Global CEOs gather in London to discuss future sustainability strategy and opportunities
10 April 2012, News release from Ethical Corporation
International business leaders from Kuoni, Coca Cola Enterprises, Diageo, Kingfisher and more to discuss corporate responsibility and sustainability at 11th annual Responsible Business Summit
In a year of corporate challenges, reputational crises and economic difficulties, sustainability has never been far from the minds of leading global business players. And that's down to a fundamental shift in the way this complex topic is viewed in the boardroom.
From a cost-centre, a regulatory requirement and a risk mitigation exercise, sustainability strategy has become instead a leading creator of significant value for business.
AT Kearney's Green Winners report found that companies focused on sustainability outperformed peers by 15% during the financial crisis. Goldman Sachs found that companies with a robust ESG strategy outperformed peers by 22%. A Watson Wyatt report showed that highly trusted companies outperform peers by 300%.
The evidence has been accruing for some time, and Ethical Corporation's Responsible Business Summit offers a global forum for corporations to discuss how they can leverage this opportunity.
Recognised as the leading event in the space, corporations have been attending the Summit for over a decade to discuss the challenging - and changing - role of sustainability in business.
On the 8th and 9th May in London, over 400 leading executives will gather to discuss the transformation of sustainability, and the increasing interest from the C-suite in taking advantage of the opportunities that CSR present to the savvy business.
Leading CEOs will present their strategy and approach to CSR, including:
·John Brock, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, who will discuss how to build a resilient supply chain
·Paul Walsh, CEO of Diageo on how to collaborate and compete on sustainability
·Peter Rothwell, CEO of Kuoni, who will discuss how to deliver behaviour change
·Ian Cheshire, CEO of Kingfisher interview
·Stef Kranendijk, CEO of Desso on embedding CSR across the business
Alongside these global business leaders, 50+ other leading sustainability executives will present, sharing best practice, strategy and insight on the many aspects of sustainability and CSR management. Ethical Corporation have run the Responsible Business Summit for eleven years, and over that time have built the Summit into the industry-leading annual CSR and Sustainability meeting place.
For a brochure setting out the topics of discussion, speakers contributing, and European practitioners attending, go here: www.ethicalcorp.com/rbs
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