2degrees Summit: engaging stakeholders to solve sustainable business challenges
24th January, 2012
Dexter House, London and online
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Aimed at business people looking for practical ways to solve their sustainable business challenges by engaging their stakeholders, the 2degrees Summit is a “high-energy workshop event for professionals serious about sustainability”, encouraging delegates to “bring a challenge, work with your peers, leave with an answer”.
The conference will provide opportunities to:
- Share challenges and experiences with like-minded practitioners;
- Learn how others have successfully engaged stakeholder groups to make change happen;
- Attend challenging roundtable discussions matched to business needs;
- Take away an information pack full of insight, key contacts and a solutions action plan.
After a welcome from Martin Chilcott, CEO of 2degrees, three keynote presentations will examine aspects of business engagement:
- Engaging the Organisation – Geoff McDonald, Global VP HR Marketing, Communications & Sustainability, Water, Unilever;
- Engaging Suppliers – Quentin Clark, Head of Sustainability & Ethical Sourcing, Waitrose;
- Engaging Customers – Dave Challis, Director, Global Sustainability & EHS, Reckitt Benckiser;
Roundtables are being organized to meet the challenges raised by delegates and the stakeholders they’re seeking to influence. Roundtable themes will include:
- How can the CEO and CFO be convinced of the business case for capital expenditure?
- How can sustainability be moved to the operational heart of an organisation?
- Is legislation the only way to raise standards across an industry?
- How can my supplychain become more efficient and less vulnerable?
- How can I prove resource efficiency is compatible with growth?
- Can we expect recognition for our achievements? Does the consumer care?
- How can I avoid ‘initiative fatigue’ amongst frontline staff?
Business leaders among over 20 speakers and workshop chairs will include:
- Paul Monaghan, Head of Social Goals and Sustainability, The Co-operative;
- David Lawrence, Compliance & Ethics Programme Director, Diageo;
- Eileen Donnelly, Group Sustainability Manager, Virgin Group;
- Simon Henzell-Thomas, International Head of Sustainability, The Body Shop;
- Fiona Wheatley, Sustainable Development Manager, Marks and Spencer.
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