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10th June: PRE-EVENT WORKSHOPS

Workshops
16:00
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19:00
Achieving a Circular Economy – in partnership with WBCSD

WBCSD’s Vision 2050 outlined a pathway towards a society that did not create a particle of waste. Quickly approaching 30 years from when we expected to be 100% circular, we currently are only 9%. Instead of biasing our thinking on today’s status quo and anchoring our ambitions to incremental change, we should increasingly think about the envisioned end state and work backwards. A global roadmap towards circularity is needed to pave the paths that each sector and industry must follow to establish a closed loop economy.

This interactive Forum will consist of in-depth workshop style discussions. All attendees will be invited to share their perspectives and experiences into what the a 2050 closed loop economy looks like, the critical elements to achieve it and how each sector and industry can do their part. The input collected during this session will inform an update to Vision 2050 that WBCSD is conducting.

40+ senior executives, investors, academics and leading associations will be part of the debate

Objectives

  • Introduce WBCSD, Vision 2050 and its refresh
  • Share real world examples of circular economy in practice
  • Capture attendee insights for use in Vision 2050 refresh
  • Provide attendees with tangible ideas and outcomes to take back to their companies

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

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

RaboResearch Tara Janssen Sustainability Economist RaboResearch

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

Chair: World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Brendan Edgerton Director, Circular Economy World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)


** This workshop is exclusively available to those that purchase the Full-Access Executive Pass to the Responsible Business Summit.
The Full-Access Pass will also give you access to the pre-event cocktail reception, video recordings from the event and the post-event report.


Register here with the Executive Pass to attend this event
16:00
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19:00
Delivering Ambitious SDG Partnerships – in partnership with Huawei

Huawei has demonstrated over the years a strong and firm commitment to the sustainable development agenda. The research on the contribution of ICT to the UN Sustainable Development Goals is work that helps map the way forward.

This interactive Forum will consist of in-depth workshop style discussions. All attendees will be invited to share their perspectives and experiences into how companies can deliver more ambitious collaborations around the SDGs. The ideas collected during this session will help shape future Huawei strategies and partnerships.

40+ senior executives, investors, academics and leading associations will be part of the debate

Huawei Technologies Victor Zhang Senior Vice President Huawei Technologies

SustainAbility Jonathan Sim Manager SustainAbility

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Phil Bloomer Executive Director Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Telefonica Geert Paemen Director for Sustainability and Non-Financial KPI’s Telefonica

Nigel Croft Independent Standards and Sustainability Consultant

CHAIR: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation


** This workshop is an invite-only workshop. To request access to the workshop email liam.dowd@ethicalcorp.com

19:00
VIP Dinner on 10th June at 7pm sponsored by Ingersoll Rand

A VIP invite only dinner will be held on 10th June at 7pm courtesy of our Networking Dinner Sponsor, Ingersoll Rand. A three course meal plus a topical discussion (Chatham House rules) for invite only attendees. More to be revealed soon.

11th June: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

7:30
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8:20
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
9:00
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9:10
Welcome Speech

Ethical Corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

Keynotes
9:10
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9:40
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

UNFCCC Claribelle Poujol Manager and Head of Resource Mobilization and Partnerships UNFCCC

Chair: CISL Ben Kellard MSc CIPD, Director of Business Strategy CISL

9:40
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10:10
Leadership Keynote: Leading “Inclusive Capitalism”

Hear from Gilbert Ghostine on how he is shaping inclusive capitalism, delivering sustainable growth for his customers and communities, while innovating for society, from nutrition, sanitation and climate change to diversity and inclusion.

Firmenich Gilbert Ghostine CEO Firmenich

Chair: CDP Sonya Bhonsle Global Head of Supply Chain CDP

10:10
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10:30
Investing in nature: a significant action to tackle climate change and one we can take today

The world needs a range of measures to limit carbon dioxide emissions while meeting rising energy demand. They include the protection and restoration of natural ecosystems such as forests, grasslands and wetlands. But what are nature-based solutions and what is Shell doing to support them?

Shell Mark Gainsborough Executive Vice President, New Energies Shell

Moderator: Ethical Corporation Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corporation

10:30
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11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
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11:10
Responsible Business Awards Announcement

Ethical Corporation Krina Amin Head of Strategy Ethical Corporation

11:10
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11:50
Investor Keynote: Dichotomy of short-term & long-term value

Past finance models have rewarded companies that delivered quarterly growth and profits. Hear how companies and investors are changing strategies to reward more innovative, transformational, long-term strategies. How can we accelerate this approach across mainstream investors?

