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The Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020 26-28 May, 2020 · London, UK

How to Lead the Decade of Action

Finance / Adaptation / Collaboration

750+ Attendees

150+ Speakers

20+ CEOs

10+ Workshops

100+ Investors

Europe’s leading conference looking to discuss how business can transform and deliver the sustainable future

We need action. New ways of collaborating. New business models. New forms of investments. A climate emergency, global social inequalities, biodiversity loss and increased investor and consumer pressure for business to act is driving this change – your business has an opportunity to lead the way.

The 2020 Responsible Business Summit Europe is the only conference that will challenge all speakers to share how they’re changing strategies, investments and technologies now, to deliver against the 2030 and 2050 horizons. 750+ CEOs, ESG investors plus heads of sustainability, sourcing and communications will share how they’re looking to deliver a new blueprint for business fit for the 21st Century. This will be the most impactful event in 2020 – giving you and your peers the practical ideas, strategies and collaborations to lead during the decade of action. Confirm your place today to ensure you don’t miss out!

2020 leaders driving change includes:

The only event in Europe bringing together CEOs Sustainability Leaders and ESG Investors.

Ryan Gellert
Patagonia

Ryan Gellert

General Manager - EMEA

Rebecca Marmot
Unilever

Rebecca Marmot

Chief Sustainability Officer

Steve Waywood
Aviva

Steve Waywood

Chief Responsible Investment Officer

Chris Silcock
Hilton 

Chris Silcock

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Customer and Commercial

Douglas Lamont
Innocent Drinks

Douglas Lamont

CEO


Susan Aitken
Glasgow City Council

Susan Aitken

Councillor

Namita Vikas
YES BANK

Namita Vikas

Senior Group President & Global Head, Climate Strategy & Responsible Banking


Catherine Howarth
ShareAction

Catherine Howarth

CEO


Ryan O'Keefe
Blackrock

Ryan O'Keefe

Managing Director


Magnus Billing
Alecta

Magnus Billing

CEO

Birgit Van Hout
UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR)

Birgit Van Hout

Regional Representative for Europe


Saker Nusseibeh
Hermes Investment

Saker Nusseibeh

CEO

Gabrielle Ginér
BT

Gabrielle Ginér

Head of Environmental Sustainability



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Join 750 Business Leaders on How to Lead the Decade of Action

No other event will tackle the key issues and opportunities that you and your peers face. Key areas of focus include:

  • Climate adaption leadership: Build regenerative and resilient strategies that deliver market-level change on key climate risks and opportunities
  • Going beyond ESG disclosures: Performance-based metrics and goal setting fit for investors
  • Making sustainability THE future blueprint for business: Proving the ROI of sustainability and embedding within all areas of the business
  • Build the 21st Century supply chain: Utilise new technologies, partnerships and procurement strategies and transform to a clean, circular and positive impact value chain
  • Purpose-driven action and communications: Discover how companies are driving advocacy and action, both internally and externally, through purpose-driven communications

The Only Event that Brings Together the Key Areas of Business:

To achieve the required transformation of business requires all key entities sharing ideas, challenges and identifying new opportunities for business and collaboration. The Responsibel Business Summit Europe 2020 will bring together senior leaders from all areas of business to share how we can deliver the decade of action:

  • CEO / Board-level
    Hear from those setting the visions and strategies that will deliver a new, clean and inclusive blueprint for business fit for the 21st Century
  • Sustainability
    Understand how sustainability is becoming a central component to the future success of the business – both identifying new opportunities and mitigating future risks
  • Communications
    Build trust, integrity and action through purpose-driven communications. Companies need to engage and drive advocacy among key stakeholders to scale impacts and ambitions
  • Supply Chain
    Re-invent the procurement function so that enviromental and social impacts are embedded throughout the operations – build resilience and clean, responsible supply chains
  • Investors / Finance
    A place where 100+ ESG investors will engage senior corporate practitioners to identify best practice approaches and increased understanding of challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
  • Technology providers
    Support global businesses with new platforms, data analytics, insights and technologies that enable scalable environmental and social impacts

$12 Trillion Opportunity for business – Don’t miss out!

