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Keynotes

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Sustainability Transition Keynote: Reimagining the Business for Future Success

Sustainability is critical to every aspect of the business, and the businesses that do not realize that are jeopardizing their business survival. Business models need to be rethought, restructured and every area of the business needs to be on board with the sustainability transition. In our opening keynote, understand how the sustainability transition is finally upon us, what that means for your business, plus how companies are embracing and seizing this opportunity.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Net-Zero Keynote: Developing an Innovative Roadmap to Decarbonization

Companies are tasked with setting more ambitious targets to accelerate the delivery of a net-zero economy. With much of a company’s impact in the supply chain, there is an increased focus on Scope 3 emissions. Hear how companies are embracing this challenge and delivering innovative and agile approaches to tackle these impacts and lead to a clean, low-carbon future.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Keynote: Delivering Meaningful Change

The spotlight going into 2021 has firmly been set on Diversity Equity & Inclusion, with those without a well-thought-out strategy scrambling to put one in place. Companies need to educate employees and re-think recruitment processes, but that will not go far enough towards ensuring equality. What can business and industry do to ensure a more just and equal society?

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Biodiversity Keynote: The Win-Win of a Regenerative Business Model

The role nature plays in helping tackle the climate crisis is now further in the mainstream. Companies need to take a holistic look at its impacts, risks, and opportunities, to understand its current and future dependence on nature. This comes through a quantified, integrated and solution-led business strategy.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Circular Economy Keynote: Scaling up Circular Ambitions

Circularity is arguably the base on which to solve climate issues. Consumers are changing their behavior and products now need to fit sustainability standards to match with consumers expectations. There is a need to redesign products to be sustainable and affordable. To fully implement circular principles requires a complete transformation of the existing system, and collaboration with a vast range of teams. Learn how to scale up existing operations and start to make circularity the norm.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Supply Chain Keynote: Addressing Scope 3 Emissions

Scope 3 emissions remain the biggest challenge for companies reaching their net zero ambitions, with traceability, accountability and supplier engagement continuing to be very difficult on a global scale. Do we need to completely reassess our approach to supply chain management, where its built around greater transparency, collaboration, and support? Hear from companies that are taking a renewed approach to their supply chain and find out how they are addressing Scope 3 emissions.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Government Collaboration Keynote: Welcoming Public Leadership Back to the Table

After 4 years of governmental apathy towards the environment and climate, the private sector eagerly welcomes the boundless opportunities that will come with the Biden Presidency. Hear from both Governmental representatives and C-Suite leaders on what this means for business and investors. And, more importantly, how public entities can accelerate collaboration and necessary investments to achieve the clean and just transition

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Closing Keynote: Environmental Justice

Protecting the environment is now at the heart of the sustainable business agenda. But what about the people and communities that depend on it that are just as vulnerable to the ongoing climate crisis and disproportionately affected by it? We will explore the role businesses’ climate action plans can play in not only transitioning to a low carbon economy, but also lay the foundations for achieving environmental justice and racial equality.

Register now


Strategy, Data and Risk Identification

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

On the Hunt for Quality Data on your Net Zero Journey

Information is not always relevant, easy to collect or to interpret – especially across your supply chain. At the outset of the process of road mapping for your business’ future it is critical to have the best possible means to process your important data. Discover what tools and technologies are available in your data armory to ensure you will reach your net zero and climate goals.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Putting Your Net Zero Pledges into Practice – Road Mapping for the Decade of Action

Your net-zero announcements have been made, climate goals have been set, and now the real hard work begins. You need to make an effective decarbonization roadmap that stands up to scrutiny and will deliver against reduction targets in the next 1-3 years’, 5-10 years’ time…all the way to becoming a net zero business. But where to begin? Hear from the leading companies as to how they are transforming their business on to a sustainable, net-zero footing.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Embedding Risk & Resilience in Your New Business Model

Many companies around the world find themselves in recovery mode. Covid-19 showed that unexpected crises can, and will, happen. Your business needs to be prepared for not only climate related natural disasters, but for future pandemics, or a political, cultural, or economic crisis. Join us as we explore how companies’ net-zero and post Covid-19 strategies can in fact create the agility needed for business to adapt to future risks and scenarios.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Quantifying Nature Based Solutions

Nature based solutions are taking center stage in 2021, but before business goes any further, you need to know what to measure and the best way to curate and report the impacts of these regenerative strategies. In this session, explore the most effective metrics that help align your business needs with a quest to help restore and regenerate natural ecosystems.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Diversity Equity & Inclusion – Processing What ‘Good’ Really Looks Like

With businesses’ existing operations and measures around DE&I being put into question. Do we need an industry standard to work from? What are we measuring, and is that really good enough? Is there a need for a full audit of business and its practices around DE&I to idenfity your shortcomings? Join us as we explore how companies are taking a critical look internally to strategically address the biggest problem areas.

