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The Responsible Business Summit Europe 2020 22-23 October, 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 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
Reuters Keynote with Extinction Rebellion – The Expectation on Business

In this fireside Q&A keynote, Matthew Green (Reuters) will interview Prof. Rupert Read (Extinction Rebellion) on what lies ahead. What action can we expect from Extinction Rebellion in the days and months ahead, what they expect from companies to deliver against the unprecedented social and environmental risks that we face, and what real leadership looks like.

Extinction Rebellion Prof. Rupert Read Spokesperson Extinction Rebellion

Chair: Reuters Matthew Green Climate Change Correspondent Reuters

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

Virgin Atlantic Shai Weiss CEO Virgin Atlantic

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

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?

Alecta Magnus Billing CEO Alecta

Aviva Steve Waygood Chief Responsible Investment Officer Aviva

Rainforest Action Network Pallavi Phartiyal Executive Director Rainforest Action Network

PRI Fiona Reynolds CEO PRI

Chair: ShareAction Catherine Howarth CEO ShareAction

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

Covestro Dirk Jan de With Chief Procurement Officer Covestro

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

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

Glasgow City Council Susan Aitken Councillor Glasgow City Council

Blackrock Ryan O'Keeffe Managing Director Blackrock

The Climate Group Helen Clarkson Chief Executive Officer The Climate Group

Environment Agency UK Emma Howard Boyd Chair Environment Agency UK

Chair: RethinkX Hannah Tucker CFA / Research RethinkX

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)

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre Corli Pretorius Deputy Director UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Patagonia Ryan Gellert General Manager - EMEA Patagonia

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 Mark Barnett President UK, Ireland, Nordics, Baltics Mastercard

Company_Name Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE

Company_Name Sasha Romanovitch CEO Fair4AllFinance

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

Company_Name Pia Heidenmark Cook Chief Sustainability Officer IKEA Group

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.

Company_Name Douglas Lamont CEO Innocent Drinks

Company_Name Hector Gorosabel CEO Asahi International

Company_Name Katie Beirne Fallon Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Customer and Commercial Hilton

Company_Name Rebecca Marmot Chief Sustainability Officer Unilever

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

BT Gabrielle Ginér Head of Environmental Sustainability BT

Vodafone Dorothee D’Herde Head of Sustainable Business Vodafone

Forum for the Future Sally Uren CEO Forum for the Future

Schneider Electric Maureen Bray International Consultancy Director - Energy & Sustainability Services Schneider Electric

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

KingFisher Caroline Laurie Head of Sustainability KingFisher

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

Adecco Group AG Karin Reiter Global Head of Sustainability Adecco Group AG

Televerde Michelle Cirocco Chief Social Responsibility Officer Televerde

Deans Beans Organic Coffee Dean Cycon CEO Deans Beans Organic Coffee

CISL Aris Vrettos Director, Open Programmes and International Markets CISL

Ericsson Théo Jaekel Corporate Responsibility Expert Ericsson

Responsible Business Initiative for Justice Celia Ouellette Chief Executive Responsible Business Initiative for Justice

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

Quantis Speaker TBC Quantis

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

ABB Michael Cooke Senior Vice President HSE and Sustainability ABB

Tony’s Chocolonely Ynzo van Zanten Choco Evangelist Tony’s Chocolonely

Next Chris Grayer Head of Supply Chain Corporate Responsibility Next

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Net-Zero Value Chains – Addressing Scope 3 Emissions

Companies that wish to be aligned with the Paris Agreement are targeting net-zero emissions. Yet for many companies the bulk of their carbon footprint lies in their value chains. In this interactive workshop, learn new strategies and discuss practical ideas on how to reduce Scope 3 emissions

Diageo Michael Alexander Head of Environment Diageo

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

Bacardi & Company Ltd Rodolfo Nervi VP Global Safety, Quality & Sustainability Bacardi & Company Ltd

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

Sleep Organic Ltd Chris Murphy Co-founder Sleep Organic Ltd

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

Pepsico Yolanda Malone Vice President Global R&D Snacks PKG Pepsico

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?