The time to invest is now – A new blueprint for business, fit for the 21st Century, is being developed. Be part of the growth, development and transformation of business:

  • Achieving the global goals can open up an estimated $12 trillion in market opportunities
  • Inaction by business could see 215 of the world’s largest companies facing $1 trillion in costs
  • Socially Responsible Investing market set to hit $23 trillion this year, with ESG assets growing by 200% over the past decade
  • Investing $1.8 trillion in 5 areas could generate $7.1 trillion in total net benefits globally, according to a WBCSD report
  • 130 banks, holding $47 trillion in assets, commit to climate action through the Principles of Responsible Banking

The 2020 Responsible Business Summit is the only event that will host CEOs, heads of business and ESG investors to discuss how business can deliver strategies now to meet the future 2030 and 2050 horizons. Join 750+ peers at the world’s leading sustainability conference, confirm your pass today to avoid missing out

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Key Themes for 2020

#RBSEU is the world’s leading event where senior practitioners from across the globe meet and share practical ideas on how their businesses can lead the decade of action and deliver a sustainable world. There is no fluff, just actionable insights and honest, frank and open discussions on the challenges and opportunities ahead.

NEW for 2020 – The Future of Forums

New for 2020 will be half-day devoted forums on the key economic infrastructures that have to undergo a systemic change to meet the 2050 net-zero ambitions

We need to drive systems change. To have products and services in the future that will be sustain long term growth. We will tackle 5 key areas of business on the verge of disruption:

  • The Future of Energy and Carbon
  • The Future of Cities and Mobility
  • The Future of Food and Land Use
  • The Future of Mining
  • The Future of Fashion

Benefit from:

  • Learning the latest trends and practical tools in consumer insights, technologies, responsible investment and where regulation is heading across the future of energy, mobility, mining, food and fashion.
  • Build disruptive thinking into your business model so that you can have meaningful conversations with your board to equip your company for the future 

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Leading brands you will meet in 2020

The 2020 Summit will bring together 750+ senior corporate executives from the world’s leading brands. A key component of our event is our emphasis on networking across the two days. At our 2019 European Reporting and Transform events we helped convene over 500 meetings across the two-day event. We strive to ensure you meet the people you need to meet to help advance your ambitions. Click here to see who attended the 2019 Summit

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Representatives include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Environment Officer
  • Head of ESG
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Chief Sustainable Investing Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Head of Social Impact Investing
  • Head of Sustainable Finance
  • Vice President of Environment
  • Global Vice President of Communications
  • Sustainability Director
  • Vice President Sustainability
  • Director Climate Change
  • Head of Sustainability
  • Head of Sourcing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Director
  • Global Head of Sustainable Develop Officer
  • 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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Real decision-makers, Real diversity

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 2020
  • 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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Build brand awareness and generate leads on the exhibition floor

Businesses need solution providers like you. Only with your expertise can staff transform their business and deliver a sustainable business fit for the 21st Century. Partner for success on our exhibition floor where all networking breaks, lunches, roundtables and functions will be held! We are already seeing a high-volume of interest in our 2020 event so do get in touch to ensure you don’t miss out

Floorplan of the venue

Responsible Supply Chain Zone

Showcase new innovations, technologies and systems that are helping de-risk supply chains and take action on key environmental and social opportunities

ESG, Data and Disclosure Zone

Demonstrate new platforms, systems and AI-driven tools that will help companies streamline their reporting and ESG disclosure efforts. Help improve oversight of ESG data and impacts

The Future of… Zone

Opportunity for pioneering companies to showcase new technologies and strategies that will deliver the new Future of sustainable business

Communication and Engagement Zone

Outline how companies can boost engagement with key stakeholders, drive advocacy both internally and externally and how to demonstrate leadership on key material issues

1-to-1 Meeting Zone

With the Ethical Corporation Meeting and Messaging service, as a sponsor or exhibitor, you'll be able to set up meetings with prospects and ensure your time is as valuable as possible. 550+ meetings and 1,400+ communications were sent in our last event.

