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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

UNFCCC Ovais Sarmad The Deputy Executive Secretary UNFCCC

09:30 - 10:00
Circular Economy Keynote: Transitioning from a Linear to a Circular industrial strategy

With increasing pressure on natural and man-made resources, innovative companies are taking a Life-Cycle-Analysis approach to product development and realising the commercial benefits

London Waste And Recycling Board Natalia Agathou Business Advice Manager London Waste And Recycling Board

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

Mahindra Anirban Ghosh CSO Mahindra

London Waste And Recycling Board Wayne Hubbard CEO London Waste And Recycling Board

CDP Paul Simpson Chief Executive Officer CDP

08:30 - 09:00
De-carbonizing the supply chain through new technology and innovations

To meet the 1.5-Degree target requires ambitious investments and innovations in technologies, strategies and clean energy. But to make a carbon intensive business sustainable, you’re always aiming at a moving target. How do you successfully navigate this shift? Discover some of the leading innovations, smart technologies and renewables that are accelerating the move to a low-carbon supply chain.

Enel Giulia Genuardi Head of Sustainability Finance & Innovability (Innovation & Sustainability) Enel

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

Woodland Trust Beccy Speight CEO Woodland Trust

  • 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

The Dow Chemical Company Lorraine Francourt Director Chemicals Management and Circular Economy The Dow Chemical Company

Dell Louise Koch Corporate Sustainability Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa Dell

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

Moderator: Circular Economy Club David Greenfield Director of CIWM enterprises Circular Economy Club

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