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The Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020 26-28 May, 2020 · London, UK

An agenda built to drive change and deliver action



Keynote Sessions
08:30 - 09:00

The customer revolution is coming – society expects business to take the lead in delivering a new sustainable, inclusive world. Business needs to work harder, smarter and faster to build a sustainable future. Time is simply running out. Join us and 750+ global peers as we enter the 2020 decade of action and outline how business can deliver the right culture, investment, capabilities, technologies and collaborations to ensure future survival and success.

08:30 - 09:00
The Future of Business Keynote: The Leaders Disrupting and Driving Change

To keep industries viable for the future, they must go through disruptive transformations. Apparel, Agriculture, Finance, Mobility and Energy are some of the industries that need to undergo systemic change. Hear from industry CEOs on where the future looks, what needs to change to deliver against the goals and the actions that they’re taking now to deliver a new blueprint for business

Interface Nigel Stansfield President interface, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia (EAAA) Interface

08:30 - 09:00
The Future of Investment Keynote: Financing the Sustainable Future

This is the decade for change, action is needed now. Both business and investors have a duty to drive investments in the new technologies and programs to deliver a low carbon economy. How will your business take the lead and invest to deliver the required action? How can business and investors bridge the gap to become a joint force-for-good?

08:30 - 09:00
The Future of Procurement Keynote: Putting Purpose and Impact at the Heart

For decades global supply chains were built around cost, quality and speed of delivery. Whilst this remains a key deliverable, increasingly purpose and impact are being used to shape future procurement strategies. Hear how companies are altering sourcing models, simplifying supply chains and putting purpose and impact at the heart of the procurement process. Discover how such an approach is helping build resilience and realise new business opportunities

Fr. Meyer's Sohn Markus Panhauser COO Fr. Meyer's Sohn

08:30 - 09:00
Climate Adaptation Keynote: Taking Action on Key Climate Risks and Opportunities

Business must redesign their business model and strategies to build resilience to current and future risks posed by climate change. Hear how companies are using innovative technologies, strategies and collaborations to adapt their business and secure long-term success

08:30 - 09:00
Climate Action Keynote: Adopting a Regenerative Nature Based Strategy

Nature Based Solutions (NBS) can deliver 37% of cost-effective carbon dioxide mitigation needed by 2030. Companies are investing in natural systems to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Hear how companies are implementing these scalable strategies and catalysing partnerships to accelerate positive outcomes

Company_Name Diana Ürge-Vorsatz Vice Chair, Working Group III, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Impact Keynote: Accelerating Action to Achieve Global Goals

By some estimates we are 43 years behind schedule on achieving the SDGs. It’s been 5 years since the launch of the SDGs – hear how companies are now accelerating action, ambitions, investments and collaborations to help accelerate impact on the key social and environmental challenges that we face

Company_Name Helen Mets President of Resins & Functional Materials DSM

08:30 - 09:00
Circularity Keynote: What it Means to Become a Circular Business

Delivering a circular economy and eliminating waste is a huge industry challenge. Increased pressure is forcing companies to look across the life cycle of all their products, reducing impacts and increasing the recyclability at design stage. Hear how innovative businesses are implementing circularity across all business operations

08:30 - 09:00
Closing Keynote: From Shareholder Return to Stakeholder Return

The current capitalist model of pursuing shareholder return isn’t fit for the future. We live in a world of finite resources, social inequalities and an impending climate crisis. A movement is afoot to move business to a new footing, one that delivers both shareholder return and a return in value to society and the environment.

Strategy & Innovation – Adapt and Change
08:30 - 09:00

Entering a decade of action requires a new blueprint for business. However, business is tasked with delivering these new business models – strategies that work both in the long and short term – whilst sustaining business success. Use data, science and the latest trends to determine a full impact analysis of current business impacts and future opportunities.

