Destination 2030: The Roadmap to Lead a New Business Future

Policy Change | Decarbonization | Social Equality
  • 4,000+Attendees
  • 80+Expert Speakers
  • 30+Live Interactive Sessions
  • 3+Days of Networking

The climate emergency is being felt across the US and its effects are already apparent. From wildfires on the West Coast and flooding on the South and Eastern Coast, all of which are having a devastating impact on communities. Business must take action now.

It’s time for corporate executives to focus on a new business future with climate, social equality and racial issues front and center. This transition is the largest investment opportunity in history and the new Administration marks a critical change in our efforts to tackle generation defining issues. This renewed vision will only be achieved if business seizes the opportunity and leads action both within the US and further afield.

This is the new business imperative. It’s time we move beyond setting goals and move to enacting strategies that deliver change and action. We need a new business model, economic system and new definitive actions that create long-term value for business, its stakeholders and the wider society.

Reuters Events: Responsible Business USA 2021 will convene 4,000+ business, policy, investment and sustainability leaders, who are driving change, to share new strategies and solutions on HOW business can innovation, invest and collaborate to lead a new business future. Join us on November 16-18 as we ensure greater action and leadership in 2022 and beyond.

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Global leaders driving the new business future

Hear from Chief Executive Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Responsible Investment and other responsible business leaders

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Javier Quiñones CEO IKEA USA

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Brian Niccol Chairman and CEO Chipotle

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Alicia Petross Chief Diversity Officer Hershey USA

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Noel Wallace Chairman, President and CEO Colgate-Palmolive

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Erin Meezan Chief Sustainability Officer Interface

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Carlos Cubia Senior Vice President, Global Chief Diversity Officer Walgreens Boots Alliance

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5 essential themes for 2021:

Climate Leadership – Shaping the future of Business:

With the re-entry into the Paris Agreement, business has a vital role in putting the US back at the head of the climate table. Discover how to set a new strategy and actions for the business that delivers both impactful change and shareholder value

Driving Diversity Equity & Inclusion:

With social equality and racial issues front and center, business needs to take a stand and help deliver an equal society. Learn how businesses are taking a strategic and transparent approach to DE&I and leading on both local and national issues

ESG Disclosures & Investments:

The sustainability transition is the largest investment opportunity in history but the tools available to inform investment decisions are limiting the progress towards a Net Zero, just economy. Understand how mandatory climate risk reporting, a move towards standardisation and a common language will redefine investment approaches

Policy & Regulation - Leading Business to a new future:

With over 100 environmental rules rolled back by the previous administration, President Biden’s election marks an important change. Hear how collaboration between business, NGOs and policy makers on environmental and social action will deliver the setting for the US to lead action on the sustainability imperative

Value Chain Transformation:

There’s an increasing scrutiny on supply chains and the critical importance they pose to companies’ environmental and social goals. Increasing supplier engagement is crucial for those businesses looking to meet their Net Zero goals and demonstrate real leadership. Learn how we can rebuild a resilient supply chain through incentivising suppliers and communicating the standards that you require

Decision Makers Driving Change in 2021

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Esi Eggleston Bracey EVP and COO of Beauty and Personal Care Unilever

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Greg Spotts Chief Sustainability Officer, Bureau of Street Services City Of Los Angeles

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Alicia Petross Chief Diversity Officer Hershey USA

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Andrew Mayock Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer

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Audrey Choi Chief Sustainability Officer Morgan Stanley

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Frank Cooper Global Chief Marketing Officer BlackRock

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Jenny McColloch Chief Sustainability Officer McDonald's

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Carter Roberts President and CEO WWF USA

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Richard Kidd Deputy Assistant, Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy Resilience US Federal Government

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Ezgi Barcenas Chief Sustainability Officer ABinBev

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Responsible Business USA: The Roadmap to Lead a New Business Future

This year’s Responsible Business USA will convene leading C-Suite executives to share and discuss the business-critical agenda tackling all the most important areas key for a new business future including:

