This global event will take place on June 1-3, 2021. World leaders will come together to call for greater action and lead the sustainability transition, increase resilience, seize opportunities and deliver change. This virtual event showcases business-critical discussions on how businesses can innovate, invest and collaborate to lead the sustainability transition. It will be attended by more than 5000 CEOs, Policymakers, Chief Sustainability Officers, NGOs and Investors who are driving change worldwide. Sustainability executives and advocates will participate as will 70 percent of brands and corporates. This includes L’Oreal, Zurich, Aviva Investors, UN Global Compact, HRH Prince of Wales, The President of COP26, Salesforce, AB Inbev, P&G, China Construction Bank, The Bank of England, Natura Group, and BNP.
Our current global system is not fit for purpose, and in many instances, it’s on the brink of collapse. The business community has a vital role in ensuring we transform our relationship with both society and the environment. Global challenges must be tackled collectively with global solutions, that can be adapted to local resources and capabilities. Leading to a new sustainable future requires businesses to re-think parts, if not all, of their business. We need new definitive actions, new ways of collaborating and open innovation among all stakeholders. With sustainability becoming the business itself and not a separate agenda, corporations need to view the world through a sustainable lens.
This is the event where sustainability leaders go to understand how to lead a once-in-a-generation opportunity for change; putting resilience, sustainability and equality at the heart of society. To help inform these leaders there will be more than 15 workshops and 81 NPS for series events that will help sustainability leaders take action to accelerate this transition.
5 essential themes for 2021
The Sustainability Transition:
Corporations need to restructure the business to seize future opportunities that the transition to a sustainable future will bring. Discover how to fully assess the opportunities that the transition will bring to your industry, and identify the investments, innovations and collaborations that will help you lead the sustainability transition.
Decarbonising Business and Society:
Create the roadmap and action for delivery. Discover practical ideas on how to deliver your net-zero goals through new innovations, engaging you supply chain and putting regenerative nature-based solutions at the heart of the business.
Putting Circularity at the Heart of Business:
Transitioning the business from a linear to circular business model is essential to meeting your Net-Zero target. Learn how to design out waste, keep materials in use, and adopt a regenerative approach to land use that helps build a resilient, circular business fit for the future.
Mainstreaming ESG Finance:
In the build-up to COP26, it’s imperative that we mobilize Finance to embrace, and help deliver, the impending clean and just transition. Understand how we can build a new finance system fit for a clean, resilient and just future – closing the gap between sustainable and economic growth.
Social Equality & Impact:
With diversity, equality and inclusion taking the main stage worldwide now is the time for businesses to take the lead on key issues and drive real change within communities and across borders. Learn how to best drive action among key stakeholders.
Leading to a new sustainable future
This year’s Responsible Business will convene leading C-Suite executives to share and discuss the business-critical agenda tackling all the most important areas key for a sustainable transition including:
Strategy and Innovation
Sustainability Transition Keynote: Rethink Business Through a 2050 Lens
Corporate Governance Keynote: Re-Skilling the Board on ESG Risks and Opportunities to Lead in a Sustainable World
Empowering Action: Ensuring all Departments can Help Drive the Business from Ambition to Action
A Renewed Approach to ERM: Through a Lens of ESG Metrics
Closing Keynote: The Roadmap to Cop26 and Beyond – Taking Action Now to Accelerate the Global Transition
Climate Action & Circularity
The Race to Zero Keynote: Identifying the Short-Term Actions, and Long-Term Investments
Biodiversity Keynote: Transforming the Relationship Between Business & Biodiversity
Decarbonising the Supply Chain: Addressing Scope 3 Emissions Through Investment, Education and Empowerment
Circular Keynote: Building a Thriving and Resilient Economy that Reach Climate Targets
Circular by Design: Redesigning Products with a Circular-First Approach
Circular Bioeconomy: Decreasing your Plastic Footprint with Biomaterial Innovation
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
DE&I Integrity Keynote: The Business Imperative of Delivering an Equal Society
Environmental Justice: Negating Unintended Social Impacts Through a Full Impact Approach
Corporate Activism: Taking the Lead on Both National and Local Issues
Tackling Climate Footprint Through Gender Equality and Education: Interlinking Climate Action, SDG4 and SDG5
Building DE&I Integrity: Taking a Strategic and Transparent Approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Finance Keynote: Build Financial Markets that are Fit for the Future
Stakeholder Capitalism Keynote: Closing the Gap Between Sustainable and Economic Growth
New Industries, New Innovations, New Opportunities: Rethink Finance Through a 2050 Lens
Mandatory Climate Risk Reporting: The Need for a Renewed Framework for Business and Finance
Financing Net Zero Keynote: Resetting Finance to Accelerate the Decarbonisation of Society and Business
Drawing on their global reach and voices from across the world those participating in this event will share strategies and solutions on how businesses can innovate, invest, and collaborate to lead the sustainability transition. All discussions will be built around HOW we can take action now to accelerate the global transition.
* HRH The Prince of Wales, Sustainable Markets Initiative
* Carlos Alvarado, President, Costa Rica
* The Rt Hon Alok Sharma MP, President, COP26
* Sanda Ojiambo, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
* Roberto Marques, CEO, Natura Group
* Mark Versey, CEO, Aviva Investors
* Ann Mukherjee, Chairman & CEO, Pernod Ricard North America
* Jim Whitehurst, President, IBM
* Tak Niinami, Chief Executive Officer, Suntory Holdings
* Suzanne DiBianca, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Chief Impact Officer, Salesforce
* Andy Poppink, Markets EMEA CEO, JLL
* Andrew Bailey, Governor, Bank of England
* Alexandra Palt, Executive Vice-President and Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, L’Oréal
* Adrian Hallmark, CEO, Bentley Group
* Beatriz Perez, Chief Communications, Sustainability and Strategic Partnerships Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
* Pia Heidenmark Cook, Chief Sustainability Officer, IKEA
* Rebecca Marmot, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever
* And many more
What an executive pass will give you access to:
* On-Demand hub access: Year-long access to all three-day presentations, panels and fireside chat recordings with our On-Demand hub
* Networking Platform: Message, meet and network with peers in the industry to build the connections that will help you with your sustainability goals
* Strategic post-event report for Responsible Business 2021
* Speaker Q&A Green Room: Get your questions about the industry answered by senior executives and thought leaders through our exclusive platform
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