08:30 - 09:00
Develop Agile Strategies: The Long and Short-Term Quandary

Companies are making commitments, working towards a 2050 horizon, that are also agile enough to evolve with changes relating to climate, resources, customer demand and legislation. Understand how to deliver commitments behind this new sustainable mission – without impacting current success – whilst having the ability to evolve and remain consistent during uncertain times

Nokia Karoliina Loikkanen Head Of Sustainability Nokia

BT Gabrielle Ginér Head of Environmental Sustainability BT

Vodafone Dorothee D’Herde Head of Sustainable Business Vodafone

08:30 - 09:00
Sourcing the Data and Analytics that will Drive Business Change

Many companies are data rich but analysis poor. To drive this new business model, you will need sound, justifiable data and analysis that stands up to scrutiny.

  • Understand how to find financial and non-financial data that will support your future projections
  • Hear how to predict and quantify future unknowns

Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO Sustainability Consortium

08:30 - 09:00
2030 Roadmaps: Use Evidence and Backcasting Techniques to Identify Impending Disruptions

What would the world look like if the Global Goals were met? Discover the latest data, science and trends to identify where the key risks and opportunities lie in today’s world. Use evidence to conduct a full impact analysis of current business models and equip your team with right knowledge to move forward

Company_Name James Gomme Director, SDGs World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Company_Name Uwe Bergmann Head Of Sustainability Management Henkel

08:30 - 09:00
Build Capabilities: Develop Leaders with the Right Skills

Discover how to re-skill and build leadership teams with the right skill set, diverse thinking and commitment to achieving the Global Goals. Learn where to hire, what future skills are needed and how to build capabilities in your business

08:30 - 09:00
Prove the ROI of Sustainability to the Board & Investors

The value of sustainability is far greater than a cost centre, but how do you prove to the board and investors to ensure YOUR strategy is deemed as the most desirable for growth and future success.

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

Company_Name Christian Leitz Secretary, Corporate Culture and Responsibility Committee UBS

Company_Name Christopher Springham Vice President Global Communications and Sustainability LM Wind Power - a GE Renewable Energy Business

08:30 - 09:00
Addressing Inequalities across Business Operations

Businesses are now tasked with identifying and addressing inequalities in their direct and indirect operations. Hear how your company can develop strategies to:

  • Advance human rights in direct operations and supply chain
  • Build inclusive workplaces
  • Strengthen inclusion across the business value chain
Operations and Supply Chain - How to implement change
08:30 - 09:00

Driving a decade of action starts with transforming your whole operations and supply chain model. From energy efficiency and sustainable R&D to supplier empowerment and Scope 3, deep dive on how companies build resilience across their entire operations.

08:30 - 09:00
Build a Resilient Supply Chain Through New Tools and Technologies

A company’s supply chain is where the battle is won and lost; there’s now a heightened sense of importance of supply chain risk. In this session hear how new tools, technologies and systems can provide greater oversight of potential risks and identify new strategies that builds resilience

08:30 - 09:00
The 21st Century Supply Chain: Combining Sustainability and Procurement KPIs

To drive real impact and change across the supply chain companies are tasked with juggling the need to meet targets for quality and cost, whilst reducing GHG footprint and delivering positive social impacts. Discover innovative strategies and technologies that can support this ambition

08:30 - 09:00
Scope 3: Mitigating Indirect Emissions Through Collaborations

Almost 90% total footprint of the companies is in the Scope 3. Assessing and addressing emissions across the entire value chain can be a complex task. Learn how companies are collaborating across their value chain to reduce their indirect emissions from purchased goods and waste

08:30 - 09:00
Delivering Large-Scale Climate Reductions Through Internal Efficiencies

A lot of gains can be made by making efficiency changes – energy and water – across the current business operations. However, this isn’t as simple as flicking a switch. Hear how companies have taken innovative approaches to deliver great efficiencies across their business

08:30 - 09:00
Traceability & Visibility: Successfully Map and Monitor Across the Tiers