Hi-Cone Worldwide Shawn Welch Vice President and General Manager Hi-Cone Worldwide

BASF Talke Schaffrannek Director Circular Economy BASF

Chair: The Circular Economy Club David Greenfield Europe External Affairs The Circular Economy Club

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

IBM Monique Van Maare Sustainability ambassador / Digital Transformation expert IBM

Moderator: WBCSD Brendan Edgerton Director, Circular Economy WBCSD

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Nature Based Solutions: Accelerating Partnerships and Investments

This workshop will explore what Nature Based Solutions really means for companies including tangible examples and concrete ideas about what can be done as well as providing an to opportunity to discuss challenges, opportunities and share knowledge. The discussion throughout the workshop will focus on four themes of how to act: collective action, finance, impact and measurement, technology and innovation.

HEINEKEN Jan-Willem Vosmeer Global Manager Corporate Social Responsibility HEINEKEN

Chair: WWF International Hina West Director, Nature Pays | Global Markets Practice WWF International

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

Eco-Act Laurie Edwards Consultant Eco-Act

JLL Richard Batten Global Chief Sustainability Officer JLL

Friends of the Earth Craig Bennett Chief Executive Officer Friends of the Earth

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

Committee on Climate Change Mike Hemsley Team Leader – Carbon Budgets Committee on Climate Change

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

BBVA Antoni Ballabriga Global Head of Responsible Business BBVA

CDSB Mardi McBrien Managing Director CDSB

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

ING Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability ING

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

The Church of England Pensions Board Adam Matthews Director of Ethics & Engagement The Church of England Pensions Board

Newton Investment Management Andrew Parry Head of Sustainable Investment Newton Investment Management

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

World Benchmarking Alliance Richard Hardyment Research Director World Benchmarking Alliance

Credit Suisse Manuel Rybach Global Head of Public Affairs and Policy and Managing Director of the Credit Suisse Foundation Credit Suisse

Hilti Foundation Johann Baar Director Affordable Housing and Technology Hilti Foundation

Chair: Habitat Heather Alner Resource Development Director, Habitat for Humanity International EMEA Habitat

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

International Tin Association (ITA) Kay Nimmo Head of Sustainability International Tin Association (ITA)

Nokia Karoliina Loikkanen Head Of Sustainability Nokia

08:30 - 09:00
Transitioning to Net-Zero – The Investor Perspective

As investment institutions commit to aligning their portfolios to net-zero emissions there will be increasing expectations and requests for companies to show leadership. Hear from investors on what these changes could mean for certain industries

AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION Omawumi Kola-Lawal AVP, Environmental & Social Risk Mgt. AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION

08:30 - 09:00
Investing in a Rewired, Sustainable World: How Investors are Shifting Their Approach

The world is being rapidly rewired and moving onto a more sustainable footing. This is a disruptive force politically and economically but also a durable structural shift rich with opportunity. Investors need to properly integrate sustainability analysis into their thinking and understand how to communicate and engage with management. Investment houses also need to play a more active role promoting sustainable practice.

Veritas Investment Management LLP Ross Ciesla chief investment officer Veritas Investment Management LLP

Invesco Maria Lombardo Head of Responsible Investing EMEA Invesco

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

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

Nordic Investment Bank Jukka Ahonen Senior Director, Head of Communications Nordic Investment Bank

Blackrock Ryan O'Keeffe Managing Director Blackrock

UNFCCC Martin Frick Senior Director of Policy and Programme Coordination UNFCCC

Chair: GlobeScan Caroline Holme Director GlobeScan

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

Anglian Water Services Limited Andy Brown Head of Sustainability Anglian Water Services Limited

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

Neighbourly Steve Butterworth CEO Neighbourly

Vestas Morten Dyrholm Senior Vice President for Marketing, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Vestas

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.

OP Financial Group Tuuli Kousa Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer OP Financial Group

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

Business For Nature Eva Zabey Executive Director Business For Nature

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 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
Reuters Keynote with Extinction Rebellion – The Expectation on Business

In this fireside Q&A keynote, Matthew Green (Reuters) will interview Prof. Rupert Read (Extinction Rebellion) on what lies ahead. What action can we expect from Extinction Rebellion in the days and months ahead, what they expect from companies to deliver against the unprecedented social and environmental risks that we face, and what real leadership looks like.

