B4E CLIMATE SUMMIT 2014

London_B4E14

MOVING TOWARDS A RESTORATIVE ECONOMY


Eventbrite - B4E Climate Summit 2014

 

“I want to know what we'll need to do to make our company a restorative enterprise. To put back more than we take from the earth and to do good for the earth, not just no harm.” – Ray C. Anderson, Founder, Interface

 

Climate change, forest and biodiversity loss, natural disasters and the scarcity of food and water are all combining to form the greatest challenge that our world has ever faced.

 

 

To reverse these destructive impacts, and restore our ecosystems and environment, nothing less than a fundamental and transformative change to our current global economic model will be required.

Business, governments and civil society all have a role to play in building a restorative economy where we can create more energy, replenish more water and restore more natural resources than we consume. Pioneering companies have begun this journey going beyond zero impact and circular business models with regenerative buildings and net positive commitments, but there is a long way to go. Companies must innovate and take risks and governments need to provide incentives and support for these restorative businesses that demonstrate truly positive impact.

 

The 4th B4E Climate Summit in London will bring together 120 business and sustainability leaders to discuss and frame how a restorative economy might look and agree on practical approaches towards this. Net positive workshops around energy & carbon, water and forestry will produce recommendations for industry and governments to support restorative and net positive businesses that can strengthen society, spur innovation and combat climate change.

 

Note: This draft agenda is indicative of speakers both confirmed and under invitation and is subject to change.

 

 

MONDAY, 29 September 2014
0900 – 0905

Welcome

Dr Hilary Lindsay, Vice President, ICAEW

   
0905 – 0930

Framing the climate agenda and its economic challenges
Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Otalora, Minister for the Environment, Peru/Chair, UNFCCC COP20
George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol
Heru Prasetyo, Head of the Indonesian National REDD+ Agency

   
0930 – 1015

Moving towards a restorative economy
David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF UK
Mark Kenber, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Group
Sally Uren, Chief Executive, Forum for the Future
Jeff Seabright, Chief Sustainability Officer, Unilever
Abyd Karmali, Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Heru Prasetyo, Head of the Indonesian National REDD+ Agency

   
1015 – 1045

Networking Coffee Break 

   
1045 – 1200

Workshop 1: Energy & Carbon Positive

 

 

1200 – 1315 Networking lunch 
   
1315 – 1430 

Workshop 2: Forestry & Biodiversity Positive

   
1430 – 1500 Networking Coffee Break
   
1500 – 1615

Workshop Session 3: Water Positive

   

1615 – 1715

 

Discussion of the feedback from the day
Dax Lovegrove, Director of Sustainability and Innovation, Kingfisher
   
1715 – 1745

Summary and next steps 
David Nussbaum, Chief Executive, WWF UK
Mark Kenber, Chief Executive Officer, The Climate Group

 

1745 – 1900

Networking/ Drinks Reception

 

Note: This draft agenda is indicative of speakers both confirmed and under invitation and is subject to change.

 

 

 

 

SPEAKER HIGHLIGHTS

Manuel Pulgar-Vidal Otalora
Minister for Environment
Peru & Chair, UNFCCC COP20
 
 

Heru Prasetyo
Minister for REDD+ Coordination,
Republic of Indonesia
 
 

David Nussbaum
Chief Executive,
WWF UK
 
 

Dr Hilary Lindsay
Vice President,
ICAEW
 
 

Abyd Karmali
Managing Director,
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
 
 

Jeff Seabright
Chief Sustainability Officer
Unilever
 
 

Dax Lovegrove
Director of Sustainability
and Innovation, Kingfisher
 

Mark Kenber
Chief Executive Officer,
The Climate Group
 

Sally Uren
Chief Executive,
Forum for the Future
 

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