4 TH B4E Global Summit 2010

GS-2010

Powering Growth for the Global Green Economy

Agenda

Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Time Programme
1000 – 1600 Registration
1300 – 1500 Pre-Summit Programmes
COEX, Level 3, Room AUD 2
1300 – 1400 Introduction
Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-5) report
1400 – 1500 Launch – Business & Biodiversity Report, UNEP DTIE
1900 – 2100 Welcome Reception & Dinner sponsored by Korean Tourism Organisation
Fradia, 121-9 Hangang Park, Jamwon-dong, Seocho-gu, Seoul
 
Thursday, 22 April 2010
Time Programme
0730 – 0855 Registration

Facilitator: Nick Nuttall Spokesperson, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
0900 – 0903 Opening Address
Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General, United Nations (via video)
0903 – 0913 Keynote Address
Lee Myung-bak, President, Republic of Korea
0913 – 0930 Opening Statements
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
0930 – 1030

Opening plenary discussion panel
Powering growth for the global green economy
As we race to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere and protect the world’s resources for our future, a transformation of how we live on this planet is underway. The foundations of global green economy are being laid, driven by new sources of sustainable growth, energy and productivity, but we are still fall far short of what is needed to avoid the catastrophic situation most scientists predict. What can governments and policy-makers do to help business and civil society scale up solutions, power the shift to a green economy and secure a sustainable future?

Chair: Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme
Panelists:
Adrián Fernández Bremauntz, President, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico
Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Ashok Khosla, President, Club of Rome & International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

1030 – 1040 Leadership perspective
Bharrat Jagdeo, President, Republic of Guyana
1040 – 1050 Leadership perspective
Nam Yong, Vice Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, LG Electronics
1050 – 1130

Networking coffee break and green growth exhibition

1130 – 1140 Video address
James Leape, Director-General, WWF International
1140 – 1220 Keynote presentation and Q&A
Our Choice: A plan to solve the climate crisis
Al Gore, Former Vice President USA and Nobel Peace Prize-winner
1220 – 1230 Leadership perspective
Mohamed Nasheed, President, Republic of Maldives
1230 – 1340 Lunch hosted by Dow
Sustainability: Business Visions and Market Blind-Spots
Speaker, John Elkington (via video link)
1340 – 1350 Afternoon opening address
Maanee Lee, Minister for Environment, Republic of Korea
1350 – 1400 Leadership perspective
Sohn Kyung-shik, Chairman, Korean Chamber of Commerce and Industry<
1400 – 1450

Discussion panel
Green business – a new growth engine for the planet
Leading companies are proving that green business is not a drag on growth but instead a driver of new growth, turning environmental crises into opportunity through green leadership and innovation. These companies are transforming the way they operate by developing new products and services to solve the world’s toughest environmental challenges. Can this shift to a low carbon economy be profitable and how much impact can business really have?

Chair: Aron Cramer, President & CEO, Business for Social Responsibility
Panelists:
Charlie Brown, President & CEO, Office Depot International
Mohamed El-Ashry, Chairman, REN21 and former Chairman & CEO, Global Environment Facility
Josef Meilinger, President & CEO, Siemens Korea
Rolf Stangl, Chief Executive Officer, SIG Combibloc
Jochen Zeitz, Chairman & CEO, Puma AG

1455 – 1550

Parallel sessions: Discussions
1. Breakthrough consumer change: In search of the green tipping point
Consumers are increasingly aware of the environmental impact they have in consuming products and using services however still very few will pay premium for green products and real change in consumption habits has been minimal. What can manufacturers and marketers do to change this? Is there a green tipping point and what can we do to get there?

Chair: Randall Krantz, Associate Director, Head of Sustainability Initiative, World Economic Forum
Chris Deri, EVP and Global Leader, Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability, Edelman
Stefan Henningsson, Director, Climate Change, WWF Sweden
Greg Koch, Managing Director, Global Water Stewardship, The Coca-Cola Company
Sung-Woo Seok, Korea Environmental Industry

2. The impact of climate change on food sustainability
Changing weather patterns and unsustainable use of our natural resources are having serious impact on the world’s food supply, already under strain due to a rapidly growing global population. What can business do to reverse this potentially catastrophic development and secure future food production? The outcomes of this session will feed into the UN Global Compact Caring for Climate initiative; its next phase will focus on climate and development.

Chair: Tony Simons, Deputy Director-General, World Agroforestry Centre
Robert Berendes, Global Head of Business Development, Syngenta
Cynthia Jones, Head of Private Partnerships for Asia, World Food Programme
Louis Perroy, Principal Consultant, EcoSecurities

3. Sustainable tourism: Partnerships driving change
The World Tourism Organisation (WTO) estimates there were 880 million international visitor arrivals globally in 2009. Increasing tourist numbers combined with a lack in regulation is having major impact on the deterioration of our ecosystems and natural resources. What is the solution? Industry collaboration and innovative partnerships offer hope.

