CEOs Siemens, Hermes, Syngenta, ShareAction, Hermes, Alecta, and the Managing Director of WBCSD on the Need for Action and Business Leadership
LONDON, November 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Summit, a global event Series aimed at shaping the future of responsible business, is hosting its 18th Annual European Summit in London on 10-12 June. Building on the landmark success of the 2018 Summit, today the 2019 Summit launches with the largest and most senior launch speaker line-up to date.
The recent IPCC and WWF reports paint a stark picture, our planet is on the brink of an irreversible collapse. Coupled with increasing societal pressures, rapid innovations and changes in technology this poses both turbulent and challenging times ahead.
However, these challenges provide new opportunities to transform industries and societies. It’s time for business to embrace these opportunities and lead to a new clean and sustainable future.
At this year’s Responsible Business Summit leaders from across the globe will meet in London to share their visions, strategies and ideas to deliver the future sustainable world. Speakers already confirmed to lead the debate include:
- Erik Fyrwald, CEO, Syngenta
- Jürgen Maier, CEO, Siemens UK
- Saker Nusseibeh, CEO, Hermes
- Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta
- Helen Mets, President, DSM Resins & Functional Materials
- Al Naqvi, President, American AI Association
- Ryan O'Keeffe, Managing Director, BlackRock
- Jeff Hogue, Chief Sustainability Officer, C&A
- Sally Uren, CEO, Forum for the future
- Catherine Howarth, CEO, ShareAction
- Leon Wijnands, Global Head of Sustainability, ING
- Simone Ellis Oluoch-Olunya, UN Women, Policy Adviser
- Sami Naffakh, EVP, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Arla Food
- Plus many many more…
Over 150 speakers and a total of 600+ attendees will discuss and share ideas on how business can transform their operations and outputs to meet the Global Goals and take advantage of the increasing digitalisation of business.
“Business is on the cusp of a significant shift and transformation of how we do things. The world must change – the future has to be more sustainable and inclusive. The Global Goals have laid the path, and increasingly businesses are realising the opportunities this presents. To help meet these goals – plus navigate the increasing digital, social and environmental opportunities – organisations must work together to help shape the new landscape for business. Our Responsible Business Europe 2019 will outline how companies are taking action and leading to a new sustainable future,” said Liam Dowd, managing director at Ethical Corporation.
Some of the key discussions at #RBSEU include: Innovating and driving systemic change, Transforming the business to a Net-Positive strategy, resolving the dichotomy between short-term investments and long-term value and how companies can successfully engage key stakeholders to help drive their ambition.
The latest agenda, along with the up-to-date speaker line-up can be accessed here
For more information, use the contact details below:
Candy Telani Anton
Head of Strategy Europe
0207 375 7162
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Ethical Corporation, established in 2001, has a mission to help businesses around the globe do the right thing by their customers and the world. Ethical Corporation serves CSR, compliance, risk and governance communities with topical and insightful business intelligence and meeting places.
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