Register now


Sustainable Transformation and Delivery

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Empowering and Engaging Suppliers to help Deliver a Net-Zero Business

For many industries, the most challenging area in delivering the Net-Zero transition is the need to decarbonize supply chains. Join senior business leaders to learn how companies are prioritizing, engaging, and empowering different areas of their supply chain to help deliver meaningful decarbonization impact both now and in the coming years.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

The Carbon Innovation Gap: Identifying the Best Decarbonization Solutions – for now

As the demand for decarbonization continues to grow, where do you begin when identifying, investing in and deploying technologies that can meet and deliver the material carbon emission reductions you need – both in the short and long term? We will discuss how companies are looking at their short-term net-zero options and their commercial viability, whilst also catering for all the long-term possibilities of a different world, different technologies and different challenges

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Building a Carbon Conscious Value Chain

Transitioning each stage of the supply chain to a low carbon economy will be a huge task. From Scope 3 suppliers and the manufacturing process to transportation and buildings. Hear innovative new approaches to deliver action across the value chain – from investments in new technologies and infrastructure to identify pre-competitive collaboration opportunities with industry peers and out of industry partners.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

A Regenerative Business: The Case for Protecting Nature

From forestry loss and land degradation, to water pollution and biodiversity damage, business needs to step up and make these issues a priority. Join us as we explore what a regenerative business looks like and how this strategy can be commercially viable.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Integrating Your Circular Plans into Your Climate Strategy

As the calls to move towards a circular model continue to grow and with an ever-increasing range of options available to facilitate a shift away from the linear system. In the forms of ‘product as a service’, rental, repair, and resale – how can you gauge the positive effects of circularity on the climate and in line with your net zero goals? Hear how leaders in this field are measuring and reporting on environmental impact and carbon emissions and integrating their circular strategies into climate.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Accelerating the Circular Bioeconomy

The shift in the demand for sustainably sourced materials, the rise of conscious consumers and the push towards net-zero is moving companies to a new solution – Circular Bioeconomy. Bio-based products are one innovation which will help meet consumer pressures and deliver business products fit for the future. Discover the opportunity the circular bioeconomy presents to varying industries and how it could transform your value chain.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Managing Your Plastic Waste – The Quest to Retain Plastics Value within the System

When it comes to plastics waste, the big question remains – ‘how do we keep the material in the system?’ Join us as we explore what innovations are being made and which technologies and strategies are companies are using that are really making a difference.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Increasing Business Resilience Through More Localized Supply Chains

2020 demonstrated the need to rethink and build greater resilience within business operations. For many this resulted in a more localized supply chain. Businesses need to assess their place in long vulnerable supply chains. Hear how you can strike the right balance between localization, competitiveness and a responsibility to current suppliers and communities.

Register now


Engage, Collaborate and Deliver Impact

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Conscious Consumerism: How Corporate Brands are Rising to the Challenge

Marketing and Communications was once synonymous with the dark arts and in some instances greenwashing. But, with the influence of the ‘conscious consumer’ continuing to grow, and public, investor and employee pressure becoming increasingly more important, companies’ communications and branding departments have a big role to demonstrate real impacts and change. Hear how these companies are leveraging their marketing and branding influence to bring the conscious consumers on their journey of the sustainable transition, whilst also aiding a more general shift in people’s attitudes and practices.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Engaging the Workforce to Become Agents of Change

The past couple of years has seen a big uplift in employees’ willingness to live more sustainable lives. However, the biggest impacts are not found by removing plastic cups and cutlery from the canteen. In this session we will cover the innovative and effective changes being made to engage and empower employees to really own this challenge ahead, believe they can be part of the solution and drive change across the business.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Communicating a True Reflection of the Business

2020 shone the light on companies DE&I practices and highlighted a shortcoming across the board. To build trust and integrity businesses have to be honest about where they are, and their plans to address their shortcomings on DE&I. Hear how companies are approaching this in an open and honest manner.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

How To Engage Investors To Become Long-Term Allies

Making changes can bring uncertainty. Hear from the investor and shareholder community on the best practice of how to encourage investor and shareholder understanding, to create engaging investor relations communications, and ensure your long-term vision is understood and embraced.