Understand the full origins of inputs. Integrate data-driven systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight that ensures your company can make the right decisions to tackle climate and social risks

Company_Name Aiko Bode Chief Sustainability and Chief Compliance Officer Fenix Outdoor International

08:30 - 09:00
Packaging Workshop: Identifying and Scaling New Solutions

Companies are taking action to find new innovative solutions to address the use of plastic in packaging. Hear how companies are undertaking full impact assessments, utilising new technologies to deliver more environmentally positive packaging solutions that stand-up to scrutiny

Climate Action and Circular Innovation – Addressing key impacts
08:30 - 09:00

Opportunity to showcase the latest technologies and innovations that will tackle key environmental impacts to deliver a clean, circular system – and how!

08:30 - 09:00
Redesigning Products Through a Circular Lens

Companies must drive new thinking across all areas of supply chain management to close the loop on the product cycle starting from the design of the product without compromising the value proposition & quality. How can you work with R&D teams to integrate circularity into your products?

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: From Pilot to Scale – How can Companies Mainstream a Circular System

Implementing a circular system across your operations is no easy task. Improving your products, trying new materials and changing your operations generate costs and risks to the business.

  • How big data and AI can drive efficiencies, reduce waste and identify new opportunities
  • How to measure your progress towards the circular economy
  • Attribute accounting values to investments & implementation of circular operations
08:30 - 09:00
Nature Based Solutions: Accelerating Partnerships and Investments

Business must collaborate to help deliver transformative, restorative growth strategies. The long-term reality of Nature Based Solutions makes seeking investments and partnerships challenging. Learn how companies and industries can partner, present compelling initiatives to investors & implement nature-based solutions that deliver large-scale impacts

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Implementing Science Based Targets – Aiming for a 1.5 Target

Companies are under increasing pressure to align their business model with a 1.5 Target. But what does this mean for your business? How can you prove the business case of aligning the business with a 1.5 Target? How to align the business and potential pathways to achieve this Target will all be discussed.

Company_Name Ibrahim N. Al-Zu’bi Chief Sustainability Officer Majid Al Futtaim Holding

08:30 - 09:00
How to prioritise and implement GHG emissions reduction activities

Companies are faced with a plethora of options and techniques when looking to reduce their GHG emissions. In this session, we’ll share innovative new tools, techniques and systems that will assist you in delivering the greatest impact

Company_Name Wulf-Peter Schmidt Director Sustainability, Advanced Regulations and Product Conformity Ford

08:30 - 09:00
Carbon workshop: Setting an Internal Competitive Price on Carbon

Getting ahead of regulations companies are using an internal carbon price to help manage climate risk and align themselves with the low-carbon transition.  As global pressure mounts on the need for a unified price on carbon, many companies have taken the initiative to set their own carbon price. Hear ideas and strategies on:

  • How to convince the business of the benefits
  • How to set a competitive price
  • How to use carbon-pricing to identify hidden risks and impacts 
  • New opportunities realised through setting a price on carbon Use internal price of carbon to make investment decisions
ESG Disclosure and Investor Engagement – Bridging the gap
08:30 - 09:00

Corporates and investors share best practice approaches around ESG-driven disclosure and how to bridge the gap between the two communities

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Climate Disclosures - Accurately reporting climate impacts, risks and future opportunities
  • Implementing the TCFD recommendations into the business
  • Monetising climate impacts and showcasing a transition to the low-carbon economy
  • Conducting a scenario analysis of current and future climate risks
  • Benefits to the business from adopting the TCFDs
08:30 - 09:00
Building a New Relationship with Investors – Long-Term ESG Focussed

Bridge the gap with investors and learn best practice to communicate progress to different stakeholders on ESG information. Understand how to best quantify ESG data that meets investors requirements yet remains meaningful for sustainability long-term strategy

08:30 - 09:00
A Joint Approach to ESG Engagement: Investor Relations and Sustainability

