CEOs and business leaders from North America’s most innovative, responsible brands will join our virtual stage to learn how to lead the new business future at Reuters Events Responsible Business USA, November 16-18, 2021

The new Biden Administration marks a critical change in our efforts to tackle climate change and social inequalities. Re-entering the Paris Agreement and announcing ambitious new targets – including cutting carbon emissions by 50% by 2030 – gives the indication that the U.S. is ready to help lead the fight against climate change. This renewed vision will only be achieved if business seizes the opportunity and helps lead action both within the U.S. and further afield.

Sustainability is the new business imperative

It’s time business moves beyond setting goals to enacting strategies that deliver change and action. The world needs a new [sustainable] business model and 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+ CEOs, Policymakers, Chief Sustainability Officers, Investors and NGOs who are driving change to share new strategies and solutions on HOW business can innovate, invest and collaborate to lead a new business future.  

2021 is set to be a critical year with the UN’s CBD COP15 and COP26 creating two landmark dates. Join Reuters Events: Responsible Business USA 2021 post COP26 on November 16-18 as senior business leaders analyse key announcements from the summit and share ideas that will ensure greater action and leadership in 2022.

Innovators and experts driving the clean, inclusive future already confirmed to speak include:

  • Javier Quiñones, CEO, IKEA USA

  • Noel Wallace, CEO, Colgate-Palmolive

  • Erin Meezan, Chief Sustainability Officer, Interface

  • Carter Roberts, President and CEO, WWF USA

  • Amy Senter, Chief Sustainability Officer, Kellogg's Company

  • Matthew McCarthy, CEO, Ben and Jerry's

  • Brian Niccol, Chairman and CEO, Chipotle

  • Kristen Siemen, Chief Sustainability Officer, General Motors

  • Richard Kidd, Deputy Assistant, Secretary of Defense for Environment and Energy Resilience, US Federal Government

  • Ed Huber, Vice President, General Manager of Strategic Growth and Chief Sustainability Officer, Clorox Co

  • Greg Spott, Chief Sustainability Officer, Bureau of Street Services, City Of Los Angeles

  • And many more

“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,” said Liam Dowd, Managing Director – Sustainable Business, Reuters Events.

“By the end of 2030 we will have to have halved the annual global greenhouse gas emissions. At the same time economies have to rebuild post Covid-19 pandemic. It has been estimated that the pandemic has increased global poverty by approximately 90 million people. It is imperative business takes bold action now. And whilst this is the biggest challenge faced in our lifetimes, it also represents the biggest innovation opportunity too. At this year’s Responsible Business USA, we’re excited to provide a three-day virtual event, centered on how companies are taking action now and seizing the sustainable innovation opportunity that lies ahead,” Dowd added.

More information about the event can be found here.

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Reuters Events Sustainable Business's aim is to help businesses around the globe do the right thing by their customers and the world. We believe this is not only how to guarantee a future for all, but makes good business sense. We serve sustainability, communications, supply chain and ESG with topical and insightful business intelligence and meeting places. We provide business intelligence to more than 3,000 multinational companies every year. Our customers are also NGOs, thinktanks, academia, governments and consultancies. We publish the leading responsible business magazine, website, and research reports. Our conferences are widely recognised as the best in the field bringing together CEOs, heads of business, ESG investors and public bodies to shape the future of responsible business. We're a part of Reuters Events and based in London.

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