|[January 03, 2013]
Ethical Corporation: How will companies collaborate in 2015 for sustainable commercial gain?
LONDON --(Business Wire)--
Featuring Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive Officer of SKY, John Sauven,
Executive Director of Greenpeace UK and Daniel Franklin, Executive
Editor of the Economist - the summit will address how companies will
conduct sustainable business both now and in the future.
International leaders from business and civil society will descend on
London for the two-day Responsible Business Summit returning for its
12th year, on 7-8th May 2013.
The summit will be the meeting place for 500+ senior attendees and 50+
expert speakers from across the world to discuss how business can meet
key social responsibility demands and ease environmental strain on the
Among the corporate brands represented will be M&S, Microsoft (News - Alert), Unilever, BASF, Dow, Dupont, Rio
Tinto, ASDA, HP, National Bank of Abu
Dhabi, Patagonia and Hyundai. NGO's and
academia will also be sharing their thoughts and insight with speakers
from Oxfam, Ethical Trading Initiative, EABIS, Cranfield
School of Management, European Commission and Institute
of Human Rights nd Business.
The keynote topics for the summit will focus around resource scarcity,
greater collaboration post Rio+20 and steps to rebuild public trust in
Mike Barry (News - Alert), Head of Sustainable Business at Marks & Spencer reflected in
Ethical Corporation's end of year survey: "Extreme weather is going from
a theory to a new reality. Middle class consumers will triple to three
billion in the next 20 years with all the strains this puts on
resources. The 'cosy' sustainability debate of a few years ago is fast
being replaced by one of tough choices."
The Summit will feature over 20 breakout sessions focusing on the
toughest CSR (News - Alert) topics such as supply chain engagement, implementation of
the Ruggie principles for human rights, public/private partnerships and
how to engage frontline employees on CSR.
The usual conference format will be dispensed with; "It's clear that
there are better ways to learn than the conference format of "sit and
listen to speakers and watch PowerPoint. At the Responsible Business
Summit 2013 we'll be using scenarios to generate comments and discussion
with our speakers, we'll be breaking attendees into small groups and
using up to a dozen both tried and tested and new innovative techniques
to make this our best ever learning and networking event", said Toby
Webb, founder of Ethical Corporation.
Priorities will be placed on contributions from corporate and civil
society sectors with only limited passes available for solutions
providers and vendors.
For more information about the event, visit http://events.ethicalcorp.com/rbs/index.php
Ethical Corporation provides business intelligence for sustainability to
more than 3,000 multinational companies every year. We provide objective
analysis in our reports, news, events and updates for the corporate
sustainability. Ethical Corporation publishes the leading responsible
business magazine and website.
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