RSB Event – Driving Innovation & Value through Responsible & Sustainable Business – Impact Five Group


Programme

This is an invaluable opportunity to discuss in detail with top-level industry insiders and advisors, all case-studies and trends presented and how to use them to drive value and innovation in your corporation.

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Day 1: Thursday 18th October, 2012

 

8.00 – 8.45

REGISTRATION

 

8.45 – 9.00

ROUND-THE-TABLE INTRODUCTIONS/SPEED NETWORKING

You introduce yourself to your fellow roundtable participants and to the people around you.

09.00 – 9.15

WELCOME & OPENING

Welcome from Impact Five Group
Opening remarks from the Chairperson – Lina W. Abu Rous, Partner and Senior Consultant, Endeavours Barcelona

09.15 – 10.15

OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION

UNDERSTANDING THE LATEST DEVELOPMENTS, TRENDS AND CHALLENGES IN CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
There are many definitions of Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability and this area has developed over the past few years. In this moderated panel with individual presentations, group discussion and audience Q&A you will find conclusions to the following topics:

  • How has Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CR&S) and their definitions changed over the past few years and what is the latest status?
  • What are the current international trends and challenges in corporate responsibility and sustainability impacting execution and future developments?
  • What are the challenges and best practices in engaging corporate board members on CSR?
  • How is the corporate role responsible for CSR strategy, activities, measurement and reporting developing and what impact does it have on companies?
  • What is the current understanding of the three pillars of sustainability – environmental, social and economic, and what companies can and are doing in each?

MODERATOR: Lina W. Abu Rous, Partner and Senior Consultant, Endeavors Barcelona, Spain
PANEL MEMBERS:
Prof. Dr. Michael Goodsite, MBA, Center Director, Aarhus University, Denmark and the Nordic Center of Excellence for Strategic Adaptation Research (NCoE NORD-STAR)
Alberto Andreu Pinillos, Global Managing Director of Public Affairs, Telefónica, Spain
Jaime Silos, Corporate Development Director, Forética, Spain

10.15 – 10.55

CASE STUDY

CHANGING THE COMPANY’S STRATEGIC DIRECTION TO BECOME A GREEN SOLUTIONS PROVIDER: PANASONIC

  • Reasons and motivations behind the evolution.
  • Prerequisites necessary for changing the company’s direction.
  • The steps necessary to achieve the ambitious aim of becoming “green innovation company no 1”.
  • How to measure the ROI of such a fundamental shift and all subsequent transitional activities.

Pamela Fandel, General Manager, Eco & CSR Promotion and Production Support Office, Panasonic Europe Ltd., Germany

10.55 – 11.25

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

11.25 – 12.05

CASE STUDY

NEW BUSINESS MODELS WITH CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY AT THE CORE TO CAPITALIZE ON NEW MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

  • CSR as a part of new market entry strategy.
  • Integrating social, ethical, environmental and human rights concerns into the company’s operations and core strategy and presenting examples of sustainable efforts within each area.
  • Connection between sustainability and financial performance – driving sustainable value creation.
  • Tools to measure return on CR&S investments and ways to measure it.

Leonie Schreve, Director – Head Sustainable Lending, ING, Netherlands

12.05 – 12.45

CASE STUDY

SUSTAINABILITY IN OUR DNA: HARMONISING SUSTAINABILITY CORPORATE CULTURE ACROSS MARKETS

  • Using sustainability elements as a key to identity and business success across diverse markets.
  • Finding the common ground: reinforcing global strategy whilst reflecting local values.
  • Sustainability communication as a two-way street.
  • Adapting and refining sustainability messages to the complexity of global markets and cultures.

