Videos 7th Conference

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Opening Session

Joachim Schwalbach - Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Joachim Schwalbach

Professor and Conference Chair
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Joachim Schwalbach is Professor emeritus of International Management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. From 2004-2006 he was the Dean of the School of Business and Economics. He was a visiting professor at various universities like Harvard, Santa Barbara, Stanford GSB, and Toulouse; and is visiting regularly Peking University-Guanghua School of Management and Sun Yat-sen - Business School in Guangzhou.

Joachim Schwalbach's research and consulting fields are: corporate social responsibility, corporate governance, responsible leadership, and executive pay, effective boards of directors, corporate and CEO reputation management, and international market entry. He is editor and associate editor for various academic book series and journals, and published books and many articles in leading academic journals.

Joachim Schwalbach was and is on several advisory boards, like as deputy-chairman at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW), 2011-2014, and INFRANEU-Hauptverband für den Ausbau der Infrastrukturen und Nachhaltigkeit, since 2016.

Joachim Schwalbach organizes the world’s premier international conference on corporate sustainability and responsibility since its inception in 2004.

David Nabarro
Video Message by:

David Nabarro

Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations

From 1976 to 1978, David worked as District Child Health Officer in Dhankuta District, Nepal. Later, he moved to the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and in 1982, he became Regional Manager for the Save the Children Fund in South Asia, based in the region.

In 1985 he joined the Liverpool School of Medicine as Senior Lecturer in International Community Health. In 1989 he moved to the British Overseas Development Administration (ODA) as a Strategic Adviser for Health and Population in East Africa, based in Nairobi.

Having had a good experience with helping developing countries in the field of medical care, he then took up the post of Chief Health and Population Adviser, at the ODA London Office in 1990, and moved on to become Director of Human Development (as well as Chief Health Adviser) as ODA was transformed to the Department for International Development in 1997.

Dr Who

David joined WHO in January 1999, as Project Manager, Roll Back Malaria, then moved to the Office of the Director-General, as Executive Director, from March 2000. He transferred to the Sustainable Development and Healthy Environments cluster in 2003.

He was appointed Representative of the Director General for Health Action in Crises in July 2003. Since then he has been responsible for taking forward efforts to improve WHO's performance in crisis settings, with an emphasis on preparedness, response and recovery.

David was stationed in the Canal Hotel in Baghdad, Iraq, when it was bombed on the afternoon of August 19, 2003. The blast targeted the United Nations, which had used the hotel as its headquarters in Iraq since 1991.

He coordinated support for health aspects of crisis response operations in Darfur, Sudan, and in countries affected by the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and Tsunami.

The United Nations

In September 2005 David was seconded from WHO and appointed Senior United Nations System Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, to ensure that the United Nations system makes an effective and coordinated contribution to the global effort to control the epidemic of avian influenza (‘bird flu’).

In 1999, David was selected to lead the Roll Back Malaria initiative at the World Health Organization (WHO). Within two years, he was appointed Executive Director and two years later was asked to lead WHO’s Department for Health Action in Crises, coordinating worldwide support for health aspects of crisis preparedness, response and recovery.

In September 2005, David joined the office of the United Nations Secretary-General as Senior Coordinator for Avian and Pandemic Influenza. In January 2009 he was given the additional responsibility of coordinating the United Nations system’s High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis.

David works as the Senior UN System Coordinator for Avian and Human Influenza at United Nations Headquarters in New York. He has been seconded to this position from the World Health Organization until the end of September 2007.

CSR & Digitization - Opening Keynotes

Timotheus Höttges - Deutsche Telekom AG
Keynote Speaker

Timotheus Höttges

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Deutsche Telekom AG

Timotheus Höttges, born in 1962, is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Deutsche Telekom AG since January 2014. From 2009 until his appointment as CEO, he has been member of the Group Board of Management responsible for Finance and Controlling. From 2006 to 2009 he was member of the Board of Management responsible for the T-Home unit. In this position, he was in charge of fixed-network and broadband business, as well as integrated sales and service in Germany. Under his leadership, T-Home became the market leader in terms of new DSL customers and developed its Internet TV service, Entertain, into a mass-market product while at the same time stabilizing its profitability. After successfully implementing various cost-cutting programs at T-Home and in the European mobile communications subsidiaries, Mr. Höttges became responsible for the Group-wide Save for Service efficiency enhancement program. From 2005 until being appointed to the Group Board of Management, Mr. Höttges headed European operations as member of the Board of Management, T-Mobile International. From 2000 until the end of 2004, he was Managing Director, Finance and Controlling, before becoming Chairman of the Managing Board of T-Mobile Deutschland. Mr. Höttges studied business administration at Cologne University, after which he spent three years with a business consulting company, latterly as a project manager. At the end of 1992, he moved to the VIAG Group in Munich. He became divisional manager in 1997 and, later, a member of the extended management board responsible for controlling, corporate planning, and mergers and acquisitions. As project manager, he played a central role in the merger of VIAG AG and VEBA AG to form E.on AG, which became effective on September 27, 2000.

Georg Kell - Arabesque Partners and former founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact
Keynote Speaker

Georg Kell

Vice Chairman
Arabesque Partners and former founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

Georg Kell is Vice Chairman of Arabesque Partners, an AngloGerman asset management firm offering a quantitative approach to sustainable investing.

He was the founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with over 8,000 corporate signatories from more than 160 countries. Through his leadership, Georg helped to establish the Global Compact as the foremost platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices.

Georg also oversaw the conception and launch of the Global Compact’s sister initiatives, on investment, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and on education, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), together with the Sustainable Stock
Exchanges (SSE) initiative.

Georg started his career as a research fellow in engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin.

He then worked as a financial analyst in various countries in Africa & Asia before joining the United Nations in 1987. A native of Germany, Georg holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

Georg has received numerous recognitions and has been named among the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics” every year since 2011.

David Kiron - MIT Sloan Management Review's Big Ideas Initiatives
Keynote Speaker

David Kiron

Executive Editor
MIT Sloan Management Review's Big Ideas Initiatives

David Kiron is the executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review's Big Ideas initiatives. Previously he was a senior researcher at Harvard Business School and a research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. Kiron holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Rochester and a BA from Oberlin College.

CSR & Digitization

Chair

Timothy Devinney

Professor and Chair of International Business
University of Leeds Business School

Timothy Devinney is the University Leadership Chair in International Business. Prior to that he was a University Professor of Strategy at the University of Technology-Sydney, Professorial Research Fellow at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM), Director of the AGSM Centre for Corporate Change and the AGSM Executive MBA. Before joining the AGSM he held positions on the faculties of The University of Chicago, Vanderbilt University and UCLA and has been a visiting faculty member at numerous universities in Europe (Copenhagen Business School, Humboldt University-Berlin, Wirschaftsuniversität Wien, and the Universities of Hamburg, Trier, Konstanz, Ulm & Frankfurt) and Asia (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology & City University, Hong Kong) and taught at many others (e.g., CEIBS, Helsinki University of Technology & Helsinki School of Economics).