Keynotes

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Sustainability Transition Keynote: Reimagining the Business for Future Success

Sustainability is critical to every aspect of the business, and the businesses that do not realize that are jeopardizing their business survival. Business models need to be rethought, restructured and every area of the business needs to be on board with the sustainability transition. In our opening keynote, understand how the sustainability transition is finally upon us, what that means for your business, plus how companies are embracing and seizing this opportunity.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Net-Zero Keynote: Developing an Innovative Roadmap to Decarbonization

Companies are tasked with setting more ambitious targets to accelerate the delivery of a net-zero economy. With much of a company’s impact in the supply chain, there is an increased focus on Scope 3 emissions. Hear how companies are embracing this challenge and delivering innovative and agile approaches to tackle these impacts and lead to a clean, low-carbon future.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Diversity Equity & Inclusion Keynote: Delivering Meaningful Change

The spotlight going into 2021 has firmly been set on Diversity Equity & Inclusion, with those without a well-thought-out strategy scrambling to put one in place. Companies need to educate employees and re-think recruitment processes, but that will not go far enough towards ensuring equality. What can business and industry do to ensure a more just and equal society?

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Biodiversity Keynote: The Win-Win of a Regenerative Business Model

The role nature plays in helping tackle the climate crisis is now further in the mainstream. Companies need to take a holistic look at its impacts, risks, and opportunities, to understand its current and future dependence on nature. This comes through a quantified, integrated and solution-led business strategy.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Circular Economy Keynote: Scaling up Circular Ambitions

Circularity is arguably the base on which to solve climate issues. Consumers are changing their behavior and products now need to fit sustainability standards to match with consumers expectations. There is a need to redesign products to be sustainable and affordable. To fully implement circular principles requires a complete transformation of the existing system, and collaboration with a vast range of teams. Learn how to scale up existing operations and start to make circularity the norm.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Supply Chain Keynote: Addressing Scope 3 Emissions

Scope 3 emissions remain the biggest challenge for companies reaching their net zero ambitions, with traceability, accountability and supplier engagement continuing to be very difficult on a global scale. Do we need to completely reassess our approach to supply chain management, where its built around greater transparency, collaboration, and support? Hear from companies that are taking a renewed approach to their supply chain and find out how they are addressing Scope 3 emissions.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Government Collaboration Keynote: Welcoming Public Leadership Back to the Table

After 4 years of governmental apathy towards the environment and climate, the private sector eagerly welcomes the boundless opportunities that will come with the Biden Presidency. Hear from both Governmental representatives and C-Suite leaders on what this means for business and investors. And, more importantly, how public entities can accelerate collaboration and necessary investments to achieve the clean and just transition

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Closing Keynote: Environmental Justice

Protecting the environment is now at the heart of the sustainable business agenda. But what about the people and communities that depend on it that are just as vulnerable to the ongoing climate crisis and disproportionately affected by it? We will explore the role businesses’ climate action plans can play in not only transitioning to a low carbon economy, but also lay the foundations for achieving environmental justice and racial equality.

Strategy, Data and Risk Identification

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

On the Hunt for Quality Data on your Net Zero Journey

Information is not always relevant, easy to collect or to interpret – especially across your supply chain. At the outset of the process of road mapping for your business’ future it is critical to have the best possible means to process your important data. Discover what tools and technologies are available in your data armory to ensure you will reach your net zero and climate goals.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Putting Your Net Zero Pledges into Practice – Road Mapping for the Decade of Action

Your net-zero announcements have been made, climate goals have been set, and now the real hard work begins. You need to make an effective decarbonization roadmap that stands up to scrutiny and will deliver against reduction targets in the next 1-3 years’, 5-10 years’ time…all the way to becoming a net zero business. But where to begin? Hear from the leading companies as to how they are transforming their business on to a sustainable, net-zero footing.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Embedding Risk & Resilience in Your New Business Model

Many companies around the world find themselves in recovery mode. Covid-19 showed that unexpected crises can, and will, happen. Your business needs to be prepared for not only climate related natural disasters, but for future pandemics, or a political, cultural, or economic crisis. Join us as we explore how companies’ net-zero and post Covid-19 strategies can in fact create the agility needed for business to adapt to future risks and scenarios.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Quantifying Nature Based Solutions

Nature based solutions are taking center stage in 2021, but before business goes any further, you need to know what to measure and the best way to curate and report the impacts of these regenerative strategies. In this session, explore the most effective metrics that help align your business needs with a quest to help restore and regenerate natural ecosystems.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Diversity Equity & Inclusion – Processing What ‘Good’ Really Looks Like

With businesses’ existing operations and measures around DE&I being put into question. Do we need an industry standard to work from? What are we measuring, and is that really good enough? Is there a need for a full audit of business and its practices around DE&I to idenfity your shortcomings? Join us as we explore how companies are taking a critical look internally to strategically address the biggest problem areas.

