Future for Sustainability Summit
1 October 2014 | Kings Place, London  
8:30 amRegistration and networking
9:00 amChair’s Opening remarks

Michael Skapinker, Assistant Editor, Financial Times

9:05 amWelcome address: Why sustainability is central to Coca-Cola Enterprises’ overall strategy

A look at how sustainability plays a critical role in delivering long-term value for both business and society, inspires colleagues across the business and helps to leave a positive legacy for the next generation of business leaders

John F. Brock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Coca-Cola Enterprises

9:15 amKeynote interview: Is business doing enough to address global sustainability challenges?
  • As an ever growing population continues to create evolving pressures and challenges, what are the key economic, social and environmental concerns that are shaping business sustainability agendas today and in the future?
  • What are the responsibilities of business?
  • Why are all-encompassing sustainability strategies critical to long-term business success and what steps are needed to accelerate progress and maintain momentum?
Marie-Claire Daveu, Chief Sustainability Officer and Head of International Institutional Affairs, Kering

This section to be moderated by Michael Skapinker, Assistant Editor, Financial Times

9:35 amOpinion: The millennial generation view on business sustainability

In this section young leaders and shapers will be invited to share their views on the sustainability research commissioned by Coca-Cola Enterprises, in partnership with Cranfield University and FT Remark.

Special Introduction by: David Grayson CBE, Professor of Corporate Responsibility, Director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, Cranfield University
  • Do millennials have a social and environmental conscience and what are their expectations from business? 
  • Why are businesses that foster innovative thinking and robust strategies for improving communities critical to creating a better future for younger generations? 
  • What new business models will help shape future leaders’ sustainability expectations and behaviours?
Christian Busch, Associate Director, London School of Economics' (LSE) Innovation and Co-Creation Lab
Noa Gafni, Co-Managing Director,
Global Tolerance
Alan Mak, Ambassador, One Young World; President and Trustee, Magic Breakfast

10:00 amPanel: Ensuring the next-generation is work-place ready

With the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimating that 13% of the global young population as being currently unemployed or underemployed, it is clear that business has a responsibility in providing skill development initiatives to ensure millennial and future generations can contribute to society.
  • How can inclusive youth participation be enabled at all levels?
  • What industry, government and educational collaborations are needed to ensure the next-generation is workplace-ready?
  • Are the next-generation of leaders pushing sustainability to a higher priority level?
Moderator: Michael Skapinker, Assistant Editor, Financial Times

Pascal Beucler
, SVP and Chief Strategy Officer, MSLGROUP
Rajeeb Dey
, Founder and CEO, Enternships.com
Adam Kingl, Executive Director of Learning Solutions, Executive Education, London Business School
Nicolas Marang, Director of International Coordination of Sustainability and CSR, L'Oreal

10:50 amNetworking break


This section to be moderated by
Michael Skapinker, Assistant Editor,
Financial Times

11:10 am The hidden threat (case study 1): Tackling the challenges of climate change and resource scarcity in the boardroom
  • How can management continue getting buy-in from board members and shareholders in the march towards a circular economy?
  • Why is it critical to integrate environmental and financial goals to ensure continued support and allocate sufficient capital for forecasted risks?
Estelle Brachlianoff, Senior Executive Vice-President UK & Ireland, Veolia

11:25 amCreating value (case study 2): The importance of sustainability in process and product design
  • How is sustainability driving product development? 
  • How can the notion of the circular economy be applied to process and product design?
Laura Storm, Executive Director, Sustainia

11:40 amPanel: Implementing a forward-looking sustainability agenda

Sustainability initiatives that address the environmental footprint of the business across the entire supply chain - from the sustainable sourcing of raw materials to the re-use of components once a product is recycled - need to continually evolve as priorities change.
  • What challenges will future leaders face and why is long-term planning critical?
  • How can sustainability challenges be transformed into opportunities?
Moderator: Michael Skapinker, Assistant Editor, Financial Times
Paul Crewe
, Head of Sustainability, Engineering, Energy and Environment, Sainsbury’s
Nina Ekelund
, Program Director,
Haga Initiative
Daniel C. Esty, Hillhouse Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, School of Forestry & Environmental Studies; and Clinical Professor of Environmental Law and Policy, Yale Law School
Julian Marwitz, Founder, Arineos

