Businesses must change. Companies need to invest and innovate in new strategies and products that will help lead to a clean, sustainable future. Learn how to lead this transformation. Identify new business models and future opportunities
Hear from leaders who are transforming their business to leverage current disruptions and address increasing social and environmental challenges through innovation and leadership
Jürgen Maier CEO Siemens UK
The SDGs have created a focus of impact that’s widely understood by investors, NGOs, academics and Governments. Hear from leading organizations and businesses on how they’re using the SDGs as a central starting point for their future business strategies.
Myriam Cohen-Welgryn President Mars Petcare Europe
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
Erik Fyrwald CEO Syngenta
Per Heggenes Chief Executive Officer IKEA Foundation
Diversity and Inclusion is of paramount importance in ensuring your business is fulfilling its duties to society. Learn how to show leadership on D&I and understand how this can deliver a competitive advantage for the business
Chair: Simone Ellis Oluoch-Olunya Policy Adviser UN Women
Helen Mets President DSM Resins & Functional Materials
Artificial Intelligence (AI) will represent a profound change in business and society. How can companies make the most of AI whilst negating possible negative impacts? Should companies be responsible for developing safe and ethical AI? How do we prevent gender or racial bias and social exclusion?
Al Naqvi President American AI Association
For all the momentum and developments within the industry, are we really making progress on engaging the public on climate risks and the SDGs? Many companies will fall short of their 2020 targets. Should companies be more ambitious with their commitments and communications?
Filippo Veglio Managing Director WBCSD
Richard Howitt CEO International Integrated Reporting Council
To deliver the required changes requires bold, ambitious strategies that will go against years and even decades of industry norms. Learn how your company can embrace such a new approach and pursue new paths of sustainable growth
Companies must drive new thinking across all areas of the business to close the loop on the product cycle. Hear how new systems, technologies, finance and innovations can help accelerate this change
Joost van Dun Vice President of Sustainable Finance ING
Sally Uren CEO Forum for the Future
Lisa Modern Vice President, Safety and Sustainability Kimberly Clark
Tackling the SDGs takes a holistic approach – from start-ups, NGOs, companies, Governments and investors. Learn how you can identify and launch new cross-industry partnerships that help tackle the SDGs and deliver ambitious impacts
For many businesses the big transformations and impacts will come from external innovations and technologies. In this interactive session new start-ups and entrepreneurs will pitch their latest innovations and technologies. Then it’s over to you, to ask questions and identify which technology could help accelerate your climate and social goals
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