GSPN 2024

29th February - 1st March, Hilton Deansgate, Manchester

  • Day 1
  • Day 2

29 February 2024

  • 8:00 am - 8:50 am

    Main Room


    We’re inspired by the change we wish to see in the world — one where business, society and sustainability coexist. Join us for an agenda of action, navigating CSRD and the overhaul of sustainable design, supply chain, people & go...

  • 8:50 am - 9:00 am

    Main Room

    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Welcome to the Global Sustainability Partnership Network. We’ve never been in such a challenging landscape as we are now, and at times like this we need each other. What we want to do is share evidence-based practice to support each ot...

  • 9:00 am - 9:40 am

    Main Room

    Leadership Panel: A Brave New World: Delivering Sustainability at Scale

    Dana Haidan

    Chief Sustainability Officer
    Virgin Media O2

    Against the backdrop of a cost-of-living crisis and the disruption of ecommerce engulfing the global economy. Winning the battle against green fatigue, achieving a triple bottom line to serve people planet and profit is no easy feat… <...

  • 9:40 am - 10:00 am

    Main Room

    Sponsor Session: Technology for Positive Change

    With seeds of new business formed in difficult times, we meet an organisation who emerged during tough times, exploring how innovation and collaboration supercharged their strategy.

  • 10:10 am - 10:40 am

    Main Room

    Dragons Den - Speed Presentations

    Our signature ‘Dragons’ Den’ session provides each solution provider with an opportunity to deliver a 60 second pitch, explaining why they are here and how their services can help tackle some of the sector’s ongoing challenges.

  • 10:45 am - 12:00 pm

    Main Room

    Coffee Break and Business Meetings

    15 minute meetings with suppliers who are offering solutions most relevant to your challenges. Please check the schedule on the back of your delegate pass for your meeting timings.

  • 12:05 pm - 12:35 pm

    Main Room

    Debate: What do we Mean by Sustainable, Inclusive Growth?

    Justin Placide

    Head of Net Zero Governance, Briefing and Fiscal Events
    Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)

    Chelsea Wallace

    Global Head, Reputational and Sustainability Risk
    Standard Chartered

    Adam Dorontic

    Sustainability Director

    Emma Butchart

    Strategic Risk Manager
    SSE Energy Customer Solutions

    Good strategy should always start with asking the right questions, for today’s leaders the questions are vast, profound – and soluble.

    High economic growth is a central goal of many nations and economies. However, some schola...

  • 12:40 pm - 1:10 pm

    Main Room

    Interactive Roundtables

    Balancing Sustainability with Profit
    This table will share and identify the key barriers to profitability trade-off decisions related to sustainability goals. With new reporting where will this translate into quan...

  • 1:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    Main Room

    Networking Lunch

  • 2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

    Main Room

    Building Organisational Capabilities

    Joseph Muscat

    Environmental Stewardship & Innovation Senior Director

    We find ourselves in the age of urgency. Companies long ago caught on to the value of sustainability at a basic level, but the wheels need to turn faster. Much faster.

    In this session we proactively Identify gaps and adopt approp...

  • 3:05 pm - 3:25 pm

    Main Room

    Gold Sponsor Workshops

  • 3:30 pm - 3:50 pm

    Main Room

    Gold Sponsor Workshops

  • 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm

    Main Room

    Global Trade: How Does our Work Fit into that Context?

    Emmanuele Ogbonna

    Senior Sustainability Manager // Assessor
    HS2 // Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership

    Kenneth Amaeshi

    Sustainable Finance High Level Expert Group
    European Commission

    Amanda Wood

    Director of Sustainability - Supply Chain & Social // Chair
    BAE Systems // CIPS Aerospace & Defence Procurement Group (ADPG)

    James Pitcher

    Group Head of Sustainability

    It’s a question made even more important by a rising awareness of the various issues in global trade, from hidden child labour to the destruction of rainforests and a potential resources war. The need for sustainability in global trade...

  • 4:20 pm - 4:45 pm

    Main Room

    Sponsor Presentation: Gap Reporting: How do you Measure up?

    The overhaul and redesign of internal systems and processes is a complex and daunting undertaking. In this session we learn how to identify gaps in your disclosure, process and where to prioritise resources to improve efficiency and over...

  • 4:45 pm - 4:55 pm

    Main Room

    Chair's Closing Remarks

  • 4:55 pm - 7:45 pm

    Main Room

    Hotel Check-in/Free Time

  • 7:45 pm - 10:00 pm

    Main Room

    Drinks Reception & Networking Dinner

  • 2:45 pm - 3:05 pm

    Breakout Room 1

    Strategy Workshop: Mission Zero: What would you do?

    Will Ennett

    Head of Sustainability & ESG

    Let’s all imagine we are on the threshold of a geopolitical catastrophe, somewhere not beyond the current state. A few wrong moves and all this posturing and provocation could ignite into something far worse. It is up to the sustainabi...

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GSPN 2024

29th February - 1st March, Hilton Deansgate, Manchester