Time to transform: edie's flagship Sustainability Leaders Forum set for awe-inspiring London return
Belu Water, Ecover, Elvis & Kresse and Zero Hour are among the disruptive brands and purpose-led campaigns set to feature at edie's biggest event of the year, which returns as a live, in-person event in February.
Under the ambition of Time to Transform, the multi-award-winning Sustainability Leaders Forum will take place at the Business Design Centre in London's Islington on 1-2 February 2022.
The event will offer up the most diverse and inspirational speaker programme to date, with an enhanced focus on championing disruptive, purpose-led business models, nature-based solutions, and youth empowerment.
Unveiling the initial elements of the Forum programme, edie's content director Luke Nicholls said: "The timing of this event is absolutely business-critical: the crucial COP26 talks will be setting out our global ambition to solve the climate crisis, the UK has just confirmed it's highly-anticipated Net-Zero Strategy, and businesses are now striving to drive a green recovery across all major sectors.
"Our Sustainability Leaders Forum is all about mobilising and empowering business leaders to build a better future, and we're truly proud of how this event's agenda is shaping up. Over two days, we'll be connecting CEOs and board-level directors, sustainability experts, government representatives, investors and NGOs around a common goal: to transform business, for good."
Sessions and speakers
The Sustainability Leaders Forum 2022 forum will feature an array of powerful keynote talks from global industry leaders, dynamic panel discussions, never-before-seen sustainability case studies, interactive and co-creative workshops, and expertly facilitated networking sessions. VIEW THE LATEST AGENDA HERE.
Both days of the main event (1-2 February) will be chaired by Futerra co-founder Solitaire Townsend, with the first wave of confirmed speakers including former chief scientific adviser Sir David King, Ikea Group's head of climate Andreas Ahrens, Green Finance Institute chief executive Dr Rhian-Mari Thomas, and World Economic Forum's head of nature action agenda Akanksha Khatri. VIEW THE LATEST SPEAKER LIST HERE.
Delegates will also have the option to attend an exclusive pre-event Sustainability Skills Workshop. This half-day of panel discussions and interactive workshop sessions is designed to bring together sustainability and CSR professionals of all levels to develop and refine their leadership skills.
Crucially, the Sustainability Leaders Forum will offer a 'virtual' ticket, blend the best of the in-person event experience with interactive digital benefits. VIEW THE TICKET OPTIONS HERE.
More headline speakers and session details will be revealed by edie in due course.
Sustainability Leadership Week 2022
The Sustainability Leaders Forum forms a key part of edie's Sustainability Leadership Week (31 Jan–4 Feb) – a week-long programme of themed digital content and live events, all dedicated to reinventing business models, evolving company cultures, and building a more equitable, net-zero carbon economy.
Also taking place during the week is edie's Sustainability Leaders Awards, which is set to return as a glittering ceremony at London's Park Plaza Westminster hotel on 2 February. The shortlist of finalists for the Sustainability Leaders Awards will be revealed in November.