3 RD B4E Global Summit 2009


The Green Imperative: Leadership, Innovation and Technology


Wednesday, 22 April 2009
0730 – 0855 Registration
Facilitator : Charles Emmerson, Writer, former Associate Director, World Economic Forum
0900 – 0910 Opening Address
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
0910 – 0920 Opening Address II
Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
0920 – 1030 Opening plenary
The Green Imperative: Leadership, innovation and technology
Finding solutions to the challenges posed by climate change will require exemplary leadership from the business community, which has a critical role to play in the transition to a low carbon economy. Companies need to be more proactive by seeking out new technologies and different, more innovative ways of working instead of waiting for regulations to force them to act. Are today’s CEOs ready to provide the kind of inspirational leadership required? How can CEOs best implement these changes, turn crisis into opportunity and keep their companies profitable?

Chaired by:
Charles Hodson, Anchor, CNN International
Aron Cramer, President & CEO, Business for Social Responsibility
Philippe Huet, Senior Executive Vice President, Strategy and Coordination, Electricite de France SA
Bertrand Lebel, EVP Corporate Planning and Corporate Social Responsibility, Air France – KLM Group
Zhengrong Shi, Chairman & CEO, Suntech Power Holding
Tulsi Tanti, Chairman & Managing Director, Suzlon Energy

1030 – 1050 Climate change: the next generation
Joseph Alcamo, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and Chief Scientist, UNEP
1050 – 1100 Leadership Perspective
Ben Verwaayen, CEO, Alcatel-Lucent
1100 – 1130 Networking coffee break & environmental exhibition
1130 – 1230 Panel Discussion
Building the green economy: Policy for a changing planet
Many of the proposed solutions for rescuing the global economy focus on restoring financial stability but should they be targeted to prop up ailing, outdated industries or used to create the building blocks of new, green economies? Careful investment now, in areas like sustainable urban planning and integrated transport systems, could help emerging economies leap into a low carbon future, avoiding the mistakes of the developed world. How can investment in the green economy help reverse the financial meltdown and tackle climate change and increasing natural resource scarcity, while generating new and decent jobs? Should there be greater a role for business at future climate negotiations? And by not acting now, what problems will we store up for the future?

Chaired by:
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
Kevin Conrad, Executive Director for the Coalition for Rainforest Nations & Special Envoy on Climate Change, Papua New Guinea
Chantal Jouanno, Minister of State for Ecology, Energy and Sustainable Development, France
Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Pascal Husting, Executive Director, Greenpeace France
Juan Rafael Quesada, Secretary of the Environment and Natural Resources, Mexico

1230 – 1340 Lunch hosted by Dow and WWF – Ballroom, Concorde Lafayette Hotel
Speaker: Jean-Philippe Cotis, Executive Director, National Institute of Statistics & Economic Studies
1340 – 1350 Afternoon opening address
Speaker: Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, Chairman, Sustainable Development Commission, MEDEF
1350 – 1410 The Green Economy Initiative: Building a better future
Pavan Sukhdev, Study Leader on The Economics of Ecosystems & Biodiversity (TEEB) & 
Project Leader on The Green Economy, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre
1410 – 1510 Panel discussion
Changing mindset, changing behaviour: Consumers advancing the green agenda
Despite increased awareness of climate change and environmental issues, global consumers have done relatively little to reduce their environmental impacts. How can we convince consumers to adopt more sustainable lifestyles and adjust their purchasing habits accordingly? What is the role of responsible marketing and advertising? Should businesses be setting the agenda and investing more in the development of green products and services? This panel will explore how the world’s brands and marketers can lead the way towards sustainable consumption.