Extinction Rebellion Prof. Rupert Read Spokesperson Extinction Rebellion

Chair: Reuters Matthew Green Climate Change Correspondent Reuters

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

Virgin Atlantic Shai Weiss CEO Virgin Atlantic

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

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?

Alecta Magnus Billing CEO Alecta

Aviva Steve Waygood Chief Responsible Investment Officer Aviva

Rainforest Action Network Pallavi Phartiyal Executive Director Rainforest Action Network

PRI Fiona Reynolds CEO PRI

Chair: ShareAction Catherine Howarth CEO ShareAction

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

Covestro Dirk Jan de With Chief Procurement Officer Covestro

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

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

Glasgow City Council Susan Aitken Councillor Glasgow City Council

Blackrock Ryan O'Keeffe Managing Director Blackrock

The Climate Group Helen Clarkson Chief Executive Officer The Climate Group

Environment Agency UK Emma Howard Boyd Chair Environment Agency UK

Chair: RethinkX Hannah Tucker CFA / Research RethinkX

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)

UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre Corli Pretorius Deputy Director UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre

Patagonia Ryan Gellert General Manager - EMEA Patagonia

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 Mark Barnett President UK, Ireland, Nordics, Baltics Mastercard

Company_Name Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO CBE

Company_Name Sasha Romanovitch CEO Fair4AllFinance

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

Company_Name Pia Heidenmark Cook Chief Sustainability Officer IKEA Group

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.

Company_Name Douglas Lamont CEO Innocent Drinks

Company_Name Hector Gorosabel CEO Asahi International

Company_Name Katie Beirne Fallon Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Customer and Commercial Hilton

Company_Name Rebecca Marmot Chief Sustainability Officer Unilever

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Complete speaker line-up · Program for all tracks & sessions · Audience breakdown

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

BT Gabrielle Ginér Head of Environmental Sustainability BT

Vodafone Dorothee D’Herde Head of Sustainable Business Vodafone

Forum for the Future Sally Uren CEO Forum for the Future

Schneider Electric Maureen Bray International Consultancy Director - Energy & Sustainability Services Schneider Electric

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

KingFisher Caroline Laurie Head of Sustainability KingFisher

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

Adecco Group AG Karin Reiter Global Head of Sustainability Adecco Group AG

Televerde Michelle Cirocco Chief Social Responsibility Officer Televerde

Deans Beans Organic Coffee Dean Cycon CEO Deans Beans Organic Coffee

CISL Aris Vrettos Director, Open Programmes and International Markets CISL

Ericsson Théo Jaekel Corporate Responsibility Expert Ericsson

Responsible Business Initiative for Justice Celia Ouellette Chief Executive Responsible Business Initiative for Justice

Click here to Download the detailed event brochure!

Complete speaker line-up · Program for all tracks & sessions · Audience breakdown

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

Quantis Speaker TBC Quantis

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

ABB Michael Cooke Senior Vice President HSE and Sustainability ABB

Tony’s Chocolonely Ynzo van Zanten Choco Evangelist Tony’s Chocolonely

Next Chris Grayer Head of Supply Chain Corporate Responsibility Next

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Net-Zero Value Chains – Addressing Scope 3 Emissions

Companies that wish to be aligned with the Paris Agreement are targeting net-zero emissions. Yet for many companies the bulk of their carbon footprint lies in their value chains. In this interactive workshop, learn new strategies and discuss practical ideas on how to reduce Scope 3 emissions

Diageo Michael Alexander Head of Environment Diageo

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

Bacardi & Company Ltd Rodolfo Nervi VP Global Safety, Quality & Sustainability Bacardi & Company Ltd

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

Sleep Organic Ltd Chris Murphy Co-founder Sleep Organic Ltd

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

Pepsico Yolanda Malone Vice President Global R&D Snacks PKG Pepsico

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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?

