Increasingly the world is realising an economy that doesn’t work for its society or environment isn’t an economy fit for the 21st century. Businesses must embrace a new purpose, one that helps address key societal issues and environmental issues as part of their recovery. Not only is it the right thing to do, but increasingly society expects it and investors are demanding it. And, in doing so, companies will realise greater resiliency and sustained success.
At this year’s Reuters Events: Responsible Business Europe 2020 we will convene 6,000+ global peers, CEOs, CSOs, CFOs, Heads of Sustainability, ESG Investment and Communications for a 3-day live virtual event, followed by a week of virtual VIP workshops, to share strategies and practical ideas on how business can innovate, invest and collaborate in the biggest challenge that has been faced in our lifetimes – putting a clean and just transition at the heart of the global post-pandemic recovery. Join us in October and be part of these discussions, now is the time!
Hear from Chief Executive Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Responsible Investment and other responsible business leaders.
John Glen, MP Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister UK Government
Rebecca Marmot Chief Sustainability Officer Unilever
Nigel Topping UK's High-Level Climate Action Champion UNFCCC
Gary E. Knell Chairman National Geographic Partners
Henriette Thygesen CEO Fleet & Strategic Brands division Maersk
Nicola Shaw UK Executive Director National Grid
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
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 stakeholders
Alison Martin CEO EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa) and Bank Distribution Zurich
Gary E. Knell Chairman National Geographic Partners
Shawn Welch Vice President and General Manager Hi-Cone Worldwide
Arlene Isaacs-Lowe Global Head of CSR Moody’s Corporation
Steve Hasker CEO Thomson Reuters
Lord Barker Executive Chairman En+ Group former UK Minister for Energy & Climate Change UK Government
Yolanda Malone Vice President Global R&D Snacks PKG Pepsico
Catherine Howarth CEO ShareAction
Kimberley Lewis Director of Engagement Federated Hermes International
Virginie Helias Chief Sustainability Officer Procter & Gamble
Purpose Keynote: The Dawn of Stakeholder Capitalism and the Real Economy
The current capitalist model, and market economy, of tracking and pursuing shareholder return isn’t fit for the 21st Century. There’s an increasing realisation that we need redefine what a healthy business and economy is. Covid-19 has shown that without a healthy society and natural environment there is no business or economy. Hear how companies are starting to realise a new purpose – one that delivers both profit and positive impact
The Race to Zero Keynote: How Companies can Lead the Way
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.
Proving Sustainability as THE Recovery Strategy
The value of sustainability is far greater than a cost centre, but how do you prove to the board and investors to ensure YOUR strategy is deemed as the most desirable, offering new opportunities, as you start your recovery efforts
Purpose-Driven Procurement: Supporting the Most Vulnerable Suppliers
As the Covid-19 crisis took hold, the smaller suppliers were often been the hardest hit. Now is the time for companies to show real leadership and support their key, but vulnerable suppliers. Doing so will build trust and support among employees, customers and other suppliers
The Active Investor – What it Means for Business
Investors are increasingly taking a more active, impact-driven approach to key investment holdings. This will help accelerate change behind a clean and sustainable footing, but what does it mean for companies?
Building a New Relationship with Investors – Long-Term ESG Focussed
Learn how to bridge the gap with investors and hear practical ideas on how to communicate progress and impact on key ESG information
Nature Based Solutions: Accelerating Partnerships and Investments
In the wake of Covid-19 it’s even more critical that businesses collaborate to help deliver transformative, restorative growth strategies. The long-term reality of Nature-Based Solutions makes seeking investments and partnerships challenging. Learn how companies and investors can work together to implement nature-based solutions that deliver large-scale impacts
Using Technology to Put Packaging & Waste Behind a Circular Model
Reusable packaging is forecast as a $10+ billion opportunity that awaits us. Companies are now taking fast and radical action at every point in their packaging & waste cycle. In this session discover the latest technologies are helping companies realign their packaging systems behind a circular approach – benefitting both the business and the environment
Building a D&I Strategy that has Integrity
There’s a risk that companies make D&I announcements but don’t truly understand the complexities, challenges and opportunities that awaits. Hear how companies can be honest, transparent and communicate a program that’s ambitious, realistic and has clear impacts and milestones. Only then will you show integrity and build trust among employees and key stakeholders
Successfully Engaging Customers on Purpose and Impact
Forward-thinking companies are starting to realise that demonstrating the true value of the business – its impacts and outcomes – are just as important, if not more to its long-term success. Learn how to engage customers on complex issues, demonstrate impact and drive change.
For 20 years the Responsible Business Europe has helped shape the future of sustainable business. At this year’s virtual event our aim is to provide the business-critical discussions that will help businesses put sustainability at the heart of their recovery strategy. We will provide the ideas and answers to kick-start the decade of action.
Hear from those setting the visions and strategies that will deliver a new, clean and inclusive blueprint for business fit for the 21st Century
Understand how sustainability is becoming a central component to the future success of the business – both identifying new opportunities and mitigating future risks
Build trust, integrity and action through purpose-driven communications. Companies need to engage and drive advocacy among key stakeholders to scale impacts and ambitions
Re-invent the procurement function so that environmental and social impacts are embedded throughout the operations – build resilience and clean, responsible supply chains
A place where global ESG investors will engage senior corporate practitioners to identify best practice approaches and increased understanding of challenges and opportunities that lie ahead
Support global businesses with new platforms, data analytics, insights and technologies that enable scalable environmental and social impacts
Live panel and Q&A sessions
Takeaway valuable lessons from the live panel and Q&A sessions on the hottest procurement, circularity, and sustainability topics
Don’t miss a thing – your registration gives you access to all the sessions on-demand of Responsible Business Europe 2020 and make sure to connect with leading sustainability solution providers in the digital exhibition
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To get to the crux of an issue requires honest, frank and open discussion. At #RBEurope we will host 2-hour workshops on key topics, including:
The investors perspective
There is no question that capitalism as we know it is dead.
CEOs have no choice but to have both a shareholder return & a stakeholder return—managing and measuring both.
Across the two days we’ll be hosting sessions and interactive ‘meet and speak’ opportunities where corporates, investors and others can share their ideas and challenges.
Only through open and constructive dialogue will we accelerate the required transformation.
Leading Speakers from the fortune 500 companies
Plan your 2021 strategy with speaker keynotes sharing insights on how we can deliver a clean and inclusive global recovery.
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