie to core business strategy to aligning strategic implementation of communication and market awareness, corporate leaders are capturing positive social impacts and long-term company value. Learn how organizations are developing integrated solutions that address investor and societal pressures, while proactively navigating impending regulatory and political risks.

Cornerstone Energy Solutions Alanna Fishman Vice President Cornerstone Energy Solutions

9:40

10:00
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

Solve - MIT Sharon Bort Officer, Sustainability Community Solve - MIT

10:00

10:30
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

10:30

11:00
Coffee Break
11:00

11:20
Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Leading the way

Increasing external pressure from investors and society is pushing business to do more to address diversity and inclusion. Learn how to show leadership on D&I – and how it can deliver a competitive advantage – by integrating refugees into your workforce, supply chains, and operations.

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

Solve - MIT Sharon Bort Officer, Sustainability Community Solve - MIT

11:20

12:00
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

Moderator: Future 500 Andreea Rodinciuc Analyst Future 500

12:00

12:30
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

IBM Jamie Lawrence Corporate Social Responsibility IBM

Chobani Mark Broadhurst Senior Director, Public Affairs Chobani

Moderator: AHA Betsy Henning CEO AHA

12:30

13:30
Executive Lunch sponsored by TruStar Energy and Fortistar
13:30

14:00
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

Moderator: Scott Deatherage Law Scott Deatherage Lawyer Scott Deatherage Law

14:00

14:30
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

14:30

15:00
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 USA Graham Forbes Global Project Leader Greenpeace USA

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

Zurich Anja-Lea Fischer Group Head Environmental Performance Zurich

Moderator: Solve - MIT Sharon Bort Officer, Sustainability Community Solve - MIT

15:00

15:30
Coffee Break
15:30

16:15
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

16:15

16:35
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

Televerde Michelle Cirocco Chief Social Responsibility Officer Televerde

Bennett Freeman Associates Bennett Freeman Principal Bennett Freeman Associates

8:50

9:00
Welcome Speech

Ethical Corporation Ed Long Head of US Operations Ethical Corporation

9:00

9:20
Opening Keynote - Living Wage

Oxfam America Abby Maxman President & CEO Oxfam America

9:20

10:30
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.

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

10:30

11:00
Coffee Break
11:00

12:00
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)

12:00

12:20
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

Moderator: Arctic Marcel Jacobs Co-Initiator Arctic

12:20

12:40
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

12:40

13:40
Lunch
 
Track 1
13:40

14:00
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.

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

Moderator: Two Centuries Investments Mikhail Samonov Founder Two Centuries Investments

14:00

14:15
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

14:15

15:40
Workshop - 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

Mackenzie Investments Valérie Cecchini Vice President, Portfolio Manager Mackenzie Investments

Moderator: TJBauman Trisha Bauman CEO & Founder TJBauman

 
Track 2
13:40

15:00
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

Bennett Freeman Associates Bennett Freeman Principal Bennett Freeman Associates

15:00

15:40
Session Available!

Email Krina for details

15:40

16:00
Coffee Break
16:00

16:45
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 Chief Sustainability Officer Home Depot

CDP Betty Cremmins Director, CDP West CDP

Moderator: Arctic Marcel Jacobs Co-Initiator Arctic

16:45

17:15
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

Ceres Jamie Alexander Senior Manager of Corporate Partnerships Ceres

Moderator: Finn Partners Elizabeth Woodworth Partner Finn Partners

17:15

18:00
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

Qualcomm Erica Ciaraldi Global Program Manager, Corporate Responsibility Qualcomm

Volunteer Match Greg Baldwin CEO Volunteer Match

16:00

17:30
Designing Best-of-Class Circular Partnerships

More details to follow..

Greenpeace USA Graham Forbes Global Project Leader Greenpeace USA

Ellen MacArthur Foundation James George Business Engagement Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Thread Ian Rosenberger CEO Thread

Moderator: Pyxera Global John Holm VP of Strategic Initiatives Pyxera Global

18:00

19:00
Drinks Reception


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8:30

9:00
Climate Action Keynote: New scientific evidence and the commercial opportunity for business

This presentation will be about the undeniable science behind the Cause of climate change rather than the symptoms. Using a new perspective on the existing scientific evidence, this session will explain a highly cost-effective response that will allow both business and individual investors to make a profit while helping mankind to adapt to climate change.

Earth Ship Limited Captain D.C. Anderson Executive Director Earth Ship Limited

9:00

9:20
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.

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

Moderator: Natural Logic Gil Friend CEO Natural Logic

9:20

9:40
Capturing ROI in ESG: The Link to Social, Corporate and Regulatory Value

Companies across the globe are diligently and responsibly incorporating ESG disclosures to strengthen their brand, financial performance and social license to operate. From understanding how ESG issues tie to core business strategy to aligning strategic implementation of communication and market awareness, corporate leaders are capturing positive social impacts and long-term company value. Learn how organizations are developing integrated solutions that address investor and societal pressures, while proactively navigating impending regulatory and political risks.

Cornerstone Energy Solutions Alanna Fishman Vice President Cornerstone Energy Solutions

9:40

10:00
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

Solve - MIT Sharon Bort Officer, Sustainability Community Solve - MIT

10:00

10:30
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

10:30

11:00
Coffee Break
11:00

11:20
Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Leading the way

Increasing external pressure from investors and society is pushing business to do more to address diversity and inclusion. Learn how to show leadership on D&I – and how it can deliver a competitive advantage – by integrating refugees into your workforce, supply chains, and operations.

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

Solve - MIT Sharon Bort Officer, Sustainability Community Solve - MIT

11:20

12:00
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

Moderator: Future 500 Andreea Rodinciuc Analyst Future 500

12:00

12:30
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

IBM Jamie Lawrence Corporate Social Responsibility IBM

Chobani Mark Broadhurst Senior Director, Public Affairs Chobani

Moderator: AHA Betsy Henning CEO AHA

12:30

13:30
Executive Lunch sponsored by TruStar Energy and Fortistar
13:30

14:00
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

Moderator: Scott Deatherage Law Scott Deatherage Lawyer Scott Deatherage Law

14:00

14:30
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

14:30

15:00
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 USA Graham Forbes Global Project Leader Greenpeace USA

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

Zurich Anja-Lea Fischer Group Head Environmental Performance Zurich

Moderator: Solve - MIT Sharon Bort Officer, Sustainability Community Solve - MIT

15:00

15:30
Coffee Break
15:30

16:15
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

16:15

16:35
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

Televerde Michelle Cirocco Chief Social Responsibility Officer Televerde

Bennett Freeman Associates Bennett Freeman Principal Bennett Freeman Associates


Purchase the Post-Conference Materials

Event Presentations • Event Audio • On Demand Subscription