Please note all times are local, Mountain Daylight Time

24 March, 2024

 

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

4:00 pm - 4:50 pm

ROOM 2

WELCOME DAY SPECIAL CONTENT

Panel: Planning for the Future of Sustainability: What are the Five Big Things We Need to Talk About?
  • Climate Action: How can our organizations contribute to addressing and mitigating the impact of climate change, with a focus on reducing carbon emissions and transitioning to sustainable energy sources?
  • Technological Innovation: How can we best leverage technological advancements to achieve our sustainability goals, particularly in clean energy, data-driven conservation, and fostering collaborations?
  • Circular Economy: In transitioning from a linear to a circular approach, what initiatives can best promote sustainable production and consumption, reduce waste, and encourage the recycling of resources?
  • Social Responsibility and Equity: Sustainability efforts must be inclusive and consider social aspects. As leaders, how can we best promote diversity and inclusion within our organizations, as well as ensuring that their sustainability initiatives we advance benefit communities and address social inequalities?
  • Policy and Regulation: We are in the midst of navigating a complex and still-evolving landscape of regulations and policies. How should we best advocate for supportive policies, keep our organizations complaint with existing regulations, and stay informed about current and future legal frameworks?

Janelle Meyers
Chief Sustainability Officer
Kellanova

Page Motes
VP, Sustainability & Impact
The Hertz Corporation

Jeannie Renne-Malone
VP Global Sustainability
VF Corporation

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

ROOM 2

WELCOME DAY SPECIAL CONTENT

Panel: Navigating Scope 3 Emissions: Strategies and Solutions for Innovative ESG Leaders
  • Exploring the intricate network of indirect emissions and their impact on sustainability goals.
  • Collaboration: Leveraging partnerships and supplier relationships to address Scope 3 emissions and drive systemic change.
  • Measurement and Reporting: Tackling the complexities of measuring and reporting emissions accurately and transparently.
  • Innovation: Sharing innovative approaches and best practices for reducing Scope 3 emissions across diverse sectors and industries.
  • Policy Advocacy and Regulatory Compliance: Discussing the role of corporate leaders in advocating for policies that support emission reduction targets and ensure regulatory compliance

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Welcome Drinks Reception for the Evening of March 24th

6:30 pm

Executive Dinner

25 March, 2024

 

7:00 am - 7:45 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:45 am - 7:50 am

Opening Remarks and Important Announcements

7:50 am - 8:00 am

Chair’s Welcome Address

Evan van Hook
Chief Sustainability Officer
Viridi

8:00 am - 8:35 am

Embracing a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • Highlighting the benefits of sustainable practices and showcase success stories to raise awareness and inspire and motivate others
  • Establishing specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound sustainability goals
  • Conducting a comprehensive assessment of your current sustainability practices to identify areas where improvements can be made and provide a baseline for measuring progress and guide your improvement efforts
  • Building a sense of collective responsibility and ownership to foster a culture of sustainability and generate innovative solutions
  • Transparently communicate your sustainability efforts and progress to internal and external stakeholders

Donna Warton
Corporate VP, Supply Chain & Sustainability
Microsoft

8:35 am - 9:10 am

Today’s Corporate Social Responsibility in an Age of Environmental Awareness
  • Discussing trends in CSR: Why are yesterday’s best practices today’s bare minimums? How can we keep up evolving expectations
  • Setting goals that will satisfy both your champions and your critics
  • Practicing what you preach: Making your corporate culture reflect your corporate philosophy towards sustainability and CSR
  • Offering best practices to communicate openly, honestly, early and often with all stakeholders

Jennifer Huffstetler
Chief Product Sustainability Officer, VP & GM Future Platform Strategy & Sustainability
Intel

STREAM 1 CHAIR

Evan van Hook
Chief Sustainability Officer
Viridi

STREAM 2 CHAIR

Jeffrey Berger
Senior Director, Sustainability Consulting
LRQA

STREAM 3 CHAIR

Vadim Ovchinnikov
Chief Executive Officer
Actualize Solar

9:15 am - 9:50 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES

Unlocking Systemic Change: A Blueprint for Sustainability Integration
  • The issues of today require sustainability teams to work faster and differently to not only safeguard the planet, but their businesses. We need to transform how we operate. But how do we get there?
  • Examine how convening a robust ecosystem of internal stakeholders to drive alignment, learning and action can accelerate impact. And, how this internal movement can also help invite others across the industry to collaborate to drive scale.
  • Leveraging insights from General Mills’ ongoing enterprise transformation, Mary Jane will provide tangible ways to better integrate sustainability across the business, including:
    • Architecting a new framework based on governance, alignment, operationalization and investment across the company
    • Framing business and sustainability goals to reinforce shared objectives and foster collaboration
    • Educating employees about the company’s sustainability ambitions and how their contributions support the business
    • Empowering key business segments and functions to lead and champion sustainability goals
    • Engaging stakeholders – from investors to employees and suppliers to customers– to forge powerful partnerships, emphasizing the transformative potential of shared knowledge and collaboration

