The 12th annual Responsible Business Summit (7-8th May 2013, London)

The 12th annual Responsible Business Summit, 500+ top attendees, 50+ speakers and 5+ CEOs, sharing best practice and discussing the latest sustainability challenges faced in 2013.

Why attend the Responsible Business Summit 2013?

  • Build Key Relationships - From the CEO of BSKYB to the Executive Director of Greenpeace to the Executive Editor of The Economist. No other summit brings together so many high-level attendees. Build career and knowledge-enhancing relationships with leading figures in the corporate, NGO and media world.

  • Key CSR Topics for 2013 - From macro keynotes to in-depth practical breakout sessions, get the solutions your job requires. Several months of research with key stakeholders means we’ll deliver the most crucial topics such as supply chain performance, human rights management, and NGO engagement.

  • Active Participation - Live Twitter feeds, use of live polling, scenario-based discussion, ‘Question Time’-style debates and issue-based roundtables will ensure that you – not just the speakers – are at the heart of the discussion.

  • Guaranteed corporate networking and insight - This year’s Summit will deliver a strong corporate focus. They’ll be imited passes available to solution providers and vendors – ensuring you the best chance to network with predominately corporates and NGOs.

  • Emerging Markets Perspectives - This year’s speakers include heads of CSR from leading companies based in the UAE, Jordan, Hong Kong, Turkey, India and more. Get a truly global perspective and learn from those at the vanguard of CSR in a rapidly changing landscape.

  • Collaboration with key stakeholders - Find out how post RIO +20 corporations can come together alongside civil society, NGO and government to successfully address long term corporate responsibility and sustainability challenges.
  • Emphasis on emerging markets - Learn how to exploit high potential growth markets using new socially innovative community investment initiatives that create long-term shared value.
  • Restoration of trust - Examine how the hard hit financial sector will rebuild its image and ethics in the wake of several damaging scandals. Learn how the lessons of brand reputation from other consumer facing sectors can be applied to the financial sector.
  • Human rights in action - Insight into application of Ruggie Principles framework in embedded systems for human rights management.
  • Resource scarcity in 2020 - Learn the steps required right now to create a clear and coherent business model in response to a resource-constrained world more vulnerable to food, energy and water challenges.
  • Your career in CSR and sustainability- Find out what top CSR directors look for when hiring their team. Find out the attributes, qualities and skill sets required to succeed in a field increasingly important to overall business strategy.
  • Secure top talent - Examine the role your CSR credentials play in attracting an intelligent, loyal  and motivated workforce
  • Supply chain management - Build competitive advantage and protect reputation using a robust and ethical sourcing policy for even the most controversial products such as tuna, cocoa, palm oil and pulp and paper.
  • Strategy from the very top - Receive c-suite and executive level insight from companies such as Nestle, Rezidor Group, CSM Global, BSKYB, Janssen and more

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