Non-financial performance has financial relevance to investors, meaning reporting professionals from two different worlds need to collaborate to understand what this ESG demand means and how to share non-financial data in a financial context. Get in front of the trend and understand the latest approaches to further collaboration between internal teams

Ethical Trade Innitiative Peter McAllister Executive Director Ethical Trade Innitiative

08:30 - 09:00
Impact-Centric Data that Investors can Trust

There’s a need for business to move from reporting on what you’re doing to the impact you’re having. Data that has impact at its heart is central to proving a company’s purpose. Learn best practice examples of performance-based metrics that are impact centric

08:30 - 09:00
Measuring your Social Impact

The S in ESG is always the toughest to measure, coupled with the evolution of technology it’s even harder to understand the social implications of your impact. Discover how to navigate the data measurement challenge, understand what data is material and how the SDGs could be the key to framing your social impact

Company_Name Richard Hardyment Research Director World Benchmarking Alliance

08:30 - 09:00
Operationalising Sustainability

Sustainability is increasingly moving from a reporting exercise to critical way of managing performance. Discover ways in which you can operationalise the reporting process to manage risks and identify new opportunities

Purpose-Driven Communications – Driving action and advocacy
08:30 - 09:00

In-depth look at how business can successfully communicate its sustainable vision and impact-driven purpose that demonstrates integrity and leadership, whilst driving the required external action

08:30 - 09:00
Simplifying the Sustainability Message

The issues businesses need to communicate today are vast and complex. Discover ways to communicate simplified, yet compelling messages that cover the breadth and depth of complex business issues. Really engage your customer on sustainability

08:30 - 09:00
Engaging Customers to be Part of the Solution

Transformational change can’t happen alone. It requires customers to change behaviour and take responsibility for their actions on consumption – from fashion to food choices. Be inspired by innovative campaigns and case studies where consumer behaviour change has led to real impact

08:30 - 09:00
Purpose-driven communications Part A: Employee Engagement

Creating a sustainability plan that’s fully integrated into business strategy is of paramount importance. Employees can be your biggest advocates and most engaged stakeholder. What are the latest strategies in engaging employees in sustainability and making them part of the movement?

Company_Name Bruce Learner Senior Manager CSR and Partnership Kellogg Europe

08:30 - 09:00
Purpose-driven communications Part B: Customer Engagement

Customers are receiving increasing communications from companies and this in turn is making it more difficult for companies to get heard on key issues. Hear innovative ways businesses have increased engagement with customers and helped boost reputation and advocacy.

08:30 - 09:00
Communicating Leadership in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

As companies increasingly work in multi-industry partnerships it’s imperative, they know how to communicate their impact, whilst aligning with the partnership messaging. Learn how companies are demonstrating leadership whilst retaining consistency with their partners

New for 2020: The Future of Forums
08:30 - 09:00

We need to drive systems change. To have products and services in the future that will be sustain long term growth. New for 2020 will be half-day devoted forums on the key economic infrastructures that have to undergo a systemic change to meet the 2050 net-zero ambitions. We will tackle 5 key areas of business on the verge of disruption:

  • The Future of Energy and Carbon
  • The Future of Cities and Mobility
  • The Future of Food and Land Use
  • The Future of Mining
  • The Future of Fashion

Benefit from:

  • Learning the latest trends and practical tools in consumer insights, technologies, responsible investment and where regulation is heading across these areas of business. 
  • Build disruptive thinking into your business model so that you can have meaningful conversations with your board to equip your company for the future 
Keynote Sessions
08:30 - 09:00

The customer revolution is coming – society expects business to take the lead in delivering a new sustainable, inclusive world. Business needs to work harder, smarter and faster to build a sustainable future. Time is simply running out. Join us and 750+ global peers as we enter the 2020 decade of action and outline how business can deliver the right culture, investment, capabilities, technologies and collaborations to ensure future survival and success.

