Resilient Business,

Resilient World

November 3-5, 2015 • San Francisco

November 3-5, 2015
San Francisco

Agenda


Our 2015 agenda is designed to provide the tools, network, and inspiration to engage business leaders in building a resilient future.

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Track 1: Resilient Company

A resilient company anticipates change and turns it to an advantage both commercially and for the wider world. The resilient company understands fundamental shifts in business conditions that are shaped by rapid developments in technology, culture, public policy, and the environment—and navigates these changing conditions in the short run while staying focused on long-term value.

Cuba at a Crossroads: What is the Path for Business? Read More

November 4, 2015 • 4:00 pm-5:00 pm


How to Fix Sustainability Reporting, and Why Read More

November 4, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm


Messaging that Works: Transforming Consumer Emotion into Action Read More

November 3, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm


Sustainability as a Driver of Business Innovation in China Read More

November 4, 2015 • 4:15 pm-5:15 pm


Workforce of the Future: Building a Resilient Corporate Culture Read More

November 4, 2015 • 4:15 pm-5:15 pm


You’ve Done a Human Rights Impact Assessment—Now What? Read More

November 4, 2015 • 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


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Track 1: Resilient Leader

In today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world, resilient leadership is more necessary than ever. A resilient leader exercises “soft power” in integrating sustainability throughout the company, anticipates and manages unexpected changes at the intersection of business and society, and builds collaborative solutions.

Disrupt to Thrive: How Silicon Valley Innovates for a Sustainable World Read More

November 3, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm


Leading and Recharging with Purpose: A Reflective Session on Personal Sustainability Read More

November 4, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm


Why Inclusion Matters, from the Factory Floor to the Corner Office Read More

November 4, 2015 • 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Why Public Policy Matters: Sustainability Leaders Speak Up Read More

November 3, 2015 • 4:00 pm-5:00 pm


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Track 1: Resilient Community

Rapid economic and environmental changes can create new realities overnight. A resilient community thrives in this context, drives social equity for all, and provides an adaptive environment. Companies have an important role to play in helping create resilient communities in places where they invest and operate.

Building Inclusive Advanced Economies Read More

November 3, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm


Connecting Virtually: Community Relations in the Digital Age Read More

November 4, 2015 • 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Resilient Cities: Stories from the San Francisco Bay Area Read More

November 4, 2015 • 4:15 pm-5:15 pm


Sustainability in Focus: The Case of Water in California Read More

November 4, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm


Your Supply Chain as the Engine of Economic Development Read More

November 3, 2015 • 4:00 pm-5:00 pm


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Track 1: Resilient System

Many of the systems we rely upon for a healthy economy—governance systems, market systems, and natural ecosystems—are experiencing unprecedented pressures, and need to be re-imagined. The resilient system takes into account disruptions stemming from transparency, technology, climate change, and more and enables new models of shared, sustainable prosperity.

A Case Study of Palm Oil: How to Scale a Sustainable Agricultural System Read More

November 4, 2015 • 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Implementing the SDGs: A How-to Guide Read More

November 4, 2015 • 4:15 pm-5:15 pm


Putting People at the Center of the Circular Economy Read More

November 4, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm


The Future of Manufacturing Read More

November 4, 2015 • 4:15 pm-5:15 pm


Working with Investor Relations on Your Sustainability Agenda Read More

November 3, 2015 • 4:00 pm-5:00 pm


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Track 1: Climate Resilience

Companies across sectors and regions need to manage climate risks effectively to ensure prosperity for years to come. While companies focus on reducing emissions to prevent further temperature increases, they must also adapt to the inevitable climate impacts that are already built into the system. How can companies plan, implement, and innovate to become more resilient and sustainable in the face of our changing climate?

Beyond COP21 Read More

November 4, 2015 • 3:00 pm-4:00 pm


Building Climate-Resilient Supply Chains Read More

November 3, 2015 • 4:00 pm-5:00 pm


Have We Tipped on Renewables? Read More

November 4, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm

Session Speakers

How to Set—and Implement—Science-Based Climate Targets Read More

November 3, 2015 • 11:00 am-12:00 pm


What Participants Are Saying


“There were a lot of really interesting speakers, giving a good outside perspective on key issues.”

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