Chaired by:
Aron Cramer, President & CEO, Business for Social Responsibility
Ron Gonen, Co-Founder and CEO, RecycleBank
David Michael Jerome, Senior Vice President Corporate Social Responsibility, Intercontinental Hotels
Maurice Lévy, Chief Executive, Publicis Groupe
Joost Martens, Director General, Consumers International
Helio Mattar, President, Akatu Institute, Brazil

1510 – 1615 Panel discussion
Solving environmental challenges through innovation and technology
New technology is a key component in the fight against climate change but does the infrastructure exist to achieve the necessary innovation? How can new operating models be scaled up to contribute to social, economic and environmental development? Speakers in this session will be exploring whether the right education systems are in place to support “green innovation”, if there is enough funding for research and development, and what lessons might be learnt from nature. The panel will also look at what technology is available to exploit mainstream renewable energy sources and discuss how power might be generated in the future.

Chaired by:
Bryan Walsh, Editor, Time Magazine
Janine Benyus, President, Biomimicry Institute
John Gaffney, Executive Vice President, First Solar
Chul-Ki Ju, Secretary General, Global Compact Korea Network & former Ambassador to France and UN
James Leape, Director General, WWF International
Bunker Roy, Founder, Barefoot College India
Graeme Sweeney, Executive Vice President, Future Fuels & CO2, Shell International Petroleum

1615 – 1640 Networking coffee break & environmental exhibition
1640 – 1750 Panel discussion
Resource efficiency and the green transformation of business
Modern economies are more wasteful than ever but with dwindling resources and an increasing global population they can no longer afford to be so. Companies need to be more efficient in their use of energy, water and raw materials, not only to reduce their environmental impacts, but also to survive in what will become an increasingly competitive marketplace. Speakers in this session will set out the business case for improved resource efficiency and will investigate whether there are alternative operating models that could help transform big business and industry towards a truly resource efficient society.

Chaired by:
Sylvie Lemmet, Director, UNEP DTIE
Amory Lovins, Chairman, The Rocky Mountain Institute
Toshio Arima, Executive Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox
Philippe Carli, Chairman and CEO, Siemens France
Steffen Frankenberg, VP Corporate Development, Deutsche Post WorldNet
Neil Hawkins, Vice President & Chief Sustainability Strategist, Dow
R Anthony Hodge, President, International Council on Mining and Metals

1750 – 1800 Preview of the film ‘Home’, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, Photographer and Founder, Goodplanet.org
1800 Day One Close
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Time Programme
0730 – 0845 Caring for Climate Breakfast Meeting (for invited signatories only)
Chair: Claude Fussler, Programme Director, Caring for Climate, UN Global Compact
0900 – 0915 Day Two Opening Address
Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister of State to the Prime Minister on the Digital Economy & Strategic Studies, France
0915 – 0945 Keynote Address
H.R.H Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Crown Prince, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
0945 – 1245 Parallel sessions: Presentations, discussions and working groups

Leading the way – Innovating new business models for a changing world
As the world comes to terms with the fallout from the economic crisis, there is a growing consensus that the old ways of doing business are outdated and that innovative alternatives are needed. This session will look at a variety of emerging business models and will discuss what characteristics they must adopt if they are to thrive in a low carbon economy. Can these innovators help rewrite the basic profit and loss tenets of today’s corporations? Can they build a convincing business case for a resource efficient economy? And what role can social and environmental entrepreneurs play in transforming business practices?

Chaired by:
GBS Bindra, Global Director of Innovation, Logica
Presenters and panelists:
Janine Benyus, President, Biomimicry Institute
Barend van Bergen, Director, KPMG Sustainability Services
Chris Deri, Executive Vice President, Edelman
John Elkington, Founding Partner & Director, Volans Ventures
Alex MacGillivray, Head of Programmes, AccountAbility
Len Sauers, Vice President, Global Sustainability, The Procter & Gamble Co. Click here to download presentation
Anders Wijkman, EU Parliament Member

Environmental leadership in the ICT sector – What more can be done?
The information and communications technology (ICT) sector has been hailed as the saviour of many of the world’s environmental problems. The Climate Group’s SMART 2020 report, published last year, suggested that the sector could deliver carbon savings five times larger than its total 2020 emissions. However, critics say ICT isn’t solving problems; it’s displacing or adding to them. Panelists in this session will look at what role ICT can play in the transition to a green economy, and highlight ways in which it could help other sectors reduce emissions. And with a huge expected increase in product demand from emerging economies, what is the sector doing to improve its own environmental performance, reduce energy consumption and increase the lifespan of its products? What is it doing to reduce electronic waste and what does the future hold?