He has presented papers and addresses at more than 200 universities and conferences in the last ten years. In 2008 he was the first recipient in management of an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award (Forschungspreis) given by the German government and was Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellow. In 2008 he was elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and a Fellow of the Australia-New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM).

Timothy is heavily involved in the international networks of scholars. He served as Chair of the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. He is the co-editor of The Academy of Management Perspectives, co-editor of the Advances in International Management series (Emerald Publishers), and the Director of the International Business & Management Network of SSRN. He is a frequent commentator on public events and social issues in the press and various media.

Source & longer bio

Jorgen Abild Andersen

Jorgen Abild Andersen

Director General Telecom-rtd.-, Chairman of OECD's Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP)
Ministry of Business and Growth, Danish Business Authority

Since 2010 Jørgen Abild Andersen has served as chair of OECD’s Committee on Digital Economy Policy (CDEP). In the committee he represents the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth.

From 1991 to 2012 Mr Abild Andersen served as Director General and national telecom regulator in Denmark. Mr. Abild Andersen chaired the EU Commission’s Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) 2003-2004 and the EU Commission’s European Regulators Group (ERG) in 2005. In 2013 Mr. Abild Andersen was a member of ICANN’s Accountability and Transparency Review Team 2 (ATRT 2).

Mr. Abild Andersen started his career as civil servant in the Danish Ministry of Transport and for a three year period he served as the minister’s principal private secretary.

Mr Abild Andersen gained a Masters of Law from the University of Copenhagen in 1975.

Elaine Cohen

Founder & Author
Beyond Business

Elaine is an expert voice in the field of CSR, sustainability strategy and reporting and the CSR interface with Human Resources Management. She is the author of three books on sustainable practice and reporting, including the first ever book on CSR and Human Resources (CSR for HR: A necessary partnership for advancing responsible business practices, Greenleaf, 2010). Elaine writes regularly for her CSR Reporting blog and other publications, and is a frequent chair and speaker at sustainability conferences. As the founder manager of Beyond Business Ltd (www.b-yond.biz), Elaine supports many clients around the globe and has worked on more than 45 client reports in the past few years. Elaine gained over 20 years of business experience in executive positions with Procter & Gamble and Unilever prior to founding Beyond Business Ltd in 2005. Elaine was selected as one of the 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in 2014 and tweets as @elainecohen.

R. Edward Freeman, Darden School of Business at  the University of Virginia

R. Edward Freeman

Professor of Business Administration
Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia

R. Edward Freeman is University Professor and Elis and Signe Olsson Professor of Business Administration; Senior Fellow of the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics; Academic Director of the Business Roundtable Institute for Corporate Ethics; and Co-Academic Director of the Institute for Business in Society. He is also Adjunct Professor of Stakeholder Management at the Copenhagen Business School, Adjunct Professor at Monash University (Melbourne), and Visiting Professor ICCSR at Nottingham University. Mr. Freeman taught previously at the University of Minnesota, and The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Freeman’s latest book, Bridging the Values Gap: How Authentic Organizations Bring Values to Life, was published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in August, 2015 (co-authored with Ellen Auster). His previous book, Stakeholder Theory: The State of the Art, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2010 (co-authored with J. Harrison, A. Wicks, B.Parmar, and S. de Colle.) He is the author or editor of over twenty volumes and one hundred articles in the areas of stakeholder management, business strategy and business ethics. Freeman is perhaps best known for his award winning book: Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach, published in 1984.

Freeman has a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Washington University, and a B.A. in Mathematics and Philosophy from Duke University. He was recently awarded honorary doctorates in economics (DHC) from Comillas University in Madrid, in management science (DHC) from Radboud University in Nijmegen and from the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki for his work on stakeholder theory and business ethics. Mr. Freeman is a lifelong student of philosophy, martial arts, and the blues. He is a co-principal in Red Goat Records, LLC found at redgoatrecords.com. For more information, go to www.REdwardfreeman.com

Source & detailed bio

Georg Kell - Arabesque Partners and former founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

Georg Kell

Vice Chairman
Arabesque Partners and former founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact

Georg Kell is Vice Chairman of Arabesque Partners, an AngloGerman asset management firm offering a quantitative approach to sustainable investing.

He was the founding Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative with over 8,000 corporate signatories from more than 160 countries. Through his leadership, Georg helped to establish the Global Compact as the foremost platform for the development, implementation and disclosure of responsible and sustainable corporate policies and practices.

Georg also oversaw the conception and launch of the Global Compact’s sister initiatives, on investment, the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI), and on education, the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME), together with the Sustainable Stock
Exchanges (SSE) initiative.

Georg started his career as a research fellow in engineering at the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin.

He then worked as a financial analyst in various countries in Africa & Asia before joining the United Nations in 1987. A native of Germany, Georg holds advanced degrees in economics and engineering from the Technical University of Berlin.

Georg has received numerous recognitions and has been named among the “100 Most Influential in Business Ethics” every year since 2011.

David Kiron - MIT Sloan Management Review's Big Ideas Initiatives

David Kiron

Executive Editor
MIT Sloan Management Review's Big Ideas Initiatives

David Kiron is the executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review's Big Ideas initiatives. Previously he was a senior researcher at Harvard Business School and a research associate at the Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University. Kiron holds a PhD in philosophy from the University of Rochester and a BA from Oberlin College.

Tim Mohin

Senior Director
Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices, AMD

Tim is the Senior Director of Corporate Responsibility for Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), former Chairman of the Board for the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC) and current board member of the Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative. Tim is also the author of the 2012 book Changing Business from the Inside Out: A Treehugger’s Guide to Working in Corporations. Prior to joining AMD, Tim started up and led Apple’s Supplier Responsibility program. Before Apple, Tim was at Intel for 12 years leading the company’s environmental and sustainability functions.

Tim started his career with the US government. With the Environmental Protection Agency he led the development of the toxics provisions of the Clean Air Act Amendments. Later, Tim was senior legislative staff for the Chairman of Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works where he contributed to a variety of national environmental policies. Tim earned a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Cortland and a Master’s degree in Environmental Management from Duke University.