Mary Jane Melendez
Chief Sustainability and Global Impact Officer
General Mills

9:15 am - 9:50 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

SOCIAL LEADERSHIP

Empowering Communities through Social Sustainability
  • Discussing the role grassroots movements and community initiatives play in fostering social sustainability, and how we can support and amplify their efforts
  • Highlighting the steps that can be taken to create inclusive and diverse work environments that promote social sustainability
  • How can we ensure equal access to education, healthcare, and basic amenities to promote social sustainability in diverse communities?
  • Exploring how companies can effectively communicate their sustainability efforts to consumers and build trust in their socially responsible practices
  • Balancing profitability and socially responsible sustainability – What are the key benefits of integrating sustainability into your company’s operations?

Andre Argenton
Chief Sustainability Officer and VP of EH&S
Dow Chemical

9:15 am - 9:50 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Digging for Gold: Feeding the Planet, Not the Landfill
  • Bringing awareness to the issue of food waste globally by illustrating the point on stage and sharing shocking statistics to highlight the scale and magnitude of the problem
  • Offering interactive and practical teachings to discuss how reducing food waste improves business performance, supports communities and reduces environmental impact
  • Emphasizing the importance of storytelling and engagement in driving sustainability efforts

Suzanne Long
Chief Sustainability and Transformation Officer
Albertsons Companies

9:55 am - 11:35 am

Pre-Arranged One-to-One Meetings
  • 10:00 am – 10:20 am: Meeting Slot 1/Networking
  • 10:25 am – 10:45 am: Meeting Slot 2/Networking
  • 10:50 am – 11:10 am: Meeting Slot 3/Networking
  • 11:15 am – 11:35 am: Meeting Slot 4/Networking

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 1

The Relentless Pursuit of Progress and Trust in ESG

Gaining trust of media, markets, and ESG stakeholders while remaining steadfast towards ESG goals can be a delicate balance. Join a straight forward discussion as sustainability executives discuss how to tackle these challenges with strategy and transparency including:

  • How a proactive ESG team can provide positive business value through opportunity, costs, and risk
  • Practices for achieving trustworthy ESG results with communication and reporting
  • Case studies of technology and innovation to support ESG data demands and regulation

Together, we will experience how transparency can drive progress.

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 2

Understanding Carbon Credits and the Carbon Market
  • Walking through the past, present, and future of carbon credits and the market in which they are bought and sold
  • Illustrating that not all credits are created equal, and why different credits are valuable to different organizations for different reasons
  • Highlighting the importance of third-party accreditation to keep the market fair and stakeholders and shareholders satisfied
  • Offering best practices to build a carbon credit plan that makes sense for your company’s goals based upon internal and external expertise

11:40 am - 12:15 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 3

Scaling Data Centers for Sustainable Growth and Responsible Impact
  • Discussing how data centers are essential to the growth of our digital economy and allow us to access and store the information that runs our societies, yet they have the same carbon footprint as the aviation industry and are predicted to comprise 31% of the world’s global electricity supply by 2027
  • Offering strategies to meet the needs of our digital-first, increasingly connected world and sustainable solutions to grow data centers while generating positive impacts for the communities in which they exist
  • Highlighting how the trailblazer Google has teamed up with Deloitte to design the first-of-its-kind report on the holistic impact of Google data centers across economic, environmental, and social dimensions
  • Exploring the unprecedented attempt to create more transparency and holistic impact for the communities in which data centers operates

Shay Eliaz
Principal and Sustainability Strategy & Transformation Leader
Deloitte Consulting

Ghada Ahmed
Research and Impact Thought Lead
Google

12:20 pm - 12:55 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES

Partnering Across Sectors to Advance Sustainable Aerospace
  • Discuss the importance of partnering beyond the industry to achieve commercial aviation’s decarbonization path and net zero goal.
  • Fostering a culture of transparency, safety and collaboration across aviation, energy, policy and finance sectors.
  • Discuss challenges the aviation industry and oil & gas industry each face
  • Advocating for policy to enable necessary capital flow
  • What role does each play to drive solutions to reach net zero by 2050?