Alecta Magnus Billing CEO Alecta

Candriam Naïm Abou-Jaoudé CEO Candriam

Chair: ShareAction Catherine Howarth CEO ShareAction

11:50
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12:05
Transformation Keynote: The need for business to drive systemic change

There’s increasing evidence that the world is on the brink of irreversible change. Companies need to act now and show leadership, work with investors, to deliver transformational change

Cranfield School of Management David Grayson Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility Cranfield School of Management

Chair: Ethical Corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

12:05
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12:20
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

Positive News Martin Wright Chair Positive News

12:20
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12:30
Tech4ALL Keynote: Promoting full digital inclusion

Digital technologies are reshaping the world. To promote full digital inclusion, we have created an action plan called Tech4ALL. This plan focuses on three priorities: connectivity, applications, and skills. Our ultimate goal is to bring digital technology to every person, home, and organisation. 2019 is just the beginning of Huawei’s efforts, with the hope that in the next five years, another 500 million people will benefit from digital technologies.

Huawei Technologies Victor Zhang Senior Vice President Huawei Technologies

12:30
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14:00
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
14:00
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14:20
INTERACTIVE CHALLENGE/NETWORKING
14:20
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15:00
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

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Daniel Locke Global Sustainability Product & Packaging Leader, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Chair: Forum for the Future Sally Uren CEO Forum for the Future

The scalability challenge: How new systems and technology can help

A challenge for many companies is scaling their supply chain impacts. Hear innovative case studies on how forward thinking, technologies and systems are driving change

Microsoft Mahmud Mirza MS UK Lead for Internet of Things Microsoft

Danske Bank Jeanette Fangel Løgstrup Head of Group Societal Impact & Sustainability Danske Bank

WWF Raphaele Deau LFL Market Lead WWF

Maersk Annette Stube Head of Sustainability Maersk

Nestle Hanna Elina Jager Global Responsible Sourcing Lead - Paper, Vanilla, Hazelnuts Nestle

Moderator: The Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO The Sustainability Consortium

Engaging customers and communities on your purpose vision

Communicating your impact-driven purpose and value proposition is critical – both to future success and inspiring customers and communities to tack action. Learn how to engage customers on key social and environmental impacts. Help and inspire them to be part of the solution

AstraZeneca Helen Seibel Associate Director, Global Community Investment AstraZeneca

Lloyds Banking Group Leigh Smyth Responsible Transformation Lead Lloyds Banking Group

ONE HUNDRED John O’Brien MBE Managing Partner, EMEA ONE HUNDRED

Moderator: UKSIF Charlene Cranny Communications and Campaigns Director UKSIF

The investment process: How do investors analyse, compare and make investment decisions?

What do investors want? In this interactive session investors will share how they make their investment decisions and how corporates can improve their communications and disclosures.

BlackRock Ryan O’Keeffe Managing Director, Head of Communications BlackRock

ING Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability  ING

Church Commissioners for England Edward Mason Head of Responsible Investment Church Commissioners for England

PIMCO Niamh Whooley Senior Vice President, ESG Strategies PIMCO

Moderator: Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) Daryl Brewster CEO Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP)

15:00
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15:30
Empower suppliers to help deliver new climate goals

New goals and ambitions will add increasing pressure on suppliers. Hear how new systems, technologies and collaborations are helping companies address GHG emissions, water resilience and other climate impacts

BT Hari Sundaresan Group Chief Procurement Officer BT

TNC Chris Webb Director or Climate Markets, Europe TNC

Moderator: Circular Economy Club Richard James MacCowan CEC Coordinator Circular Economy Club

The scalability challenge: How new systems and technology can help [Continued...]
Engaging customers and communities on your purpose vision [Continued...]
The investment process: How do investors analyse, compare and make investment decisions? [Continued...]
15:30
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16:00
COFFEE BREAK
16:00
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16:20
Traceability and Transparency – Improve your visibility across all Tiers

To accurately measure impact, companies must have a multi-tier transparency of their value chain. Learn how to develop effective strategies incorporating data & technology to assess risk, improve compliance and increase productivity

Arla Food Sami Naffakh EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer Arla Food

Fairtrade Catherine Thompson Head of Innovation Fairtrade

ArcelorMittal Alan Knight General Manager- Corporate Responsibility ArcelorMittal

S&P Global Libby Bernick Managing Director and Global Head of Trucost Corporate Business S&P Global

Moderator: SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov COO SupplyShift

How business can play a role in delivering a sustainable Europe

The first 7 minutes a senior representative from the European Commission will share their new industrial strategy, future direction of the Europe and the opportunity for business. The final 13 minutes consists of a two-way dialogue where businesses share their barriers and difficulties. The aim is to highlight potential solutions and future actions for all.

European Commission Crispin Waymouth Deputy Head of Unit, Enterprise Europe Network and Internationalisation of SMEs Unit European Commission

Demonstrate leadership and become a trusted voice on material issues

Companies can no longer stay silent on the key issues impacting society and environment. However, communicating on complex issues can be a challenge. How can communication teams communicate the key facts and issues in a coherent way?