Kay Oberbeck, Google

Kay Oberbeck

Director, Communications & Public Affairs, North Europe
Google

1994 - 2000 Axel Springer AG, Deputy Head of Communications & PR / Corporate Spokesman
2000 - 12/2001 Tomorrow Internet AG, Spokesman / VP Corporate Communications
1/2002 - 6/2003 Tomorrow Focus AG, Spokesman / VP Corporate Communications
07/2003 - 11/2006 Lycos Europe N.V., Director PR & IR Europe and Germany
November 2006 – Present (9 years 10 months) Director, Communications & Public Affairs , Google Nordeuropa
Leuphana Universität Lüneburg - Business Administration (Diploma)

Digital Accountability

Bastian Buck, GRI
Keynote Speaker

Bastian Buck

Director GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards
Global Reporting Initiative

REPORTING STANDARDS DEPARTMENT
The Reporting Standards Department is responsible for the ongoing maintenance, development, implementation and enhancement of GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Framework.

BASTIAN BUCK, DIRECTOR SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING STANDARDS
Bastian has worked in various capacities for GRI since 2006. He has an in-depth institutional knowledge of GRI’s technical development history and played a key role in the successful development and launch of GRI’s G3.1 Guidelines in 2011 and the G4 Guidelines in 2013. He became Director Sustainability Reporting Standards in December of the same year.

Bastian has presented and lectured on sustainability reporting in more than 30 countries and has a vast experience in the moderation of consensus-seeking processes and the facilitation of international multi-stakeholder expert working group procedures. Bastian is now responsible for all standard setting activities at GRI. His core project in 2016 is the Transition of the G4 Guidelines to the first set of GRI Standards.

Chair

Elaine Cohen

Founder & Author
Beyond Business

Elaine is an expert voice in the field of CSR, sustainability strategy and reporting and the CSR interface with Human Resources Management. She is the author of three books on sustainable practice and reporting, including the first ever book on CSR and Human Resources (CSR for HR: A necessary partnership for advancing responsible business practices, Greenleaf, 2010). Elaine writes regularly for her CSR Reporting blog and other publications, and is a frequent chair and speaker at sustainability conferences. As the founder manager of Beyond Business Ltd (www.b-yond.biz), Elaine supports many clients around the globe and has worked on more than 45 client reports in the past few years. Elaine gained over 20 years of business experience in executive positions with Procter & Gamble and Unilever prior to founding Beyond Business Ltd in 2005. Elaine was selected as one of the 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in 2014 and tweets as @elainecohen.

Filip Gregor

Filip Gregor

Head of the Responsible Companies Section
Frank Bold, London

Filip Gregor is Head of the Responsible Companies Section at Frank Bold, a purpose driven law firm. He participated in the European Commission's Expert Group on non-financial reporting and is a member of the Eminent Persons Group overseeing the Human Rights Reporting and Assurance Frameworks Initiative organised by the Shift Project and Mazars . He is also a member of the Czech OECD National Contact Point. Filip co-founded and helps to run the Purpose of the Corporation Project that creates space for a global debate on the role of the corporation in society and the future of corporate governance.

Vishal Kapadia, WikiRate Project

Vishal Kapadia

Executive Director
WikiRate Project

Vishal Kapadia is the Executive Director of the WikiRate Project.

Vishal’s previous roles span strategy consulting, strategic planning and entrepreneurship. He holds an MA (Oxon.) in Psychology and Neuroscience from Oxford University and an Msc. in Marketing and Creativity from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe).

What is WikiRate?
WikiRate is a global crowdsourcing website designed to foster collective awareness on corporate social responsibility and drive social change. Our vision is to spur corporations to be transparent and responsive by making data about their social and environmental impacts useful and available to all.

Call for Engagement
We are reaching out to engage with Academic partners to establish WikiRate Project Pilots. Our mission is to gather and analyse data on companies’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) performance, we have already begun and we have the tools to enable staff and students to contribute to an open knowledge repository making the platform a great fit for educational institutions.

Find out more at http://wikirate.org

Daniel Schmid, SAP

Daniel Schmid

Chief Sustainability Officer
SAP SE

Daniel Schmid started his career in 1992 as a consultant at Kiefer & Veittinger, a CRM company that was acquired by SAP in 1997. In 1996 Schmid became Business Unit Manager, followed by his role as Consulting Director at SAP Labs Mannheim in 1998. In 1999 Schmid took on the responsibility for SAP CRM Consulting. As Vice President, he managed the integration of SAP CRM Consulting into SAP Germany and continued to lead the CRM Consulting Division. From 2004, Schmid held various senior management positions within SAP Consulting across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. From 2009, Schmid headed up Sustainability Operations. In June 2014 Schmid assumed the role as Chief Sustainability Officer and is globally responsible for sustainability at SAP. He is a member of the steering committee of econsense, a forum for sustainable development of German business.

Schmid holds a degree in industrial engineering from the University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Karenina Schröder

Karenina Schröder

Executive Director
INGO Accountability Charter, International Civil Society Centre

Karenina joined the INGO Accountability Charter in 2012 and was appointed Executive Director in January 2016. Under her leadership the Charter developed from a largely membership managed project to a recognised stand-alone expert hub on CSO accountability with a wide network of partners across the world. From 2010 to 2012 Karenina was the Deputy Executive Director of the International Civil Society Centre. Before that she worked for Transparency International Germany with a particular responsibility for strategic organisational development and the Advisory Council. In that time she also founded the working groups “Transparency in the Non-Profit Sector” and the “Researchers on Corruption” with whom she published a book on the Siemens corruption case. Karenina studied art history, philosophy and history and worked for 10 years in various positions in the art sector, before completing her Master of Business Administration in 2002.

ICT Solutions for the 21st Century Challenges

Luis Neves - Deutsche Telekom
Keynote Speaker

Luis Neves

Executive Vice President of Climate Change and Sustainability / Chairman
Deutsche Telekom / Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI)

Luis Neves was born in Covilhã, Portugal. He finished his University degree in History. Luis worked for more than 25 years for Marconi (today Portugal Telecom) as Head of Department and lately at the Corporate Office. After leaving Marconi he started an international career and developed an intensive activity at European and International levels. During this period he participated in different international bodies. He was a permanent member of the Joint Committee on Telecommunications in the European Union and "Chair" of diverse Work groups, member of the High Level Group on the Information Society. Luis joined Deutsche Telekom in May 2004 as a Senior Manager in the Corporate Sustainability and Citizenship Department. In May 2008 he was appointed Head of Sustainable Development and Environment and as from December 1st 2008 he was leading the CR Department as Vice President Corporate Responsibility. He has been appointed effective February 2012 Group Climate Change and Sustainability Officer. Luis has been playing a fundamental role in promoting the role of ICT in relation to Climate Change. Luis was the driving force and the chairman of the steering committee of the recent Study “SMART 2020 - Enabling the Low Carbon Economy in the Information Age” and more recently of the “SMARTer2020- The Role of ICT in Driving a Sustainable Future”.

