RBUSA Agenda: Leading the New World Order


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9:50am – 10:00am (ET)

Health & Environment Keynote: A Healthy and Green Recovery

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The pandemic is a reminder of the intimate and delicate relationship between people and planet. In this keynote, hear from Dr Tedros’ Adhanom Ghebreyesus on the lessons learnt from COVID-19 and the undeniable importance of a healthy planet for the health of it’s inhabitants and the economy.

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Director-General World Health Organization

10:00am – 10:30am (ET)

Opening Keynote: Sustainable Business in the post-pandemic world

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Covid-19 has exposed businesses’ lack of resilience to unexpected shocks. This must become the trigger for sustainable change. Sanda Ojiambo, CEO of the UN Global Compact, joins us to discuss how businesses can raise their ambition on the Sustainable Development Goals to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.

Sanda Ojiambo CEO & Executive Director UN Global Compact

Moderator: Terry Slavin Editor in Chief - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

10:30am – 10:45am (ET)

Making a Load of Difference

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In partnership with:
Biologiq

Today’s consumer expects more from the brands they love. Join Procter & Gamble as it discusses how its Fabric Care division is balancing care for families, communities and planet, while continuing to design products with superior performance. P&G’s Brand Vice President, Amy Krehbiel, will share the company’s journey towards a more sustainable laundry future, including addressing climate change through cold water washing. The session will also feature a case study on Tide’s Loads of Hope program, highlighting how Tide evolved a 15-year-old program focused on natural disaster relief to deliver clean clothes in a moment of need -- lessening the load for front-line responders in the throes of the world’s worst health crisis -- while serving as a trusted resource for concerned Americans broadly.

Amy Krehbiel Brand Vice President P&G North America Laundry

10:45am – 11:15am (ET)

Mobility Keynote: Advancing Mobility for a Sustainable Future

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The pandemic has changed the world as we know it. For businesses, it has forced leaders across the world to change and look at what their company does and why and truly define their place in the world. Consumers will think about mobility differently after the pandemic, in this session hear what are the sustainable solutions that will enable the future of mobility.

Rich Kramer Chairman, CEO and President Goodyear

Moderator: Liam Dowd Managing Director - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

11:15am – 11:30am (ET)

Technology Keynote: Jump Start your Circular Journey through Emerging Technologies

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In partnership with:
Biologiq

Plastics are great. But quite problematic when leaked to the environment. Many plastic heavy users were caught off guard by public backlash and are scrambling to find the "perfect alternative". There's a reason mainstream plastics are so successful, they do most things really well. And it is really hard for a novel technology to win in all aspects. During this keynote we'll address how you can embrace promising technologies that - while not perfect - can take solid steps in the right direction.

Bruno Pereira Chief Sustainability Officer Biologiq

11:30am – 11:45am (ET)

Technology Holds the Key to a Sustainable Recovery

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise

COVID-19 has exposed our fragility to global disruptions, yet the threats that lie ahead from climate change and human encroachment on natural ecosystems could produce shocks of even greater magnitude, spanning even longer time frames.The transition to a low-carbon economy and global digitalization have long been identified among the most significant megatrends of our time, yet the two agendas have primarily developed in isolation. Aligning these agenda has the potential to accelerate a resilient and competitive future economy.

Christopher Wellise Chief Sustainability Officer Hewlett Packard Enterprise

11:45am – 12:00pm (ET)

Live Q&A: Technology Holds the Key to a Sustainable Recovery

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Biologiq


Christopher Wellise Chief Sustainability Officer Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Bruno Pereira Chief Sustainability Officer Biologiq

Moderator: Liam Dowd Managing Director - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

12:00pm – 12:15pm (ET)

Scope 4: How Involving Your Employees Magnifies Corporate Impact

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In partnership with:
Earth Up

There's an old saying that change begins at home. Corporations are becoming leaders in dealing with this global climate crisis. As corporations set out to change the world, there's a unique opportunity to begin that change at home, specifically in the homes of their own employees. In this session, learn how in creating an aware, healthier, and more resilient workforce, employers can ensure that every member of the company helps focus the company's larger mission of sustainability.

Stephen Bay CEO EarthUp

12:15pm – 1:00pm (ET)

The Race to Zero Keynote: How Companies can Lead the Way

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With the UN’s launch of the ‘Race to Zero’ pledge companies, investors & governments are tasked with setting more ambitious targets to accelerate the delivery of a net-zero economy. Hear how innovative companies are embracing this challenge and looking to lead to a clean, low-carbon future

Dane Parker Chief Sustainability Officer General Motors

Annie Perkins Sr. Director, Green Building and Supply Chain Sustainable Forest Initiative

Brian Werner Senior ESG Specialist S&P Global

Nicolas Beaumont Vice-President Movin’On

Moderator: Erik Wohlgemuth Chief Operating Officer Future 500

1:00pm – 1:15pm (ET)

Shortening and Localizing Supply Chains

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COVID-19, a negative environmental impact and the current geopolitical climate all point in one direction, the shortening and localization of supply chains. Businesses need to assess their role in long vulnerable supply chains, but how do you strike the right balance between localization and ensuring manufacturing regions don’t suffer?

