Accelerating change: Stellar line-up confirmed for edie's Sustainability Leaders Forum 2018
Senior representatives from the likes of Ikea, L'Oréal and Starbucks are among the confirmed speakers for edie's flagship Sustainability Leaders Forum, which is dedicated to accelerating the green business revolution.
Taking place on 24-25 January 2018 at the Business Design Centre in London, the Sustainability Leaders Forum will provide delegates with the insight and inspiration they need to achieve meaningful environmental and cultural change.
The two-day event, sponsored by Helistrat, Smart Energy GB and Siemens, will feature a combination of best-practice case studies, high-level panel discussions, interactive workshops and networking breakouts.
It is an ideal event for CEOs, directors, heads and managers of sustainability and CSR to connect with peers, learn from today's change agents and drive innovation and create brand value.
Day one of the Forum opens with Dell's senior vice-president and general manager of commercial business for the UK and Ireland Claire Vyvyan, who will lead a session titled 'Business growth: the elephant in the boardroom'. This will be followed by a panel discussion involving representatives from Asda, AkzoNobel and H&M which will explore 'the journey towards making the sustainability manager obsolete'.
On day two, renowned environmentalist and writer Jonathon Porritt will provide the opening discussion, titled 'Corporate sustainability: buring platforms on every side'. The day will go on to feature big brands such as VF Corporation, Olam International and Innocent Drinks providing sessions around purpose and strategy, disruption, and transformation at scale.
The Forum will also incorporate four interactive workshops, allowing attendees to share ideas and devise new approaches on their journey to doing business better. Workshop themes include: developing effective partnerships, communication for behaviour change, the role of young people, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
View the full Sustainability Leaders Forum 2018 agenda here and register to attend for one or both days here.
edie's Sustainability Leaders Forum takes place alongside the Sustainability Leaders Awards, held on 24 January 2018 at the London Hilton on Park Lane. Now in their 11th year, the Awards celebrate sustainability excellence and innovation from businesses large and small.
The shortlist has now been revealed. View the Sustainability Leaders Awards 2018 finalists here and book your place at the awards night here.