Lead the Sustainability Transition

Increase Resilience | Seize Opportunities | Deliver Change
  • 700+Audience
  • 70%Brands / Corporates
  • 65%Senior Director or Above
  • 15+Workshops
  • 81NPS for Series Events

Our current global system is not fit for purpose, and in many instances it’s on the brink of collapse. Business has a vital role in ensuring we transform our relationship with both society and the environment. Global challenges must be tackled collectively with global solutions, that can be adapted to local resources and capabilities. Leading to a new sustainable future requires businesses to re-think parts, if not all, of their business. We need new definitive actions, new ways of collaborating and open innovation among all stakeholders.

Responsible Business 2021 is a global virtual event convening 5,000+ CEOs, Policymakers, Chief Sustainability Officers, NGOs and Investors who are driving change worldwide. Drawing on our global reach, voices from across the world we will share strategies and solutions on how business can innovate, invest, and collaborate to lead the sustainability transition. All discussions will be built around HOW we can take action now to accelerate the global transition. Join us in June as we help set the ambition and deliver a call for greater action.

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HRH The Prince of Wales

The opening address at 'Responsible Business 2021' will be delivered by HRH The Prince of Wales, with a focus on the 'Terra Carta' - a charter that puts sustainability at the heart of the private sector.

Global leaders driving change in 2021

Hear from global Chief Executive Officers, Government Ministers, Heads of Business, Finance and Energy

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Roberto Marques CEO Natura Group

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Salma Okonkwo Founder Blue Power Energy

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Adrian Hallmark CEO Bentley Motors

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Ann Mukherjee Chairman & CEO Pernod Ricard North America

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Aaron Clark Founder & CEO Justice Reskill

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Mark Versey CEO Aviva Investors

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5 essential themes for 2021:

The Sustainability Transition:

Corporations need to restructure the business to seize future opportunities that the transition to a sustainable future will bring. Discover how to fully assess the opportunities that the transition will bring to your industry, and identify the investments, innovations and collaborations that will help you lead the sustainability transition.

Decarbonising Business and Society:

Create the roadmap and action for delivery. Discover practical ideas on how to deliver your net zero goals through new innovations, engaging you supply chain and putting regenerative nature-based solutions at the heart of the business.

Putting Circularity at the Heart of Business:

Transitioning the business from a linear to circular business model is essential to meeting your Net Zero target. Learn how to design out waste, keep materials in use, and adopt a regenerative approach to land use that helps build a resilient, circular business fit for the future.

Mainstreaming ESG Finance:

In the build-up to COP26 it’s imperative that we mobilise Finance to embrace, and help deliver, the impending clean and just transition. Understand how we can build a new finance system fit for a clean, resilient and just future – closing the gap between sustainable and economic growth.

Social Equality & Impact:

With diversity, equality and inclusion taking the main stage worldwide, now is the time for businesses to take the lead on key issues and drive real change within communities and across borders. Learn how to best drive action among key stakeholders.

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Decision Makers Driving Change in 2021

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Andy Poppink Markets EMEA CEO JLL

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Rt Hon Chow Kon Yeow Chief Minister of Penang Malaysia

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Tariye Gbadegesi Managing Director & Chief Investment Officer ARM-Harith

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Virginijus Sinkevičius Commissioner Environment, Oceans and Fisheries European Commission

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Hilde Hardeman Head - Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) European Commission

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Louis Taylor Chief Executive UK Export Finance

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Tina Bru Minister of Petroleum and Energy Norway

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Kinya Seto CEO Lixil Group

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Pierre Gramegna Minister of Finance Luxemburg

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Denise Le Gal Chair Brunel Pension Partnership

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Responsible Business 2021: Leading to a new sustainable future

This year’s Responsible Business will convene leading C-Suite executives to share and discuss the business-critical agenda tackling all the most important areas key for a sustainable transition including:

Strategy and Innovation

  • Sustainability Transition Keynote: Rethink Business Through a 2050 Lens
  • Corporate Governance Keynote: Re-Skilling the Board on ESG Risks and Opportunities to Lead in a Sustainable World
  • Empowering Action: Ensuring all Departments can Help Drive the Business from Ambition to Action
  • A Renewed Approach to ERM: Through a Lens of ESG Metrics
  • Closing Keynote: The Roadmap to Cop26 and Beyond – Taking Action Now to Accelerate the Global Transition

Climate Action & Circularity

  • The Race to Zero Keynote: Identifying the Short-Term Actions, and Long-Term Investments
  • Biodiversity Keynote: Transforming the Relationship Between Business & Biodiversity
  • Decarbonising the Supply Chain: Addressing Scope 3 Emissions Through Investment, Education and Empowerment
  • Circular Keynote: Building a Thriving and Resilient Economy that Reach Climate Targets
  • Circular by Design: Redesigning Products with a Circular-First Approach
  • Circular Bioeconomy: Decreasing your Plastic Footprint with Biomaterial Innovation

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  • DE&I Integrity Keynote: The Business Imperative of Delivering an Equal Society
  • Environmental Justice: Negating Unintended Social Impacts Through a Full Impact Approach
  • Corporate Activism: Taking the Lead on Both National and Local Issues
  • Tackling Climate Footprint Through Gender Equality and Education: Interlinking Climate Action, SDG4 and SDG5
  • Building DE&I Integrity: Taking a Strategic and Transparent Approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Finance Perspective

  • Finance Keynote: Build Financial Markets that are Fit for the Future
  • Stakeholder Capitalism Keynote: Closing the Gap Between Sustainable and Economic Growth
  • New Industries, New Innovations, New Opportunities: Rethink Finance Through a 2050 Lens
  • Mandatory Climate Risk Reporting: The Need for a Renewed Framework for Business and Finance
  • Financing Net Zero Keynote: Resetting Finance to Accelerate the Decarbonisation of Society and Business

