4 February 2021

8:30 am

Event opens

Speed network with your peers or browse the exhibition
9:00 am

Recap from Day 2; introduction to Day 3


9:05 am

Networking “meet and greet”

Introduce yourself to three new people in our dedicated Speed Networking

9:15 am

Chair’s welcome


9:20 am


9:20 am

KEYNOTE: Inclusive capitalism: Reimagining the future of business

  • Bridging the gap between business and government on climate action
  • How can we re-imagine and re-make the stuff around us?
  • How can YOU lead the change?
9:35 am

PLENARY: Balancing societal shifts and sustainability

  • Tackling diversity
  • Measuring social value
  • Sustainability and mental health


10:15 am

Networking & exhibition

Make at least three new connections and meet sustainable business innovators

10:35 am

PLENARY: “Ask us anything” panel: Sustainability leaders past, present and future

  • Should we be “making ourselves redundant”?
  • Sustainable business predictions through to 2030
  • Future career pathways in sustainability and CSR


11:20 am

Closing remarks and next steps


11:30 am

End of the edie Sustainability Leader’s Forum 2021

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


1:00 pm

Welcome and introduction


1:05 pm

KEYNOTE: Closing the sustainability skills gap for a green economy

  • Making the education and skills policy fit for the future
  • The skills required for a net-zero UK
  • Increasing diversity and inclusion within sustainability
1:30 pm

MASTERCLASSES: Choose your skills stream

1:30 pm

1: Becoming a highly effective sustainability leader

  • Building and managing a successful team in the “WFH” era
  • Recruitment and delegation for the best results
  • Focusing on yourself, and leading by example


1:30 pm

2: Career development and mobility: Taking the next step

  • Knowing which career path will make the biggest difference
  • Identifying “what’s missing” in your personal skillset
  • Building self-confidence and esteem


2:15 pm


Make up to 10 new connections in our dedicated Speed Networking

2:45 pm

MASTERCLASSES: Choose your skills stream

2:45 pm

1: Taking your communication and engagement skills onto the next level

  • Utilising the sustainability superpowers of storytelling and empathy
  • Influencing upwards and getting buy-in from the top
  • Creating and delivering highly impactful presentations


2:45 pm

2: Beyond compliance: Leading innovation and change within your business

  • Developing a disruptive, rebellious mindset
  • Overcoming institutional inertia and challenging fixed mindsets
  • Horizon-scanning whilst managing the “here and now”


3:30 pm

Feedback panel: Making 2021 the ‘super year’ for sustainability

  • Actionable insights and takeaways from our four masterclasses
  • Remembering the “why” which drives your career goals
  • Seizing the opportunity of COP26


4:00 pm

Close of the Sustainability Skills Seminars