08:30 - 09:00
The Future of Business Keynote: The Leaders Disrupting and Driving Change

To keep industries viable for the future, they must go through disruptive transformations. Apparel, Agriculture, Finance, Mobility and Energy are some of the industries that need to undergo systemic change. Hear from industry CEOs on where the future looks, what needs to change to deliver against the goals and the actions that they’re taking now to deliver a new blueprint for business

Interface Nigel Stansfield President interface, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia (EAAA) Interface

08:30 - 09:00
The Future of Investment Keynote: Financing the Sustainable Future

This is the decade for change, action is needed now. Both business and investors have a duty to drive investments in the new technologies and programs to deliver a low carbon economy. How will your business take the lead and invest to deliver the required action? How can business and investors bridge the gap to become a joint force-for-good?

08:30 - 09:00
The Future of Procurement Keynote: Putting Purpose and Impact at the Heart

For decades global supply chains were built around cost, quality and speed of delivery. Whilst this remains a key deliverable, increasingly purpose and impact are being used to shape future procurement strategies. Hear how companies are altering sourcing models, simplifying supply chains and putting purpose and impact at the heart of the procurement process. Discover how such an approach is helping build resilience and realise new business opportunities

Fr. Meyer's Sohn Markus Panhauser COO Fr. Meyer's Sohn

08:30 - 09:00
Climate Adaptation Keynote: Taking Action on Key Climate Risks and Opportunities

Business must redesign their business model and strategies to build resilience to current and future risks posed by climate change. Hear how companies are using innovative technologies, strategies and collaborations to adapt their business and secure long-term success

08:30 - 09:00
Climate Action Keynote: Adopting a Regenerative Nature Based Strategy

Nature Based Solutions (NBS) can deliver 37% of cost-effective carbon dioxide mitigation needed by 2030. Companies are investing in natural systems to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Hear how companies are implementing these scalable strategies and catalysing partnerships to accelerate positive outcomes

Company_Name Diana Ürge-Vorsatz Vice Chair, Working Group III, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

08:30 - 09:00
SDG Impact Keynote: Accelerating Action to Achieve Global Goals

By some estimates we are 43 years behind schedule on achieving the SDGs. It’s been 5 years since the launch of the SDGs – hear how companies are now accelerating action, ambitions, investments and collaborations to help accelerate impact on the key social and environmental challenges that we face

Company_Name Helen Mets President of Resins & Functional Materials DSM

08:30 - 09:00
Circularity Keynote: What it Means to Become a Circular Business

Delivering a circular economy and eliminating waste is a huge industry challenge. Increased pressure is forcing companies to look across the life cycle of all their products, reducing impacts and increasing the recyclability at design stage. Hear how innovative businesses are implementing circularity across all business operations

08:30 - 09:00
Closing Keynote: From Shareholder Return to Stakeholder Return

The current capitalist model of pursuing shareholder return isn’t fit for the future. We live in a world of finite resources, social inequalities and an impending climate crisis. A movement is afoot to move business to a new footing, one that delivers both shareholder return and a return in value to society and the environment.

Save £500, Only 25 days left to save

Join 750+ peers at the world’s leading sustainability event, confirm your place today and save £500

Strategy & Innovation – Adapt and Change
08:30 - 09:00

Entering a decade of action requires a new blueprint for business. However, business is tasked with delivering these new business models – strategies that work both in the long and short term – whilst sustaining business success. Use data, science and the latest trends to determine a full impact analysis of current business impacts and future opportunities.

08:30 - 09:00
Develop Agile Strategies: The Long and Short-Term Quandary

Companies are making commitments, working towards a 2050 horizon, that are also agile enough to evolve with changes relating to climate, resources, customer demand and legislation. Understand how to deliver commitments behind this new sustainable mission – without impacting current success – whilst having the ability to evolve and remain consistent during uncertain times

Nokia Karoliina Loikkanen Head Of Sustainability Nokia

BT Gabrielle Ginér Head of Environmental Sustainability BT

Vodafone Dorothee D’Herde Head of Sustainable Business Vodafone

08:30 - 09:00
Sourcing the Data and Analytics that will Drive Business Change

Many companies are data rich but analysis poor. To drive this new business model, you will need sound, justifiable data and analysis that stands up to scrutiny.

