29th February - 1st March, Hilton Deansgate, Manchester
- Day 1
- Day 2
29 February 2024
8:00 am - 8:50 am
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
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
Leadership Panel: A Brave New World: Delivering Sustainability at Scale
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
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
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
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
Debate: What do we Mean by Sustainable, Inclusive Growth?
Head of Net Zero Governance, Briefing and Fiscal Events
Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)
Global Head, Reputational and Sustainability Risk
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
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
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm
Building Organisational Capabilities
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
Gold Sponsor Workshops
3:30 pm - 3:50 pm
Gold Sponsor Workshops
3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Global Trade: How Does our Work Fit into that Context?
Senior Sustainability Manager // Assessor
HS2 // Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership
Sustainable Finance High Level Expert Group
Director of Sustainability - Supply Chain & Social // Chair
BAE Systems // CIPS Aerospace & Defence Procurement Group (ADPG)
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
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
Chair's Closing Remarks
4:55 pm - 7:45 pm
Hotel Check-in/Free Time
7:45 pm - 10:00 pm
Drinks Reception & Networking Dinner
2:45 pm - 3:05 pm
Breakout Room 1
Strategy Workshop: Mission Zero: What would you do?
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...