Tony Milikin Chief Sustainability & Procurement Officer ABinBev

Moderator: Terry Slavin Editor in Chief - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

1:15pm – 1:45pm (ET)

Supply Chain Keynote: Delivering a Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chain

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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 rethinking their supply chains, what lessons can they take in re-strategizing their business and being better prepared for the risks posed by climate change?

Jeff Simmons President & CEO Elanco Animal Health

Moderator: Tim Nixon Co-Founder, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Partnerships Constellation Research

1:45pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Presentation: The Race to Zero: How Companies can Lead the Way

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Movin’On

With the UN’s launch of the ‘Race to Zero’ pledge companies, investors & governments are tasked with setting more ambitious targets to accelerate the delivery of a net-zero economy. Hear how Movin’On are embracing this challenge and looking to lead to a clean, low-carbon future

Nicolas Beaumont Vice-President Movin’On

2:00pm – 2:45pm (ET)

Uniting Business & Consumers to Create Exponential Impact for the Planet

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In partnership with:
Mastercard

The current pandemic has underscored how interconnected our world has become - and that the health and well-being of our planet is deeply linked to that of our people. Hear how the private-sector is forging innovative partnerships and coalitions - fueled by cutting edge technology - to inspire collective action against climate change. This will include a spotlight on the recently expanded Priceless Planet Coalition.

Jorn Lambert Chief Digital Officer Mastercard

Dr. M. Sanjayan CEO Conservation International

Mathias Wikström CEO and co-founder Doconomy

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10:00am – 10:30am (ET)

Purpose Keynote: Business Leadership in the New World Order

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Covid-19 has exposed our fragility to global disruptions, yet the threats that lie ahead from climate change and human encroachment on natural ecosystems could produce shocks of even greater magnitude, spanning even longer time frames. Coupled with the present-day social injustices magnified by the death of George Floyd, this is a generational moment for change. We’re on the verge of a new awakening. How will your business lead in the new world order?

Steve Rendle Chairman, President & CEO VF Corporation

Moderator: Daryl Brewster CEO CECP

Reuters

10:30am – 11:00am (ET)

Reuters Keynote - Leadership Keynote: The Business Case for Responsible Leadership

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As we continue to navigate the ongoing impact of COVID-19 set against a backdrop of social unrest and the climate change crisis, corporations and their leaders are increasingly expected to play an active role in advancing positive social and environmental change. This responsibility requires that we take intentional steps to upgrade capitalism to address the many challenges facing society so that we serve all stakeholder groups, including employees, customers, communities and shareholders. By taking measures to provide people and businesses with the tools and resources needed to join and thrive in the global economy, we have an opportunity to contribute to a more inclusive, dynamic and equitable world.

Dan Schulman President & CEO PayPal

Moderator: Anna Irrera Chief Correspondent, Fintech Reuters

11:00am – 11:25am (ET)

Social Justice Keynote: Ensuring an Inclusive Recovery

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Societal injustices and climate change are intrinsically linked, global warming only increasing inequalities worldwide. We have a generational opportunity to help build a greener and more just economy. To ensure this happens we must not make the mistakes of the past, there cannot be a green divide. Understand how to create an inclusive solution that connects the dots on social and environmental justice

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

Moderator: Mindy Lubber CEO & President Ceres

Reuters

11:25am – 11:45am (ET)

Reuters Keynote – Interview with President Ivan Duque

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Reuters Journalist, Oliver Griffin, sits down with President Ivan Duque, Republic of Colombia to discuss the reactivation of the economy on a clean and sustainable growth path, and why collaboration is critical in delivering a clean and just recovery

Ivan Duque President Republic of Colombia

Moderator: Oliver Griffin Colombia Correspondent Reuters

11:45am – 12:15pm (ET)

Diversity & Inclusion Keynote: Building a More Civil and Just Society

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Companies need to draw long-term plans for social inclusion and racial equality that go beyond announcements and new initiatives. Businesses must ask themselves tough questions and be open and honest about what they find – only then can we start to deliver real change

Mark Hoplamazian President and CEO Hyatt

Marie Trzupek Lynch President & CEO Skills for Chicagoland's Future

Moderator: Cecily Joseph Board Chair Net Impact

12:15pm – 12:45pm (ET)

Next-Gen Sustainable Leadership: Changing the Way the World is Led

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In partnership with:
Public Good

Sustainability has emerged as the defining issue of our time. With this, there is an urgent need for a new type of business leader—one who is willing to step up and make the long-term sustainability of our world a top strategic priority. In this session, we reveal our latest research, developed in partnership with the United Nations Global Compact, on how business leaders can rise to this challenge. Discover the specific traits CEOs and boards will need to make tangible progress toward the SDGs and lead their organizations to a more sustainable—and profitable—future.