  • Understand how to find financial and non-financial data that will support your future projections
  • Hear how to predict and quantify future unknowns

Sustainability Consortium Euan Murray CEO Sustainability Consortium

08:30 - 09:00
2030 Roadmaps: Use Evidence and Backcasting Techniques to Identify Impending Disruptions

What would the world look like if the Global Goals were met? Discover the latest data, science and trends to identify where the key risks and opportunities lie in today’s world. Use evidence to conduct a full impact analysis of current business models and equip your team with right knowledge to move forward

Company_Name James Gomme Director, SDGs World Business Council for Sustainable Development

Company_Name Uwe Bergmann Head Of Sustainability Management Henkel

08:30 - 09:00
Build Capabilities: Develop Leaders with the Right Skills

Discover how to re-skill and build leadership teams with the right skill set, diverse thinking and commitment to achieving the Global Goals. Learn where to hire, what future skills are needed and how to build capabilities in your business

08:30 - 09:00
Prove the ROI of Sustainability to the Board & Investors

The value of sustainability is far greater than a cost centre, but how do you prove to the board and investors to ensure YOUR strategy is deemed as the most desirable for growth and future success.

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

Company_Name Christian Leitz Secretary, Corporate Culture and Responsibility Committee UBS

Company_Name Christopher Springham Vice President Global Communications and Sustainability LM Wind Power - a GE Renewable Energy Business

08:30 - 09:00
Addressing Inequalities across Business Operations

Businesses are now tasked with identifying and addressing inequalities in their direct and indirect operations. Hear how your company can develop strategies to:

  • Advance human rights in direct operations and supply chain
  • Build inclusive workplaces
  • Strengthen inclusion across the business value chain

Save £500, Only 25 days left to save

Join 750+ peers at the world’s leading sustainability event, confirm your place today and save £500

Operations and Supply Chain - How to implement change
08:30 - 09:00

Driving a decade of action starts with transforming your whole operations and supply chain model. From energy efficiency and sustainable R&D to supplier empowerment and Scope 3, deep dive on how companies build resilience across their entire operations.

08:30 - 09:00
Build a Resilient Supply Chain Through New Tools and Technologies

A company’s supply chain is where the battle is won and lost; there’s now a heightened sense of importance of supply chain risk. In this session hear how new tools, technologies and systems can provide greater oversight of potential risks and identify new strategies that builds resilience

08:30 - 09:00
The 21st Century Supply Chain: Combining Sustainability and Procurement KPIs

To drive real impact and change across the supply chain companies are tasked with juggling the need to meet targets for quality and cost, whilst reducing GHG footprint and delivering positive social impacts. Discover innovative strategies and technologies that can support this ambition

08:30 - 09:00
Scope 3: Mitigating Indirect Emissions Through Collaborations

Almost 90% total footprint of the companies is in the Scope 3. Assessing and addressing emissions across the entire value chain can be a complex task. Learn how companies are collaborating across their value chain to reduce their indirect emissions from purchased goods and waste

08:30 - 09:00
Delivering Large-Scale Climate Reductions Through Internal Efficiencies

A lot of gains can be made by making efficiency changes – energy and water – across the current business operations. However, this isn’t as simple as flicking a switch. Hear how companies have taken innovative approaches to deliver great efficiencies across their business

08:30 - 09:00
Traceability & Visibility: Successfully Map and Monitor Across the Tiers

Understand the full origins of inputs. Integrate data-driven systems that deliver accurate metrics and oversight that ensures your company can make the right decisions to tackle climate and social risks

