- The Radisson BLU Portman Hotel, London
LEADING THINKERS AND IMPLEMENTERS DEBATE THE REAL IMPLICATIONS OF CLIMATE CHANGE FOR BUSINESS
Business is at a crucial turning point—the short pause between the Copenhagen meeting and enforcement of the Carbon Reduction Commitment in April 2010.
Sustainability leaders urgently need to build workable strategies for climate change while continuing to satisfy customers, shareholders and the wider community. We are facing the most significant programme of investment and change in our lifetime. There's not much time to get it right.
How are businesses responding to the sustainability challenge? The Third Annual Sustainability Summit provides fresh thinking and thought-provoking commentary from top executives and policymakers. It will bring together up to 150 business leaders to discuss the real implications of climate change on business. Hear from pioneers: the strategies they've used to become carbon-neutral while maintaining competiveness, and the false trails they've learned to avoid. Share insights from the world's most influential thinkers and policymakers, as well as the latest research from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). There'll be case studies from corporates on cutting-edge sustainability initiatives—both inspirational and informative.
Those leading the debate include:
• Stefano Pessina, Executive Chairman, Alliance Boots
Delegates will have the opportunity to review findings from over 500 senior business executives - An exclusive EIU research report “After Copenhagen—Assessing the impact on business”.
|PUTTING ON THE PRESSURE: THE NEW CLIMATE CHANGE AGENDA|
|08:30||Registration and refreshments|
|09:00||Chair’s opening remarks|
Roger Harrabin, Environment Analyst, BBC
Opening keynote address: Redefining progress - visions for a sustainable global economy
Creating a framework for a sustainable society
A level playing field for developing economies – what role will Copenhagen play?
Jeremy Hobbs, Executive Director, Oxfam International
|10.25||Networking refreshment break|
|BUSINESS RESPONDS: MEETING THE CHALLENGE|
Redefining business success I
Redefining business success II
Presentation and discussion of key findings from EIU report “After Copenhagen – Assessing the impact on business”
James Watson, Managing Editor, Economist Intelligence Unit
The business case for carbon efficiency
|12.20||Panel I: Beyond energy efficiency – next steps in the corporate sustainability initiative|
• New market opportunities associated with the low-carbon economy
• Technologies changing the face of sustainable business
• The market for energy-efficient or carbon-reducing products and services
Will Day, Chair, Sustainable Development Commission
Ulrike Sapiro, Corporate Responsibilty Director, Environment, Coca-Cola Europe
Julian Walker-Palin, Head of Corporate Policy for Sustainability and Ethics, ASDA
Panel II: Carbon reduction – playing the long game
A raft of initiatives is in place to reduce carbon output from business, from the EU’s ETS to the UK’s CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, but how do these align with long-term business strategy? This panel will offer diverse viewpoints from different business sectors and functions.
|A SUSTAINABLE WORLD – WHAT WILL IT LOOK LIKE?|
Debate: We should let the panda die
For the motion: George McGavin, Honorary Research Associate, Oxford University Museum of Natural History
|15.35||Networking refreshment break|
|15.50||Interview: A carbon-neutral world – what would be the real impact on business and society?|
Philip Stott, Emeritus Professor of Biogeography, University of London (SOAS)
Closing keynote: Turning up the heat
|16.40||Chair’s closing remarks|
|16.50||Close of Summit|
The Carbon Trust was set up by Government in 2001 as an independent company. The Carbon Trust’s mission is to accelerate the move to a low carbon economy. We provide specialist support to business and the public sector to help cut carbon emissions, save energy and commercialise low carbon technologies. By stimulating low carbon action we contribute to key UK goals of lower carbon emissions, the development of low carbon businesses, increased energy security and associated jobs.
For more information please visit www.carbontrust.co.uk
Hitachi is a leading global technological and industrial company with total revenues of ¥10,000 billion ($102.0 billion) for the year ended March 31, 2009. Hitachi’s business is highly diversified, encompassing operations in the following seven segments: Information; Telecommunication Systems; Electronic Devices; Power; Industrial Systems; Digital Media; Consumer Products; High Functional Materials; Components; Logistics, Services; Others; and Financial Services. The company employs approximately 400,000 people worldwide. Hitachi recognises that humankind faces global environmental challenges which need global-scale solutions. As part of this, the company has a long-term plan, Environmental Vision 2025, which sets the year 2025 as a goal to help reduce annual CO2 emissions by 100 million tonnes through Hitachi products and services with high environmental performance.
For more information please visit www.hitachi.com
IBM is a globally integrated enterprise operating in over 170 countries. IBM United Kingdom's history began on November 19, 1951 and today IBM UK has around 20,000 employees, bringing innovative solutions to a diverse client base to help solve some of their toughest business challenges. In addition to being the world's largest IT and consulting services company, IBM is a global business and technology leader, innovating in research and development to shape the future of society at large. IBM's prized research, development and technical talent around the world partner with governments, corporations, thinkers and doers on ground breaking real world problems to help make the world work better and build a smarter planet.
For more information please visit www.uk.ibm.com
Official carbon offset sponsor:
EcoSecurities is working with Economist Conferences to ensure The Third Annual Sustainability Summit, to be held in London on February 25th 2010, is carbon neutral. EcoSecurities will help Economist Conferences to assess the carbon footprint for the emissions related to the Summit and source Verified Emission Reductions (“VERs” or carbon credits) from Irani, a wastewater methane avoidance project located in Brazil, for the emissions that could not be otherwise avoided. EcoSecurities will also provide recommendations for reducing carbon emissions at future Economist Conferences' events.
For further information please visit www.ecosecurities.com
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