Day 2 – Shaping the future of purpose-led business
Co-founder - Futerra
KEYNOTE: Influencing green policy
Policy and business action is critical in averting the severe climate threats facing humanity in the near future. The UK Government’s former chief scientific advisor Sir David King will share how he is influencing green policy and how business and policymakers alike are striving to move beyond decarbonisation, by researching and funding technologies that would start removing excess greenhouse gases from the atmosphere at scale.
Sir David King
Founder and chair - Centre for Climate Repair
KEYNOTE: The future of business: sustainability, skills and a just transition
CEO - IEMA
KEYNOTE PANEL: Driving purpose-led sustainable business through B corp
- Putting purpose at the forefront of your business strategy
- Achieving the pace and scale of positive change, what are the pathways to B corp?
- Balancing purpose and profit, how to build credibility and value for your business
Networking break and refreshments
CHOOSE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY PATH
Delegates will have the opportunity to choose from two streams.
SESSION A: Making circularity a reality
- 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?
- What does circular economy mean for system transition?
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
SESSION B: Seizing the green opportunity in finance
- How can private and public financial institutions support the UK’s green recovery?
- How can we harness environmental and social sustainability data to engage investors?
- Assessing the impact of upcoming legislation, trends and reporting directives
- Empowering the customer: providing finance direct to consumers
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
WORKSHOPS: CHOOSE YOUR PATHWAY TO SUSTAINABILITY
Workshops will be run in-person in London, encouraging interaction and peer-to-peer collaboration for future problem solving, starting with a panel discussion and followed by an interactive roundtable exercise. Conclusions will be recorded for watching on-demand later – so whether you are joining us online or in London, you can watch the key takeaways from all sessions.
WORKSHOP A: Building a more transparent and resilient supply chain
- How do you decarbonise complex supply chains?
- Engaging with suppliers across the whole supply chain
- Radical transparency across value chain – what is leading practice and expectation of business today?
- Achieving scope 3 accountability and reducing emissions
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 equality and achieving a just transition
- Re-aligning business models to ensure social equality remains high on the agenda
- Leading a just transition within your business and engaging with stakeholders
- Where are the opportunities to drive the social agenda, where are the challenges?
- CASE STUDY: Creating a more equal society through rapid decarbonisation
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: Engaging leadership – why aren’t they getting it?
- How do we communicate effectively to achieve board buy-in to net zero?
- What are the tools for engaging middle management and senior decision makers?
- How do we foster top down ownership and company-wide internal engagement?
- Overcoming contradicting agendas of stakeholders and getting tangible results
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: Sustainability in the built environment: Shaping the future of green buildings
- How can businesses, government and policymakers come together to support the development of the built environment?
- Leaving no stone unturned: tackling the whole-life impact of buildings and addressing embodied emissions in the built environment
- Practical examples of how we can build back greener post pandemic
- CASE STUDY: making large-scale carbon negative cement production a reality
Bukky Bird, Group sustainability director, Barratt Developments
Stephen Richardson, Director of Europe, UK World Green Building Council
Ian Riley, CEO, WCA
Networking and refreshments
DEBATE: Myth busting carbon offsetting: when can offsetting be a real power for good?
- What are the carbon offsetting fundamentals?
- What are the opportunities and can carbon offsetting be a power for good?
- How to build offsetting into your net-zero strategy
- Assessing the need for conditions and limits on offsetting and insetting
CLOSING KEYNOTE: Guest to be announced
Chair’s closing remarks
Co-founder - Futerra