Kurt Harrison Co-head of the Sustainability Practice Russell Reynolds Associates

Moderator: Liam Dowd Managing Director - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

12:45pm – 1:00pm (ET)

Keynote Opportunity: 15-minute Keynote Presentation or Case Study

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1:00pm – 1:45pm (ET)

Critical Communications Keynote: Engaging Consumers and Stakeholders in Purpose

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In partnership with:
Public Good

From sustainable practices to racial justice to pandemic and natural disaster support, business is leading change for good. Simultaneously, today consumers are voting with their wallets. This moment represents a massive opportunity for companies to build market share and elevate their initiatives by engaging stakeholders. We will share new data and best practices on how to most effectively engage consumers, including the pitfalls of virtue signalling.

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

Liz Caselli-Mechael Digital Communications Lead Nestlé

Chris Miller Head of Global Activism Strategy Ben & Jerry’s

Randy Goldberg Co-Founder and Chief Brand Officer Bombas

Moderator: Melissa Anderson President and co-founder Public Good

1:45pm – 2:00pm (ET)

Inspiring Sustainable Consumer Habits through Purpose-Driven Partnerships

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To deliver transformative environmental impact, consumer habits and resistance to change 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 to being more environmentally conscious with their purchasing decisions? Join us to discuss the barriers and pressures that affect consumption and how purpose-driven partnerships are the key to unlocking consumer action

Anne Fink President, Global Foodservice PepsiCo

Moderator: Terry Slavin Editor in Chief - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

2:00pm – 2:45pm (ET)

Purpose Driven Communications: Empowering Communities

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Companies cannot drive transformative change without the support of local communities. Hear how companies are empowering local communities to drive initiatives that are increasing talent pools, educating communities and ensuring communities grow with you

Charlene Lake Chief Sustainability Officer AT&T

Hugh Welsh President and General Counsel DSM North America

Moderator: Kellen Klein Director Future 500

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10:00am – 11:00am (ET)

ESG Keynote: Reaching the Mainstream

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Investors want to invest in resilient companies, with the current crisis throwing into focus the social contract of a business. ESG was already reaching the mainstream, but the pandemic and subsequent social unrest has only accelerated that trajectory. Hear from leading investors on how in their eyes ESG is now a determining factor in the success or failure of corporations from every sector.

Michael Kashani Global Head of ESG Portfolio Management Goldman Sachs

Catherine Banat Managing Director, Responsible Investing RBC Global Asset Management

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

Moderator: Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President G&A Institute

11:00am – 11:15am (ET)

Putting a Value on the S in ESG

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The social metrics have always been the most challenging for companies, and investors, to measure and value. Hear how both are putting a true value on their impact to society, the return to the business of this investment and how that can be benchmarked against peers

Brian Niccol Chairman and CEO Chipotle

Moderator: Louis Coppola Co-Founder & Executive Vice President G&A Institute

11:15am – 12:00pm (ET)

Finance and Net Zero Keynote: Moving Capital Markets Behind a Clean Recovery

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environmental_defense_fund

If we are to realize the Net-Zero ambition it’s imperative that we reset finance behind a more long-term, ESG-driven setting. Hear how leading investment institutions are putting ESG at the heart of their future investment strategies, and what it could mean for corporations

Dave Zellner Chief Investment Officer Wespath

Sarah Bratton Head of Sustainability, North America Schroders

Victoria Mills Managing Director EDF

Moderator: Alexa Yiğit Head of Sustainable Finance CECP’s CEO Investor Forum

12:00pm – 12:15pm (ET)

The Digital Transformation of ESG in a Post-Covid World

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Novisto

The recent coronavirus crisis has heightened corporate awareness of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues and their strategic importance to a company's long-term success. Companies are mobilizing to both address and report on their material ESG issues to meet the expectations of investors, employees, customers, and other key stakeholders in contributing to a more resilient, low-carbon economy. As a result, the management and measurement of extra-financial issues is attracting more attention and with it, the need for better tools - making it ripe for a digital transformation.

Marie-Josee Privyk Head of ESG Innovation and Customer Success Novisto

Moderator: Liam Dowd Managing Director - Sustainable Business Reuters Events

12:15pm – 1:00pm (ET)

Advance Equity & Inclusion through ESG Investing

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In partnership with:
caesars

Diverse teams can lead to innovation and sustainable financial performance. Corporate diversity and inclusion efforts can merge with ESG investment strategies to advance equity among underrepresented groups. In this session understand how diversity and inclusion is driving corporate financial performance and gain insights on how investment, sustainability, and diversity leaders are driving equity through ESG investments

Gwen Migita Global head of social impact, equity and sustainability Caesars Entertainment

Jill Houghton President & CEO Disability:IN

Marvin J. Owens, Jr. Chief Engagement Officer Impact Shares

Moderator: Nandika Madgavkar Head of the CEO Investor Forum Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose

1:00pm – 1:15pm (ET)

Keynote Opportunity: 15-minute Keynote Presentation or Case Study

Showcase leadership and be part of the world’s leading sustainable business event. Contact us today to shape and deliver this keynote presentation