Day 2 – Shaping the future of purpose-led business
Co-founder - Futerra
Keynote: Guest speakers to be announced
Keynote: Our purpose: Making business a force for good in 2022
- Bridging the gaps between environmental and social sustainability
- Sustainable Development Goals: How can we regain momentum?
- Climate adaptation & social resilience: Protecting people and systems
Plenary Panel: Young leaders shaping the future of sustainable business
The influence of younger voices on corporate strategies and values is growing, immensely. Here, we give a panel of youthful visionaries a platform to discuss what businesses and governments should really be doing to build a more sustainable and equitable future, today.
- The Greta effect: How Generation Z views the current state of play
- The myriad staff benefits of embracing a planet-before-profit culture
- Making way for the next generation: The skills and attributes of future business leaders
Networking break and refreshments
CONVERSATION STREAMS: CHOOSE YOUR TOPIC FOR DISCUSSION
Delegates have the opportunity to choose between two panel discussions (also available to watch and contribute questions online).
STREAM A: Making circularity a reality in 2022
“Advancing the circular economy: Our post-pandemic priorities”
- Accelerating the transition to closed loop supply chains
- What about the products that don’t fall into the circular economy model?
- What private-public partnerships can we utilise to achieve circular economy goals?
Kresse Wesling, Founder, Elvis & Kresse
Susan Thomas, Senior director, commercial sustainability, Asda
Jo-Anne Chidley, CEO, Beauty Kitchen
Gaelle Le Gelard, Food circular design project manager, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
Joe Franses, VP Sustainability, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners
STREAM B: Seizing the green finance opportunity
“Sustainable investment: Strategies for success”
- COP26 reflections: Where next for climate finance?
- How can private and public financial institutions support UK’s green recovery?
- How to use environmental and social data to engage investors
Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, CEO, Green Finance Institute
Graham Lloyd, Director of strategy, performance & sustainability, Nationwide Building Society
Roland Rott, Head of ESG and sustainable investment research, La Francaise Group
Helen Wiggs, Head of climate investment, Share Action
Lunch and networking
WORKSHOPS: CHOOSE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY PATH
Professionally facilitated and purpose-driven, our workshops encourage interaction and peer-to-peer collaboration for problem-solving and idea sharing. Each workshop will kick off with a panel discussion, followed by an interactive roundtable exercise involving all delegates. The key takeaways from our workshops will be recorded for watching on-demand – so, whether you are collaborating live with us in London or watching from home, this part of the day will be of real value.
Live delegates can choose from Workshops A-D, and virtual delegates take part in a digital roundtable.
WORKSHOP A: SUPPLY CHAIN SUSTAINABILITY
“Building a more transparent, resilient and equitable supply chain”
- How do we decarbonise highly complex supply chains?
- Engaging with disengaged suppliers across the value chain
- Radical transparency across value chain – what is leading practice and expectation of business today?
Sonya Bhonsol, Global head of value chains & regional director corporations, CDP
Nina Prichard, Head of sustainable and ethical sourcing, UK & Ireland supply chain, McDonald’s
Laura McGonigal, Head of sustainability, Aesop
Jess Ainley, Head of sustainability, Fever Tree
WORKSHOP B: SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY
“Driving social equality and achieving a just transition”
- Case study: Creating a more equal society through rapid decarbonisation
- Leading a just transition within your business, and bringing stakeholders on the journey
- Where are the opportunities to drive the social agenda, where are the challenges?
Matthew Vickers, CEO and chief ombudsman, Ombudsman Services
Madeleine Gabriel, Future mission director, Nesta
Carly Bilsbrough, Head of CSR, The Very Group
Dan Neale, Lead, World Benchmarking Alliance
Soulla Kyriacou, COO, A blueprint for better business
WORKSHOP C: COMMUNICATION & ENGAGEMENT
“From the boardroom to the shop floor – why aren’t they getting it?”
- How to communicate more effectively to achieve boardroom buy-in
- Carrot and stick: Tools and techniques to engage middle management and decision-makers
- Overcoming contradicting agendas of various stakeholders
Julia Barrett, Chief sustainability officer, Willmott Dixon
Jo Gilroy, Group head of sustainability and environment, Kier Group
Dare Ilori, Group head of sustainability, Merlin Entertainments
WORKSHOP D: GREEN BUILDINGS
“Sustainability in the built environment: Building for a zero-carbon economy”
- Case study: Making large-scale, carbon-negative cement production a reality
- Practical examples of “building back greener” post-pandemic
- Leaving no stone unturned: Tackling the whole-life impact of buildings and addressing embodied emissions in the built environment
Bukky Bird, Group sustainability director, Barratt Developments
Stephen Richardson, Director of Europe, UK World Green Building Council
Ian Riley, CEO, WCA
VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS – DIGITAL TICKET HOLDERS
Active participants to be announced
Networking and refreshments
Chair’s closing remarks
Co-founder - Futerra