Brian Moran
Chief Sustainability Officer
Boeing

Letitia Webster
Global Head of Sustainability, Private Markets
Goldman Sachs

Andrey Shuvalov
VP US Energy Transition
Shell

Lauren Riley
Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs
United Airlines

12:20 pm - 12:55 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

SOCIAL LEADERSHIP

Fireside Chat: Placing Social Sustainability at the Heart of our Business Strategy
  • Investing in social impact programs and empowering communities are essential for corporations to create long-term value
  • Creating strong partnerships is key for successful societal programs
  • Discussing learnings from Diageo North America’s ‘Society 2030:Spirit of Progress’ journey to help create a more inclusive and sustainable world

Jayant Kairam
VP, Society and ESG
Diageo North America

12:20 pm - 12:55 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Creating a Healthier Future Through Social Responsibility and Sustainability
  • How does building a world of health around every person at CVS Health serve to secure a healthy and resilient planet for future generations?
  • Learning why our sustainability strategy complements the company’s overall strategy and is embedded in the purpose-driven culture
  • How are we reimagining, collaborating, and making meaningful progress against the growing plastic waste crisis and reshaping the state of sustainable packaging nationwide?
  • How does CVS Health actively engage with local communities and stakeholders to promote environmental stewardship and sustainability initiatives?

Sheryl Burke
Chief Sustainability Officer & SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility
CVS Health

12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

Overflow Lunch Seating

12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

The Role of Renewable Energy Virtual Power Purchase Agreements (VPPAs) in Meeting Sustainability Goals

Vadim Ovchinnikov
Chief Executive Officer
Actualize Solar

12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Collaboration, Motivation, and Shared Success: Making ESG Reporting Something Everyone Wants to Do

12:55 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Strength in Numbers: Cultivating a Workplace Sustainability Culture

Jill Graftenreed
VP of Sustainability Programs, Risk & Reporting
Boeing

12:56 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

SustAInability: Explore How AI and Other Technologies Can Accelerate Our Response to Environmental Risks and Create New Opportunities

Philip Smith
Global Head, Sustainability Consulting
Cognizant

12:56 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Going Above the Minimum: the Challenges and Opportunities of Build out ESG Programs

Maury Wolfe
VP, Corporate Responsibility and Social Impact
Cox Enterprises

12:56 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Making the Case for Funding Impact: How Can Businesses Cut Through the Noise and Stay True to Their Purpose

Melanie Chow
VP of Mission and Sustainability
Danone

12:57 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Sustainability Unveiled: Emission Scopes and Corporate Accountability

Kyra Whitten
SVP, Sustainability President, Flex Foundation
Flex

12:57 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Engaging for Action: How to Mobilize with your Stakeholders to Create Change

Artealia Gilliard
Environmental Leadership & Sustainability
Ford Motor Company

12:57 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

The Future of ESG Compliance: What Does it Look Like and Where Do We Go from Here?

Ben Herskowitz
Sr. Managing Director – Global ESG & Sustainability Advisory Practice
FTI Consulting

Alanna Fishman
Managing Director – Global ESG & Sustainability Advisory
FTI Consulting

12:58 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Carbon-Neutral Horizons: How Ecological Innovations Can Power Positive Change?

Aaron Schreiber-Stainthorp
Director of Sustainability
Jackson Family Wines

12:58 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Building a Sustainable Future: How Do We Put Finance to Work for a Better Tomorrow?

Brian DiMarino
Managing Director & Deputy Director of Global Sustainability
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

12:58 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

How to Reduce or Offset Scope 2 Emissions

Bob White
Chief Development Officer
Actualize Solar

12:59 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Sustainability Beyond Individuals: Revolutionizing Packaging and Collaborative Approaches for Global Impact

Lindsey Yeung
Global Director of Social Impact
Mars, Inc.

12:59 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Instilling a Culture of ESG: Doing Well by Doing Good

Ted Lague
Director of ESG
Merchants Fleet

12:59 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

How to Be Authentic: Leveraging Data to Engage Stakeholders & Reduce Carbon

Riley Nelson
Head of Sustainability
NASCAR

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

How Iconic Brands Unite to Reduce Scope 3 GHG Emissions?

