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9:00am - 12:00pm (BST)

Sustainable Markets Initiative

9:00am – 9:20am (BST)

Exclusive Opening Keynote – Terra Carta: Putting Nature, People and Planet at the heart of value creation

Earlier this year HRH The Prince of Wales launched the Terra Carta that seeks voluntary commitments from CEOs and organisations around the globe to support action and international agreements on climate, biodiversity, desertification and help lead the global sustainability transition. Hear from HRH how business can commit to taking bold action on climate and biodiversity.

HRH The Prince of Wales Sustainable Markets Initiative

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

The Race to Zero Keynote: Identifying the Short-Term Actions, and Long-Term Investments

The global economy emits 38 billion tonnes of CO2 into the atmosphere each year. With the society pressuring governments and corporates to adapt net zero has become the ultimate goal. Hear how companies and governments can collaborate to find the sources and tech need it to reach zero carbon footprint while improving their bottom line.

Louis Taylor CEO Business is Great (UKDIT)

Niclas Svenningsen Manager, Global Climate Action UNFCCC

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Empowering Action: Ensuring all Departments can Help Drive the Business from Ambition to Action

To get the culture right, the strategy needs to align with your purpose. And in this era of change, every department plays a vital role. All departments need to understand the difference they are making. Discover how businesses are reshaping the transformational message so that it aligns with differing business units and their respective priorities. All employees need to feel ownership and input to this change agenda.

Rebecca Marmot Chief Sustainability Officer Unilever

John Blood Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer & Corporate Secretary AB INBEV

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Lunch Break – Bespoke webinar and roundtable opportunities available.

Contact matt.buckingham@thomsonreuters.com for more information

2:00pm - 4:00pm (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Sustainability Transition Keynote: Rethink Business Through a 2050 Lens

Business leaders have a unique opportunity to seize the opportunity that awaits and transform their companies for the future. With sustainability becoming the business itself and not a separate agenda, corporations need to re-think all part of the business through a sustainable lens. Discover how to achieve alignment around a clear purpose and strategy, creating a new structure, a new model to assess new opportunities.

Tak Niinami Chief Executive Officer Suntory Holdings

Adrian Hallmark CEO Bentley Group

Denise Le Gal Chair Brunel Pension Partnership

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

DE&I Integrity Keynote: The Business Imperative of Delivering an Equal Society

DE&I shouldn’t be considered as a gender issue, it’s time we think about ethnicity and what the real meaning of equality is. Business need to include the minorities into the conversations and draw long-term plans for social inclusion whilst asking themselves the tough questions and be open and honest about what they find – only then can we start to deliver real change.

Sanda Ojiambo Executive Director UN Global Compact

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Setting a Carbon Price: Generating an Approach that Helps Deliver Competitive Advantage

Sheldon Whitehouse United States Senator for Rhode Island

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

20 minutes Break - Case study available

4:15pm - 6:00pm (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Corporate Governance Keynote: Re-Skilling the Board on ESG Risks and Opportunities to Lead in a Sustainable World

Whilst it’s clear that ESG will become a central guide to corporate strategy, the G [Governance] poses a big hurdle for many companies, mainly due to the lack of Sustainability expertise within the Corporate Board. There is an increasing need to re-skill board members on sustainability, as very little have the skill set required for this big change. Hear how companies can re-skill the board members to lead in a sustainable world.

Helle Bank Jorgensen CEO & Founder Competent Boards Inc

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Nature Based Solutions: Taking a Strategic Approach that Benefits both Nature & Business, Sustainability

One of the consequences of Covid-19 is the increased acceptance that we need to radically transform our relationship with the natural world. Learn how companies are putting a Nature-Based approach at the heart of future strategies, and the business benefits of doing so.

Suzanne DiBianca Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations and Chief Impact Officer Salesforce

7:00am - 9:30am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Financing Net Zero Keynote: Resetting Finance to Accelerate the Decarbonisation of Society and Business

Ahmed Saeed Vice-President, East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Asia Development Bank

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Empowering Action: Ensuring all Departments can Help Drive the Business from Ambition to Action

To get the culture right, the strategy needs to align with your purpose. And in this era of change, every department plays a vital role. All departments need to understand the difference they are making. Discover how businesses are reshaping the transformational message so that it aligns with differing business units and their respective priorities. All employees need to feel ownership and input to this change agenda.