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Attended by the world’s leading brands:

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Executive Officers:
  • CEO
  • President
  • Chair of the Board
  • Chief Sustainability Officer
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Chief Strategy Officer
  • General Counsel
  • Chief Communications Officer
  • Chief Social Responsibility Officer
  • Chief Procurement Officer
  • Chief Supply Chain Officer
  • Senior Vice President of Sustainability
  • Director of Sustainability & EHS
  • Global Head of Sustainable Develop Officer
  • Head of Sustainability
  • Head of Sourcing
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Director
  • Global Vice President of Communications
  • Sustainability Director
  • Vice President Sustainability
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Investment Officer
  • Chief Economist
  • Chief Sustainable Investing Officer
  • Head of Sustainable Finance
  • Head of Social Impact Investing
  • Head of ESG
  • Chief Environment Officer
  • Vice President of Environment
  • Director Climate Change
  • Environmental Corporate Responsibility
  • Minister of Energy and Environment
  • Senior Advisor
  • Chair
  • Directorate
  • General Secretary

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Why the Responsible Business 2021 is a Must-Attend Event

Global event, global discussions, localised solutions

For the first-time ever the Responsible Business 2021 will be an international event that, across three days, will broadcast to three different time zones:Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas.

Across 15+ hours of daily broadcasts and workshops we will provide you the access to those leading the change through our live keynotes, case studies, panel discussions and Q&A sessions.

On-demand content

Don’t miss a thing – the all-access pass gives you access to all the sessions On-Demand from the Responsible Business 2021, plus all other events in 2021.

From the comfort of your desk

Stay safe at home with all this business insights from global decision makers to view at your leisure and help you plan for the sustainability transition.

Issue-based workshops

To get to the crux of an issue requires honest, frank and open discussion. At #RB2021 we will host workshops and roundtables on key topics, including:

  • Scaling Recycling Solutions Workshop: Creating a Joined-Up Approach Across Public and Private Sectors
  • Measuring Circularity Workshop: Measuring the True Impact of your Circular Products
  • Viewing Employees as an Asset Roundtable: Creating a Culture of Wellbeing and Support

The investors perspective

The investors perspective: There is no question that capitalism as we know it is dead. The financial system should help deliver climate and social goals, but market failures and inefficiencies prevent finance from being directed where it will make the most positive impact.

Across the three days we’ll be hosting sessions and interactive ‘meet and speak’ opportunities where corporates, investors and others can share their ideas to build a finance system fit for a clean, resilient and just future.

Global leaders that are driving real action

Gain access to first-hand insights from the industry’s biggest names on how we can take action now to accelerate the global transition. Some of the confirmed speakers include:

  • Robert Marques, CEO, Natura Group
  • Denise Le Gal, Chair, Brunel Pension Partnership
  • Pierre Gramegna, Minister of Finance, Luxemburg
  • Mark Versey, CEO, Aviva Investors
  • Sheldon Whitehouse, United States Senator for Rhode Island
  • Nadia Calviño, Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Spain
  • Plus many more…

Learn from 30+ online sessions and interact with 70+ speakers

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A Partner Directory If you want to find the industry peers that are delivering new technologies or innovating sustainable solutions then #RB2021 is the place for you. Whether it’s net zero, circular economy, DE&I, or responsible procurement you can find your next sustainable partner in our Brand Partner Directory.

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Mission Statement:

For over 20 years the Responsible Business series has helped shape the future of sustainable business. For the first time in its 21st edition the Responsible Busines will become a Global 3-day virtual broadcast, across 3 different time zones every day, serving to our global community in: Asia Pacific, EMEA and the Americas.

At this year’s virtual event our aim is to provide the business-critical discussions that will help businesses innovate, invest, and collaborate to lead the sustainability transition. We will provide the ideas and answers to deliver change.

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5 reasons why you should attend the summit:

  1. Where global decision makers take centre-stage to lead the sustainability transition: Drawing on our global reach, voices from across the world will share during 3-day broadcast across Europe, Americas and Asia pacific, strategies and solutions on how business can innovate, invest, and collaborate to lead the sustainability transition. All discussions will be built around HOW we can take action now to accelerate the global transition. Together help set the ambition and call to action for change.
  2. Multiple tracks / Multiple disciplines: In 2021 we have created dedicated tracks and sessions that address how organisations are driving the responsible business agenda. We will bring together experts from sustainability, communications, and procurement departments as well as ESG investors, NGOs, Governmental bodies and academics to share how they’re addressing the key issues and opportunities that lie ahead.
  3. The most innovative, exciting brands in attendance: #RB2021 will give you the most senior networking opportunity possible. We lead our conferences with the latest ideas and case studies out there and take pride in our in-depth research to pinpoint the brands that are doing the most impactful work to share their learnings. 60-70% of attendees will be senior-manager level or above brand practitioners.
  4. Practical learnings: We’re not afraid to talk about what doesn’t work as much as what does! Our sessions are practical with live polling and interactive questions. 2021 event will focus on how companies can take action now and lead the decade of action. We guarantee you'll walk away with new ideas and contacts to help improve your strategy for 2021 and beyond.
  5. NEW FOR 2021: On 1 -3 June we will be running in-depth workshops and roundtables, in partnership with leading organisations, on key issues impacting business. The workshops will be action-orientated with agreed commitments / follow ups agreed. If you are interested in supporting / co-producing a workshop then contact Matt Buckingham - they present a perfect opportunity to showcase leadership and engage Reuters Events Sustainable Business’ senior-executive community on material issues.

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