Climate Leadership

  • Moving Beyond Sustainability Keynote: Setting a New Business Model to Deliver Impactful Change
  • Leading the Green Transition: How Business can Help the US Lead on Tackling Climate Change
  • Decarbonizing Business and Society: Moving from Ambition to Delivery
  • Bridging the Net Zero Infrastructure Gap: Leading the Push for Renewable Energy
  • Climate Risk: Integrating Climate Risk into the Business Strategy
  • Circular by Design: Using Technology to Implement a LCA in an Effective and Affordable Manner

Diversity Equity & Inclusion

  • DE&I Keynote: The Business Imperative of Delivering an Equal Society
  • Empowering Action: Taking a Strategic and Transparent Approach to Diversity and Inclusion
  • Racial & Ethnic Justice: Building Inclusive Products, Services and Supply Chains
  • Environmental Justice: Negating Unintended Social Impacts Through a Full Impact Approach
  • Corporate Activism: Taking the Lead on Both National and Local Issues

Policy & Regulations

  • New Administration, New policies, New Regulations: Leading Business to a Zero Carbon Economy
  • Setting a Carbon Price: Generating an Approach that Helps Deliver Competitive Advantage
  • Accelerating Plastic Footprint Reduction: Creating a Collaborative Cross-Industry Approach through Regulations

ESG Disclosure and Investment

  • Corporate Governance Keynote: Re-Skilling the Board to Lead in a Sustainable World
  • ESG-Driven Disclosure: Identifying and Disclosing the Right Data to Drive Decision-Making
  • ESG Wash: Redefining Sustainable Investment
  • Measuring the S in ESG: Standardizing an Approach to Measuring Social Impact
  • Taking Materiality to the Boardroom: Using Data and New Modelling Systems to Drive Change
  • Mandatory Climate Risk Reporting: The Need for a Renewed Framework for Business and Finance

Value Chain Transformation

  • Purpose-Driven Procurement: Rebuilding a Resilient Supply Chain Through Support and Collaboration
  • Decarbonizing the Supply Chain: Addressing Scope 3 Emissions Through Investment, Education and Empowerment
  • Supplier Engagement: Traceability and Accuracy of Data - Making your Suppliers Accountable
  • New Sources, New Materials, New Technology: Supporting Suppliers to Find New Sources and Technology to Fit your Requirements

Be Part of #RBUSA 2021

We offer the opportunity for companies to partner with us and help shape discussions with key stakeholders and peers at the event. If you are interested in speaking on any of our chosen topics, or issues that are material to your business, then do contact

Opportunities include:

  • Exclusive 15-minute keynote session
  • Panel speaking opportunities
  • Bespoke case study session
  • Invite-only multi-stakeholder workshops
  • Co-curated, senior-level webinar briefings
  • Plus much more…

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Attended by the world’s leading brands:

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Executive Officers:
  • CEO
  • President
  • Chair of the Board
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • General Counsel
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Chief Social Responsibility Officer
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • Senior Vice President of Sustainability
  • Director of Sustainability & EHS
  • Global Head of Sustainable Develop Officer
  • Head of Sustainability
  • Head of Sourcing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Director
  • Global Vice President of Communications
  • Sustainability Director
  • Vice President Sustainability
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Economist
  • Chief Sustainable Investing Officer
  • Head of Sustainable Finance
  • Head of Social Impact Investing
  • Head of ESG
  • Chief Environment Officer
  • Vice President of Environment
  • Director Climate Change
  • Environmental Corporate Responsibility
  • Minister of Energy and Environment
  • Senior Advisor
  • Chair
  • Directorate
  • General Secretary

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Set Targets, Build Partnerships, Break News

Reuters Events Responsible Business USA is offering you the opportunity to show leadership through the age of transition and ensure your business is synonymous with action as the US looks to lead on tackling the key climate and social issues. Speed and timing will be crucial if you are to stay on the right side of transition.

