Delivering the Sustainability Transition

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  • 50+CEO & Expert Speakers
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Our current global system is not fit for purpose, and in many instances it's on the brink of collapse. Business 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.

Business must lead on the principles of resilience, sustainability and equality. At the Responsible Business USA join CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, Investors and Government representatives on rebuilding for a sustainable, just future

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The Thought Leaders Leading the New World Order

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

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Sanda Ojiambo CEO & Executive Director UN Global Compact

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Ivan Duque President Republic of Colombia

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Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General World Health Organization

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Steve Rendle Chairman, President & CEO VF Corporation

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Mindy Lubber CEO & President Ceres

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Anne Fink President, Global Foodservice PepsiCo

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4 Essential themes for 2020:

Business Strategy & Value Chain Transformation:

Putting Sustainability at the Heart of your recovery strategy - Learn why it’s imperative that businesses put sustainability at the heart of their recovery strategy and practical ideas on how to achieve this transformation, whilst sustaining business success

Finance & Investor Engagement:

The world is being rapidly reset and rewired behind a sustainable transition. This will be the decade for change, and action is needed now. Discover how investors are realigning funds behind new clean innovations and ambitions – and what this means for corporations

Climate Action:

Build regenerative and resilient strategies that deliver market-level change on key climate risks and opportunities. Help lead ambitious coalitions that will drive the required climate action in the coming months and years

Social Purpose and Impact:

Discover how companies are driving advocacy and action, both internally and externally, through purpose-driven communications. It’s Time for business to lead the way, learn how to best drive action among key stakeholderCTA

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Senior Leaders Driving Change

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Dane Parker Chief Sustainability Officer General Motors

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Dan Schulman President & CEO PayPal

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Lisa Jackson Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives Apple

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Kimberly Davis Senior Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs NHL

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Ray Cameron Managing Director | Head of Investment Stewardship – The Americas BlackRock

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Tony Milikin Chief Sustainability & Procurement Officer ABinBev

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Brian Niccol Chairman and CEO Chipotle

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Catherine Banat Managing Director, Responsible Investing RBC Global Asset Management

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Mark Hoplamazian President and CEO Hyatt

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Charlene Lake Chief Sustainability Officer AT&T

Six Reasons Why the Reuters Events RBUSA is Unique

CEO and Board Level News

Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on what progress has been made and what opportunities lie ahead

All Stakeholders, All Assets, One Place

We cannot transform business alone. Join leaders from across all industries and sectors to deliver a resilient and sustainable global recovery post Covid-19 for a better future!

Practical Case Studies

The ONLY forum to deep-dive into case studies from a range of sectors to encourage across-industry learning and ensure we are all doing our best to transform, protecting our people, our businesses and our planet !

Industry Driven Agenda

Our bespoke agendas are crafted by industry, for industry with carefully selected themes and discussions to provide a conclusive guide to your business transformation strategy in procurement, supply chain, and circularity

Reuters Editorial Interviews

Our editorial colleagues are keen to drive debate and will leave live fireside chats onstage with the biggest names in climate politics. Prepare for household names to take to the stage with direction-setting insights and industry leading analysis

1:1 Networking Services

You cannot succeed through transition alone. Join us for 2+ days of bespoke 1-2-1 networking through our matchmaking and meetings services for total interaction

Ethical Corporation over its years has made a major contribution in advancing the cause of more responsible and sustainable business models. It provides a unique, refreshing perspective and insights for the responsible business leaders.

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This is where the solutions are

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Below are a selection of companies that have sponsored and continue to sponsor Ethical Corporation events.

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Representatives include:
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Vice President of Sustainability
  • Managing Director
  • Executive Director
  • Senior Director, Water Stewardship & Agriculture
  • Head of Sustainable Development
  • Head of Procurement Responsibility and Sustainability Chief Strategy Officer
  • Purchasing Director
  • VP Global Head of Sustainability
  • Global Head Sustainable Raws Projects in Laundry and Home Care
  • Sr. Manager of Environmental Supply Chain
  • VP Supply Chain Sustainability
  • Head of Responsible Procurement
  • Corporate Partnerships Director

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Agenda at a Glance: Leadership in the New World Order

How we rebuild will be key to the future of business and society. Business must lead the new world order built on resilience, sustainability and equality.

This comprehensive industry driven agenda will shed light on the biggest challenges and opportunities facing the industry, with a focus on the following key areas:



  • Purpose Keynote: Business Leadership in the New World Order
  • Social Justice Keynote: Ensuring an Inclusive Recovery
  • Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Building a More Civil and Just Society


  • Finance and Net Zero Keynote: Moving Capital Markets Behind a Clean Recovery
  • ESG Keynote: Reaching the Mainstream
  • Politics Keynote: The Role of Business in Democratic Process

Finance and Investor Engagement


  • Investors Funding the Green Recovery
  • The Active Investor – What it Means for Business
  • Putting a Value on the S in ESG
  • How do Investors Analyze, Compare and Make Investment Decisions?

Social Purpose and Impact


  • Diversity & Inclusion Part A: Building a Strategy that has Integrity
  • Corporate Activism: Time to Take a Stand
  • Developing Meaningful Community Projects
  • Purpose Driven Communications: Empowering Communities

Value Chain Resilience


  • Purpose-Driven Procurement: Supporting the Most Vulnerable Suppliers
  • Shortening and Localizing Supply Chains
  • Transitioning to Net Zero Value Chain
  • Implementing Science Based Targets – Aiming for a 1.5-degree Target



  • A Joint Approach to ESG Engagement: Investor Relations and Sustainability
  • TCFD Reporting: Accurately Reporting Future Risks, Impacts and Scenarios


  • From Pilot to Scale – How can Companies Mainstream a Circular System
  • Embedding Resilience in your Business Strategy

I could think of no better place to make our announcement today than among other businesses who understand that responsible business is good business

Ronan Dunne, Former CEO – Telefonica UK (O2) Telefonica UK (O2) Ronan Dunne

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