WORKSHOP

Research Insights Series: The Business Case for Sustainability and Regeneration

To earn CFO or C-Suite approval and support, sustainability champions need to show how their proposed project, initiative, program or strategy will benefit the environment and/or society as well as the company. They need to engage management with a business case that shows how the proposal in question activates the company’s purpose and quantifies how it will help grow revenue, save on operational and/or human resources expenses, enhance assets’ values, improve market value, and/or mitigate risks. This session brings new research insights and data that sustainability champions can use to strengthen the business case and advance their proposals more effectively. Attendees can expect a range of studies approaching this topic from several different points of view, aiming to meet a variety of needs and preferences.

The Say + Do Gap: Introducing The Sustainability Engagement Spectrum
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Living more sustainably is an aspiration for almost everyone – study after study tells us consumers want to make choices that are better for people and planet. But there is a big gap between intention and action. In this session, Porter Novelli will share research from their study ” Examining the Gap Between Say + Do.” The data shows where most consumers sit on the sustainability engagement spectrum, barriers to greater adoption, and opportunities to drive change that benefit both shareholders and society.
Featured Speakers
Global Lead - Purpose & Impact, Sustainable Brands Advisory Board Chair
Porter Novelli
Porter Novelli
Leading Regenerative Brands: Next Gen Insights & Five Paradigm Shifts to Thrive in a World in Flux
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
As we emerge from the pandemic and navigate the compounding impacts of climate change, racial injustice, economic inequality, societal divisions, violence and war, brand leaders are facing profound paradigm shifts in dynamics of power, space, time, leadership, and relationships that create new challenges – and opportunities – for business leadership and impact. Hear headlines from BBMG and GlobeScan's latest global survey of over 30,000 people in 30 international markets, learn what matters most to the next generation, and explore how brands and business might play a role in helping us regenerate our world.
Featured Speakers
Founding Partner
BBMG
BBMG
Leveraging Perspectives on CPG Sustainability Growth
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The consumer packaged goods space is a place where consumers show their commitment to sustainability on a daily basis. NielsenIQ will share new research showing the growth, challenges and opportunities occurring with sustainability in the CPG space. Attendees will learn how this close-to-the-consumer space can unearth learnings for sustainability across all sectors.
Featured Speakers
VP, Total Wellness
NeilsonIQ
NeilsonIQ
Leading Sustainability through Increasing Uncertainty: Towards a Systems-Based Approach
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The need for sustainable business practices and outcomes is steadily increasing in an environment with growing uncertainty. Things like fear, uncertainty, and biases (both our own and those whose support we need) often derail our best-laid plans. Competing priorities can also come into play, even when the business case is clear. Going forward, we need a better understanding of the big-picture forces at play to increase our chances of delivering the desired impact.
Featured Speakers
Director of Linear to Circular and Morph
Linear to Circular
Linear to Circular
The Now Normal
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
A lot happened in 2022, but how can you make sense of it all? And, more importantly, what does it mean for you, your company, and your future? In this session, we’ll put numbers to key trends and changed expectations – that is, what’s changed and how much? Then we’ll look at what they mean for the future and how better foresight can create value for your company and the world.
Featured Speakers
Founder & CEO
Valutus
Valutus
Navigating the noise; As practitioners, what should we make of recent criticism of ESG?
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
As sustainability-focused and -marketed investment funds have gained traction and influence in the market, a wave of criticism has followed, ranging from warranted constructive criticism to unfounded partisan talking points. In this session, we synthesize four recent criticisms in various publications, explore their validity and insights, and consider what we as sustainability and ESG professionals should consider as we look to drive sustainable value creation.
Featured Speakers
Partner
PwC
PwC
Monday 17th October
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location
Costa Del Sol - Salon E