Company_Name Aiko Bode Chief Sustainability and Chief Compliance Officer Fenix Outdoor International

08:30 - 09:00
Packaging Workshop: Identifying and Scaling New Solutions

Companies are taking action to find new innovative solutions to address the use of plastic in packaging. Hear how companies are undertaking full impact assessments, utilising new technologies to deliver more environmentally positive packaging solutions that stand-up to scrutiny

Save £500, Only 25 days left to save

Join 750+ peers at the world’s leading sustainability event, confirm your place today and save £500

Climate Action and Circular Innovation – Addressing key impacts
08:30 - 09:00

Opportunity to showcase the latest technologies and innovations that will tackle key environmental impacts to deliver a clean, circular system – and how!

08:30 - 09:00
Redesigning Products Through a Circular Lens

Companies must drive new thinking across all areas of supply chain management to close the loop on the product cycle starting from the design of the product without compromising the value proposition & quality. How can you work with R&D teams to integrate circularity into your products?

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: From Pilot to Scale – How can Companies Mainstream a Circular System

Implementing a circular system across your operations is no easy task. Improving your products, trying new materials and changing your operations generate costs and risks to the business.

  • How big data and AI can drive efficiencies, reduce waste and identify new opportunities
  • How to measure your progress towards the circular economy
  • Attribute accounting values to investments & implementation of circular operations
08:30 - 09:00
Nature Based Solutions: Accelerating Partnerships and Investments

Business must collaborate to help deliver transformative, restorative growth strategies. The long-term reality of Nature Based Solutions makes seeking investments and partnerships challenging. Learn how companies and industries can partner, present compelling initiatives to investors & implement nature-based solutions that deliver large-scale impacts

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Implementing Science Based Targets – Aiming for a 1.5 Target

Companies are under increasing pressure to align their business model with a 1.5 Target. But what does this mean for your business? How can you prove the business case of aligning the business with a 1.5 Target? How to align the business and potential pathways to achieve this Target will all be discussed.

Company_Name Ibrahim N. Al-Zu’bi Chief Sustainability Officer Majid Al Futtaim Holding

08:30 - 09:00
How to prioritise and implement GHG emissions reduction activities

Companies are faced with a plethora of options and techniques when looking to reduce their GHG emissions. In this session, we’ll share innovative new tools, techniques and systems that will assist you in delivering the greatest impact

Company_Name Wulf-Peter Schmidt Director Sustainability, Advanced Regulations and Product Conformity Ford

08:30 - 09:00
Carbon workshop: Setting an Internal Competitive Price on Carbon

Getting ahead of regulations companies are using an internal carbon price to help manage climate risk and align themselves with the low-carbon transition.  As global pressure mounts on the need for a unified price on carbon, many companies have taken the initiative to set their own carbon price. Hear ideas and strategies on:

  • How to convince the business of the benefits
  • How to set a competitive price
  • How to use carbon-pricing to identify hidden risks and impacts 
  • New opportunities realised through setting a price on carbon Use internal price of carbon to make investment decisions

Save £500, Only 25 days left to save

Join 750+ peers at the world’s leading sustainability event, confirm your place today and save £500

ESG Disclosure and Investor Engagement – Bridging the gap
08:30 - 09:00

Corporates and investors share best practice approaches around ESG-driven disclosure and how to bridge the gap between the two communities

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Climate Disclosures - Accurately reporting climate impacts, risks and future opportunities
  • Implementing the TCFD recommendations into the business
  • Monetising climate impacts and showcasing a transition to the low-carbon economy
  • Conducting a scenario analysis of current and future climate risks
  • Benefits to the business from adopting the TCFDs
08:30 - 09:00
Building a New Relationship with Investors – Long-Term ESG Focussed

Bridge the gap with investors and learn best practice to communicate progress to different stakeholders on ESG information. Understand how to best quantify ESG data that meets investors requirements yet remains meaningful for sustainability long-term strategy