This section to be moderated by Curtis Welling, Member of the Faculty of the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

12:25 pmBrief Introduction: Curtis Welling, Member of the Faculty of the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College

Aligning profit with a broader purpose

12:30 pmKeynote interview I: Integrating sustainability into business strategy
  • Are businesses that integrate purpose into their business strategies more successful than those without a broader purpose?
  • If so, what are the factors and business environment that make this possible?
  • Does there necessarily need to be a trade-off between business growth, social purpose and sustainability?
Paulette Frank, Vice President of Sustainability, Johnson & Johnson Family of Consumer Companies

12:45 pmKeynote interview II: Aligning profit with a broader purpose – delivering sustainable business growth

This session will explore GSK’s sustainable commitments and new investments in Africa, the strategic drivers and associated transformation within business models, and where the Africa social purpose projects fit within the context of GSK’s overall CSR strategy.

Allan Pamba, VP, Pharmaceuticals, East Africa and Government Affairs, Africa, GSK

1:00 pmLunch

Breakout 1
: How do we create a new definition of business value which is supported by the financial community?
Facilitator: Michael Skapinker, Assistant Editor, Financial Times
CB Bhattacharya, Professor of Marketing, E.ON Chair in Corporate Responsibility, and Dean of International Relations, European School of Management & Technology (ESMT)
James Cameron, Non-Executive Chairman, Climate Change Capital (CCC)
Nik Jhangiani, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Coca-Cola Enterprises
George Nagel, Regional Controller Europe, Middle East & Africa, Closure Systems International

Breakout 2: How does the definition of business value and social purpose differ between the current and the next generation of business leaders?
Facilitator: Nadine Exter, Head of Business Development, Doughty Centre, Cranfield University
Maggie Brown, Chair, Net Impact
Maria Kokkinou, Director, Talent Acquisition Europe, Coca-Cola Enterprises

Breakout 3: How can we rethink waste, consider it as a valuable resource and transition to a circular economy business model?
Facilitator: Anna Warrington, Principal Sustainability Advisor, Sustainable Business, Forum for the Future
Laurent Georgeault, Chargé de mission économie circulaire, Institut de l'Economie Circulaire
Julie Hill
, Chair of the Circular Economy Task Force and Associate, Green Alliance
Mathias Lenas, Sustainable Packaging and Recycling Director, Coca-Cola Enterprises
Freek van Eijk, Dutch Circular Economy Expert and Managing Director, Acceleratio

Breakout 4: How can we design sustainability into our products and services in a way that delivers value?
Facilitator: Sophie Thomas, Co-director of design, RSA and Head, Great Recovery Project
Ulrike Sapiro, Director, Community and Environment, Europe, The Coca-Cola Company
Samantha Snabes
, Co-Founder and Catalyst, re3D
Mark Shayler, Owner of Ape and Facilitator, The Great Recovery Project

Breakout 5: How will ‘The Internet of Things’ become a driver for long-term business sustainability?
Facilitator: Bal Bansal, Associate Director, IT Innovation and Digital, Coca-Cola Enterprises
Hugh Knowles, Head of Innovation, Forum for the Future and Director, Internet of Things Academy
Catherine Mulligan
, Head of Digital Strategy and Economics, Future Cities Catapult and Research Fellow, Imperial College London

3:10 pmA Call for Action - The new corporation: Delivering economic and social value in the 21st century

Businesses today are expected to contribute to society and be environmentally aware, yet still be profitable.
  • What role does sustainability have to play in meeting socio-economic objectives?
  • How can positive social impacts be incorporated into business long-term plans?
  • How will sustainability shape the future corporation and what are the next steps for business?
Mike Biddle, Founder and Director, MBA Polymers 

3:30 pmClosing remarks

Michael Skapinker
, Assistant Editor, Financial Times

3:40 pmEnd of Summit