Chris Laszlo is a partner and co-founder of Sustainable Value Partners, Inc., a firm helping companies create value for shareholders and stakeholders. He is the author of three books, including The Sustainable Company: How To Create Lasting Value Through Social And Environmental Performance (Island Press). Laszlo received his Ph.D. with distinction in Economics and Management Science from the University of Paris and has a Masters in Economics from Columbia University. He currently teaches a course on creating shareholder value through corporate responsibility in the CEDEP Executive Education program at INSEAD (Europe). For nearly ten years, he was a senior executive at Lafarge S.A., a world leader in materials, holding positions as head of strategy, general manager of a manufacturing subsidiary, and vice president of business development. Prior to that he was with Deloitte & Touche, where he consulted on strategy to global industry leaders such as Dupont, Toshiba, Avon Products and Renault. He speaks on creating shareholder value through social and environmental performance.
Justin Keeble is a Senior Executive at Accenture and leads their United Kingdom & Ireland Sustainability Services. He has over 15 years’ experience in advising companies on the management of social and environmental issues as drivers for innovation and enhanced business performance. Prior to joining Accenture, Justin led the growth of Arthur D. Little’s Sustainability practice for eight years. He has worked across many sectors including oil and gas, chemicals, financial services, transportation, consumer goods and telecommunications as well as work for the World Economic Forum, the UN Environment Programme, and the WWF.
Barbara Kux Former Chief Sustainability Officer, Head of Supply Chain Management, Executive Vice President and Member of the Managing Board, Siemens Aktiengesellschaft. She served as the Chief Procurement Officer of Philips Electronics Singapore Pte. Ltd., and Philips Electronics North America Corporation since October 1, 2003. Ms. Kux served as the Chief Procurement Officer of Philips Medical Systems International B.V.