Nick Martin
VP, Corporate Social Sustainability
Post Holdings, Inc.

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Carbon Accounting and ESG Technology Platforms: Experiences and Making the Right Choice

Henry Fovargue
VP, Sustainability
Sysco

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Revolutionizing Food Production: How to Advance Sustainability and Ethical Practices in Agriculture?

Andrea Chu
Director of Impact and ESG
Vital Farms

1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES

Fireside Chat: Reimagining the food system – The Intersection of Innovation and Sustainability
  • Engaging with small entrepreneurs and start-ups
  • Listening to and partnering with farmers to co-create solutions for them and end customers
  • Investing in research & development

Pilar Cruz
Chief Sustainability Officer
Cargill

1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

SOCIAL LEADERSHIP

Achieving a Sustainable Electric Future
  • Discussing how crucial it is to generate electricity from renewable sources, stabilizing the grid, and continue developing/improving the efficiency of EVs and charging infrastructure
  • Sparking innovation in battery technology and smart grid solutions which benefits not only EVs but also other sectors, such as energy storage, renewable energy integration, and grid resilience, leading to a more sustainable and efficient overall energy system
  • Exploring why it is essential to consider the entire lifecycle of a vehicle, including manufacturing and disposal
  • Working towards minimizing the environmental impact of production processes and improve battery recycling and disposal methods to ensure sustainable practices throughout the vehicle’s life
  • Integrating EVs with renewable energy generation to reduce dependence on fossil fuels and create a cleaner and more sustainable energy system

Kevin Butt
Sr. Director of Environmental Sustainability
Toyota

1:55 pm - 2:30 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Levi’s Circular Journey
  • Discussing Levi’s efforts to develop more circular product and what it will take to build a true circular economy for apparel
  • Addressing the importance of delivering proof of concept and potential for scale on the product side
  • Highlighting the need for partnership and advocacy to create the necessary infrastructure in which those products can exist, and the need to bring consumers along on the journey, by meeting them where they are

Jeffrey Hogue
Chief Sustainability Officer
Levi Strauss & Co

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 1

Tax Credit Investment & the IRA’S Immense Potential
  • Discussing the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 allocated +-$370B to address energy security and climate change as a central mechanism for allocating these incentives is through tax credits
  • Highlighting how the IRS’s tax credit transfer portal is now live and the market is incredibly dynamic for buyers and sellers of transferable tax credits
  • Exploring the tax credit investment for new entrants
  • Leveraging tax credits as a mechanism to decarbonization
  • Providing a roadmap to accelerate your understanding and your organization’s opportunity

Hans Royal
Senior Director of Renewable Energy and Carbon Advisory (RECA)
Schneider Electric

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 2

Advancing Sustainability through Enhanced Traceability
  • Recognizing the efficiency of managing diverse regulatory requirements, such as environmental (EUDR), food safety (FSMA), and sustainability reporting (CSRD), through integrated solutions
  • Discussing compliance strategies and how traceability has emerged as a central element, encompassing the ability to track the origin (IRA), journey (SBTi), and transformation of products and raw materials
  • How integrating these frameworks necessitates robust data management systems capable of handling complex data from various sources
  • Ensuring transparency throughout the supply chain, from raw material sourcing to the finished product, is essential

Florent Bouguin
VP, Chief Technology Officer
OPTEL Group

2:35 pm - 3:10 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 3

The Sustainability Playbook: 5 Key Strategies for Advancing your Performance in 2024
  • Leave the workshop with 5 key executional steps to implement NOW
  • Outline specific, actionable items and tools you can utilize to achieve significant wins this year.
  • Bridge the disconnect between the Board, the C suite and Sustainability leaders in your organization
  • Attack the gap of patchwork data collection challenges, outdated tools, and modernizing reporting
  • Driving Brand Value is an art form. Leverage successes to strategically drive Brand Value.