Telefonica Geert Paemen Director for Sustainability and Non-Financial KPI’s Telefonica

Rubies in the Rubble Jenny Costa (nee Dawson) Founder Rubies in the Rubble

Sky Fiona Ball Group Head of Inspirational Business & Sky Ocean Rescue Sky

Bayer Dr. Klaus Kunz Head of Sustainability and Business Stewardship Bayer

Moderator: Nokia Christine Diamente Head of Brand Nokia

TCFD Workshop

In this 90-minute Chatham-House rules workshop discussions will focus on:

  • Implementing the TCFD recommendations into your business
  • Monetising your climate impacts to transition to the low-carbon economy
  • Conducting a scenario analysis of your climate risks

CDSB Nadine Robinson Technical Director CDSB

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Dr. Bronwyn Claire Senior Programme Manager, Sustainable Finance University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

EcoAct Stuart Lemmon Managing Director EcoAct

Hermes Ingrid Holmes Director, Head of Policy and Advocacy Hermes

ING Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability  ING

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Dr. Bronwyn Claire Senior Programme Manager, Sustainable Finance University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

16:20
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16:50
Traceability and Transparency – Improve your visibility across all Tiers [Continued...]
SDGs workshop - Integrate and deliver the SDGs through ambitious partnerships

In this 90-120 minute, Chatham-House rules workshop discussions will focus on:

  • Identify new partnerships to tackle the SDGs
  • Map against your impacts on local and national levels
  • Measure your contribution to the SDGs
  • Communicate SDG impacts to key stakeholder groups

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) James Gomme Director, Sustainable Development Goals World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Richard Ellis Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

Anglian Water Andy Brown Group Head of Sustainability Anglian Water

Experian, North America Carol Urton Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Experian, North America

Cruelty Free International Michelle Thew Chief Executive Cruelty Free International

Coty Inc Anna Lucuk VP Corporate Responsibility Coty Inc

Chairman: Ethical Corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

Demonstrate leadership and become a trusted voice on material issues [Continued...]
TCFD Workshop [Continued...]
16:50
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17:00
Traceability and Transparency – Improve your visibility across all Tiers [Continued...]
SDGs workshop - Integrate and deliver the SDGs through ambitious partnerships [Continued...]
Educate the whole business on this positive impact-driven strategy

A change strategy focussed on delivering total positive impacts will affect all business functions. Hear successful engagement strategies that are convincing the Board and activating employees on the new transformational strategy

M&S Carmel McQuaid Head of Sustainable Business M&S

Tesco Plc David Page UK & ROI Communications Director Tesco Plc

HSBC Private Banking Sophie Haas Head of Sustainable Investment Offering HSBC Private Banking

Carbon Credentials Will Jenkins Associate Director Carbon Credentials

Moderator: EarthWatch Institute Maria Pontes Corporate Programmes Lead EarthWatch Institute

TCFD Workshop [Continued...]
17:00
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17:45
Embedding Sustainability Data into Procurement Conversations

Global companies are working diligently to meet their corporate social responsibility commitments, and sustainability teams have been hard at work collecting data to back them up. But despite the progress toward initiatives, procurement managers continue to make purchasing decisions without access to sustainability data, which diminishes the impact of sustainability efforts overall. Join us to discuss the strategies and technologies allowing responsible business practices to become a critical part of the buyer-supplier conversation.

SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov COO SupplyShift

The Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO The Sustainability Consortium

allianceHR David Camp Chief Executive allianceHR

SDGs workshop - Integrate and deliver the SDGs through ambitious partnerships [Continued...]
Educate the whole business on this positive impact-driven strategy [Continued...]
TCFD Workshop [Continued...]
17:45
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19:00
NETWORKING DRINKS

12th June: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

8:00
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8:45
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
Keynotes
8:45
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9:00
Government Keynote: Working with companies to tackle climate change

The UK is investing £5.8 billion over the next five years to help poorer countries with climate change as well as supporting international work to build climate resilience. However, there is more to do and the Government cannot tackle this challenge alone. Hear from Richard Clarke, Director General for Policy, Research and Humanitarian at DFID, on how we can work together to tackle climate change and its impacts

DFID Richard Clarke Director General for Policy, Research and Humanitarian DFID

9:00
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9:10
Net-Zero Keynote: How the UK will meet the 2050 Target

As highlighted by the recent report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the UK can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. Hear from one of the lead-authors of the CCC report on: why we have to meet this target, what the UK has to do to deliver this change, where the business fits in and the opportunities it presents

Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Mike Thompson Head of Carbon Budgets Committee on Climate Change (CCC)

9:10
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9:40
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 Julia Roeser Associate Director Cities, States and Regions CDP

Chair: Positive News Martin Wright Chair Positive News

9:40
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9:55
Purpose Keynote: How leading companies embrace purpose for a sustainable future

Today, society expects business to serve more than just shareholders and deliver more than just short-term profits. Business is expected to play a positive social role and serve a broad range of stakeholders, from employees and customers to communities and the environment. In many ways, this evolution is simply a return to the original role of business in society. Micael Johnstone and Adam Lowenstein of the EY Beacon Institute, EY’s global purpose strategy hub, will discuss the state of ‘purpose-driven business’ and share new findings from EY Beacon’s year-long research with Oxford Saïd Business School.