He represents Deutsche Telekom in Organisations such as The UN Global Compact, Caring for Climate Initiative, Econsense, 2 Grad Stiftung, BDI or Broadband Commission. He has been for the last 6 years the Chairman of GeSI, the Global e-Sustainability Initiative.

Chair

Alexander Holst

Managing Director
Accenture Strategy

Alexander Holst is Managing Director at Accenture Strategy –Sustainability Services in Berlin. He leads Sustainability Services in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. Alexander has 16 years of consulting-experience. He has led several projects on strategy formulation, organizational change, and process optimization. He has helped several international and national corporations and institutions to integrate sustainability aspects into their respective core business.

Philipp Buddemeier, Accenture Strategy – Sustainability

Philipp Buddemeier

Director
Accenture Strategy – Sustainability

Philipp is a Director at Accenture Strategy –Sustainability Services in Berlin. He leads Accenture’s work on Circular Economy in Germany, Switzerland & Austria. Philipp supports companies and public sector organizations to realize the benefits from moving into a more resource effective economy based on a deep understanding of business model innovation and the enabling role of technology. Philipp has extensive experience in top management strategy consulting. Prior to joining Accenture he worked at McKinsey’s Dubai office focusing on economic development and resource productivity. Additionally, he has hands-on entrepreneurial experience demonstrating the power of Circular Economy at work as a Managing Partner of Blue Economy Solutions GmbH and CEO of Oppidum Underground Farming GmbH. He holds an MBA from INSEAD and a Master from University of Hamburg

Carlo Jäger, Global Climate Forum

Carlo Jäger

President / Professor
Global Climate Forum / University of Potsdam

Swiss economist Prof. Carlo Jäger is chairman of the Global Climate Forum (GCF) in Berlin, professor at the University of Potsdam, the Beijing Normal University (BNU) in China as well as the Arizona State University (ASU) in the United States. His current research focus lies on Green Growth, the role of digitalization in the energy transition and the integrated analysis of global risks. Prof. Jäger published more than 50 academic articles and is author/editor of more than a dozen scientific books.

Nick Nuttall

Spokesperson and Director of Communications and Outreach
UN Framework Convention on Climate Change

The Communications and Outreach programme focuses on key communications services that support the work of the secretariat at its headquarters and at its conferences. It has a strong strategic role, with a focus on promoting efforts to increase the impact of actions on climate change. Messages are delivered though a range of communication channels, including the UNFCCC website, speeches, news media and social media outreach, such as Facebook and Twitter.

James Robey, CapGemini

James Robey

Global Head of Corporate Sustainability
CapGemini

James has been driving the Corporate Sustainability agenda at Capgemini since 2008 – initially for Capgemini UK and since January 2011 globally. Bringing together the local sustainability leaders from across the Group, James broadened Capgemini’s traditional community focus into a wide ranging programme covering Environmental Sustainability, Community Engagement and Diversity & Inclusion.

During his 18-year career at Capgemini, James has held a number of roles, primarily in business development and programme management. He has also led the roll out of a UK Leadership Development Academy. He continues this interest in his current role by rotating a wide range of employees from across the business through the sustainability programme.

James brings an academic flavour to his work, holding a degree in Economics and Mathematics, a Master’s degree in Development Economics, and an M.B.A. He is just completed his doctorate with Henley Business School investigating the drivers and outcomes of corporate sustainability. Increasingly James is being asked to present at both academic and industry conferences and comment in the media. He is the founding contributor to Capgemini’s Sustainability blog.

Lifetime Achievement CSR Award 2016

Sandra Waddock - Boston College, Carroll School of Management
Honoree

Sandra Waddock

Galligan Chair of Strategy / Professor of Management
Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility / Boston College’s Carroll School of Management

Member of the Scientific Committee

Sandra Waddock is Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Corporate Responsibility, and Professor of Management at Boston College's Carroll School of Management.

She has published more than 100 papers and eleven books, and received the 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award in Collaboration Research (CSSI Symposium and Partnership Resource Center, Erasmus U.), 2011 David L. Bradford Outstanding Educator Award (Organizational Behavior Teaching Society), 2005 Faculty Pioneer Award for External Impact (Aspen Institute), and the 2004 Sumner Marcus Award for Distinguished Service (Social Issues in Management, Academy of Management).

Current research interests are stewardship of the future, corporate responsibility, the problem of growth, wisdom, system change, management education, and intellectual shamans. Her forthcoming book is Intellectual Shamans (Cambridge, in press 2015).

Other recent books include: Building the Responsible Enterprise with Andreas Rasche (2012), SEE Change: Making the Transition to a Sustainable Enterprise Economy with Malcolm McIntosh (2011), and The Difference Makers (2008, SIM Best Book Award, 2011).

Laudator

Gerhard Prätorius

Head of CSR Coordination
Volkswagen AG

Since 2006 Gerhard Prätorius is in charge of CSR and Sustainability at the Volkswagen Group. He joined Volkswagen in 1992 as manager for environment and worked for the Volkswagen Group as a managing director for regional development agencies, which dealt with technology transfer, especially in the fields of new transportation systems and environmental technologies.

Gerhard Prätorius graduated in Economics, Political Science, and German Literature.

Prätorius is a honorary professor at the Technical University Braunschweig. He published numerous articles in the field of sustainability and mobility.

Prätorius is a member of the board of econsense – Forum for Sustainable Development of German Business e.V. – and of CSR Europe, currently he is also a member of the Advisory Group Supply Chain Sustainability of the Global Compact.

Steve Wadell, Principal of Networking Action: Organizing for the 21st Century
Laudator

Steve Waddell

Principal of Networking Action: Organizing for the 21st Century

Responding to the 21st century’s enormous global challenges and realizing its unsurpassed opportunities require new ways of acting and organizing. I support organizational, network, and societal change and development, through consultation, education, research, and personal leadership. In particular, I focus upon intersectoral (business-government-civil society), inter-organizational collaboration and networks to produce innovation, enhance impact, and build new capacity.

I have done this for more than 30 years, working with others as clients, funders, and project partners. This includes the Global Knowledge Partnership, the UN Global Compact, World Bank, Global Reporting Initiative, Ford Foundation, Humanity United, Civicus, International Youth Foundation, USAID, International Development and Research Centre and Forest Stewardship Council. I do this as Principal of NetworkingAction. Currently I am also deeply engaged with development of Emerging Potential…an Initiative to Address Complex Challenges at Scale.

Three key concepts are associated with my work: “societal learning and change,” which is a deep change strategy to address chronic and complex issues; “global action networks”, which are an emerging form of global governance that addresses issues requiring deep change; and “complex transformational change” which deals with profound shifts in individual orientations, organizational structures and societal institutions.