Rick Fraumann
Sr. Consultant
Okapi Environmental Services, LLC

3:15 pm - 4:25 pm

Pre-Arranged One-to-One Meetings
  • 3:15 pm – 3:35 pm: Meeting Slot 5/Networking
  • 3:40 pm – 4:00 pm: Meeting Slot 6/Networking
  • 4:05 pm – 4:25 pm: Meeting Slot 7/Networking

4:30 pm - 5:05 pm

The Power of Brands as Change Agents: Making Sustainability Irresistible
  • The big opportunity in what companies and brands can influence.
  • How to inspire consumer behavior change that leads to meaningful environmental footprint reductions
  • How to reconcile business growth with responsible consumption
  • Innovation as a Force to Drive Sustainability and Consumer Satisfaction
  • How to embed Sustainability into Innovation, Brand-Building, and Everyday Business Practices

Virginie Helias
Chief Sustainability Officer
Procter & Gamble

5:05 pm - 5:40 pm

Panel: Strategies for Effective Climate Leadership
  • Moving from the ‘what’ to the ‘how’ with decarbonization goals
  • Discussing steps to make net-zero happen across all industries and sectors
  • Sharing strategies for engaging leadership and building a net-zero culture
  • How to align your sustainability strategies with the core business purpose

Mitch Jackson
Chief Sustainability Officer
FedEx

Gavin Towler
Corporate VP and Chief Scientist, Sustainable Technologies and CSO
Honeywell

David Allen
VP, Chief Sustainability Officer
PepsiCo Foods North America

Neil Russell
Chief Administrative Officer & SVP, Corporate Affairs
Sysco

5:40 pm - 5:45 pm

Chair’s Closing Address

Evan van Hook
Chief Sustainability Officer
Viridi

5:45 pm - 7:00 pm

6:30 pm

Executive Dinner

7:00 pm

Executive Dinner

26 March, 2024

 

7:30 am - 8:30 am

Registration and Breakfast

7:50 am - 8:25 am

BREAKFAST WORKSHOP

ROOM 2

Applying Lean Principles to Energy Usage to Reduce Costs, Increase Performance, and Improve Productivity
  • Showcasing examples of easy wins and quick victories that eliminate waste and improve efficiencies in energy usage that convince people positive changes can be achieved
  • Encouraging input from all levels of the workforce and translating local successes into global best practices
  • Creating a system where success is reinvested into further efficiencies and improvements
  • Demonstrating how incremental improvements and ongoing changes in workforce culture can produce an enormous return over time
  • Offering ways to take these examples and lessons learned and apply it to your own operations

7:50 am - 8:25 am

BREAKFAST WORKSHOP

ROOM 3

Rethinking How Your Facilities Consume Energy
  • Establishing that the vast majority of facilities were over-engineered in a time where power consumption was considered the cost of doing business, and the priority was on scalability and uptime, not energy efficiency
  • What can modernizing and right-sizing your operations do to your organization’s carbon footprint?
  • Offering examples of low-hanging fruit and easy wins whose savings can be reinvested in ongoing energy efficiency initiatives
  • Shining a spotlight on the success stories in this space. What do they all have in common? What from their experience can other companies apply to their own operations?

8:30 am - 8:35 am

Chair’s Welcome Remarks

Evan van Hook
Chief Sustainability Officer
Viridi

8:35 am - 9:10 am

Empowering Action – Making Sustainable Growth Every Employees’ Business
  • Taking a deep dive into how the last decade influences the next decade
  • Explaining how our organization aligns sustainability with driving business growth
  • Exploring how to embed that strategy into the company to ensure all employees are driving change
  • Fostering an environment where every employee feels a sense of ownership and responsibility for the organization’s sustainability goals

9:10 am - 9:45 am

What Does it Take to Build a More Sustainable and Resilient Supply Chain?
  • Explore what it takes to execute and accelerate action on sustainability issues such as climate, nature and waste across a complex value chain of a multicategory retailer
  • Discuss how Walmart’s Project Gigaton platform helped seed the way for galvanizing sustainability action with its suppliers and where it sees the journey headed
  • Examine the role of data in helping evolve these efforts and how the team has continually evolved the platform to help suppliers go faster and further in their sustainability efforts

Ron Voglewede
Group Director, Sustainability
Walmart

STREAM 1 CHAIR

Evan van Hook
Chief Sustainability Officer
Viridi

STREAM 2 CHAIR

Jeffrey Berger
Senior Director, Sustainability Consulting
LRQA

STREAM 3 CHAIR

Vadim Ovchinnikov
Chief Executive Officer
Actualize Solar

9:50 am - 10:25 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES

Investing in the Transition for a More Sustainable, Inclusive and Equitable World
  • Discuss the role finance plays to prepare our investments to be more resilient, future proof and sustainable
  • Share how we assess and address environmental, governance and social risks through the investment lifecycle and are building the capabilities and tools to uplift and support our investments
  • Share how we are investing in solutions to accelerate the climate and inclusive growth

