Day 2

26/01/2017

DAY TWO: 26 JANUARY 2017

08:30

Registration, refreshments and networking

09:15

Chair’s opening remarks

David Bent
Strategy advisor and social entrepreneur

EMBEDDING & COMMUNICATING SUSTAINABLE VALUES

09:20

INCORPORATING SUSTAINABILITY AS A CORE BUSINESS VALUE

  • Prioritising the opportunities without ignoring the big challenges
  • Understanding Heathrow’s social and environmental impacts
  • Engendering legitimacy and being transparent in your business language

09.40

The power of ‘Why?’ to sustain leaders

Simon Cohen
Keynote speaker and broadcaster

10.00

Selling sustainability?

  • Should we be selling sustainability at all or accept it as an embedded value?
  • How can we make sustainability a key purchasing priority rather than a selling tool?
  • What about behaviour change within your own business?

Session speakers:

Bridget Jackson
Director of corporate sustainability - PwC
Daniella Vega
Director of sustainability - Selfridges
Becky Willan
Managing director & co-founder - Given London

10:40

Interactive learning zone sessions, refreshments and exhibition

Attendees can choose to attend one of four interactive group sessions, click here for details.

BALANCING PROFITABILITY WITH SUSTAINABLE OUTCOMES

11:40

Developing business solutions with sustainable outcomes

  • Prioritising long-term impact over CSR activities
  • Using digital solutions to overcome the barriers to behaviour change
Dr Richard L Wright
Behavioural science director - Unilever

12:00

Will long termism win over short termism in investment?

  • Is the end of quarterly reporting a realistic goal – how to mitigate short term pressures
  • The 5 core action areas that all institutional advisors must consider
  • How asset owners, manager and companies can change the status quo
Kelly Tang
Director, global research and design - S&P Dow Jones Indices

12:20

Panel questions and discussion: aligning fiduciary and ethical responsibilities

  • How can institutional investors develop sustainable asset management strategies?
  • Are business’ responding to the increased focus on investing sustainably?
  • Co-ordinating collaborating on sustainable investment and divestment from fossil fuels

Session speakers:

 

Kelly Tang
Director, global research and design - S&P Dow Jones Indices
Ian Simm
Founder and chief executive - Impax Asset Management

13:00

Refreshments, networking and exhibition

INNOVATION & HORIZON SCANNING

14:00

Future proofing your business

  • Understanding the mega trends in a changing world and likely impacts on business
  • Introducing the Big Board Room Agenda for sustainable business
  • Developing strategies to ensure lasting commercial success
Jonathan Garrett
Head of environment, health & safety - Prudential

14:20

Sustainability innovation – impact at scale

  • Recognising future trends and taking the time to implement them well
  • Developing and deploying advanced technology at scale
  • Partnering internally and externally to make things happen
Ursula Mathar
VP sustainability and environmental protection - BMW Group

14.40

Benefits of open innovation

  • Open innovation for pre-competitive sector issues
  • Breakthrough innovation exemplified
  • Technology road mapping
  • The machinery of collaborative research funding
Dr Matt Collins
Lecturer in breakthrough innovation, Cranfield Centre for Competitive Creative Design - Cranfield University

14:55

Panel questions and discussion: are we innovating away from sustainability as quickly as towards it?

  • How can you embed the culture of disruption in an established business?
  • Are the aims of innovation and sustainability aligned?

 

Ursula Mathar
VP sustainability and environmental protection - BMW Group
Jonathan Garrett
Head of environment, health & safety - Prudential
Dr Matt Collins
Lecturer in breakthrough innovation, Cranfield Centre for Competitive Creative Design - Cranfield University

15:20

Interactive learning zone sessions, refreshments and exhibition

Attendees can choose to attend one of four interactive group sessions, click here for details.

NEW APPROACHES & THE INTERCONNECTED FUTURE

16:20

Disruptive business models of the future: mutation, flexibility and resilience

  • How can you create and sustain resilience in your business model?
  • Why and how can business and sustainability priorities be aligned in future models?
  • Is there a way for established models to adapt and absorb a complete overhaul?

16:40

Embracing the future city

  • What are future cities and how can businesses get involved?
  • Why resilient cities are profitable cities
  • Business opportunities which promote innovation and integrated thinking for future cities to thrive

 

Kate Brown
Group sustainability
director - Grosvenor Group

17:10

Closing remarks and end of day two