Chill 'n Charge Zone #1

Grab some refreshments and recharge your batteries... and your phone's!

Chill 'n Charge Zone #2

Grab some refreshments and recharge your batteries... and your phone's!

 

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We guarantee an event like no other:

Issue-based workshops:

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

  • Climate Disclosures - Accurately reporting climate impacts, risks and future opportunities
  • Implementing Science Based Targets – Aiming for a 1.5-degree Target
  • From Pilot to Scale – How can Companies Mainstream a Circular System
  • Restoration of the Natural Capital
  • Setting a competitive price on carbon
Click here to explore the full agenda
The Investor Perspective:

There is no question that capitalism as we know it is dead.

CEOs have no choice but to have both a shareholder return & a stakeholder return—managing and measuring both.

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 transformation.

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DISRUPTOR SPACE New for 2020!

Discover the most innovative start ups and entrepreneurs disrupting everything from social impact, the circular economy, climate action and more. 15 minute disrupter pitches across both afternoons with opportunities for investment and collaboration to create more impact.

Contact us now for more information
Improved networking opportunities:

We understand that the best connections are sometimes made away from the conference space.

That’s why in 2020 we will be using a new and improved networking app for attendees to meet their fellow peers and have those quality connections and discussions.

  • Over 70% of attendees signed up to the app
  • 1400 messages sent across the two days
  • 600 meetings scheduled through the app
*Stats taken from a 300 attendee European Ethical Corporation event
See who you could be networking with

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.

750+ leaders from across the globe will convene, in London in May, at the world’s leading sustainability conference #RBSEU 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, ESG, supply chain, communications or energy services, make sure you’re in London 26-28 May for #RBSEU 2020!



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An Action-Packed Timetable

We spent over two months researching the key issues and topics to address at the 2020 Responsible Business Summit Europe. Our 3-day agenda is built around providing actionable insights and pragmatic discussions on how business can undertake the transformation of their operations to help deliver a sustainable future. We guarantee you will hear the latest trends, leading strategies and meet with key executives that will help you accelerate your ambitions. To access the full agenda click here

5 Reasons to attend Reuters’ Responsible Business Summit Europe:

1Multiple tracks / Multiple disciplines: In 2020 we have created dedicated tracks and sessions that address how organisations are driving the responsible business agenda. We will bring together experts from sustainability, communications, and procurement departments as well as ESG investors, NGOs, Governmental bodies and academics to share how they’re addressing the key issues and opportunities that lie ahead


2750+ of the most innovative, exciting brands in attendance: #RBSEU 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. 60-70% of attendees will be senior-manager level or above brand practitioners


3Practical 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. Next year’s event will focus on how companies can take action now and lead the decade of action. We guarantee you'll walk away with new ideas and contacts to help improve your strategy for 2020 and beyond.


4Where sustainability, communications and procurement takes centre-stage: To deliver the required transformation of business will involve all areas of the business to undertake innovative new strategies. We will bring leaders from the key business functions – sustainability, communications and procurement – to share how they are delivering new strategies and how you can help your business lead on key social and environmental issues.


5NEW FOR 2020: On 26th May 2020 we will be running in-depth workshops, in partnership with leading organisations, on key issues impacting business. The workshops will be action-orientated with agreed commitments / follow ups agreed. If you are interested in supporting / co-producing a workshop then contact Krina Amin - they present a perfect opportunity to showcase leadership and engage Ethical Corporation’s senior-executive community on material issues


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What to expect in 2020

The Responsible Business Summit is Europe’s premier sustainability conference. We pride ourselves on bringing together the leading B2B and B2C companies to share their latest ideas and strategies. We have a 19-year legacy of delivering the latest innovations and practical debates that shape the future of sustainable business. The 2020 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 can expect at the 2020 event:

Like to know more?

If you've a question left unanswered, or would like to know more information, get in touch with me using the below contact details;

Brenda Staines

Brenda Staines

Programme Manager
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7527

Email: brenda.staines@ethicalcorp.com

Ana Uzcanga

Ana Uzcanga

Project Director
Reuters Events

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7213

Email: ana.uzcanga@ethicalcorp.com

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