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Lead the circular, clean tech economy

250+ Attendees

60+ Speakers

10+ CEOs

10+ Hours of Networking

1 Planet

We’re in the midst of transformation. The fourth industrial revolution coupled with the necessity to reduce global warming to 1.5C requires all stakeholders pulling in one direction, with grave consequences for failure. 

This also presents an opportunity for business to innovate, invest and collaborate.  The opportunity to deliver technologies and circular strategies which accelerate the move to a sustainable economy, conserve the natural environment and deliver business success. Grasping the chance presented whilst simultaneously responding to investor demand to be more transparent on ESG related risks is no straightforward task.

The Responsible Business Summit West will challenge 250+ CEOs, sustainability leaders, Investors, Government representatives and NGOs to show how they’re going to leverage new technologies and investments to deliver the blueprint for the future economy – over two days you will learn how to move from dialogue to action on the key opportunities that lie ahead.

Hear from 60+ Innovators and Experts Driving the Circular, Clean Tech Economy:

Abby Maxman
Oxfam America

Abby Maxman

President & CEO

Lucas Joppa

Lucas Joppa

Chief Environment Officer

Satya Tripathi
UN Environment

Satya Tripathi

Assistant Secretary-General

Maureen Kline
Pirelli Tire North America

Maureen Kline

Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability

Tim Ring

Tim Ring

Chief Sustainability Officer

Betty Yee
State of California

Betty Yee

State Controller

Hugh Welsh
DSM North America

Hugh Welsh

President & General Counsel

Bruno Sarda
CDP North America

Bruno Sarda


Kristina Kloberdanz

Kristina Kloberdanz

Chief Sustainability Officer

Christopher Wellise
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Christopher Wellise

Chief Sustainability Officer

Cody Hooven
City of San Diego

Cody Hooven

Chief Sustainability Officer

Mitch Jackson

Mitch Jackson

Vice President of Environmental Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer

Dennis Arriola
Sempra Energy

Dennis Arriola

Executive Vice President and Group President


Business Critical Sessions from Sustainability Leaders Delivering the Circular, Clean Tech Economy

250+ Sustainability Leaders Meet to Discuss Delivering the Circular, Clean Tech Economy

What you’ll learn at the Responsible Business Summit West

  • Lead the change: Explore the technologies and innovations that will accelerate the move to a sustainable economy and conserve the natural environment
  • Close the loop to shape a new economy: Transition from a linear to a circular economy and grasp the unique opportunity for business that circularity presents
  • Investor preference: Disclose accurate data, demonstrate long-term value and deliver transparent ESG disclosures fit for Investors
  • Diversity & Inclusion: Delivering D&I programs that show your leadership and deliver competitor advantage
  • You can’t do it alone: Engage employees, communities and suppliers to deliver a responsible and prosperous future for all

Leading brands you will meet in 2019

The 2019 Summit will bring together 250+ senior corporate executives from America's leading brands. A key component of our event is our emphasis on networking across the two days – we strive to ensure you meet the people you need to meet to help advance your ambitions. Click here to see a sample list of attendees at the 2019 Summit

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Representatives include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Environment Officer
  • Vice President of Environment
  • Global Vice President of Communications
  • Sustainability Director
  • Vice President Sustainability
  • Director Climate Change
  • Head of Sustainability
  • Head of CSR
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Director
  • Global Head of Sustainable Development
  • Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability
  • Chief Sustainability Officer & Chief Resiliency Officer
  • Chief Economist
  • Senior Vice President of Sustainability
  • Chief Social Responsibility Officer
  • Director Human Rights and Supply Chain
  • Director of Sustainability & EHS

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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 20219
  • 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

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New for 2019

Issue-based workshops:

To get to the crux of an issue requires honest and in-depth discussion. At RBSWEST we will host 2-hour workshops on key topics, including:

  • Transitioning from a Linear to a Circular Economy
  • Plastic Waste
  • Human Rights Reporting
Click here to explore the full agenda
The Investor Perspective:

Investor involvement in driving corporate sustainability forward is only growing, with no sign of slowing down. That’s why we’re bringing institutional and impact investors to the conversation to ensure your questions will be answered.

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The Start-up Showcase:

To deliver a 1.5C world requires collaboration and innovation. At RBSWEST we’ll bring the start-ups and innovators to showcase their solutions and help you deliver a clean future.

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More Networking:

A great conference will provide you with quality connections.  That’s why we’ll be running additional opportunities for you to network with your peers:

  • Pre-Event & Day 1 Drinks Receptions
  • Post Day 1 Dinners
  • Volunteering Activity
See who you could be networking with

Key Themes for 2019

Our aim for #RBSWEST 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.

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Join us to deliver the blueprint
for the future economy

Renowned as the meeting place delivering solutions for sustainability professionals, where they meet to learn, network and do business.

250+ sustainability professionals will convene in San Diego, October 9-10 2019 to tackle core challenges with world-class experts, hear about circular strategies and the latest disruptive technologies, and to collaborate, forming partnerships with new and existing suppliers.

If you work in sustainability services, make sure you’re in San Diego, October 9-10 for #RBSWEST 2019!

What sets Ethical Corporation flagship summits apart?

We’re doing things differently and we really want to move businesses towards the genuine impact you are looking for. The #RBSWEST agenda will help you uncover the potential for sustainability to deliver profit, build trust, and shape strategy with empirical justification through our independently researched agenda. There’s no corporate fluff in our agenda, just practical, deep-dive examples to show how businesses can transition to a more responsible and sustainable business strategy

  1. Multiple tracks / Multiple disciplines:In 2019, we are doing things differently. We will create dedicated tracks and sessions that address how organizations are driving the responsible business agenda. We will bring together experts from sustainability, communications, procurement and innovation departments as well as investors, NGOs, Governmental bodies and academics to share how they’re addressing the key issues and opportunities that lie ahead
  2. 250+ of the most innovative, exciting brands in attendance:#RBSWEST will give you the most senior networking opportunity possible. We lead our conferences with the latest ideas and case studies out there, and take pride in our in-depth research to pinpoint the brands that are doing the most impactful work to share their learnings.
  3. Practical learnings:We’re not afraid to talk about what doesn’t work as much as what does! Our sessions are practical with live polling and interactive questions. We guarantee you'll walk away with new ideas and contacts to help improve your strategy for 2019 and beyond

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Reasons why you have to attend #RBSWEST:

1Critical Insight from CEOs and Business Leaders: They understand what it takes to drive transformational change to business and industry. Insight from representatives of North America’s most innovative brands will share their 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 Sustainability, Supply Chain Management, Reporting & Communications, Strategy & Innovation or Climate Action our three conference tracks will tailor both days to your specific needs


3Learn From and Benchmark Against 250+ Corporate CSR Peers: We know that the best person to give you advice is someone that has direct, ‘tried-and-trusted’ experience. RBS West 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 sustainability. 


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What to expect in 2019

The Responsible Business Summit is USA’s premier sustainability conference. We pride ourselves on bringing together the leading B2B and B2C companies to share their latest ideas and strategies. The 2019 sustainability conference will bring together the leading minds in responsible business to debate the key issues and opportunities in responsible and sustainable business. Take a look at what you missed at RBSNY this spring:

Ed Long

Ed Long

Head of US Operations
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7188


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