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The key issues shaping the future of sustainable business

Climate Action and Investment

To meet the 1.5-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations. Discover some of the latest innovations, collaborations and technologies that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon economy

09:30 - 10:00
Climate Action Keynote: Transform the business to a Net-Positive strategy

The nature of all businesses is to grow but, under current models, this growth comes at the expense of the environment. Companies must transform to a restorative growth strategy. Approach carbon, waste, water in a manner that delivers a net-positive impact on the environment

Syngenta Erik Fyrwald CEO Syngenta

IKEA Foundation Per Heggenes Chief Executive Officer IKEA Foundation

08:30 - 09:00
Cities Keynote: Collaborating to achieve the clean, smart city of the future

Public-Private collaborations will be critical to delivering a connected and clean city of the future. Hear how local Governments, cities, investors and companies are working together to build smart, circular cities that help to decarbonize the urban space

08:30 - 09:00
Decarbonisation at scale: Accelerating the adoption of renewables

To achieve the 1.5-Degree Target requires ambitious investments across the whole value chain. From transportation to buildings, hear how companies are investing to accelerate the adoption of renewables

08:30 - 09:00
A Focus on Cities: Public and Private collaborations that are delivering impact

It is critical that Cities take bold climate action to deliver a clean, healthier and sustainable future. Hear how Cities and companies are collaborating to accelerate this ambition

  • Part a: Circular Cities – innovative partnerships that are tackling waste and leveraging new circular systems
  • Part b: Clean Cities – partnerships that are transforming cities to a Net-Zero Carbon environment through renewables and building renovations

RaboResearch Tara Janssen Sustainability Economist RaboResearch

  • Part c: SMART cities – Technologies and systems that are enabling improved mobility, inclusion and impact
08:30 - 09:00
Plastics Workshop – Reduction, Recycle and Replace

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. In this 90-120 minute Chatham-House rules workshop, learn how to:

  • Reducing your plastic use – sustainable alternatives
  • Educate communities on plastic waste and recycling
  • Closing the loop on plastics

Lonely Whale Dune Ives Chief Executive Officer Lonely Whale

Bacardi Rodolfo Nervi VP Global Safety, Quality & Sustainability Bacardi

PepsiCo Yolanda Malone Vice President of Global Foods Packaging PepsiCo

08:30 - 09:00
2020 Workshop: Targets, Collaborations and Investments

The 2020 Target line is in sight and companies across multiple industries are under increasing pressure to deliver. In this 90-minute Chatham House rules workshop key areas of discussion include:

  • 2020 targets – where are we and what’s next?
  • How can we deliver great collaboration and more holistic cross-sector thinking?
  • How can we accelerate investments in new technologies?
  • Are zero-deforestation supply chains attainable, and if so, when?
08:30 - 09:00
Empower suppliers to help deliver the new social and climate goals

New goals and ambitions will add increasing pressure on suppliers. Hear practical ideas on how to overcome the investment, collaboration, skills and technology hurdles and deliver impact


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