Dozens of publications include the books Societal Learning and Change: Innovation with Multi-Stakeholder Strategies (2005); and Global Action Networks: Creating our future together (2011); and lead editor of a special issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship on large systems change (June 2015). I have a Ph.D. in sociology and an MBA, and am a Canadian-American living in Boston.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Aligning the Financial System for Sustainable Development

Simon Zadek - UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System
Keynote Speaker

Simon Zadek

Co-Director
UNEP Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System

Simon is co-Director of the UN Environment’s Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System. He is also currently Visiting Professor at Singapore Management University, a Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Sustainable Development, and Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Academy of Business in Society, and was until recently a Visiting Scholar at Tsinghua School of Economics and Management in Beijing, and was Senior Visiting Fellow at Harvard’s J F Kennedy School of Government. He is on the Advisory Board of the leading sustainability investment fund, Generation Investment Management. He founded and was until 2009 Chief Executive of the international think tank, AccountAbility, and before that Development Director of the New Economics Foundation, founding Chair of the Ethical Trading Initiative and on the founding Steering Committee of the Global Reporting Initiative. Simon publishes extensively: his book, ‘The Civil Corporation’, was awarded the Academy of Management’s prestigious Best Book on Social Issues in Management, and his Harvard Business Review article, ‘Paths to Corporate Responsibility’ is widely used as a reference point in understanding emergent sustainability strategies. He had advised companies worldwide on sustainability issues, and until recently lived in China.

Michael Skapinker
Chair

Michael Skapinker

Associate Editor
Financial Times

Michael Skapinker is an FT associate editor. His column on Business and Society appears on Thursdays. Born in South Africa, he began his journalistic career in Greece. He joined the FT in London in 1986 and has held many positions, including FT Weekend editor, FT Special Reports editor and management editor. He received the Work Foundation Members’ Award for his contribution to the understanding of working life in 2003, was named WorkWorld Media Awards Columnist of the Year in 2008 and Business Commentator of the Year at the 2012 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.

Chris Barrett

Executive Director Economics and Finance
European Climate Foundation

Chris Barrett is the Executive Director for Finance and Economics. In this role, he leads the international strategy on the potential and logic of the low-carbon transition from economic and finance perspectives. Before joining the European Climate Foundation, Chris Barrett was Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Australia to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) for three years. Prior to this, he was Chief of Staff to the Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan from 2007 to 2010, and served in the Victorian Department of Premier and Cabinet from 2003 to 2007, culminating in the position of Deputy Secretary of the Policy and Cabinet Group. He began his career as a management consultant at the Boston Consulting Group in Melbourne in 1992, and has degrees in economics and public policy from the University of Melbourne and Princeton University.

Christophe Nijdam, Finance Watch

Christophe Nijdam

Secretary General
Finance Watch

Christophe Nijdam is a banking specialist and Secretary General of Finance Watch, an independent European non-profit association set up in 2011 to act as a public interest counterweight to the powerful financial lobby.

After graduating from Sciences Po Paris, he spent more than a dozen years as a senior executive at a number of large French banks in France and in the USA. He began his career in 1979 at Credit Lyonnais (now Crédit Agricole) New York as a financial analyst and corporate banker. In 1983 he joined the headquarters of the CCF (now HSBC France) as co-head of interest rate and currency derivatives, before returning to the US as a capital markets director. In 1989, he became US General Manager for Crédit du Nord (now Societe Generale Group) in New York.

In the early 1990s, he crossed to the investor side as a financial analyst: He co-founded the independent equity research firm CAPITALACTION in 1994, where he was managing partner. A lecturer at Sciences-Po Paris from 1998 to 2008, he still teaches in the corporate finance and capital markets Executive Masters’ programme.

Immediately prior to deciding to join Finance Watch, Christophe Nijdam was a banking analyst at AlphaValue, a leading independent pan-European equity research firm. He joined Finance Watch in January 2015.

Ingo Speich

Portfolio Manager Stocks
Union Investment

Ingo Speich joined the equity portfolio management of Union Investment in August 2004. As a senior portfolio manager he is responsible for sustainable investments, corporate governance and active engagement.

Ingo is a member of numerous working groups and councils regarding sustainability and corporate governance. In addition, he is a frequent speaker at annual shareholder meetings and conferences in Germany and abroad.

After an apprenticeship at Dresdner Bank Ingo studied business administration at Boston University/USA, University of Durham/UK, European Business School/Germany the University of Trier/Germany. Ingo received degrees as “Diplom-Kaufmann” and “Master of Business Administration” (MBA). Additionally, he successfully completed the programme “Chartered Financial Analyst” (CFA).

Steve Wadell, Principal of Networking Action: Organizing for the 21st Century

Steve Waddell

Principal of Networking Action: Organizing for the 21st Century

Responding to the 21st century’s enormous global challenges and realizing its unsurpassed opportunities require new ways of acting and organizing. I support organizational, network, and societal change and development, through consultation, education, research, and personal leadership. In particular, I focus upon intersectoral (business-government-civil society), inter-organizational collaboration and networks to produce innovation, enhance impact, and build new capacity.

I have done this for more than 30 years, working with others as clients, funders, and project partners. This includes the Global Knowledge Partnership, the UN Global Compact, World Bank, Global Reporting Initiative, Ford Foundation, Humanity United, Civicus, International Youth Foundation, USAID, International Development and Research Centre and Forest Stewardship Council. I do this as Principal of NetworkingAction. Currently I am also deeply engaged with development of Emerging Potential…an Initiative to Address Complex Challenges at Scale.

Three key concepts are associated with my work: “societal learning and change,” which is a deep change strategy to address chronic and complex issues; “global action networks”, which are an emerging form of global governance that addresses issues requiring deep change; and “complex transformational change” which deals with profound shifts in individual orientations, organizational structures and societal institutions.

Dozens of publications include the books Societal Learning and Change: Innovation with Multi-Stakeholder Strategies (2005); and Global Action Networks: Creating our future together (2011); and lead editor of a special issue of the Journal of Corporate Citizenship on large systems change (June 2015). I have a Ph.D. in sociology and an MBA, and am a Canadian-American living in Boston.

Karen Wendt

Editor
Responsible Investment Banking

Karen Wendt, Founder of Responsible Investmentbanking, ECCOS International i.G. and PI Foundation i.G. has started her career at the European Commission. Today she is multiple - entrepreneur, futurist, philanthropist, lecturer, researcher, coach and author. She has worked in highlevel roles in Project Finance, where she managed the transition from conventional energy to a green energy portfolio, in structured export finance and in strategic asset management. In 2002 she co-authored The Equator Principles. The last years she introduced The Principles within two Top Tier Financial Institutions and co-founded the Equator Principles Financial Institutions Association (EPFIA). She has undertaken research on creating ecosystems of ethical culture in business and non-business organizations, on the patterns of investment banking culture, the role of alignment of interests and values, the impact of leadership and the role of Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) in driving innovation. Combining her coaching experience with mediation for international and national business organizations helps her to work on models to incorporate social, cultural and environmental criteria into traditional investment decision making in a way that makes it compatible with the mainstream investment approach and to create an ecosystem for impact investing together with peers that shall remove the perceived dichotomy between eco-social and financial return.