EY Beacon Institute Adam Lowenstein Trends & Emerging Issues Analyst EY Beacon Institute

EY Beacon Institute Micael Johnstone Global Markets and Purpose Strategy EY Beacon Institute

9:55
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10:30
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

UKSIF Simon Howard Chief Executive UKSIF

GSK Clare Griffin VP Trust and Global Health GSK

Positive News Martin Wright Chair Positive News

10:30
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10:45
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

10:45
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11:15
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
11:15
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12:40
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

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

Moderator: Lonely Whale Dune Ives Chief Executive Officer Lonely Whale

Building a new relationship with investors – responding to mutual expectations
  • Quantify ESG data that meets investors requirements
  • What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on your ESG information?
  • Impact investment - Engaging Institutional Investors to think long-term
  • Examples of Successful Engagement and Sustainability Reporting [Case Studies]

M&G Prudential Ben Constable Maxwell Head of Sustainable, and Impact Investing M&G Prudential

AXA Investment Managers Yo Takatsuki Head of ESG Research and Active Ownership AXA Investment Managers

Standard Chartered Bank Amit Puri Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management Standard Chartered Bank

MSCI Jasmine Mehta Head ESG Issuer Communications – EMEA MSCI

Moderator: ShareAction Amy Metcalfe Head of Programmes & Finance ShareAction

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, healthy and sustainable future. Hear how companies are working with cities to deliver the Clean and Smart city of the future. Key areas of focus include:

  • Partnerships that are transforming cities to a Net-Zero Carbon environment through renewables and building renovations
  • Technologies and systems that are enabling improved mobility, inclusion and impact

Woodland Trust Beccy Speight CEO Woodland Trust

RaboResearch Tara Janssen Sustainability Economist RaboResearch

Renault- Nissan- Mitsubishi Alliance Francisco Carranza Sierra Managing Director Nissan Energy Renault- Nissan- Mitsubishi Alliance

Signify Harry Verhaar Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Signify

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

12:40
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14:00
EXHIBITION & LUNCH
14:00
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15:00
Going beyond audits – New approaches, collaborations and technologies that address human rights risks

Whilst audits serve an important purpose in managing risks through the tiers of the supply chain, added layers are required to identify slavery and other human rights violations. Hear how companies have developed innovative strategies and approaches to go beyond the auditing process to address human rights risks

NEXT PLC Christopher Grayer Head of Supplier Ethical Compliance NEXT PLC

Unicef Charlotte Williams Head of Children’s Rights and Business Unicef

Moderator: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Phil Bloomer Executive Director Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Evidencing impact: Going beyond outputs - is your business really contributing to make the issue better?

In today’s digital world transparency is a given, but evidence is now critical. Learn how to identify meaningful data, evaluate progress and demonstrate accurate impacts. Understand the importance of more just data – purpose, culture, strategic alignment with the SDGs and climate action

Merian Global Investors Freddie Woolfe Head of Responsible Investment and Stewardship Merian Global Investors

HSBC Jon Wright Sustainable Finance Reporting Manager HSBC

World Benchmarking Alliance Richard Hardyment Research Director World Benchmarking Alliance

Linklaters LLP Vanessa Havard-Williams Partner Linklaters LLP

Moderator: The Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO The Sustainability Consortium

De-carbonising 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.

Syngenta Alexandra Brand Chief Sustainability Officer Syngenta

H&M Group Kim Hellström Strategy Lead, Climate & Water H&M Group

Southpole Charles Henderson Director Corporate Risks & Opportunities Southpole

15:00
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15:20
Modern Slavery – The investor perspective

Investors will share how they are making investments and moving funds based on Modern Slavery risks. Most of the session will then be devoted to Q&A where investors will be asked; what are their expectations on companies with regards to Modern Slavery? What’s the level of importance in investment decisions and how companies can engage them better on Modern Slavery mitigation?

Nordea Felix Nilsson Sustainability Expert, Nordea Sustainable Finance Nordea

Moderator: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Phil Bloomer Executive Director Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Quantify success: Measure & Monetise your impacts

Data-driven impacts. In this interactive session share ideas on how to accurately quantify social and environmental impacts, attribute accounting values to investments and impacts and benchmark against your peers.