Johann Toews, Corporate Responsibility Sustainability – Energy Excellence, BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeräte, GmbH, Germany

12.45 – 14.15

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

14.15 – 14.55

GRI’S BUSINESS TRANSPARENCY PROGRAM

UNDERSTANDING HOW TO SET SUSTAINABLE SUPPLY CHAIN STRATEGIES AND TO BUILD THE RIGHT PARTNERSHIPS TO EFFECTIVELY MANAGE COMPANY’S SUPPLY CHAIN

  • Ensuring that sustainability considerations are embedded within all sourcing processes.
  • Defining sustainable supply chain strategies reflecting future trends and changes to strengthen the bottom line.
  • Identifying sustainability-related risks and opportunities within the company’s supply chain to mitigate risks and to use uncovered opportunities.
  • Optimising company’s supply chain to reduce costs and company’s overall GHG emissions.
  • Concrete benefits for the suppliers to collaborate with client companies to improve sustainable performance.

Enrique Torres, Senior Manager Training & Coaching Programs, Global Reporting Initiative, Netherlands

14.55 – 15.35

CASE STUDY

ENGAGING & TRAINING EMPLOYEES IN CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY AND SUSTAINABILITY TO DRIVE MOTIVATION & COMMERCIAL PERFORMANCE

  • Tools to use to train, engage and motivate employees on sustainability in the long-term.
  • Exploring the connection between employees’ personal sustainability plans and corporate plans to enhance their engagement.
  • Employee award and recognition programs rewarding measurable social, environmental and/or economic improvements.
  • Overcoming challenges with unengaged employees.

Nick Lakin, Head of CR & Commercial Communications, Molson Coors Brewing Company, UK & Ireland

15.35 – 16.05

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

16.05 – 16.45

CASE STUDY

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY ENGAGE EMPLOYEES IN THE COMPANY’S SUSTAINABILITY JOURNEY
Employees play an important part and their engagement is vital for the success of sustainability programs in your company. You need the right people with the right skills and training.

  • Ways to ensure that your employees support the sustainability programs.
  • Ways to educate and train them so that they know what to do and how to do it.
  • How to communicate to them what their role is and what you want them to do

Didier Terrolle, Senior Director – Global Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence, Sanofi, France

16.45 – 17.45

PANEL DISCUSSION

BUSINESS AND GOVERNMENT WORKING TOGETHER – BUILDING STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AS A TOOL TO SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

Very often we hear the question about whether corporate responsibility and sustainability should be regulated and enforced by government or internationally or a voluntary initiative. In this moderated panel with individual presentations, group discussion and audience Q&A you will receive insight on the following topics:

  • Should CR&S be voluntary or mandatory and why? Who should regulate CR&S, what should be regulated and how?
  • What is the present role of global corporations in the field of sustainability and what are the likely developments?
  • How to support a dialogue between corporations and governments to make sustainable behaviour easier? What are roles and motivations of businesses and government towards a sustainable economy?
  • How to motivate other corporations not yet behaving responsibly and sustainably to be sustainable, to behave in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and to make commitments to CSR?

MODERATOR:Jérémie Fosse, President of Eco-Union & Director of Global Eco Forum, Spain
PANEL MEMBERS:
Nick Lakin, Head of CR & Commercial Communications, Molson Coors Brewing Company, UK & Ireland
Alberto Andreu Pinillos, Global Managing Director of Public Affairs, Telefónica, Spain
Ignacio Ágreda, Director of Communications and Corporate Responsibility, ArcelorMittal, Spain
Albert Huerta, CSR consultant, Government of Catalonia, Ministry of Enterprise and Labour, Spain

17.45

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON

 

19.30 – 20.30

CITY TOUR

 

20.30

DINNER & SOCIAL NETWORKING

 

Day 2: FRIDAY 19th October, 2012

 

09.00 – 09.10

OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON – Lina W. Abu Rous

 

09.10 – 09.50

CASE STUDY

EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF A GLOBAL CR&S STRATEGY WHILE REMAINING LOCALLY RELEVANT: UNILEVER SUSTAINABLE LIVING PLAN

  • How to start, implement and execute a corporate responsibility and sustainability strategy and program in all countries of a global company and to stay locally responsive.
  • Ensuring that sustainability considerations are embedded within all key internal and external stakeholders.
  • How sustainability is directly linked to the reputation of the company: Rep Track example.