Her anthology on responsible investment banking and positive impact investment can be found at http://responsible-investmentbanking.com/publication-engl/ .Her new research is focussed on innovation, cultural intelligence (CQ), organizational culture and creation of entrepreneurial and ethical eco-systems.

Karen holds an MBA from the University of Liverpool.

Innovations in Sustainable Development

Emphasis on Human Rights

Richard Welford - CSR Asia
Keynote Speaker

Richard Welford

Founder and Chairman
CSR Asia

Richard WELFORD is one of the founders and the chairman of CSR Asia. He has over twenty years of experience working in the fields of environmental management and social responsibility. He was one of the early pioneers in developing social audit and reporting methodologies with UK-based organisations such as The Body Shop, IBM and Eastern Electricity in the 1990s. From 2002 to 2010 Richard was also a professor at the University of Hong Kong and headed up the Corporate Environmental Governance Programme. He has worked with some of the leading multinational enterprises and local companies and NGOs in Asia including Disney, CLP, Nike, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Swire Pacific, Cathay Pacific, HP, IBM, HSBC, Citigroup, Accor, Credit Suisse, UBS, P&G and Adidas. Richard’s work has had a strong emphasis on environmental sustainability and social justice. He has worked with companies on developing their CSR strategies and with NGOs on developing private sector engagement plans. He has also worked on policies and implementation plans covering a range of issues including governance, supply chain risks, human rights, community investment, poverty alleviation, conservation and biodiversity. Richard is also a Director of ERP Environment, a UK based publisher and sits on the Board of AIDS Concern in Hong Kong.

Chair

Elaine Cohen

Founder & Author
Beyond Business

Elaine is an expert voice in the field of CSR, sustainability strategy and reporting and the CSR interface with Human Resources Management. She is the author of three books on sustainable practice and reporting, including the first ever book on CSR and Human Resources (CSR for HR: A necessary partnership for advancing responsible business practices, Greenleaf, 2010). Elaine writes regularly for her CSR Reporting blog and other publications, and is a frequent chair and speaker at sustainability conferences. As the founder manager of Beyond Business Ltd (www.b-yond.biz), Elaine supports many clients around the globe and has worked on more than 45 client reports in the past few years. Elaine gained over 20 years of business experience in executive positions with Procter & Gamble and Unilever prior to founding Beyond Business Ltd in 2005. Elaine was selected as one of the 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in 2014 and tweets as @elainecohen.

Rika Jean-François, ITB Berlin

Rika Jean-François

CSR Commissioner
ITB Berlin

Rika Jean-François, holding a Master Degree in Social Anthropology and Iranian Studies with an expertise on ethnic identities, sustainable development and diversity issues has been actively engaged in tourism since her early days when she had been working as a historical guide and coordinator with an incoming agent in Greece. Later, she worked at the Free University of Berlin consulting foreign students, undertook herself field trips to Iran, Malawi and the Caribbean and engaged herself in quality management with the German Development Service. Working for ITB Berlin since 2004 she started building up the fair’s Corporate Social Identity and involved in responsible tourism, coordinating, planning and speaking at sustainable tourism events internationally. Supporting a holistic CSR approach which naturally includes diversity, she has spearheaded ITB’s implementation of the LGBT travel segment and became a member of the board of directors of the IGLTA (International Gay&Lesbian Travel Association) as well as of the IGLTA Foundation. She is a jury member of international responsible tourism contests like the ITB National Geographic World Legacy Awards, the TO DO! Awards and the Toura d’Or Film Contest for Sustainable Tourism and is a member of the Board of Directors of The Code International and of PATA (Pacific Asian Travel Association) and its Sustainability Committee. At ITB, she is also chief coordinator of ITB’s Partner Country program and partnerships in India. Under her CSR leadership ITB Berlin and Asia have signed the Code of Conduct against the Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism as well as the Global Code of Ethics of the UNWTO. ITB Berlin also became charter member of the Roundtable of Human Rights and supports many responsible tourism initiatives. Mrs. Jean-François is overlooking all CSR related activities taking place at ITB including the production of a focused CSR event program. She is very passionate in her job, speaks 5 languages and has three daughters.

Michael Karimian, Microsoft

Michael Karimian

Human Rights Program Manager
Microsoft Technology and Human Rights Center

Michael Karimian is a Human Rights Program Manager at Microsoft, where he is responsible for the company’s compliance with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. His responsibilities include human rights due diligence within Microsoft to mitigate potential human rights risks, generally in the areas of privacy, freedom of expression, accessibility and vulnerable populations, as well as managing human rights training, and disclosure within the overall Microsoft CSR reporting. He is also tasked with the complete strategy for how the company can support anti-human trafficking efforts and the introduction of LGBT self-ID for employees.

Prior to Microsoft, Michael worked at the UN in Bangkok where he managed a capacity building project related to the UN Global Compact in the region, and later joined the ILO as a regional knowledge manager for industrial relations and youth employment in Asia. Michael gained a BA in Management from the University of Nottingham, an MA in International Relations from the University of Durham, and an MPA from Columbia University. Until recently he was based in New York, but has since relocated to Paris.

Richard Karmel, Mazars LLP, London

Richard Karmel

Business and Human Rights Partner
Mazars LLP, London

Richard is responsible for Mazars’ award winning business and human rights reporting line in the UK. The Mazars’ team have devised an approach, whilst focussing on preventing harm to people, also helps protect the reputation of businesses. This methodology helps companies align their activities with the United Nations Guiding Principles.

Currently, Richard is a key member of the project team of the Reporting and Assurance Framework Initiative (RAFI). In 2015, the RAFI launched the UNGP Reporting Framework (www.UNGPreporting.org) which has since been recommended by the United Nations and several governments as a guide for companies on what good reporting of their human rights performance looks like. The team is also in the process of designing a related Assurance Guidance to act as a guide for both internal and external assurance providers. In 2014, this Initiative was officially supported by the United Nations Working Group on Business and Human Rights. Richard’s more recent work includes advising companies on how best to address the UK’s Modern Slavery Act.

Richard qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1992 with a large firm of accountants, where he spent two years in the Paris office on secondment which gave him a valuable European perspective.

Richard is seen as an expert in the field of Business and Human Rights and is regularly asked to speak publicly on the subject at universities, think tanks and at international conferences. In November 2015, at the United Nations Forum in Geneva, he moderated a panel with experts from business, government and standard setters.