Letitia Webster
Global Head of Sustainability, Private Markets
Goldman Sachs

9:50 am - 10:25 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

SOCIAL LEADERSHIP

Collaboration Across the Aviation Value Chain: Building a Sustainable Future
  • Discussing the unique hard-to-abate challenges that the aviation industry faces in achieving net zero emissions by 2050
  • Highlighting the role of innovation in developing sustainable solutions for aviation emissions reduction
  • Emphasize the importance of collaboration among airlines, suppliers, manufacturers, and other stakeholders to collectively address emissions
  • Showcase United Airlines’ leadership in SAFs investment, including details on the magnitude of their investments compared to other airlines
  • Discuss the contributions of innovative technologies, start-ups, and disruptors in shaping the industry’s sustainable future
  • Highlight the roles of established industry players, government policies and regulations in driving aviation industry’s efforts to reduce emissions

Lauren Riley
Chief Sustainability Officer and Managing Director, Global Environmental Affairs
United Airlines

9:50 am - 10:25 am

CASE STUDY STREAM 3

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

How Colgate is Preserving our Environment
  • Delve into our 5 key actions under our 2025 Strategic Ambition to Preserve our Environment
  • How Colgate is Accelerating Action on Climate Change, building a roadmap to achieve Net Zero Carbon by 2040
  • Collaborating cross functionally and externally to achieve our Eliminate Plastic Waste targets and meet our EMF Global Commitment
  • Leveraging our Net Zero and Plastic Waste action plans to Lead with Zero Waste Certification across all our sites globally

Ann Tracy
Chief Sustainability Officer
Colgate-Palmolive

10:25 am - 11:15 am

Pre-Arranged One-to-One Meetings
  • 10:30 am – 10:50 am: Meeting Slot 8/Networking
  • 10:55 am – 11:15 am: Meeting Slot 9/Networking

10:40 am - 11:15 am

EXHIBITION HALL

FOCUS GROUP

Accelerating Performance and Sustainability Progress Through Strategic Collaboration

11:20 am - 11:55 am

The Road to Better
  • Accelerating our Progress: progressing towards a carbon neutral transportation system with hybrid and electric vehicles
  • Sourcing for Sustainability: ensuring a responsible supply chain
  • Greening the Grid: partnering with utilities to increase renewable energy
  • Just Transition: providing opportunities to upskill and reskill through supportive training programs

Bob Holycross
VP, Chief Sustainability, Environment, & Safety Officer
Ford

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 1

Practical Considerations for Collecting and Managing Scope 3 Data

The quest for more accurate Scope 3 GHG Emissions data is more important than ever with the changing regulatory and climate-action landscapes. However, Scope 3 data collection continues to be a challenge despite making up the bulk of most companies’ GHG inventory.

Join this workshop to discuss:

  • Best practices on how to take a differentiated approach to set yourself up for Scope 3 success
  • Lessons learned on how to avoid common pitfalls with Scope 3 data collection and calculation
  • The potential impact of more precise calculation approaches
  • The importance of technology in facilitating accurate Scope 3 data collection

Amanda Petzinger
VP, Sustainability, Stewardship, Supply Chain & ESG Solutions
Benchmark Gensuite

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 2

Tackling Scope 3 and Supply Chain Sustainability at the Crossroads of New Regulations and ESG Goals

In this session, we will uncover some common challenges when building or scaling ESG programs, as well as best practices and approaches for measuring, reporting, and mitigating Scope 3 emissions. Join us to learn more about:

  • How regional carbon reporting regulations will have global impacts, demanding supply chain emissions data
  • The vital role of supplier engagement to build capability, measure and report emissions, and drive improvements
  • How climate and sustainability teams can work with their procurement peers to leverage carbon /ESG ratings to optimize that engagement strategy
  • How organizations can pursue a holistic strategy to uncover correlated risks while also boosting resilience and business performance.

