Transform: Sustainable Procurement & Circularity

Day 1: Transform: Sustainable Procurement & Strategy

09:00am BST

Inclusive Procurement: How to Create and Share Value in Workplaces and Supply Chains?

The current Covid-19 crisis is showing how important it is to share value with supply chain partners and beyond. But how can we define it concretely and credibly? Here Katharina Stenholm, Chief Procurement Officer of Danone discusses how Danone is dealing with the current challenges through innovation and collaboration with other industry partners and civil society groups at scale.

Katharina Stenholm Chief Procurement Officer Danone

Terry Slavin Editor Reuters Events Sustainable Business

09:30am BST

Financing the Clean, Low-Carbon Recovery – The Role of Investors

Securing funding for any strategic move will be difficult during these uncertain times but mobilising capital and investing in the clean, low carbon, circular innovations is of critical importance. Hear from investors on where they’re investing, what they’re looking for and understand what meets their ‘ESG ROI’.

Sir Ronald Cohen Author of IMPACT: Reshaping Capitalism to Drive Real Change and Chair of GSG

Marco Van Der Ree Chief Development Officer GRI

10:15am BST

Crisis or No Crisis: Importance of Continuous Investment in Sustainability

Although Covid-19 pandemic has sent shock waves throughout the globe and its systems, measures and procedures that organisations had put in place for crises in general have really been put to the test. Hear from Bacardi on how their long-term social and financial investments in local communities as well as recent collaborations within their supply chain ensured their production line and sustainability programmes have remained uninterrupted.

Rodolfo Nervi VP Global Safety, Quality & Sustainability Bacardi

10:30am BST

Delivering a Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chain: Implementing Lessons Learnt from Covid-19

With empty shelves and stalled production lines across the world, the Covid-19 crisis has brought attention to the critical role of global supply chains and both their strengths and weaknesses. As companies have the challenge of restarting their supply chains, what lessons can they take in re-strategising their business and being better prepared for the risks posed by climate change?

Regine Lucas Chief Procurement Officer L'Oréal

Michael Gidney CEO Fairtrade Foundation

Pablo Perversi Chief Innovation, Sustainability & Quality Officer and Head of Gourmet Barry Callebaut

Moderator : Euan Murray CEO Sustainability Consortium

11:00am BST

Collaboration as the ‘New Normal’: Using Covid-19 as a Springboard for Future Climate Action

Covid-19 has reminded the world of the importance of community, support, and collaboration. Whilst livelihoods are at stake and survival and recovery are critical, collaboration between business, Governments, NGOs, and other organisations is a necessity when tackling the Climate Crisis. Hear how companies are going to balance these two business priorities.

Claribelle Poujol Head of Resource Mobilization and Partnerships UNFCCC

Terry Slavin Editor Reuters Events Sustainable Business

11:30am BST

Identifying and Measuring Social Risks Within Your Supply Chain

Traceability within your supply chain and the ability to protect those within it is more critical than ever. Hear from industry experts who have developed methods to successfully measure and report on the social factors within the supply chain and learn how this can be utilised universally.

Dan Bartel Chief Procurement Officer Schneider Electric

Nick Glicher Chief Operating Officer Thomson Reuters Foundation

Moderator: Louise Nicholls Managing Director Suseco

12:00pm BST

Technology that Reduces Risk, Cuts Costs and Emissions Across the Supply Chain

Hear how companies are utilising the latest track and trace technologies to empower suppliers that not only de-risks the business and deliver cost-savings, but also helps identify where emission reductions can be found.

Paul Campbell Senior Vice President Supply Chain Pepsico Europe and Sub Saharan Africa

12:30pm BST

Decarbonisation Through Digitalisation: Exclusive Case Study with Vodafone

Digitalisation has played such an integral role throughout the Covid-19 crisis, but how can it be enabled for the ongoing crisis of climate change? We are joined by Vodafone to discuss its climate efforts, the GSMA-led effort to develop a climate action plan, and how the entire industry is enabling climate mitigation 10 times that of its own operations.

Dorothee D’Herde Head of Sustainable Business Vodafone

12:45pm BST

Delivering a Sustainable and Responsible Transformation – Governing Incentivisation

Companies are increasingly putting sustainability at the heart of the business KPIs and incentives. Hear from leaders from a variety of industries on how they have demonstrated what responsible business means to them, and how they have incorporated sustainability-focused incentives across the business and their supply chain to inspire transformative action.

