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The Responsible Business Summit West 2020 October 6-7, 2020 · Seattle, USA

Welcome to the West Coast’s leading brand-focused responsible business event

80+ CEO & VP-level speakers

3 focused themes

20+ Hours of Networking

On the back of our largest and most-successful conference to-date our vision is to create a 2-day event where CEOs, Chief Sustainability Officers, ESG investors and leading NGOs from across the globe to share their latest strategies, and more importantly, tangible insights into how they are helping deliver the required transformation of business.

North America's Leading Speaker Faculty:

Hear from Chief Executive Officers, Chief Sustainability Officers, Heads of Responsible Investment and other responsible business leaders.

Steve Rendle
VF Corporation

Steve Rendle

Chairman, President & CEO

Jay Gould

Jay Gould


Lise Kingo
UN Global Compact

Lise Kingo

CEO & Executive Director

Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senate

Sheldon Whitehouse


Rebecca Marmot

Rebecca Marmot

Chief Sustainability Officer

Gerald Evans

Gerald Evans


Ray Cameron

Ray Cameron

Managing Director, Head of Investment Stewardship

Tom Palmer

Tom Palmer

President & CEO

Devina Rankin
Waste Management

Devina Rankin

Chief Financial Officer

Saker Nusseibeh
Hermes Investment

Saker Nusseibeh


Lucas Joppa

Lucas Joppa

Chief Environment Officer

Betty Yee
State of California

Betty Yee

State Controller

Kate E. Brandt

Kate E. Brandt

Lead for Sustainability

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Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown

Leading brands you will meet in 2020

The 2020 Summit will bring together CEOs, heads of business and investors from the world’s leading brands. A key component of our event is our emphasis on networking across the two days. At the 2019 event we helped convene over 200 meetings across the two-days. we strive to ensure you meet the people you need to meet to help advance your sustainable business ambitions. Below is an overview of who you will meet in October:

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Representatives include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • President
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Environment Officer
  • Vice President of Environment
  • Global Vice President of Communications
  • Sustainability Director
  • Vice President Sustainability
  • Director Climate Change
  • Head of Sustainability
  • Head of CSR
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Director
  • Global Head of Sustainable Development
  • Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability
  • Chief Sustainability Officer & Chief Resiliency Officer
  • Chief Economist
  • Senior Vice President of Sustainability
  • Chief Social Responsibility Officer
  • Director Human Rights and Supply Chain
  • Director of Sustainability & EHS

Unrivalled Opportunities to Meet the Leaders in Responsible Business

Ethical Corporation brings together senior executives from leading multinational brands all under one roof.

  • 10+ hours of supreme networking with leaders in the sustainability and corporate responsibility space – plenty of time to form lasting business relationships
  • C-level executives from across the industry look to share and solve key issues faced in 2020
  • Pre-event Q&As and webinars plus post event reports and video recordings ensures you can get exposure on your initiatives across the an extended period

Senior leaders present at #RBSWEST

Below is a sample list of attendees from Ethical Corporation By Reuters Events:

Vice President of Procurement Global Vice President of Communications Senior Director, Public Affairs Director of Global Sustainability Chief Sustainability Officer Director of Issuer Relations Head of Reporting & Stakeholder Engagement
Chief Compliance Officer Director of Natural Capital Senior Manager, Sustainability Chief Executive Officer Director of Public Affairs Head of Sustainable Finance Chief Financial Officer
Innovative Finance Specialist Senior Vice President, Corporate Sustainability Chief Human Rights Officer Manager, Corporate Partnerships Chief Operations Officer Director of Social Impact Investing Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
Chief Product Officer Director of Stakeholder Engagement Manager, ESG Sustainability Reporting Manager Senior ESG Analyst Director of Strategic Partnerships Senior Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
Director of Sustainability Manager, Responsible Investments Treasurer Director of Sustainable Finance Director of Risk Oversight Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility Community Affairs Director
Managing Director Vice President ESG ESG Specialist Managing Director, Corporate Partnerships Vice President for Global Government Affairs and Sustainability Community Partnerships Manager Executive Director of Development
Director of Global Citizenship Head of Investments and Climate Change Managing Director, Head of Green Bonds Vice President of Strategic Partnerships Corporate Communications Manager Director of Business Partnerships Managing Director, Plastics Markets
Global Director, Energy Policy and Advocacy Marketing Manager Vice President, Business Development Vice President, Strategy and Reporting Global Head of ESG Mayor Vice President, Forests
Global PR Manager President Vice President, Corporate Responsibility Director of ESG Global Sustainability Manager Principal Investment Officer Vice President, Corporate Sustainability
Managing Director, Corporate Sustainability Vice President, ESG Director of Global Business Development Head of Environment Vice President, Finance Head of ESG Senior Director of Global Sustainability
Director of CSR Head of ESG Reporting & Impact Measurement Senior Director, Brand Vice President, Global Citizenship Director of External Engagement Head of Global Sustainability Senior Director, CSR

