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The key issues shaping the future of sustainable business

Strategy, Innovation and Impact

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

08:30 - 09:00
Leadership Keynote: Innovate and drive systemic change

Hear from leaders who are transforming their business to leverage current disruptions and address increasing social and environmental challenges through innovation and leadership

Siemens UK Jürgen Maier CEO Siemens UK

Iceland Richard Walker Managing Director Iceland

Firmenich Gilbert Ghostine CEO Firmenich

Moderator: We Mean Business Nigel Topping CEO We Mean Business

09:00 - 09:30
SDG Keynote: Integrating the SDGs as the driver for future strategy

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.

Mars Petcare Europe Myriam Cohen-Welgryn President Mars Petcare Europe

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
Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Realise the benefits of a progressive approach to D&I

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: UN Women Simone Ellis Oluoch-Olunya Policy Adviser UN Women

DSM Resins & Functional Materials Helen Mets President DSM Resins & Functional Materials

09:30 - 10:00
Tech Keynote: Ensuring AI and new-tech benefits all

Artificial Intelligence (AI) will represent a profound change in business and society. How can companies make the most of AI whilst ensuring ethics and societal impacts are a central considering? Should companies be responsible for developing safe and ethical AI? What are the opportunities of AI and Tech to help tackle key issues?

American AI Association Al Naqvi President American AI Association

09:30 - 10:00
Brand Keynote: Demonstrating leadership through purpose-driven communications

A purpose-driven strategy is a must, companies now have to showcase leadership, demonstrate integrity and build trust through their communication activities. Hear how you companies are successfully engaging key stakeholders through a purpose-driven strategy

09:30 - 10:00
Closing Keynote: Are we really doing enough?

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?

WBCSD Filippo Veglio Managing Director WBCSD

International Integrated Reporting Council Richard Howitt CEO International Integrated Reporting Council

08:30 - 09:00
Think like a start-up: Disrupt industry norms through sustainable innovation

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

08:30 - 09:00
Circular innovations across all areas of the business

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

ING Joost van Dun Circular Economy Lead ING

Forum for the Future Sally Uren CEO Forum for the Future

Kimberly Clark Lisa Modern Vice President, Safety and Sustainability Kimberly Clark

08:30 - 09:00

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Workshop sponsored by: cruelty_free_international
SDG partnership workshop – Identifying new partnerships to tackle the SDGs

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

08:30 - 09:00
The Disruptor Pitch: Future technologies and innovations

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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