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
Companies are increasingly investing in new products, portfolios and partnerships that will help deliver the SDGs. Hear how leading corporates, Investors, Governments and NGOs are coming together to force change
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
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
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
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?
Saker Nusseibeh CEO Hermes
Magnus Billing CEO Alecta
Chair: Catherine Howarth CEO ShareAction
There’s increasing evidence that there’s a business case for businesses to go beyond compliance. To do that requires bold ambition and collaborations that address issues at source on a large-scale
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
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
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
Jeff Hogue Chief Sustainability Of cer C&A
Sally Uren CEO Forum for the Future
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
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
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
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
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:
Paul Simpson Chief Executive Officer CDP
Myriam Cohen-Welgryn President Mars Petcare Europe
Mairit Hollsten-Väinölä VP Customer Support , Mobile Networks Nokia
The majority of environmental and societal pressures fall within the supply chain. Discover new emerging innovations, technologies, and collaborations critical to sustainable, cost-effective supply chain strategies
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:
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
Sami Naffakh EVP, Chief Supply Chain Of cer Arla Foods
Cheryl McGechie Director of Public Engagement Fairtrade
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
Ruptesh Pattanayak Director Industry Solutions Microsoft
Raphaele Dea Market Lead WWF
Annette Stube Head of Group Sustainability Maersk
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
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. How can companies implement new effective technologies and collaborations to identify and solve these risks at the source
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?
Investors are critical to helping accelerate the responsible business agenda. But what do investors really want? Learn how your company can improve its disclosure and engagement on ESG information?
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.
Ryan O’Keeffe Managing Director BlackRock
What is the best way to communicate your progress to different stakeholders on your ESG information?
Jason Mitchell Co-Head of Responsible Investment Man
Ben Constable Maxwell Head of Sustainable and Impact Investing M&G Prudential
In this 90-minute Chatham-House rules workshop discussions will focus on:
The increased risk to the business of ESG issues has led to a focus on the disclosure and ultimately data behind impacts. Learn how to accurately report impact and disclose future risks and opportunities
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
Freddie Woolfe Head Of Responsible Investment and Stewardship Merian Global Investors
Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability ING
Jon Wright Sustainable Finance Reporting Manager HSBC
Take a business-wide approach to materiality assessment that goes well beyond stakeholder engagement to forecast future risks and identify future business opportunities
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.
In this 90-120 minute, Chatham-House rules workshop discussions will focus on:
Transparent, holistic communications is now more important than ever. Hear how you company can demonstrate leadership and purpose among key stakeholder groups
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?
In today’s fast-moving, digitalised-world companies have just minutes to define and communicate their stance on issues. Learn how new strategies and systems enable companies and its employees to have the necessary information within seconds
Geert Paemen Director for Sustainability and Non-Financial KPI’s Telefonica
Staying silent is no longer an option. Employees, customers, investors and other key stakeholders expect companies to advocate and lead on key society and environmental issues. How is this achieved without negatively impacting the business?
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
Helen Seibel Associate Director, Global Community Investment AstraZeneca
Alan Knight General Manager- Corporate Responsibility ArcelorMittal
Leigh Smyth Responsible Transformation Lead Lloyds Banking Group
A change strategy focussed on delivering total positive impacts will affect all business functions. Hear successful engagement strategies that are bringing activating the Board and employees on the new transformational strategy
Moderator: Maria Pontes Corporate Programmes Lead EarthWatch Institute
Carmel McQuaid Head of Sustainable Business M&S
David Page UK & ROI Communications Director Tesco Plc
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