This is an opportunity for business to provide its own answer to COP26 and establish industry-led targets for decarbonization, Net-Zero and DE&I. This will rely upon collaboration and understanding between Corporates, Finance, Government and other key stakeholder on both, the challenges and opportunities posed by the delivering against the 2030 Goals.

If you are a company and want to be a part of the solution, you must join us in November!

Announce Targets

Demonstrate your company’s commitment to lead on delivering against the 2030 Goals

Unveil the Latest Tech

Be the first to show-case technology capable of driving the transition

Build Partnerships

Collaboration will be key in the age of transition

Why Responsible Business USA is a Must-Attend Event

The roadmap to lead a new business future

Sustainability is the new business imperative. It’s time we move beyond setting goals and move to enacting strategies that deliver change and action. We need a new [sustainable] business model and new definitive actions that create long-term value for business, its stakeholders and the wider society.

Across 18+ hours of broadcasting and interactive workshops we will provide you the access to those leading the change to the industry and delivering a new reporting era.

On-demand content

Don’t miss a thing – the all-access pass gives you access to all the sessions On-Demand from Responsible Business USA 2021, plus all other events in 2021.

Reuters Events best in-class virtual experience

Sick of sitting at a virtual event for 8 hours a day? We’ve created a best-in-class virtual format that allows you to plan your time effectively and engage in business critical content without overdoing the screen time

World-class online networking

Connect with like-minded attendees via a tried and tested, best-in-class platform, as well as interactive virtual workshops, roundtables and social events to facilitate those chance encounters.

The investors perspective

The investors perspective: There is no question that capitalism as we know it is dead. The financial system should help deliver climate and social goals, but market failures and inefficiencies prevent finance from being directed where it will make the most positive impact.

Across the three days we’ll be hosting sessions and interactive opportunities where corporates, investors and others can share their ideas to build a finance system fit for a clean, resilient and just future.

American leaders that are driving real action

Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on how we can take action now to accelerate the global transition. Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • Carter Roberts, President and CEO, WWF USA
  • Erin Meezan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Interface
  • Amy Senter, Chief Sustainability Officer, Kellogg's Company
  • Javier Quiñones, CEO, IKEA USA
  • Matthew McCarthy, CEO, Ben and Jerry's
  • Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors
  • Plus many more…

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Learn from 30+ online sessions and interact with 80+ speakers

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A Partner Directory If you want to find the industry peers that are delivering new technologies or innovating sustainable solutions then #RBUSA is the place for you. Whether it’s decarbonizing, value chain transformation, DE&I, or ESG disclosure you can find your next sustainable partner in our Brand Partner Directory.

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Mission Statement:

For the past 20 years, Responsible Business has been widely regarded as the world’s leading platform for business leaders looking to share new ideas and innovations that have helped shape the future of sustainable business. It serves as a platform for the world’s leading executives and businesses to come together and share their latest ideas, visions and actions and deliver a more sustainable and just future.

At this year’s virtual event our aim is to provide the business-critical discussions that will help businesses innovate, invest, and collaborate to lead the sustainability transition. We will provide the ideas and answers to deliver change

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5 reasons why you should attend the summit

  1. Case-study heavy. You need to see real, detailed examples. Our speakers will provide you with them.
  2. Practical learnings & interactivity: We’re not afraid to talk about what doesn’t work as much as what does! Our sessions are practical with live polling and interactive questions. We guarantee you'll walk away with new ideas and contacts to help improve your strategy for 2022 and beyond.
  3. A team learning experience. Now more than ever we need to be working together to lead a new sustainable business future. Participate as a team to build company-wide insights, transform culture as one and significantly save on cost.
  4. Curated content: We lead our conferences with the latest ideas and case studies out there and take pride in our in-depth research. Hundreds of conversations with sustainability pioneers went into preparing the agenda to ensure it is tailored for your needs.
  5. An unrivalled networking opportunity: We pinpoint the brands that are doing the most impactful work to share their learnings on stage and in the networking area. 60-70% of attendees will be senior-manager level or above brand practitioners. Senior leaders finding answers to their critical challenges, together.

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