Shankar Venkateswaran, Tata Group

Shankar Venkateswaran

Chief
Tata Sustainability Group, India

Since January 2014, Mr. Venkateswaran has been the chief of Tata Sustainability Group which has been tasked with providing guidance, thought leadership and support on sustainability and corporate responsibility activities of the $ 100 billion Tata group of companies. Before joining the Tata group, Mr Venkateswaran was with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) India as Director, Sustainability. A mechanical engineer and an MBA, he has about 35 years of experience of working in the corporate and social development sectors. Mr Venkateswaran started his career in mainstream management consulting before going on to set up Partners in Change, a pioneering non-profit specializing in corporate sustainability and CSR. He has also set up the India office of the American India Foundation and served as Executive Director, India, Director of think-tank and consultancy, SustainAbility, and before joining PwC. One of the leading thinkers, speakers and practitioners in the areas of sustainability and corporate responsibility, Mr Venkateswaran has held board positions with several non-profits in India and overseas. He was also a member of the guidelines drafting committee for the National Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Business notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India and is currently a part of a two-member panel updating these guidelines.

Innovative Philanthropy and Impact Investing

Lisa Hehenberger - ESADE Business School, former Director European Venture Philanthropy Association, EVPA
Keynote Speaker

Lisa Hehenberger

Professor
ESADE Business School, former Director European Venture Philanthropy Association, EVPA

Lisa Hehenberger is an Assistant Professor in Strategy and General Management at ESADE business school. Her research focus is on applying organisational theory to study the evolution of venture philanthropy and social impact investment. Lisa is a member of the European Commission’s Expert Group on Social Business (GECES), and has been a member of the French National Advisory Board and the Impact Measurement Working Group of the Social Impact Investment Task Force established by the G8. Until recently, Lisa was the Research and Policy Director of the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA). Lisa set up and ran EVPA's Knowledge Centre, conducting and publishing research, and collecting and disseminating data and knowledge. She also coordinated EVPA’s policy initiatives, facilitating the dual transfer of knowledge between policy makers and practitioners. Lisa has a PhD in Management from IESE Business School and a Master's degree in Business and Economics from Stockholm School of Economics and HEC (CEMS). Previously she worked in investment banking at UBS and GB Investment Banking in London, Madrid and Barcelona. Lisa is a Swedish national, based in Barcelona, and speaks five languages.

Chair

Elaine Cohen

Founder & Author
Beyond Business

Elaine is an expert voice in the field of CSR, sustainability strategy and reporting and the CSR interface with Human Resources Management. She is the author of three books on sustainable practice and reporting, including the first ever book on CSR and Human Resources (CSR for HR: A necessary partnership for advancing responsible business practices, Greenleaf, 2010). Elaine writes regularly for her CSR Reporting blog and other publications, and is a frequent chair and speaker at sustainability conferences. As the founder manager of Beyond Business Ltd (www.b-yond.biz), Elaine supports many clients around the globe and has worked on more than 45 client reports in the past few years. Elaine gained over 20 years of business experience in executive positions with Procter & Gamble and Unilever prior to founding Beyond Business Ltd in 2005. Elaine was selected as one of the 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior in 2014 and tweets as @elainecohen.

Kärim Chatti

Kärim Chatti

Market Head Germany/Austria
ResponsAbility Investments

Kärim Chatti is Market Head Germany/Austria at ResponsAbility Investments AG based in Zurich. His current responsibilities include: managing new and existing client relationships, implementing marketing and sales activities, representing the company at conferences, symposia and key client events. Prior to that he worked at UBS Bank AG, Donner & Reuschel Privatbank AG, HSH Nordbank AG as well as Bertelsmann Foundation. His professional experience covers the sectors of finance, wealth management, development investing as well as philanthropy. ResponsAbility Investments AG is one of the world’s leading independent asset managers specializing in development-related sectors of emerging economies. They comprise the areas of finance, agriculture, energy, healthcare and education. responsAbility provides debt and equity financing to non-listed companies with business models that target the lower-income section of the population and can thus drive economic growth and social progress. responsAbility offers professionally-managed investment solutions to both institutional and private investors. Founded in 2003, responsAbility currently has USD 3.0 billion of assets under management, which are invested in 535 companies in 93 countries. responsAbility is headquartered in Zurich and has local offices in Paris, Lima, Mumbai and Nairobi. Its shareholders include a broad range of reputable institutions in the Swiss financial market as well as its own employees. responsAbility is registered with the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. Further information is available at: www.responsAbility.com

Johanna Mair

Johanna Mair

Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership
Hertie School of Governance

Johanna Mair is Professor of Organization, Strategy and Leadership at the Hertie School of Governance. She is also the Hewlett Foundation Visiting Scholar at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and the Academic Editor of the Stanford Social Innovation Review. From 2001 to 2011 she served on the Strategic Management faculty at IESE Business School. She has held a visiting position at the Harvard Business School and teaches regularly at the Harvard Kennedy School and INSEAD. Before earning her PhD in Management from INSEAD (France), she was directly involved in executive decision-making in international banking. In 2008 she was recognized as a "Faculty Pioneer" for Social Entrepreneurship Education by the Aspen Institute. Her research focuses on how novel organizational and institutional arrangements generate economic and social development and the role of innovation in this process. She is the co-editor of three books and has published in leading academic journal. Today, alongside her academic responsibilities, she serves as the vice-chair of Global Agenda Council on Social Innovation of the World Economic Forum and carries out advisory and board work for multinational companies, the United Nations, governments, foundations and social venture funds.

Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord

Executive Director and Head Foundations & Donations
Bayer Foundations

Thimo V. Schmitt-Lord is the executive Director of Bayer Foundations and the global head for foundation and donation work in the Bayer Group. His special interest areas are social innovation and transfer of business excellence into the non-profit sector. Thimo is engaged in various non-profit associations and foundations, e.g. as trustee of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Society of Chemical Industry in London. Thimo holds a Master of Business and Engineering degree from Kitakyushi University in Japan and Bloomington University in the USA, and an MSc degree in Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology from the University of Greenwich in the UK. Thimo is a trained carpenter.