Amanda Zalk
Senior Strategic Account Executives
EcoVadis

Jon England
Principal Accounts
EcoVadis

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

WORKSHOP

ROOM 3

Sustainability in Supply Chain Planning: Starting at the Source and Thinking Differently About the Journey to the Delivery
  • Collaborating with supply chain leadership to map your company’s operations: Conserving resources, optimizing processes and uncovering sustainable product innovation
  • Partnering with lower tier suppliers to make sustainable operating practices more accessible
  • Communicating expectations to all stakeholders including suppliers to ensure sustainability goals are everyone’s priority
  • Scaling up sustainability to align supply chain strategy and future plans and goals to be consistent
  • Understanding the ROI of sustainability on profitability, attracting top talent, and customer satisfaction

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm

Overflow Lunch Seating

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

How to Leverage Partnerships and Collaboration to Advance Sustainability and ESG Efforts

Laura Devoni
Director of Corporate Affairs, Strategy and Sustainability
Algoma Steel

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Lessons from a B Corp: Beyond Compliance to Brand Storytelling

Emily Sullivan
Sustainability Strategist, Director
Barkley

12:35 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Exploring Holistic Approaches to your Sustainability Commitments

April Lecato
Sr. Director, ESG Strategy
Peloton

12:36 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

How to Get Your Entire Organization to C.A.A.R.E. About Sustainability?

Walter Fluharty
SVP – Environmental Health and Safety
Simon Roofing

12:36 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

Beyond the Horizon: Crafting your own Path to Sustainable Excellence

Rishi Shah
Sr. Director, Sustainability
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts

12:36 pm - 1:35 pm

THEMED LUNCH DISCUSSION

How to Leverage Partnerships and Collaboration to Collectively Advance Sustainability and ESG Efforts

1:35 pm - 2:10 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 1

RESPONSIBLE BUSINESS PRACTICES

Leading for Sustainability: Effective Strategies for Transformative Leadership
  • How Lockheed Martin is utilizing materiality assessments to integrate sustainability across the organization
  • Staying informed about emerging trends, best practices, and scientific advancements in sustainability, ensuring the organization remains at the forefront of sustainable innovation
  • Actively listening to diverse perspectives and building partnerships to drive collective action towards sustainability goals
  • Empowering partner functions to take ownership of sustainability initiatives, providing the necessary support while maintaining accountability for sustainability commitments and outcomes
  • Recognizing the importance of engaging and collaborating with stakeholders, including employees, customers, communities, and investors

Heather Daniels
VP Environment, Safety, Health and Sustainability
Lockheed Martin Corporation

1:35 pm - 2:10 pm

CASE STUDY STREAM 2

SOCIAL LEADERSHIP

The Path Towards Sustainability 2.0
  • In the current business landscape, there has never been a greater opportunity for organizations to enhance their commitment to sustainability
  • In this session, we will explore practical strategies to accelerate sustainability programs. Where should we begin? What solutions can we implement to propel our initiatives to the next level?
  • Join this engaging workshop, designed for interactive learning and collaboration. Prepare to contribute actively by sharing your own tactics for overcoming barriers. Together as a group, we will cultivate new ideas to lead the charge towards transformative change

Megan Maltenfort
VP, ESG
Cardinal Health, Inc.

2:15 pm - 2:50 pm

Charting Our Path to Net-Zero
  • Exploring the significance of addressing climate change and its social consequences for a sustainable future
  • Reviewing the impact of past initiatives and the strides made in our sustainability journey
  • Highlighting the imperative of collaboration and detailing our roadmap toward achieving net-zero emissions
  • Sharing insights into McCormick’s climate transition and offering internal strategies that have proven effective in reducing emissions
  • Unveiling our long-term goals for Net Zero and a near-term greenhouse gas reduction target in alignment with the Paris Agreement, bolstered by industry-wide collaboration through the Supplier Leadership program

Michael Okoroafor
Chief Sustainability Officer
McCormick & Company

2:50 pm - 3:25 pm

Panel: Fostering Growth: How to Infuse Sustainability, ESG & CSR Practices Across the Entire Organization?
  • How does embedding sustainability, provide a competitive edge by meeting evolving consumer trends and regulatory requirements?
  • How to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders, from employees and customers to vendors and investors, and everyone in between.
  • Looking at the role of senior leadership, and how it drives the culture of sustainability and social responsibility throughout the organization.
  • Exploring the interconnectedness of every department, and what aspects they each play to foster a sustainable business.
  • Examining strategies that can be effective in overcoming internal resistance and driving sustainable changes within an organization?

Julie Kitcher
Chief Sustainability Officer and Communications
Airbus

Julia Matthews
VP, ESG
Peloton

Patricia L. Lewis
EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer
UnitedHealth Group

3:30 pm - 3:35 pm

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Evan van Hook
Chief Sustainability Officer
Viridi