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.
Hear from Chief Executive Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Responsible Investment and other responsible business leaders
Noel Wallace Chairman, President and CEO Colgate-Palmolive
Erin Meezan Chief Sustainability Officer Interface
Javier Quiñones CEO IKEA USA
Carter Roberts President and CEO WWF USA
Jenny McColloch Chief Sustainability Officer McDonald's
Matthew McCarthy CEO Ben and Jerry's
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
Frans Muller CEO Royal Ahold Delhaize
Frank Cooper Global Chief Marketing Officer BlackRock
Kristen Siemen Chief Sustainability Officer General Motors
Mike Schroepfer Chief Technology Officer Facebook
Carlos Cubia Senior Vice President, Global Chief Diversity Officer Walgreens Boots Alliance
Ezgi Barcenas Chief Sustainability Officer ABinBev
Greg Spotts Chief Sustainability Officer, Bureau of Street Services City Of Los Angeles
Alicia Petross Chief Diversity Officer Hershey USA
Andrew Mayock Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Office of the Federal Chief Sustainability Officer
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:
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 email@example.com
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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!
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
Collaboration will be key in the age of transition
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.
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:
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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