Sustainable Transformation and Delivery

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Empowering and Engaging Suppliers to help Deliver a Net-Zero Business

For many industries, the most challenging area in delivering the Net-Zero transition is the need to decarbonize supply chains. Join senior business leaders to learn how companies are prioritizing, engaging, and empowering different areas of their supply chain to help deliver meaningful decarbonization impact both now and in the coming years.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

The Carbon Innovation Gap: Identifying the Best Decarbonization Solutions – for now

As the demand for decarbonization continues to grow, where do you begin when identifying, investing in and deploying technologies that can meet and deliver the material carbon emission reductions you need – both in the short and long term? We will discuss how companies are looking at their short-term net-zero options and their commercial viability, whilst also catering for all the long-term possibilities of a different world, different technologies and different challenges

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Building a Carbon Conscious Value Chain

Transitioning each stage of the supply chain to a low carbon economy will be a huge task. From Scope 3 suppliers and the manufacturing process to transportation and buildings. Hear innovative new approaches to deliver action across the value chain – from investments in new technologies and infrastructure to identify pre-competitive collaboration opportunities with industry peers and out of industry partners.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

A Regenerative Business: The Case for Protecting Nature

From forestry loss and land degradation, to water pollution and biodiversity damage, business needs to step up and make these issues a priority. Join us as we explore what a regenerative business looks like and how this strategy can be commercially viable.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Integrating Your Circular Plans into Your Climate Strategy

As the calls to move towards a circular model continue to grow and with an ever-increasing range of options available to facilitate a shift away from the linear system. In the forms of ‘product as a service’, rental, repair, and resale – how can you gauge the positive effects of circularity on the climate and in line with your net zero goals? Hear how leaders in this field are measuring and reporting on environmental impact and carbon emissions and integrating their circular strategies into climate.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Accelerating the Circular Bioeconomy

The shift in the demand for sustainably sourced materials, the rise of conscious consumers and the push towards net-zero is moving companies to a new solution – Circular Bioeconomy. Bio-based products are one innovation which will help meet consumer pressures and deliver business products fit for the future. Discover the opportunity the circular bioeconomy presents to varying industries and how it could transform your value chain.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Managing Your Plastic Waste – The Quest to Retain Plastics Value within the System

When it comes to plastics waste, the big question remains – ‘how do we keep the material in the system?’ Join us as we explore what innovations are being made and which technologies and strategies are companies are using that are really making a difference.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Increasing Business Resilience Through More Localized Supply Chains

2020 demonstrated the need to rethink and build greater resilience within business operations. For many this resulted in a more localized supply chain. Businesses need to assess their place in long vulnerable supply chains. Hear how you can strike the right balance between localization, competitiveness and a responsibility to current suppliers and communities.

Engage, Collaborate and Deliver Impact

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Conscious Consumerism: How Corporate Brands are Rising to the Challenge

Marketing and Communications was once synonymous with the dark arts and in some instances greenwashing. But, with the influence of the ‘conscious consumer’ continuing to grow, and public, investor and employee pressure becoming increasingly more important, companies’ communications and branding departments have a big role to demonstrate real impacts and change. Hear how these companies are leveraging their marketing and branding influence to bring the conscious consumers on their journey of the sustainable transition, whilst also aiding a more general shift in people’s attitudes and practices.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Engaging the Workforce to Become Agents of Change

The past couple of years has seen a big uplift in employees’ willingness to live more sustainable lives. However, the biggest impacts are not found by removing plastic cups and cutlery from the canteen. In this session we will cover the innovative and effective changes being made to engage and empower employees to really own this challenge ahead, believe they can be part of the solution and drive change across the business.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion – Communicating a True Reflection of the Business

2020 shone the light on companies DE&I practices and highlighted a shortcoming across the board. To build trust and integrity businesses have to be honest about where they are, and their plans to address their shortcomings on DE&I. Hear how companies are approaching this in an open and honest manner.

9:30am–10:00amTuesday

How To Engage Investors To Become Long-Term Allies

Making changes can bring uncertainty. Hear from the investor and shareholder community on the best practice of how to encourage investor and shareholder understanding, to create engaging investor relations communications, and ensure your long-term vision is understood and embraced.