Kering Michael Beutler Director of Sustainability Operations Kering

Moderator: Natural Capital Coalition Martin Lok Deputy Director Natural Capital Coalition

The path to plastics circularity: the 3R Initiative (Reduce, Recover & Recycle)

Plastics became a critical issue to companies worldwide. An increasing number of organizations are committed to solve the plastic problem and face the challenge of reducing the environmental impact of their products and packaging.

During the week of its official launch, the 3R Initiative comes to the Responsible Business Summit to:

  • Present its new market mechanism to support companies in achieving their commitments towards plastics circularity.
  • Welcome a Q&A session to discuss challenges and solutions on the topic.

The 3R Initiative Pedro Moura Costa CEO of BVRio (Secretariat of the 3RI) The 3R Initiative

15:20
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15:40
COFFEE BREAK
Closing Keynotes
15:40
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16:10
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

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

Fineco Enrique Saez CEO Fineco

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

16:10
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16:40
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

Aviva Marte Borhaug Head of ESG Strategic Projects Aviva

Chair: WWF Fanny Calder Director of Campaigns and Public Affairs WWF

16:40
END OF CONFERENCE

11th June: DAY 1 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

7:30
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8:20
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
9:00
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9:10
Welcome Speech

Ethical Corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

Keynotes
9:10
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9:40
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

UNFCCC Claribelle Poujol Manager and Head of Resource Mobilization and Partnerships UNFCCC

Chair: CISL Ben Kellard MSc CIPD, Director of Business Strategy CISL

9:40
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10:10
Leadership Keynote: Leading “Inclusive Capitalism”

Hear from Gilbert Ghostine on how he is shaping inclusive capitalism, delivering sustainable growth for his customers and communities, while innovating for society, from nutrition, sanitation and climate change to diversity and inclusion.

Firmenich Gilbert Ghostine CEO Firmenich

Chair: CDP Sonya Bhonsle Global Head of Supply Chain CDP

10:10
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10:30
Investing in nature: a significant action to tackle climate change and one we can take today

The world needs a range of measures to limit carbon dioxide emissions while meeting rising energy demand. They include the protection and restoration of natural ecosystems such as forests, grasslands and wetlands. But what are nature-based solutions and what is Shell doing to support them?

Shell Mark Gainsborough Executive Vice President, New Energies Shell

Moderator: Ethical Corporation Terry Slavin Editor Ethical Corporation

10:30
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11:00
COFFEE BREAK
11:00
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11:10
Responsible Business Awards Announcement

Ethical Corporation Krina Amin Head of Strategy Ethical Corporation

11:10
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11:50
Investor Keynote: Dichotomy of short-term & long-term value

Past finance models have rewarded companies that delivered quarterly growth and profits. Hear how companies and investors are changing strategies to reward more innovative, transformational, long-term strategies. How can we accelerate this approach across mainstream investors?

Alecta Magnus Billing CEO Alecta

Candriam Naïm Abou-Jaoudé CEO Candriam

Chair: ShareAction Catherine Howarth CEO ShareAction

11:50
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12:05
Transformation Keynote: The need for business to drive systemic change

There’s increasing evidence that the world is on the brink of irreversible change. Companies need to act now and show leadership, work with investors, to deliver transformational change

Cranfield School of Management David Grayson Emeritus Professor of Corporate Responsibility Cranfield School of Management

Chair: Ethical Corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

12:05
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12:20
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

Positive News Martin Wright Chair Positive News

12:20
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12:30
Tech4ALL Keynote: Promoting full digital inclusion

Digital technologies are reshaping the world. To promote full digital inclusion, we have created an action plan called Tech4ALL. This plan focuses on three priorities: connectivity, applications, and skills. Our ultimate goal is to bring digital technology to every person, home, and organisation. 2019 is just the beginning of Huawei’s efforts, with the hope that in the next five years, another 500 million people will benefit from digital technologies.

Huawei Technologies Victor Zhang Senior Vice President Huawei Technologies

12:30
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14:00
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
14:00
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14:20
INTERACTIVE CHALLENGE/NETWORKING
14:20
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15:00
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

Kimberly-Clark Corporation Daniel Locke Global Sustainability Product & Packaging Leader, Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Chair: Forum for the Future Sally Uren CEO Forum for the Future

The scalability challenge: How new systems and technology can help

A challenge for many companies is scaling their supply chain impacts. Hear innovative case studies on how forward thinking, technologies and systems are driving change

Microsoft Mahmud Mirza MS UK Lead for Internet of Things Microsoft

Danske Bank Jeanette Fangel Løgstrup Head of Group Societal Impact & Sustainability Danske Bank

WWF Raphaele Deau LFL Market Lead WWF

Maersk Annette Stube Head of Sustainability Maersk

Nestle Hanna Elina Jager Global Responsible Sourcing Lead - Paper, Vanilla, Hazelnuts Nestle

