B4E COP17 Dialogue




Tuesday, 6 December 2011
0800 – 0900

Business action on climate change: CEO perspectives from China, India & South Africa

Moderator: Charles Emmerson, Independent Adviser & Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House

0900 – 1000


Industry Roundtables – Challenges & Opportunities: Sharing Best Practices & Success Stories

In each of the following industry roundtables, an expert panel of speakers will address the challenges their businesses face in responding to climate change, and the opportunities this presents for their industry. Speakers and participants will then share their best practices and success stories of innovation and leadership in these highly interactive sessions.

Resource stewardship and environmental sustainability

Moderator: Samantha Smith, Leader, Global Climate & Energy Initiative, WWF International
Bill Bulmer, Director, Environment, Social & Governance Department, IFC
Samantha Hoe-Richardson, Head of Sustainable Development & Energy, Anglo-American
Fawcett Ngoatje, Group Shared Services Executive, Rand Water
Partha Sengupta, Vice President of Raw Materials, Tata Steel
Mongezi Veti, Group General Manager, Safety & Sustainable Development, Exxaro Resources

Building and construction

Moderator: Jane Henley, CEO, World Green Building Council
Bruce Haase, Head, Climate Business Engagement Unit, Global Climate and Energy Initiative,
WWF International
Ana Escobedo, Manager, International Affairs, Arcelor Mittal
Jennifer Layke, Director, Institute for Building Efficiency, Johnson Controls
Rainer Van Loon, Senior Adviser, NRW Energy Agency
Tomasz Kotecki, Director of Sustainability and Housing Quality, Mexican National Housing Commission

Sustainable agriculture & food security

Moderator: Malika Virah-Sawmy, Conservation Terrestrial Programme Coordinator, WWF Madagascar and Western Indian Ocean
Scott Fleetwood, Executive Director, Government Policy and Affairs, Novus International
Øivind Lund, Chairman, Yara International
Carlo Scaramella, Director, WFP Office on Climate Change, UN World Food Programme
Puvan Selvanathan, Group Sustainability Adviser, Sime Darby
Justin Smith, Head, Sustainability, Woolworths South Africa

1015 – 1115

Finance and investment

Moderator: Alex MacGillivray, Executive Director, Climate Business
Greg Barker,, Minister of State for Energy & Climate Change, UK
Alison Hill, Global Health Policy Advisor, Verstergaard Frandsen
Peter Hoeppe, Head Geo Risks Research/Corporate Climate Centre, Munich Re
Karin Ireton, Director, Group Sustainability Management, The Standard Bank of South Africa
Abyd Karmali, Managing Director & Group Head of Carbon Markets, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Malango Mughogo, Program Manager, Sustainable Business, WWF – South Africa
Nick Robins, Head, Climate Change Centre of Excellence, HSBC

Sustainable cities

Moderator: Paul Simpson, CEO, The Carbon Disclosure Project
Sören Buttkereit, Head of Sustainability External Office, Siemens
Peter Head, Director, Arup & Founder, Ecological Sequestration Trust
Jean-Yves Caneill, Head, Environmental Affairs, EDF
Emma Stewart, Senior Industry Manager, AEC Sustainability, Autodesk
Darren Thompson, Managing Director, Yingli Green Energy Europe
Mwambu Wanendeya, Vice President and Head of Communications, Ericsson


1130 – 1230


Moderator: Charles Emmerson, Independent Adviser & Senior Research Fellow, Chatham House

Opening remarks

Amb. NJ Mxakato-Diseko, Ambassador at Large: COP 17/CMP 7, Department of International
Relations & Cooperation, South Africa
Andrew Steer, Special Envoy for Climate Change, World Bank
Morné du Plessis, CEO, WWF – South Africa
Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group
Björn Stigson, President, WBCSD

1230 – 1420



HM Nerurkar, Managing Director, Tata Steel
James Leape, Director General, WWF International

1420 – 1430


Leadership perspective

Xie Ping, President, GCL Solar System and Solar Energy Ltd

1430 – 1530

Plenary panel discussion

Revolutionising business to deliver sustainable growth
Winning the battle against climate change demands more than incremental efficiency gains. A revolution of ideas, technologies and infrastructure is in order and business is leading the way with transformative new products, services and business models. This distinguished panel will provide a global perspective on what it will take to deliver a clean industrial revolution for sustainable growth.

Moderator: Mark Kenber, CEO, The Climate Group
Ranjit Barthakur, Founder & Chairman, GMS, Senior Adviser, Tata Consultancy Services
Sean de Cleene, Vice President, Global Business Initiatives, Yara International, Co-Chair, Africa Agricultural Growth & Investment High Level Taskforce
Lars Linden, President, Ericsson Sub-Saharan Africa
Caio Koch-Weser, Vice-Chairman, Deutsche Bank Group
Li Junfeng, President, Chinese Renewable Industrial Association
Sim Tshabalala, CEO, The Standard Bank of South Africa

1530 – 1600

Networking coffee break

1600 – 1610

Leadership perspective

Arun Bharatram, Chairman, SRF Ltd

1610 – 1620

Government perspective

Josep Enric Llebot Rabagliati, Secretary for Environment and Sustainability, Catalonia

1620 – 1630

Video: Carbon for Water

Presented by Vestergaard Frandsen

1630 – 1730

Panel discussion

Beyond carbon – Curbing climate change, creating opportunity
A dramatic reduction of carbon emissions is a necessary condition for curbing climate change. However, leading global companies recognise that economic and environmental sustainability also demand a holistic optimisation of natural resource use across different areas of their businesses. In this session, panelists will discuss the challenges and opportunities of growing their businesses using climate-compatible strategies that go beyond carbon; to reduce waste, improve water stewardship as well as protect and leverage biodiversity and natural capital.

Moderator: Jeremy Oppenheim, Director, Global Lead, Sustainability & Resource Productivity,
McKinsey & Co.
Scott Fleetwood, Executive Director, Government Policy and Affairs, Novus International
Alison Hill, Global Health Policy Advisor, Verstergaard Frandsen
Steve Lennon, Divisional Executive, Corporate Services, Eskom
Chris Librie, Global Director, Environmental Initiatives, HP
Samantha Smith, Leader, Global Climate & Energy Initiative, WWF International

1730 – 1830

Business message from African CEOs

Moderator: Robyn Curnow, Anchor, CNN
Phillip Barton, CEO, De Beers Consolidated Mines
Paschal Phelan, CEO, Solar Capital
P Sechemane, CEO, Rand Water

1830 – 1930

Networking cocktails

1930 – 2130



Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Minister of International Relations & Cooperation, South Africa
Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General, United Nations
Sir David King, Director, Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment
Juan Elvira Quesada, Secretary for the Environment & Natural Resources, Mexico
Cheryl Carolus, Board Member, WWF International & WWF South Africa