Deliver social purpose and impacts

We’re just over one month from our recording-breaking 16th Annual Responsible Business Summit Europe. In a bold move this year’s event is bringing together key players from all areas of business to share and discuss how they’re transforming their organisation to one of purpose and social impacts.

I’ve listed six top reasons why you and your company would benefit from attending:

1. Our largest and most senior event in our 16-year history

Over 500 CEOs and senior business executives will visit London on 7-8 June to tackle the key issues and opportunities that businesses face. This year’s event features our largest and most senior 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:

  • Steve Murrells, CEO, The Cooperative

  • Lise Kingo, executive director, UN Global Compact

  • Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever *Exclusive guest video interview

  • Maurice Tulloch, CEO International Insurance, Aviva

  • Gilbert Ghostine, CEO, Firmenich

  • Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo

  • Fiona Reynolds, managing director, PRI

  • Aongus Hegarty, president EMEA, Dell

  • Blanca Juti, chief corporate affairs officer, Heineken

  • Mark Goldring, CEO, Oxfam

  • Jeff Hogue, chief sustainability officer, C&A

  • Pedro Ortun Silvan, principal adviser for CSR, DG enterprise and industry, European Commission

Click here to see our full speaker line up


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:

  • Impact valuation keynote – Assessing the impact of business on society with BASF

  • Beyond collaboration towards coalition: The rise of co-design and co-ownership with Mars, Johnson and Johnson and DSM

  • How to gauge when social and business interests align with ING, The Body Shop and IKEA

  • Social impact ambition: Agree on a common set of KPIs and standards to measure shared social and business impact with WBCSD, Kimberly-Clark and AIM Progress

  • How to integrate the SDGs into business operations and communications with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Henkel, Edelman, GRI, Glocalitites and CISL

  • Social purpose keynote: It’s all about social purpose and impact with Dell, Rockwool and Firmenich

  • SDG Keynote: How business, governments and public bodies can take ambitious approaches to meet the goals with UN Global Compact, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Netherlands, European Commission and IIRC

Visit here to get a full run-down on the top topics being addressed


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: Pirelli, Adidas, Lufthansa, Allianz, Dunkin’ Brands, HSBC, Hermes, Vodafone, eBay, VF Corporation, AkzoNobel and many more.

Visit here to see the current confirmed attendee list


4. Get real-life insight and tactics from your peers

Real world experience is better than theory. That's why we've bring you a roster of 100+ speakers that will offer you expert insight into the dos and don'ts. We work tirelessly to ensure our speaker line-up is full of senior experts that are setting the strategies within global organisations. Over the two days the cross-industry speakers will present ideas and insight to shape your future strategy:

  • MVF Global – president and co-founder

  • Sime Darby – chief sustainability officer

  • McDonalds – global senior manager sustainability sourcing

  • GSK – vice president, global health programmes

  • Barclays – managing director, global head of citizenship and reputation

  • The Rockefeller Foundation – managing director Africa

  • Tetra Pak – vice president environment

  • ABB – global head scm sustainability

  • OECD Working Group – chair

  • Institute for Human Rights and Business – chief executive

  • Siemens – vice president of sustainability – business to society

Visit here to get a full run-down on the 100+ expert speakers at The Responsible Business Summit Europe 


5. 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.

Download the free event guide to learn about all the new formats and sessions


6. A proven track record of quality

Now in its 16th 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.
CEO, Titus Sharpe, 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

Click here to discover the full benefits of attending this year's Summit 

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