Moderator: The Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO The Sustainability Consortium

Engaging customers and communities on your purpose vision

Communicating your impact-driven purpose and value proposition is critical – both to future success and inspiring customers and communities to tack action. Learn how to engage customers on key social and environmental impacts. Help and inspire them to be part of the solution

AstraZeneca Helen Seibel Associate Director, Global Community Investment AstraZeneca

Lloyds Banking Group Leigh Smyth Responsible Transformation Lead Lloyds Banking Group

ONE HUNDRED John O’Brien MBE Managing Partner, EMEA ONE HUNDRED

Moderator: UKSIF Charlene Cranny Communications and Campaigns Director UKSIF

The investment process: How do investors analyse, compare and make investment decisions?

What do investors want? In this interactive session investors will share how they make their investment decisions and how corporates can improve their communications and disclosures.

BlackRock Ryan O’Keeffe Managing Director, Head of Communications BlackRock

ING Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability  ING

Church Commissioners for England Edward Mason Head of Responsible Investment Church Commissioners for England

PIMCO Niamh Whooley Senior Vice President, ESG Strategies PIMCO

Moderator: Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP) Daryl Brewster CEO Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP)

15:00
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15:30
Empower suppliers to help deliver new climate goals

New goals and ambitions will add increasing pressure on suppliers. Hear how new systems, technologies and collaborations are helping companies address GHG emissions, water resilience and other climate impacts

BT Hari Sundaresan Group Chief Procurement Officer BT

TNC Chris Webb Director or Climate Markets, Europe TNC

Moderator: Circular Economy Club Richard James MacCowan CEC Coordinator Circular Economy Club

The scalability challenge: How new systems and technology can help [Continued...]
Engaging customers and communities on your purpose vision [Continued...]
The investment process: How do investors analyse, compare and make investment decisions? [Continued...]
15:30
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16:00
COFFEE BREAK
16:00
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16:20
Traceability and Transparency – Improve your visibility across all Tiers

To accurately measure impact, companies must have a multi-tier transparency of their value chain. Learn how to develop effective strategies incorporating data & technology to assess risk, improve compliance and increase productivity

Arla Food Sami Naffakh EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer Arla Food

Fairtrade Catherine Thompson Head of Innovation Fairtrade

ArcelorMittal Alan Knight General Manager- Corporate Responsibility ArcelorMittal

S&P Global Libby Bernick Managing Director and Global Head of Trucost Corporate Business S&P Global

Moderator: SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov COO SupplyShift

How business can play a role in delivering a sustainable Europe

The first 7 minutes a senior representative from the European Commission will share their new industrial strategy, future direction of the Europe and the opportunity for business. The final 13 minutes consists of a two-way dialogue where businesses share their barriers and difficulties. The aim is to highlight potential solutions and future actions for all.

European Commission Crispin Waymouth Deputy Head of Unit, Enterprise Europe Network and Internationalisation of SMEs Unit European Commission

Demonstrate leadership and become a trusted voice on material issues

Companies can no longer stay silent on the key issues impacting society and environment. However, communicating on complex issues can be a challenge. How can communication teams communicate the key facts and issues in a coherent way?

Telefonica Geert Paemen Director for Sustainability and Non-Financial KPI’s Telefonica

Rubies in the Rubble Jenny Costa (nee Dawson) Founder Rubies in the Rubble

Sky Fiona Ball Group Head of Inspirational Business & Sky Ocean Rescue Sky

Bayer Dr. Klaus Kunz Head of Sustainability and Business Stewardship Bayer

Moderator: Nokia Christine Diamente Head of Brand Nokia

TCFD Workshop

In this 90-minute Chatham-House rules workshop discussions will focus on:

  • Implementing the TCFD recommendations into your business
  • Monetising your climate impacts to transition to the low-carbon economy
  • Conducting a scenario analysis of your climate risks

CDSB Nadine Robinson Technical Director CDSB

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Dr. Bronwyn Claire Senior Programme Manager, Sustainable Finance University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

EcoAct Stuart Lemmon Managing Director EcoAct

Hermes Ingrid Holmes Director, Head of Policy and Advocacy Hermes

ING Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability  ING

University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership Dr. Bronwyn Claire Senior Programme Manager, Sustainable Finance University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

16:20
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16:50
Traceability and Transparency – Improve your visibility across all Tiers [Continued...]
SDGs workshop - Integrate and deliver the SDGs through ambitious partnerships

In this 90-120 minute, Chatham-House rules workshop discussions will focus on:

  • Identify new partnerships to tackle the SDGs
  • Map against your impacts on local and national levels
  • Measure your contribution to the SDGs
  • Communicate SDG impacts to key stakeholder groups