Ana Palencia, Communication Director, Unilever Spain

09.50 – 10.30

CASE STUDY

SUCCESSFUL INTEGRATION OF SUSTAINABILITY INTO THE COMPANY’S STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS TO GAIN COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

  • How to effectively incorporate CR&S into the long-term corporate strategic plan to gain competitive advantage.
  • How to get the board to buy into sustainability.
  • Understanding how decisions get made and how real changes happen in a global company to facilitate the integrity process.
  • Creating sustainable value for people and the planet and ensuring economic success at the same time.

Kersti Strandqvist, Senior Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, SCA, Sweden

10.30 – 11.00

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

 

11.00 – 11.40

CASE STUDY

USING INNOVATION FOR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE AND A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

  • Ethical basis for sustainability
  • Creating a culture that fosters and drives sustainable innovation.
  • Embedding sustainability into product, process and service development to address consumer demand with regard to a sustainable future.
  • Understanding how society views technology so as to identify sustainable opportunities for strategic innovation to maximize the value of sustainable innovation.
  • Incentives and challenges faced by companies with respect to sustainable innovations.

Dr. Keith Simons, Innovation Director consulting for BP Alternative Energy, European Commission and Cardiff University, UK

11.40 – 12.40

PANEL DISCUSSION

UNDERSTANDING THE LATEST TRENDS IN MEASURING AND REPORTING ON CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY BEHAVIOUR AND SUSTAINABILITY

In this moderated panel with individual presentations, group discussion and audience Q&A you will receive insight on the following topics:

  • How is sustainability measurement developing and what are the latest tools to use? How is reporting on CR&S developing and what are the standards?
  • What are the latest tools used for data collection and compilation? How to improve the quality of the data?
  • Integrated vs. separate report – what are the advantages and disadvantages? What are the tips for efficient reporting? How do companies decide what is material to disclose? How to implement sustainability and reporting system that is transparent and adamant as the system used for financial reporting?
  • How to bring into line monitoring and reporting practices throughout global organisations?

MODERATOR: Nick Aster, Founder, TriplePundit.com
PANEL MEMBERS:
Päivi Salpakivi-Salomaa, Vice President, UPM Environment, UPM-Kymmene Corporation, Finland
Luisa Nenci, CEO & Founder, SustainValues, Spain
Nicola Dallatana, VP Regulatory Affairs and Government Relations, Segway, Inc., Italy

12.40 – 14.00

NETWORKING LUNCH

 

14.00 – 15.00

PANEL DISCUSSION

WHAT IS NEXT? PREDICTING FUTURE TRENDS IN RESPONSIBLE AND SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS
In this moderated panel with individual presentations, group discussion and audience Q&A you will receive insight on the following topics:

  • How to predict the future developments of CR&S and how to implement the predictions into the company’s strategy?
  • What are likely developments of CSR and responsible and sustainable business to 2020? What will the future of data collection, impact measurement and reporting look like?
  • What changes can you expect in terms of driving sustainable innovation and value in the future?
  • How will the ongoing collaboration between the most relevant global entities look and how will their role develop?

MODERATOR:Dr. Binny Prabhakar, Director, Low Carbon Capital Ltd, UK
PANEL MEMBERS:
Felicien Nkundabagenzi, Head of Membership and Stakeholder Relations, CSR Europe, Belgium
Kersti Strandqvist, Senior Vice President Corporate Sustainability, Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget, SCA, Sweden

15.00 – 15.40

CLOSING CASE STUDY

LEVERAGING THE CORE OF OUR BUSINESS: BCG’S APPROACH TO SOCIAL IMPACT
“Social Impact” is one of the core values BCG has given itself. The company believes that it has the ability and the obligation to be part of the solution to the challenges faced not only by their clients but also by society at large. At the same time BCG knows that it can only be part of the solution, if it works collaboratively with social-sector partner organizations. BCG’s way of contributing to society is by leveraging the expertise and insights from their commercial work and offering it to the social sector. More than 200 social impact projects per year are being conducted within this area, mostly pro bono. The session outlines BCG’s own approach to Social Impact as a case study.
Dr. Raphael v. Hoensbroech, Principal, The Boston Consulting Group, Germany

15.40 – 16.00

CLOSING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIRPERSON AND FROM IMPACT FIVE GROUP