Kinya Seto CEO Lixil Group

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Circular by Design: Redesigning Products with a Circular-First Approach

Companies must drive new thinking across all areas starting in product design and ending with collection and reuse, but there is also a cost vs value to be considered. Learn how companies are seeing circular transformation as the key to their sustainability transition.

Virginijus Sinkevičius Commissioner Environment, Oceans and Fisheries European Commission

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Bridging the Net Zero Innovation Gap: Leading the Push for Greater Collaboration’

The challenge with meeting the Net Zero Target is it relies on investments and innovations not seen in a number of decades.. 2020 showed it is possible to decrease emissions but shutting down economies isn’t the answer. Hear how governments, investors and business can join force to identify and scale new breakthrough technologies and create a unified approach to hitting Net Zero.

Andy Wales Chief Digital Impact and Sustainability Officer BT Group

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

20 minutes Break - Case study available

10:00am - 11:45am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Circular Keynote: Building a Thriving and Resilient Economy that Reach Climate Targets

With GHG emissions not falling quickly enough to achieve climate targets, the Green Deal has highlighted zero carbon as its main priority. But switching to renewable energy sources will cut emissions by a projected 55%. Building a Circular Economy will also play an essential role in us meeting the Net Zero target. Learn how companies are already designing out waste, keeping materials in use, and regenerating farmland to accelerate the move to a Circular Economy.

Andrew Morlet CEO Ellen MacArthur Foundation

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Stakeholder Capitalism Keynote: Closing the Gap Between Sustainable and Economic Growth

Stakeholders' demands are forcing executives and decision-makers to rethink their organisations' goals. Serving to a better society will increase the shareholders long-term return but this will require a new governance approach. Discover innovative ways in which companies can adopt collaborative models and build transparency to show results towards climate and social issues.

Robert Metzke Chief of Staff Innovation & Strategy, Global Head Sustainability Philips

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Lunch Break – Bespoke webinar and roundtable opportunities available.

Contact matt.buckingham@thomsonreuters.com for more information

2:00pm - 4:00pm BST

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Financing Net Zero Keynote: Resetting Finance to Accelerate the Decarbonisation of Society and Business

Mark Versey CEO Aviva Investors

Magnus Billing CEO Alecta

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Creating a Value-Driven Approach: Moving from Short-Term Profits to Long-Term Value

Building an honest and open relationship with investors is key to business growth. We need total transparency. Learn how to bridge the gap with investors and hear practical ideas on how to communicate progress and impact.

Nancy Pfund Founder and Managing Partner DBL Partners

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Finance Keynote: Build Financial Markets that are Fit for the Future

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. Discover how policymakers, investors and regulators can shape financial markets to deliver the positive outcomes of the agreements to which the world has signed up.

Satya Tripathi Assistant – Secretary General United Nations

Amit Bouri CEO and Co-Founder Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

New Industries, New Innovations, New Opportunities: Rethink Finance Through a 2050 Lens

The global financial system is currently at the service of an outdated economic paradigm. A new, sustainable finance system will be a core pillar of a new economy which serves both humanity and the planet. Hear how finance is moving away from the traditional backing system, what does this mean for businesses and how they're using trust-worthy data to re-align their investments.

Ayaan Zeinab Adam CEO AFC

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

20 minutes Break - Case study available

4:15pm - 6:00pm (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Corporate Activism: Taking the Lead on Both National and Local Issues

Companies are doing good when the society is doing good – some brands have taken a stand on social, environmental, or political issues but it’s not enough. Now is the time for businesses to take the lead on key issues and drive real change within communities and across borders. Hear how to navigate this challenging approach and the benefits of doing so.

Ann Mukherjee Chairman & CEO Pernod Ricard North America

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Building DE&I Integrity: Taking a Strategic and Transparent Approach to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.

There is a risk of companies not fully understanding equality as part of their diversity and inclusion strategy. Hear how companies can be honest, transparent and communicate a program that’s ambitious, realistic and has clear impacts and milestones. Only then will you show integrity and build trust among employees and key stakeholders.