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) James Gomme Director, Sustainable Development Goals World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

Walgreens Boots Alliance Richard Ellis Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility Walgreens Boots Alliance

Anglian Water Andy Brown Group Head of Sustainability Anglian Water

Experian, North America Carol Urton Director, Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Experian, North America

Cruelty Free International Michelle Thew Chief Executive Cruelty Free International

Coty Inc Anna Lucuk VP Corporate Responsibility Coty Inc

Chairman: Ethical Corporation Liam Dowd Managing Director Ethical Corporation

Demonstrate leadership and become a trusted voice on material issues [Continued...]
TCFD Workshop [Continued...]
16:50
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17:00
Traceability and Transparency – Improve your visibility across all Tiers [Continued...]
SDGs workshop - Integrate and deliver the SDGs through ambitious partnerships [Continued...]
Educate the whole business on this positive impact-driven strategy

A change strategy focussed on delivering total positive impacts will affect all business functions. Hear successful engagement strategies that are convincing the Board and activating employees on the new transformational strategy

M&S Carmel McQuaid Head of Sustainable Business M&S

Tesco Plc David Page UK & ROI Communications Director Tesco Plc

HSBC Private Banking Sophie Haas Head of Sustainable Investment Offering HSBC Private Banking

Carbon Credentials Will Jenkins Associate Director Carbon Credentials

Moderator: EarthWatch Institute Maria Pontes Corporate Programmes Lead EarthWatch Institute

TCFD Workshop [Continued...]
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Embedding Sustainability Data into Procurement Conversations

Global companies are working diligently to meet their corporate social responsibility commitments, and sustainability teams have been hard at work collecting data to back them up. But despite the progress toward initiatives, procurement managers continue to make purchasing decisions without access to sustainability data, which diminishes the impact of sustainability efforts overall. Join us to discuss the strategies and technologies allowing responsible business practices to become a critical part of the buyer-supplier conversation.

SupplyShift Jamie Barsimantov COO SupplyShift

The Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO The Sustainability Consortium

allianceHR David Camp Chief Executive allianceHR

SDGs workshop - Integrate and deliver the SDGs through ambitious partnerships [Continued...]
Educate the whole business on this positive impact-driven strategy [Continued...]
TCFD Workshop [Continued...]
17:45
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19:00
NETWORKING DRINKS

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12th June: DAY 2 CONFERENCE PROGRAM

8:00
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8:45
REGISTRATION, EXHIBITION & WELCOME COFFEE
Keynotes
8:45
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9:00
Government Keynote: Working with companies to tackle climate change

The UK is investing £5.8 billion over the next five years to help poorer countries with climate change as well as supporting international work to build climate resilience. However, there is more to do and the Government cannot tackle this challenge alone. Hear from Richard Clarke, Director General for Policy, Research and Humanitarian at DFID, on how we can work together to tackle climate change and its impacts

DFID Richard Clarke Director General for Policy, Research and Humanitarian DFID

9:00
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9:10
Net-Zero Keynote: How the UK will meet the 2050 Target

As highlighted by the recent report by the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), the UK can end its contribution to global warming within 30 years by reducing its greenhouse gas emissions to zero by 2050. Hear from one of the lead-authors of the CCC report on: why we have to meet this target, what the UK has to do to deliver this change, where the business fits in and the opportunities it presents

Committee on Climate Change (CCC) Mike Thompson Head of Carbon Budgets Committee on Climate Change (CCC)

9:10
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9:40
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 Julia Roeser Associate Director Cities, States and Regions CDP

Chair: Positive News Martin Wright Chair Positive News

9:40
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9:55
Purpose Keynote: How leading companies embrace purpose for a sustainable future

Today, society expects business to serve more than just shareholders and deliver more than just short-term profits. Business is expected to play a positive social role and serve a broad range of stakeholders, from employees and customers to communities and the environment. In many ways, this evolution is simply a return to the original role of business in society. Micael Johnstone and Adam Lowenstein of the EY Beacon Institute, EY’s global purpose strategy hub, will discuss the state of ‘purpose-driven business’ and share new findings from EY Beacon’s year-long research with Oxford Saïd Business School.

