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.
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.
Hear from global Chief Executive Officers, Government Ministers, Heads of Business, Finance and Energy
Roberto Marques CEO Natura Group
Andrew Bailey Governor Bank of England
Pia Heidenmark Cook CSO IKEA
Ann Mukherjee Chairman & CEO Pernod Ricard North America
Rebecca Marmot Chief Sustainability Officer Unilever
Mark Versey CEO Aviva Investors
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.
Tak Niinami Chief Executive Officer Suntory Holdings
Rt Hon Chow Kon Yeow Chief Minister of Penang Malaysia
Salma Okonkwo Founder Blue Power Energy
Virginijus Sinkevičius Commissioner Environment, Oceans and Fisheries European Commission
Hilde Hardeman Head - Service for Foreign Policy Instruments (FPI) European Commission
Nigel Sizer Chief Global Alliances Officer Rainforest Alliance
Tina Bru Minister of Petroleum and Energy Norway
Kinya Seto CEO Lixil Group
Suzanne DiBianca Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Chief Impact Officer Salesforce
Robert Metzke Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy, Global Head Sustainability Philips
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:
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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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
Paul Polman, Former CEO, UnileverReuters Events (formerly Ethical Corporation) over its years has made a major contribution in advancing the cause of more responsible and sustainable business models. It provides a unique, refreshing perspective and insights for the responsible business leaders.
Satya Tripathi, Assistant Secretary-General, UN EnvironmentThis is where the solutions are
Ronan Dunne, Former CEO – Telefonica UK (O2)I could think of no better place to make our announcement today than among other businesses who understand that responsible business is good business
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