The Responsible Business Summit will provide you with the unique opportunity Meet and Showcase your organisation at USA’s most senior and diverse brand- focussed events. Over 65% of our attendees are Director level or above, meaning you guarantee exposure in front of those driving strategies and making decisions. Below are some of the opportunities we offer you and your company:

Thought Leadership:

  • Keynote
  • Presentations
  • Panel
  • Interactive Roundtable
  • Workshop Sponsor
  • Moderator Sponsor
  • Invite-only breakfast / luncheons
  • Bespoke sessions


  • Thought leadership opportunities across our speaking platform from morning keynotes in front of the audience to tracked afternoon workshops and panels
  • Position yourself as a leader in responsible business in front of our press
  • Host bespoke workshops with targeted stakeholder groups [investors, NGOs, corporate peers, government, the UN] to gain stakeholder feedback and ask key questions from all the people you want to meet at the same time, in the same place
  • Co-create content through shaping the agenda so it's tailored to your story to gain maximum impact

Branding and Targeted Networking Opportunities:

  • Exhibition Booth
  • 1-to-1 Meetings
  • Exclusive VIP Dinner Sponsor
  • Networking Lunch / Coffee Break Sponsor
  • Networking Drinks Sponsor
  • WiFi Sponsor
  • Charge Station Sponsor
  • Lanyard Sponsor
  • Registration Sponsor
  • Drink Sponsor
  • Badge Sponsor
  • Networking App Sponsor


  • Optimize lead generation through exhibition booths, targeted stakeholder lunches and bespoke dinners
  • Be the most visible brand at the conference in front of attendees
  • Raise your profile and exposure through multiple touch-points across the event

Networking and Matchmaking App

As a sponsor get access to our highly interactive networking / matchmaking app, the hub for one-on-one meetings before anyone else! Be at the center of activity, where new partnerships are formed and hundreds of delegates meet each other for a 15-minute power meeting

Networking App Key Stats from RBSNY:

  • Over 70% of conference attendees use the app
  • 550+ meetings across the two-day event
  • 1400+ chat messages between attendees
  • Users of the app say they confirm 80% more B2B meetings compared to using email

Build brand awareness and generate leads on the exhibition floor

Businesses need solution providers like you. Only with your expertise can staff transform their business and deliver a sustainable business fit for the 21st Century. Partner for success on our exhibition floor where all networking breaks, lunches, roundtables and functions will be held! We are already seeing a high-volume of interest in our 2020 event so do get in touch to ensure you don’t miss out

Floorplan of the venue

Sponsorship opportunities available now – find out more

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown

What to expect in 2020

The Responsible Business Summit West is the west coast’s leading brand-focused responsible business conference focussed on shaping the future of sustainable business and society. We pride ourselves on bringing together the leading B2B and B2C companies to share their latest ideas and strategies. The 2020 conference will provide focused best-practice-lead debates on key sustainability issues.

Pre-order the 2020 event brochure

Complete speaker line-up • Program for all tracks & sessions • Audience breakdown

The Ethical Corporation Difference

We have been producing CSR and sustainability conferences for 19 years across a multitude of disciplines including – communications, supply chain, governance, ethics and reporting. We have evolved our events to reflect the needs of our customers. We spend a lot of time engaging and listening to our community to understand how we can help tackle issues at our conferences

  • Practical and business focused insight: Leave our events with proven, actionable ideas and strategy from innovative companies that are pushing forward the sustainability and responsible business agenda
  • Tackling the issues that matter: Year-round research and open-ended discussion with C-Suite and Directors within business guarantees conference themes reflect the current issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Guaranteed learning: Interactive workshops, roundtable debates, case studies and panel Q&As ensure you get the answers you’re looking for. We create a learning, not listening environment, where everyone is encouraged to engage in the discussion
  • Senior-level networking: Senior-level professionals both speak and attend our events, providing you with a unique environment for peer-to-peer relationship building

Get in touch with me if you're interested in being involved in the 2020 event

Ed Long

Ed Long

Head of US Operations
Ethical Corporation

Phone: +44 (0) 207 375 7188