Chaired by:
Molly Webb, ICT Programme Director, The Climate Group
Presenters and panelists:
Serge Adam, Vice President Southern EMEA, South & Central America, Tandberg
Bruno Berthon, Global Sustainability Lead, Accenture
Marc Fossier, Executive Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility Officer, Orange
Zoe McMahon, Environmental Strategy Manager, EMEA, Hewlett-Packard
Dennis Pamlin, Global Policy Advisor, WWF
Naofumi Sakamoto, Senior Researcher, Corporate Planning and Business Development, Hitachi Ltd
Bernard Spitz, Chairman, BS Conseil
Chris Tuppen, Chief Sustainability Officer, BT Group Click here to download presentation

Sustainable Urban Development – Expertise and technology transfer
The year 2007 marked a seminal moment in human history — for the first time ever, the number of people living in cities exceeded those in the countryside — and that trend looks set to continue.  As cities are notoriously resource hungry, they have and will continue to have a huge impact on the planet, so it’s vital that planners, governments and residents work together to reduce their environmental footprint. This session will consider how the mega cities of the future will look, exploring the benefits and practicalities of integrated sustainable transport systems and “intelligent” buildings that allow users to control their environmental performance. How can we engage cities in emerging economies with sustainability issues? And how can green technology be best brought to markets in the developing countries that often need it most.

Chaired by:
Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption and Production UNEP DTIE
Presenters and panelists:
Stefan Denig, Vice President, Siemens AG
Barbara Dubach, Senior Vice President and Head of CSR, Holcim Click here to download presentation
Dominique Heron, Vice President for Partnerships, Veolia Environnement
Werner Jager, Head of Technology Hydro Building Systems & Managing Director Buildtec
Francoise Helene Jourda, Author, Professor and Principal, Jourda Architects
Jane Drejer Nielsen, Executive Climate Advisor for the City of Copenhagen

Delivering environmental solutions through finance and investment
This session asks what role financial and investment vehicles can play in delivering environmental solutions. Are current economic rescue packages targeting the right industries? What sorts of innovative and green financial products and services could help companies transform their business practices? Will environmental concerns be abandoned as companies try to secure financial stability at all costs? Investing in social, environmental and ethical funds has seen a steady rise in popularity over the past few years but when will these issues be integrated into mainstream investing? Could this brand of “caring capitalism” become the economic model of the future?

Chaired by:
Martin Hancock, Chief Operating Officer, Westpac Institutional Bank
Presenters and panelists:
Alois Flatz, Managing Partner, Zouk Ventures
Matthew Hale, Managing Director, Sustainable Banking, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch
Anne-Catherine Husson-Traore, CEO, Novethic Click here to download presentation
Andrew Menzies, Managing Director, Earth Capital Partners
Rod Parsley, Partner, Perella Weinberg Partners
Robert Tacon, Senior Advisor, Sustainability, Standard Chartered plc & Chair, UNEP-FI

Advancing the extractives industry in reducing environmental impact
The extractives industry — oil, gas, mining and metals — arguably receives the most criticism for its environmental impacts of any sector. The speakers in this session will look at what the industry is doing or should be doing to improve its performance, including the integration of environmental health and services and the implementation of codes and conducts. Have these codes been effective and are companies really committed to changing the way they operate? Should there be more collaboration between sectors to improve efficiency? And to what extent is corruption undermining any environmental gains?