Johannes Weber

Founder and Owner
Perspectives for Talents GmbH

EDUCATION
- 09/2000 – 06/2004 European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany Master of Business Administration (MBA) Majors: Entrepreneurship, Consulting, Finance Graduated with honors
- 03/2003 – 07/2003 H.E.C., Lausanne, Switzerland International Management Studies (in French)
- 09/2002 – 01/2003 International Business School, Budapest, Hungary International Management Studies (in English)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- 01/2010 – present Social Venture Fund (SVF), Munich, Germany Founder, Managing Director SVF is the first pan-European investing social venture capital fund. Website: www.socialventurefund.com
- 01/2008 – present Impact in Motion, Munich, Germany Owner Impact in Motion is a family holding purely committed to scaling-up impact and mission investing in Europe. Areas of activity: research & studies, events as well as direct investments in relevant and scalable projects. Formation of Social Impact Bonds in Germany. Website: www.impactinmotion.com.
- 03/2007 – 2009 PANDA Investment, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Managing Director, Owner Panda Investment was founded in 1997. Through the co-operation with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), it became a pioneering and well-known asset management firm in the area of sustainable investments in Germany with AUM > 100 million EUR. PANDA Investment was sold in 2009/2010 to three different parties. Website: www.pandaim.de.
- 08/2004 – 03/2007 Patriarch GmbH, Frankfurt, Germany Managing Director (01/2006 – 03/2007) Responsibilities: Corporate strategy, creation of investment funds, sales and marketing Project Manager (08/2004 – 01/2006) Responsibilities: Sales (retail and institutional) Patriarch is an Asset Management firm with AUM > 100 million EUR and a member of the Altira Group. In March 2007 Altira went public (Frankfurt Stock Exchange). Website: www.patriarch-fonds.de / www.altira-group.de.
- 03/2004 – present Perspectives for Talents GmbH, Frankfurt am Main, Germany Founder, Owner Perspectives for Talents operates online job-boards for students, graduates and young professionals in Germany. Website: www.pftalents.com.

Circular Economy

Peter Lacy - Accenture
Keynote Speaker

Peter Lacy

Global Managing Director - Strategy - Sustainability Services
Accenture

Peter Lacy is global managing director for Sustainability Services within Accenture Strategy and is part of its Leadership Team. Lacy is a world authority on sustainability in areas such as circular economy, stakeholder management and trust issues in sectors such as pharmaceuticals, mining, energy and consumer goods. He has worked for more than a decade with CEOs and senior management within a range of Fortune 500 companies, the United Nations, the European Union and public sector organizations. He specializes in strategy, with a strong focus on environmental, social, governance and ethics issues. Previously, Lacy worked for McKinsey and Company and the Academy of Business in Society, where he was founding executive director. He has advised top executives and boards for companies such as GlaxoSmithKline, Diageo, BP, Coca-Cola, Marks & Spencer, Exxon-Mobil, Vodafone, General Electric and Motorola. He also spent several years working in the dotcom industry. Lacy chairs various taskforces at the World Economic Forum, and he founded the YGL Taskforce on Circular Economy and the WEF YGL Circular Economy Awards. He has led the world’s largest study on CEO attitudes to sustainability for the United Nations’ Secretary General three times, and he was a founding signatory of the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education. Lacy is a Business Fellow at Oxford University. He is an alumnus of full-time and executive programmes at INSEAD, Harvard, Yale, Oxford, Cambridge and Nottingham. He is based in London.

Michael Skapinker
Chair

Michael Skapinker

Associate Editor
Financial Times

Michael Skapinker is an FT associate editor. His column on Business and Society appears on Thursdays. Born in South Africa, he began his journalistic career in Greece. He joined the FT in London in 1986 and has held many positions, including FT Weekend editor, FT Special Reports editor and management editor. He received the Work Foundation Members’ Award for his contribution to the understanding of working life in 2003, was named WorkWorld Media Awards Columnist of the Year in 2008 and Business Commentator of the Year at the 2012 Editorial Intelligence Comment Awards.

Laura Cremer

Internal Communications and Sustainability Manager
Interface

Laura Cremer is Internal Communications and Sustainability Manager for Interface in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa). Interface is a worldwide leader in the design and production of modular flooring products that combine beauty and sustainability with functionality and environmental credentials to help businesses and organisations bring their design vision to life.

Laura’s focus is on developing and implementing Interface’s Mission Zero pledge – the company’s goal to eliminate any negative impact it has on the environment by 2020. She manages internal communications throughout the European business and plays an instrumental part in Interface’s sustainability learning programme. This provides training to the company’s employees to ensure that they grasp the concept of sustainability and have the skills and opportunities to help Interface to achieve Mission Zero. The programme has played a key role in accelerating innovation projects and creating a ‘can-do’ culture at Interface achieving many of the European sustainability targets five years ahead of 2020.

Laura has recently obtained an MBA in Sustainability Management from Leuphana University Luneburg, which combined with her Bachelor’s degree in International Business and Management Studies gives her a very business-oriented approach to sustainability management.

Wayne Gumley, Monash University

Wayne Gumley

Lecturer
Monash University, Australia

Wayne started his career as a Barrister and Solicitor in a general commercial practice in Victoria, and later became a Principal Legal Officer with the Australian Government Solicitor's Office in Melbourne, where he acted on a wide range of taxation and administrative law matters on behalf of Commonwealth Government. At Monash University, he has taught a wide range of taxation and commercial law units and also established several new environmental law units. He has served on professional committees at the Law Institute of Victoria, the Australasian Insurance Law Association and National Environmental Law Association. In 2014 he was accepted as a member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law.

Wayne’s research interests include administrative law, taxation law, ecological tax reform, environmental law and corporate environmental responsibility, and he has current research projects on ecological tax reform, environmental impact assessment, corporate social responsibility and regulatory strategies for management of e-waste.

Hendrik Heuermann, H&M

Hendrik Heuermann

Sustainability Manager
H&M

Hendrik Heuermann is sustainability manager for H&M for the German market. He has been involved with sustainability at H&M for 5 years, working in communication and human resources and has visited production from Bangladesh to Cambodia together with colleagues and journalists. He represents H&M at the German stakeholder initiative “Textilbündnis”.

His emphasis is on local impulses: “Sustainability is not only somewhere in Asia. Everybody here has to contribute too.”

Hendrik Heuermann studied music and political sciences and is proud East Frisean.

Martin Stasek, European Commission Representation in Berlin

Martin Stasek

Policy Officer
European Commission Representation in Berlin

Martin Stasek is a policy officer at the European Commission Representation in Berlin, where he is responsible for agriculture, environment, energy and climate portfolios.

Martin Stasek is a graduate of the Charles University in Prague where he majored in English studies. He worked as a linguist for the European Parliament in Luxembourg from 2003 and in 2007 joined the European Commission's Directorate for Communication. Before moving to his current post Berlin in 2015, he was European Commission's spokesperson in the Czech Republic.

Ulf Wenzig, IKEA

Ulf Wenzig

Sustainability Manager
IKEA

Master Engineer on Energy and Environmental Technologies
Master on Business Engineering

In the sustainability business since 20 years.
Four years abroad in Brazil and Indonesia.

10 years consultancy experience especially on ISO 14.001 implementation.

With IKEA since November 2011.

Besides country responsibility also global IKEA assignment for energy and emissions management.