EY Beacon Institute Adam Lowenstein Trends & Emerging Issues Analyst EY Beacon Institute

EY Beacon Institute Micael Johnstone Global Markets and Purpose Strategy EY Beacon Institute

9:55
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10:30
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

UKSIF Simon Howard Chief Executive UKSIF

GSK Clare Griffin VP Trust and Global Health GSK

Positive News Martin Wright Chair Positive News

10:30
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10:45
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

10:45
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11:15
EXHIBITION & NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK
Track 1
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Track 3
11:15
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12:40
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

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

Moderator: Lonely Whale Dune Ives Chief Executive Officer Lonely Whale

Building a new relationship with investors – responding to mutual expectations
  • Quantify ESG data that meets investors requirements
  • What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on your ESG information?
  • Impact investment - Engaging Institutional Investors to think long-term
  • Examples of Successful Engagement and Sustainability Reporting [Case Studies]

M&G Prudential Ben Constable Maxwell Head of Sustainable, and Impact Investing M&G Prudential

AXA Investment Managers Yo Takatsuki Head of ESG Research and Active Ownership AXA Investment Managers

Standard Chartered Bank Amit Puri Global Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management Standard Chartered Bank

MSCI Jasmine Mehta Head ESG Issuer Communications – EMEA MSCI

Moderator: ShareAction Amy Metcalfe Head of Programmes & Finance ShareAction

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, healthy and sustainable future. Hear how companies are working with cities to deliver the Clean and Smart city of the future. Key areas of focus include:

  • Partnerships that are transforming cities to a Net-Zero Carbon environment through renewables and building renovations
  • Technologies and systems that are enabling improved mobility, inclusion and impact

Woodland Trust Beccy Speight CEO Woodland Trust

RaboResearch Tara Janssen Sustainability Economist RaboResearch

Renault- Nissan- Mitsubishi Alliance Francisco Carranza Sierra Managing Director Nissan Energy Renault- Nissan- Mitsubishi Alliance

Signify Harry Verhaar Head of Global Public & Government Affairs Signify

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

12:40
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14:00
EXHIBITION & LUNCH
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15:00
Going beyond audits – New approaches, collaborations and technologies that address human rights risks

Whilst audits serve an important purpose in managing risks through the tiers of the supply chain, added layers are required to identify slavery and other human rights violations. Hear how companies have developed innovative strategies and approaches to go beyond the auditing process to address human rights risks

NEXT PLC Christopher Grayer Head of Supplier Ethical Compliance NEXT PLC

Unicef Charlotte Williams Head of Children’s Rights and Business Unicef

Moderator: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Phil Bloomer Executive Director Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Evidencing impact: Going beyond outputs - is your business really contributing to make the issue better?

In today’s digital world transparency is a given, but evidence is now critical. Learn how to identify meaningful data, evaluate progress and demonstrate accurate impacts. Understand the importance of more just data – purpose, culture, strategic alignment with the SDGs and climate action

Merian Global Investors Freddie Woolfe Head of Responsible Investment and Stewardship Merian Global Investors

HSBC Jon Wright Sustainable Finance Reporting Manager HSBC

World Benchmarking Alliance Richard Hardyment Research Director World Benchmarking Alliance

Linklaters LLP Vanessa Havard-Williams Partner Linklaters LLP

Moderator: The Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO The Sustainability Consortium

De-carbonising 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.

Syngenta Alexandra Brand Chief Sustainability Officer Syngenta

H&M Group Kim Hellström Strategy Lead, Climate & Water H&M Group

Southpole Charles Henderson Director Corporate Risks & Opportunities Southpole

15:00
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15:20
Modern Slavery – The investor perspective

Investors will share how they are making investments and moving funds based on Modern Slavery risks. Most of the session will then be devoted to Q&A where investors will be asked; what are their expectations on companies with regards to Modern Slavery? What’s the level of importance in investment decisions and how companies can engage them better on Modern Slavery mitigation?

Nordea Felix Nilsson Sustainability Expert, Nordea Sustainable Finance Nordea

Moderator: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre Phil Bloomer Executive Director Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

Quantify success: Measure & Monetise your impacts

Data-driven impacts. In this interactive session share ideas on how to accurately quantify social and environmental impacts, attribute accounting values to investments and impacts and benchmark against your peers.

Kering Michael Beutler Director of Sustainability Operations Kering

Moderator: Natural Capital Coalition Martin Lok Deputy Director Natural Capital Coalition

The path to plastics circularity: the 3R Initiative (Reduce, Recover & Recycle)

Plastics became a critical issue to companies worldwide. An increasing number of organizations are committed to solve the plastic problem and face the challenge of reducing the environmental impact of their products and packaging.

During the week of its official launch, the 3R Initiative comes to the Responsible Business Summit to:

  • Present its new market mechanism to support companies in achieving their commitments towards plastics circularity.
  • Welcome a Q&A session to discuss challenges and solutions on the topic.

The 3R Initiative Pedro Moura Costa CEO of BVRio (Secretariat of the 3RI) The 3R Initiative

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15:40
COFFEE BREAK
Closing Keynotes
15:40
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16:10
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

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

Fineco Enrique Saez CEO Fineco

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

16:10
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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

Aviva Marte Borhaug Head of ESG Strategic Projects Aviva

Chair: WWF Fanny Calder Director of Campaigns and Public Affairs WWF

16:40
END OF CONFERENCE

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