Chaired by:
Dominic Waughray, Director, Environmental Initiatives, World Economic Forum
Presenters and panelists:
Tom Burke, CBE, Environmental Policy Adviser, Rio Tinto
Catherine Tissot Colle, Executive Vice President, Sustainable Development, Eramet
Abdulai Darimani, Environment Program Officer, Third World Network Africa
Jean-Yves Gilet, Chairman, Entreprises pour l’Environnement, EVP & CEO, ArcelorMittal Stainless
R Anthony Hodge, President, International Council on Mining and Metals
Gearoid Lane, Managing Director, British Gas New Energy, Centrica plc

Tackling the global water crisis: Innovative solutions for business and society
The world faces a water crisis. Rising population, climate change and increasing resource use mean that shortages, disease, starvation and even conflict are inevitable unless action is taken. The United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon, has already raised the possibility of water wars in the future. As companies develop water strategies in response to this crisis they face challenging questions. Are they ready to deal with the impact of potential water shortages? Do they know how to measure their water “footprint”? How can they collaborate with suppliers to manager water risks throughout the supply chain? Can businesses and communities benefit from investing in local access to clean water and sanitation? The panel will discuss these issues, and will look at whether water waste management systems are robust enough to conserve what is likely to become the planet’s most valuable resource.

Chaired by:
Gavin Power, Deputy Director, UN Global Compact
Presenters and panelists:
Claus Conzelmann, Vice President – Safety, Health & Environment, Nestlé Group
Adam Muellerweiss, Director, Global Corporate Water Strategy, Dow
Henry Northover, Head of Policy, WaterAid
Bunker Roy, Founder, Barefoot College India
Will Swope, Vice President and Director of Corporate Sustainability, Intel
Ian Walsh, Global Head of Environment, Cadbury
Paul J. Williams, Head of Sustainable Development, Nalco

1245 – 1400 Networking Lunch
Venue: Hall Bordeaux, Palais des Congres
1400 – 1500 Discussion panel
The Green Imperative: Making it happen

Chaired by:
Claude Fussler, Programme Director, Caring for Climate, UN Global Compact
Laurent Corbier, Chair, ICC Commission on Environment and Energy & Vice-President of Sustainable Development and Continuous Improvement, AREVA
Jules Kortenhorst, Chief Executive Officer, European Climate Foundation
Ma Lingjuan, Deputy Executive Director, Chinese Renewable Energy Entrepreneurs Association
Pierre Tapie, Dean and President, ESSEC Business School & Chairman, GRLI
Ricardo Young, Founder & President, Ethos Institute, Brazil

1500 – 1600 Plenary session: Feedback from 6 working group chairs

Chaired by:
Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption and Production UNEP DTIE
GBS Bindra, Global Director of Innovation, Logica
Martin Hancock, Chief Operating Officer, Westpac, Instituitional Bank
Gavin Power, Deputy Director, UN Global Compact
Dominic Waughray, Director, Environmental Initiatives, World Economic Forum
Molly Webb, ICT Programme Director, The Climate Group

1600 – 1630 Networking coffee break & environmental exhibition
Venue : Hall Bordeaux, Palais des Congres
1630 – 1745 Live video link to the United States Senate in Washington for Dialogue on
‘Business and policy: Towards a more Sustainable, Green Economy’ in conjunction with
‘B4E Global Summit 2009 Summary Remarks: The Way Forward’

Paris Chair: Charles Hodson, Anchor, CNN International
Angela Cropper, Deputy Executive Director, UN Environmental Programme
Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Aron Cramer, President & CEO, BSR

Washington Chair: Frank Sesno, Special Correspondent, CNN
Senator John F. Kerry, Chair, U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Josh Boger, President and CEO, Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Senator Barbara Boxer, Chair, United States Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
Carol Browner, Assistant to the US President for Energy and Climate Change
Paul Sagan, President and CEO, Akamai Technologies

1745 – 1800 Closing remarks