Day 1

5 February 2019

8:45 am

Register and meet someone new

9:20 am

Chair’s welcome

9:30 am

Mission Possible: Realising a new role for business in society

• The need for speed: Why we must accelerate climate action NOW
• How businesses can become co-creators of sustainable wealth
• Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals: a golden opportunity

Speaker

9:30 am

SUSTAINABILITY REIMAGINED: TRANSFORMING BUSINESS, FOR GOOD

9:50 am

The role of business in building peace, prosperity and economic development

Speaker

10:10 am

Our circular economy mission: Where are we now?

• What we can learn from the plastics debate
• Disrupt or die: paths to business model innovation
• The role of the Sustainable Development Goals in driving resource efficiency

Speaker

  • Dr Liz Goodwin OBE

    Dr Liz Goodwin OBE
    Senior fellow and director, food loss and waste - World Resources Institute

10:30 am

Snap poll, questions and answers

10:50 am

Co-creating a sustainable future: an introduction to the Leadership Labs (NEW FOR 2019!)

This new session will introduce you to the content that will be explored through the labs themselves giving you a feel for what to expect from your session.

11:00 am

Refuel, mingle and discover innovation

11:30 am

LEADERSHIP LABS

Choose your leadership lab for an interactive, immersive and deep dive into your preferred topic. This unique session provides you with an opportunity to connect with fellow attendees and co-create a sustainable future by working through tailored activities together. Alternatively, choose to attend a live edie podcast for a more casual delve into the pressing topics from the day.

• LL: Breakthrough Innovation: Business Models & Mindsets
• LL: Sustainable Development Goals
• LL: Tacking the Plastics Crisis
• LL: Communication & Storytelling to Drive Behaviour Change
• Live edie podcast (NEW FOR 2019!)

12:30 pm

Refuel, mingle and discover innovation

1:30 pm

THE GREEN BUSINESS GAMECHANGERS

1:30 pm

Recap of the key learnings from the day’s Leadership Labs

1:45 pm

Achieving sustainable growth: The Government’s approach

• UK green policy: What’s changed?
• The Clean Growth Strategy: Moving from ambition to business ACTION
• How Brexit will shape Britain’s low-carbon future

Speaker

2:15 pm

Putting sustainability at the centre of company strategy

• What it means in practice for governance, boards and sustainability practitioners
• Role of natural capital as a model for adaptive action

Speaker

  • Philippe Joubert

    Philippe Joubert
    Chair; Fellow; Founder and CEO - The Prince of Wales's Corporate Leaders Group; Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership; Earth on Board

2:35 pm

Ask us anything: How BT, Carlsberg & Tesco are driving climate action

• Adopting science-based targets and committing to a 1.5C world
• Reducing emissions in your supply chain – the 3:1 approach
• Why going it alone to tackle climate change is not an option

Speakers

3:15 pm

Refuel, mingle and discover innovation

3:45 pm

UNLOCKING THE POWER OF PURPOSE

3:45 pm

Carrots, Sticks & Capes: what’s motivating your colleagues to take action – or not?

  • What moves employees from sustainability sceptics to superheroes
  • Tapping into motivations at work: learnings from behavioural psychology
  • Strategies and tactics for inspiring people to climb the participation ladder

Speaker

4:00 pm

Making purpose pay: How to give your business growth a new meaning

• Dispelling sustainability myths
• Minding the ‘say-do’ gap
• The golden rules to connect with consumers

Speaker

4:15 pm

The foundation for ambition is purpose: setting big goals to engineer global change

• Committing to a huge target is the start of the journey
• Why creating a climate fit for life is not something you can do alone
• How to support your people, customers, suppliers and partners to find their connection
• Ensuring success through shared learnings and experience

Speaker

  • Erin Meezan

    Erin Meezan
    VP and chief sustainability officer - Interface

4:30 pm

Snap poll, questions and answers

4:45 pm

Panel discussion: Inspiring the next generation of business leaders

• The millennial generation view on business sustainability
• The skills of a sustainability superhero
• Understanding the power of effective storytelling

Speakers

  • Alan Mak MP

    Alan Mak MP
    Chair - All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

  • Benedict Orchard

    Benedict Orchard
    Environmental sustainability manager - Adnams

5:15 pm

Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one

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