Elisa Moscolin Head of Sustainability & CSR Santander

Salvatore Bernabei Global Head of Procurement Enel

Prof. Paolo Taticchi, OMRI, Professorial Fellow in Management and Sustainability Imperial College

1:15pm BST

Covid-19 Recovery: Prioritising Responsible Procurement - A Case Study with OECD

As companies and countries begin to build back after the initial crisis of Covid-19, how can procurement budgets be spent sustainably and maintain our commitments made to social and climate action, whilst being conscious of the unavoidable increase in recovery spending? Hear from OECD on their long-term global strategies implemented to ensure public procurement is carried out responsibly.

Paulo Magina Head of Public Procurement Unit OECD

1:30pm BST

Rethinking Human Rights Post Covid-19 – Taking a Leadership Approach

Human Rights has been a focal issue for companies for several years, and Covid-19 has propelled it, and companies’ purpose, to the forefront of employees, investors, customers and other stakeholders’ minds. Learn how companies are showing leadership and upholding their role as Human Rights Ambassadors across their direct and indirect operations during the pandemic.

Sharan Burrow General Secretary International Trade Union

Brent Wilton Global Workplace Rights Director Coca Cola

Marcela Manubens Global VP Integrated Social Sustainability Unilever

Moderator: John Morrison Chief Executive IHRB

Day 2: Transform: Circularity & Strategy

09:00am BST

Building a Future-Fit, Purpose-Driven Supply Chain at Unilever

Marc Engel, Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever, will discuss strategies undertaken to strengthen agility and resilience in its operations during the pandemic crisis as well as how they are preparing for a future that entails living with COVID-19. However, the virus is not the only global crisis we face -Marc will also share Unilever’s response to tackling the climate emergency and social inequality

Marc Engel Chief Supply Chain Officer Unilever

09:30am BST

The Practical Implications of a Circular Europe

A circular strategy can both reduce risk and create value for the business. Join the discussion that will analyse the EU Circularity Action Plan and outline suitable ways to translate it into strategy.

Kęsţutis Sadauskas Director of Circularity & Green Growth European Commission

Terry Slavin Editor Reuters Events Sustainable Business

10:00am BST

The Next Frontier: Circularity, Consumers and Behaviour Change

To achieve a truly circular system, consumer habits and resistance must be overcome. How can we harness the conscious consumption behaviour brought about by the Covid-19 crisis and engage the end user to shift toward circularity over convenience? Join us to discuss the barriers and pressures that affected consumption during Covid-19 and learn how business can learn from this going forward.

Leen Zevenbergen Co-Founder B Lab Europe

10:30am BST

Closing the Loop on Net-Zero: The Case for Circularity

For many business, delivering their Net Zero requires a shift to a circular business model. As businesses ramp up ambitions ahead of COP26, understand how a Circular Approach is vital in meeting these goals.

Nigel Stansfield President EAAA Interface

Dorethe Nielsen Global VP Circular Economy Novo Nordisk

11:15am BST

Measuring Circularity: Monitoring and Identifying Business Successes

Key Circular measurements and indicators – such as lifecycle assessment, recycling yield, and remaining material availability – remain a challenge for companies across several industries. Hear from leading analysts on how established metrics practices can be adopted and applied to identify success, failings and ensure the ongoing viability of circularity programs.

Jarkko Havas Lead of Data and Metrics Initiative Ellen Macarthur Foundation Confederation

11:30am BST

Delivering a Systemic Transformation to Achieve Responsible, Circular & Transparent IT Procurement Worldwide

ICT generates close to 50 million tons of e-waste a year, 80% of which is not recycled, and its annual global carbon emissions generate more than the entire aviation industry – something clearly needs to change. Hear from a panel of thought leaders from a range of fields and sectors on how industry, government, civil society and other procurement parties are coming together to revolutionise IT procurement to become more responsible, circular and transparent and find out how you can be part of this movement.

Sören Enholm CEO TCO Development

Reinier Guijt Senior Policy Maker (Circular and Responsible Procurement) Dutch Government

Marcel Jacobs Director and Founder Circl8 and Artic Alliance

12:15pm BST

Addressing the Ongoing Plastic Dilemma

Plastic has been an invention that has been central to modern day life, however companies are tasked with addressing their use of plastics. With increasing legislation around certain plastics, how can companies identify viable solutions that addresses the plastic challenge, without creating unforeseen negative impacts.

Daniël Poolen Sustainability Researcher & Expert in Plastics Rabobank

12:30pm BST

Circular Ambitions vs Business Survival – Has Covid-19 Shifted Current Realities?

Delivering a Circular system is at the heart of the EU’s clean, low-carbon vision. A circular approach will not only mitigate risk for businesses, it is also critical for many in their quest to deliver a Net-Zero business. However, most businesses are now in survival mode. What does that mean for our circular ambitions? How can businesses ensure circular strategies remain a key consideration?

Kate Wylie Global Head of Sustainability Mars

David Greenfield MD of External European Affairs Circular Economy Club