Hi-Cone Worldwide Shawn Welch Vice President and General Manager Hi-Cone Worldwide

BASF Talke Schaffrannek Director Circular Economy BASF

Chair: The Circular Economy Club David Greenfield Europe External Affairs The Circular Economy Club

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

IBM Monique Van Maare Sustainability ambassador / Digital Transformation expert IBM

Moderator: WBCSD Brendan Edgerton Director, Circular Economy WBCSD

08:30 - 09:00
Workshop: Nature Based Solutions: Accelerating Partnerships and Investments

This workshop will explore what Nature Based Solutions really means for companies including tangible examples and concrete ideas about what can be done as well as providing an to opportunity to discuss challenges, opportunities and share knowledge. The discussion throughout the workshop will focus on four themes of how to act: collective action, finance, impact and measurement, technology and innovation.

HEINEKEN Jan-Willem Vosmeer Global Manager Corporate Social Responsibility HEINEKEN

Chair: WWF International Hina West Director, Nature Pays | Global Markets Practice WWF International

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

Eco-Act Laurie Edwards Consultant Eco-Act

JLL Richard Batten Global Chief Sustainability Officer JLL

Friends of the Earth Craig Bennett Chief Executive Officer Friends of the Earth

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

Committee on Climate Change Mike Hemsley Team Leader – Carbon Budgets Committee on Climate Change

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

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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

BBVA Antoni Ballabriga Global Head of Responsible Business BBVA

CDSB Mardi McBrien Managing Director CDSB

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

ING Leon Wijnands Global Head of Sustainability ING

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

The Church of England Pensions Board Adam Matthews Director of Ethics & Engagement The Church of England Pensions Board

Newton Investment Management Andrew Parry Head of Sustainable Investment Newton Investment Management

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

World Benchmarking Alliance Richard Hardyment Research Director World Benchmarking Alliance

Credit Suisse Manuel Rybach Global Head of Public Affairs and Policy and Managing Director of the Credit Suisse Foundation Credit Suisse

Hilti Foundation Johann Baar Director Affordable Housing and Technology Hilti Foundation

Chair: Habitat Heather Alner Resource Development Director, Habitat for Humanity International EMEA Habitat

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

International Tin Association (ITA) Kay Nimmo Head of Sustainability International Tin Association (ITA)

Nokia Karoliina Loikkanen Head Of Sustainability Nokia

08:30 - 09:00
Transitioning to Net-Zero – The Investor Perspective

As investment institutions commit to aligning their portfolios to net-zero emissions there will be increasing expectations and requests for companies to show leadership. Hear from investors on what these changes could mean for certain industries

AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION Omawumi Kola-Lawal AVP, Environmental & Social Risk Mgt. AFRICA FINANCE CORPORATION

08:30 - 09:00
Investing in a Rewired, Sustainable World: How Investors are Shifting Their Approach

The world is being rapidly rewired and moving onto a more sustainable footing. This is a disruptive force politically and economically but also a durable structural shift rich with opportunity. Investors need to properly integrate sustainability analysis into their thinking and understand how to communicate and engage with management. Investment houses also need to play a more active role promoting sustainable practice.

Veritas Investment Management LLP Ross Ciesla chief investment officer Veritas Investment Management LLP

Invesco Maria Lombardo Head of Responsible Investing EMEA Invesco

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

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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

Nordic Investment Bank Jukka Ahonen Senior Director, Head of Communications Nordic Investment Bank

Blackrock Ryan O'Keeffe Managing Director Blackrock

UNFCCC Martin Frick Senior Director of Policy and Programme Coordination UNFCCC

Chair: GlobeScan Caroline Holme Director GlobeScan

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

Anglian Water Services Limited Andy Brown Head of Sustainability Anglian Water Services Limited

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

Neighbourly Steve Butterworth CEO Neighbourly

Vestas Morten Dyrholm Senior Vice President for Marketing, Public Affairs, Communications and Sustainability Vestas

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.

OP Financial Group Tuuli Kousa Chief Communications and Corporate Affairs Officer OP Financial Group

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

Business For Nature Eva Zabey Executive Director Business For Nature

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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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