It’s time to Act, it’s time to Lead: Innovate, Invest and Collaborate
We’re just two weeks' from our recording-breaking Responsible Business Summit Europe. This year's conference is bringing together some of the leading CEOs, heads of business, investors and NGOs to share ideas on how to collborate and innovate around the key challenges that we face.
I’ve listed five top reasons why you and your company would benefit from attending:
1. Our most senior and diverse event in our 18-year history
Over 500 CEOs and senior business executives will visit London on 10-12 June to share ideas on how business can lead on the social and environmental challenges that we face. This year’s event features our most senior and diverse attendee line-up to date and a C-Suite lead speaker faculty that you could expect to span two to three events, not one. Below is just a few of the chief executives speaking at the event:
Ovais Sarmad, The Deputy Executive Secretary, UNFCCC
Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich
Mark Gainsborough, Executive Vice President, New Energies, Shell
Helen Mets, President, DSM Resins & Functional Materials
Alexandra Brand, CSO, Syngenta
Victor Zhang, SVP, Huawei Technologies
Hari Sundaresan, Group Chief Procurement Officer, BT
Myriam Cohen-Welgryn, President, Mars Petcare Europe
Anirban Ghosh, CSO, Mahinda
Catherine Howarth, CEO, ShareAction
Sally Uren, CEO, Forum for the Future
Jürgen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK
Beccy Speight, CEO, Woodland Trust
Dune Ives, CEO, Lonely Whale
2. Hear how to build alliances of purpose and drive large-scale positive impacts
We’re now at an exciting point where businesses are starting to take the lead on societal issues. Through newly aligned purpose-driven strategies to cross-industry alliances we are seeing great examples of how organisations of all shapes and sizes are working towards the SDGs, the Paris Agreement and other societal challenges.
Wherever you are in your strategy, our packed agenda will offer you answers and ideas that you can take back to your office. Some of the key sessions include:
Climate Action Keynote: Transform the business to a Net-Positive strategy with UNFCCC and British Antarctic Survey
Circular innovations across all areas of the business with ING, Kimberly-Clark and Forum for the Future
Engaging customers and communities on your purpose vision with AstraZeneca, Lloyds Banking Group, ONE HUNDRED, ASDA Foundation, UKSIF,
SDGs workshop - Integrate and deliver the SDGs through ambitious partnerships with European Commission, WBCSD, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Anglian Water, Experian, Cruelty Free International and Coty Inc
Net-Zero Keynote: How the UK will meet the 2050 Target with The Committee on Climate Change
Plastics Workshop – Reduction, Recycle and Replace with Bacardi, PepsiCo, Dow, Dell and Lonely Whale
Building a new relationship with investors – responding to mutual expectations with M&G Prudential, AXA Investment Managers, Standard Chartered Bank and ShareAction
3. Build relationships across a multitude of industries
This event is built for and serves business professionals looking to create a business of purpose, impact and reputation. The agenda is built for business executives working in sustainability, communications, supply chain, marketing, governance, partnerships within leading responsible brands along with key government, civil society and associations. Our aim is to provide a setting where you can meet and build long-lasting relationships that help you advance sustainable business within your organisation and value chain.
This cross-industry events ensures you meet and network with people that are tackling the same issues as you, but potentially tackling them in a different way.
Brands already confirmed for this two event includes: Airbus, ArcelorMittal, Maersk, Nordea, Sky, Telefonica, Standard Chartered, The Crown Estate, Nestle, Microsoft, IHG, Blackrock, Bayer, IHG and many more.
4. Not your average conference
The format of the Summit in some ways is just as important as the content. We try to make sure that all our sessions are as interactive and interesting as possible. PowerPoint is banned from nearly all sessions.
We believe that a conference should be a place for senior execs to come together to overcome tough challenges and map the future of their industry. Every one of our sessions is a discussion, where senior executives are asked tough questions by their peers. There will be live case study scenarios, roundtable discussions, Q&A sessions – making the Responsible Business Summit Europe a place where you, the delegate, take centre-stage.
New for 2019 is our Networking App - designed so that all attendees can locate and meet those executives that are working on the same issues and challenges as their company.
5. A proven track record of quality
Now in its 18th year the Responsible Business Summit Europe has a proven history of bringing together the best in the business to tackle the key issues that matter now.
Some of the feedback from recent Summits includes:
“#RBSEU is driving the agenda on sustainable and responsible business at a time when it is more important than ever that businesses to come together to effect positive change.”
Titus Sharpe, CEO, MVF Global
“This is a very impressive conference in terms of the people that are here and the people that are speaking. I would absolutely recommend this as a conference for anybody who has an interest with combining doing business and doing good”
Craig Kreeger, CEO, Virgin Atlantic
“The Responsible Business Summit drives collaboration to help business address some of the world’s most complex business and resource challenges”
Christophe Beck, Executive VP and President, Ecolab
"It’s a really great place to find out what my customers are interested in so that I can go back and tailor our sustainability and business models to meet their expectations”
Dr. Kirstie McIntyre, Director WW Environmental Operations, HP Inc