Fama Francisco CEO, Feminine and Baby Care P&G

Dan Amos CEO Aflac

7:00am - 9:30am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

A Renewed Approach to ERM: Through a Lens of ESG Metrics

The key sustainable development problem with the existing capital markets is that the Cost of Capital for companies is not sufficiently influenced by the preparedness of a company for future ESG risks. Climate Change needs to be seen as both a critical risk and opportunity. Learn how companies are aligning their methodology and using quality data to include climate risk into their capital assessment and risk models.

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Circular Bioeconomy: Decreasing your Plastic Footprint with Biomaterial Innovation

Companies are increasingly looking to biological resources that are renewable, sustainably managed, recovered and reused as much as part of their solution to addressing their environmental impacts. Discover how companies are using technology to move from reusable plastic to fully compostable biopolymers.

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Biodiversity Keynote: Transforming the Relationship Between Business & Biodiversity

The need to transform the relationship between business and nature has become even more urgent. We need clarity on what biodiversity means and how to put a price on it. Learn how companies can collaborate through multi-stakeholder partnerships and industry-driven initiatives to secure long-term business survival.

Nigel Sizer Chief Global Alliances Officer Rainforest Alliance

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

20 minutes Break - Case study available

10:00am - 12:00pm BST

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Transforming Finance Roundtable: Making Finance Work for the Many, Not the Few

Financial institutions will require more transparency on sustainability risks. But the transition to a sustainable, climate-friendly economy that affords basic human rights will take some time. Discover how to take on the root causes of poverty, inequality, and climate change, and not just their symptoms. Let’s help people around the world be more powerful and make their societies fairer - and in the process make our planet safer, more just and more sustainable.

Aubrey Hruby Senior Fellow and Co-Founder Atlantic Council & Africa Expert Network

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Reporting Net Zero: Aligning your Company and Key Stakeholders Needs

There is a great variety of frameworks demanding business to deliver reports with ever-increasing levels of details and formats. Companies cannot report against all – there needs to be time allocated to making change based on the data. Hear how companies are prioritising key frameworks for their business and stakeholders, and managing that both internally and externally.

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Lunch Break – Bespoke webinar and roundtable opportunities available.

Contact matt.buckingham@thomsonreuters.com for more information

2:00pm - 4:00pm (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Decarbonising the Supply Chain: Addressing Scope 3 Emissions Through Investment, Education and Empowerment

Scope 3 emissions often represent most of the organization GHG emissions. Engaging your suppliers is key to reach zero carbon, but how can you do this when there is a delay on the message? First, they need to understand the WHY. Hear how to incentivise your suppliers to sign-up and commit to zero carbon goals through new education programmes, injecting new technology and improving collaboration.

Roberto Marques CEO Natura Group

Maxfield Weiss Executive Director CDP Europe

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Viewing Employees as an Asset Roundtable: Creating a Culture of Wellbeing and Support

Nothing determines business success (or failure) more than workplace culture. 2020 has highlighted the importance of employees’ wellbeing for productive business. Hear how companies can create a culture of wellbeing that shows employees the program is in their best interest.

Andy Poppink Markets EMEA CEO JLL

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

20 minutes Break - Case study available

4:15pm - 6:00pm (BST)

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Tackling Climate Footprint Through Gender Equality and Education: Interlinking Climate Action, SDG4 and SDG5

Climate and social systems are profoundly connected, and those connections open solutions that are often overlooked. According to the UNESCO educating girls could result in a massive reduction in emissions of 51.48 gigatons by 2050. Hear how business can step-in and provide access to high-quality, voluntary reproductive healthcare and to high-quality, inclusive education for girls and woman to help reach climate and social targets.

00:00am – 00:00am (BST)

Closing Keynote: The Roadmap to Cop26 and Beyond – Taking Action Now to Accelerate the Global Transition

2021 is set to be a critical year in our space with the UN’s CBD COP 15 and COP26 creating two landmark dates. In the coming weeks, months, and years we are going to experience significant disruption to several industries – in just 9 years we have to half the annual global GHG emissions. Hear from innovative companies on how they’ve created a Roadmap for action that leads to COP26 and beyond.