08:30 - 09:00
A Joint Approach to ESG Engagement: Investor Relations and Sustainability

Non-financial performance has financial relevance to investors, meaning reporting professionals from two different worlds need to collaborate to understand what this ESG demand means and how to share non-financial data in a financial context. Get in front of the trend and understand the latest approaches to further collaboration between internal teams

Ethical Trade Innitiative Peter McAllister Executive Director Ethical Trade Innitiative

08:30 - 09:00
Impact-Centric Data that Investors can Trust

There’s a need for business to move from reporting on what you’re doing to the impact you’re having. Data that has impact at its heart is central to proving a company’s purpose. Learn best practice examples of performance-based metrics that are impact centric

08:30 - 09:00
Measuring your Social Impact

The S in ESG is always the toughest to measure, coupled with the evolution of technology it’s even harder to understand the social implications of your impact. Discover how to navigate the data measurement challenge, understand what data is material and how the SDGs could be the key to framing your social impact

Company_Name Richard Hardyment Research Director World Benchmarking Alliance

08:30 - 09:00
Operationalising Sustainability

Sustainability is increasingly moving from a reporting exercise to critical way of managing performance. Discover ways in which you can operationalise the reporting process to manage risks and identify new opportunities

Save £500, Only 25 days left to save

Join 750+ peers at the world’s leading sustainability event, confirm your place today and save £500

Purpose-Driven Communications – Driving action and advocacy
08:30 - 09:00

In-depth look at how business can successfully communicate its sustainable vision and impact-driven purpose that demonstrates integrity and leadership, whilst driving the required external action

08:30 - 09:00
Simplifying the Sustainability Message

The issues businesses need to communicate today are vast and complex. Discover ways to communicate simplified, yet compelling messages that cover the breadth and depth of complex business issues. Really engage your customer on sustainability

08:30 - 09:00
Engaging Customers to be Part of the Solution

Transformational change can’t happen alone. It requires customers to change behaviour and take responsibility for their actions on consumption – from fashion to food choices. Be inspired by innovative campaigns and case studies where consumer behaviour change has led to real impact

08:30 - 09:00
Purpose-driven communications Part A: Employee Engagement

Creating a sustainability plan that’s fully integrated into business strategy is of paramount importance. Employees can be your biggest advocates and most engaged stakeholder. What are the latest strategies in engaging employees in sustainability and making them part of the movement?

Company_Name Bruce Learner Senior Manager CSR and Partnership Kellogg Europe

08:30 - 09:00
Purpose-driven communications Part B: Customer Engagement

Customers are receiving increasing communications from companies and this in turn is making it more difficult for companies to get heard on key issues. Hear innovative ways businesses have increased engagement with customers and helped boost reputation and advocacy.

08:30 - 09:00
Communicating Leadership in Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships

As companies increasingly work in multi-industry partnerships it’s imperative, they know how to communicate their impact, whilst aligning with the partnership messaging. Learn how companies are demonstrating leadership whilst retaining consistency with their partners

Save £500, Only 25 days left to save

Join 750+ peers at the world’s leading sustainability event, confirm your place today and save £500

New for 2020: The Future of Forums
08:30 - 09:00

We need to drive systems change. To have products and services in the future that will be sustain long term growth. New for 2020 will be half-day devoted forums on the key economic infrastructures that have to undergo a systemic change to meet the 2050 net-zero ambitions. We will tackle 5 key areas of business on the verge of disruption:

  • The Future of Energy and Carbon
  • The Future of Cities and Mobility
  • The Future of Food and Land Use
  • The Future of Mining
  • The Future of Fashion

Benefit from:

  • Learning the latest trends and practical tools in consumer insights, technologies, responsible investment and where regulation is heading across these areas of business. 
  • Build disruptive thinking into your business model so that you can have meaningful conversations with your board to equip your company for the future 

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