Day 2 – The power of purpose

8:00 am

Registration

8:15 am

B Corp breakfast briefing

The fast growing B Corp movement is a community of companies on a mission to use business as a force for good. Hear from an inspiring panel of B Corp experts and leaders on their certification journeys.

  • Breakfast with the B Corps working to make a difference
  • Find out how the B Impact Assessment can help you embed purpose into your business
  • Join an interactive briefing, hosted by Seismic, edie’s official B Corp partner

Speakers

9:00 am

Welcome and Introduction

Speaker

9:05 am

Chair’s welcome

Speaker

9:15 am

All in for 1.5°C: The key ingredients for our climate action cocktail 

  • Making net-zero real: Setting scientifically sound action plans
  • Bringing the entire value chain on your climate journey
  • The role of business in achieving a sustainable financial system

Speaker

9:30 am

Keynote: The rise of the regenerative economy in 2022 

  • Climate adaptation & social resilience: Protecting people and systems
  • Recalling the Triple Bottom Line
  • Who is leading? What this means for business, finance and government

Speaker

9:50 am

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

Speakers

10:45 am

Networking break and refreshments

11:30 am

LEADERSHIP 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”

STREAM B: Seizing the green finance opportunity

“Sustainable investment: Strategies for success”

12:30 pm

Lunch and networking

1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

CO-CREATION WORKSHOPS: CHOOSE YOUR SUSTAINABILITY PATH

Professionally facilitated and purpose-driven, our co-creation workshops offer delegates the opportunity to collaborate, share inspiring stories and identify fresh opportunities on the path to a sustainable future. Each session will feature a panel of industry experts and an array of workshop activities which spark new ideas and actions. Workshop outputs will be tangible and translatable outside of the event – offering meaningful solutions to those attending live in London and tuning in remotely.

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”


WORKSHOP B: SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

“Driving social equality and achieving a just transition”

 

WORKSHOP C: COMMUNICATION & ENGAGEMENT

“From the boardroom to the shop floor – why aren’t they getting it?”

 

WORKSHOP D: GREEN BUILDINGS

“Sustainability in the built environment: Building for a zero-carbon economy”

VIRTUAL ROUNDTABLE: INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS – DIGITAL TICKET HOLDERS

“Taking collective action to drive systemic change”

  • Identifying joint opportunities for collaboration and partnerships 
  • Collaboration not competition: Breaking down barriers for a greater good 
  • Creating a people-planet-profit culture within your business 

Active participants:
Fiona Morgan, Global director of purpose & impact at SailGP
Mary Child, Sustainability lead, Nespresso
Andrew Almack, Founder and CEO, Plastics For Change

2:40 pm

Networking and refreshments

3:00 pm

Keynote: In conversation with: Lily Cole

Speaker

3:30 pm

Time to transform: Playing your part in the most important decade we have ever faced

  • What’s to come, how to face it and what you can do
  • Moving from pledge to action on net-zero this year
  • Building a positive culture of climate activism throughout your business
  • Looking ahead to COP27
3:50 pm

Chair’s closing remarks

Speaker

4:00 pm

Close of the Sustainability Leaders Forum