Chair: Kwabena Akyeampong, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Republic of Ghana
Willy Boulter, Vice President, IATA Asia Pacific
Sung-Woock Cho, Vice President, Green Tourism, Korea Tourism Organization
Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption & Production, UNEP DTIE
Eric Lee, Vice President Communications, Asia Pacific, Intercontinental Hotels Group

4. Climate positive solutions to deliver transformative change
Leading companies and sectors are already providing low carbon solutions that encourage significantly greater energy and resource savings. They are building a new industrial paradigm to secure deep emission cuts while simultaneously creating jobs and growth. This is a very different approach and requires new regulations and new ways of measuring and reporting. This is session is aligned with the objectives of the UN Global Compact Caring for Climate initiative with over 370 companies from 65 countries What can be done to support and accelerate climate positive goods and services and deliver transformative change?

Chair: Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Bradley Gambill, Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, LG Electronics
Yuri Itoh, Manager, Environmental Strategy Office, Hitachi
Sundeep Khisty, Green Practice General Lead, EDS/HP Asia Pacific
Dennis Pamlin, Senior Associate, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Senior Advisor, Global Initiatives

5. Sustainable procurement and expanding the green supply chain
With changing shareholder and consumer expectations, companies are increasingly requiring vendors and partners to comply with sustainable business standards and contribute to their waste reduction, energy saving and carbon cutting programs. While some struggle to justify cost of implementation, leading CEOs enjoy huge cost savings and greater collaboration with suppliers. However, achieving change throughout an entire supply chain is no easy task. What are the best practice models for sustainable procurement and how will reporting standards look in the future?

Chair: Jonathan Wright, Partner, Global Supply Chain Practices, Accenture
Thomas Linton, Executive Vice President & Chief Procurement Officer, LG Electronics
Aron Cramer, President & CEO, Business for Social Responsibility
Gary Veale, Global Lead, Sustainable Supply Chain, KPMG
Terry Yosie, President & CEO, World Environment Center

6. Building the next-generation smart grid
Replacing traditional electricity grids with smart grids will be critical to our sustainable energy future. Scaling up renewable energy use, rolling out electric cars and the mass implementation of low carbon, clean tech solutions will simply not be possible without a smarter, digital power grid to enable, connect and better manage distribution. How will the next-generation grid look and what does this mean for business?

Chair: John McCall MacBain, Chairman, European Climate Foundation
Ryan Hledik, Senior Associate, The Brattle Group
Brad Gammons, Vice President, Global Energy & Utilities Industry, IBM
Yong Pil Lee, Director for Smart Grid Team, Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea
Chris King, Chief Regulatory Officer, eMeter

1550 – 1620 Networking coffee break and green growth exhibition
1620 – 1730

Discussion panel
Leading the world towards a low carbon future
The continued economic growth and development humanity has enjoyed over the last 100 years has had devastating impact on our planet. The depletion of natural resources, extinction of species, displaced communities and global warming are just some of the crises we currently face. Do we need to sacrifice growth in order to achieve sustainability? Will the energy that powers future growth come from fossil fuels or new sources like wind and waves? This panel of leaders will explore a sustainable future where global economic development benefits everybody, natural resources are protected and biodiversity is restored.

Chair: Anna Coren, Anchor, CNN International
James Cameron, Academy Award-winning Film Director
Mohamed Nasheed, President, Republic of Maldives
Changhua Wu, Director, Greater China, The Climate Group
Jochen Zeitz, Chairman & CEO, Puma AG

1750 Day closing
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Friday, 23 April 2010

Time Programme
0745 – 0845

UN Global Compact Breakfast

0900 – 0910 Opening address
Hyung-Kook Kim, Chairman, Presidential Committee on Green Growth, Republic of Korea
0910 – 0925 Presentation – Inspired by nature: The businesses of the future
Gunter Pauli, Founder, Zero Emissions Research & Initiatives, Author of The Blue Economy
0925 – 1025

Discussion panel
Green entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging countries
Increasingly, major global companies are turning to emerging markets for innovative solutions to environmental problems. Conditions in these markets provide fertile ground for entrepreneurship and innovation to solve problems like pollution, water scarcity and access to energy and technology. What can be done to support these entrepreneurs with the finance and resources needed to expand for greater results and impact? What is there to learn and how can bigger companies and governments help?

Chair: Stefan Henningson, Director, Climate Change, WWF Sweden
Panelists: Edward Ayensu, Chairman, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Ghana
Chido Govero, Founder, Orphans Train Orphans, Zimbabwe
Neil Hawkins, Senior Vice President, Sustainability & EH&S, The Dow Chemical Company
Eric Léger, Country President South Korea, Schneider Electric
Changhua Wu, Director, Greater China, The Climate Group

1030 – 1300

Working groups: Presentations and discussions
1. Business innovation In a world facing multiple crises and the potentially catastrophic impacts of climate change, the future of a business is increasingly dependent upon its ability to adjust and develop sustainable innovation strategies. To remain relevant and competitive, companies have to completely rethink their business, their products, technologies and services. Innovation is key to survival and to unlocking the solutions that will form the very foundations of a low carbon society. How can policy-makers nurture and reward innovation and how can companies share their innovation models while remaining competitive?

Chair: GBS Bindra, Global Director of Innovation, Logica
Scott Bolick, Vice President Sustainability, SAP
Carrie Freeman, Director, Sustainable Business Innovation, Intel
Robert Hill, Adjunct Professor in Sustainability, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney
Ram Nidumolu, Founder & CEO, InnovaStrat

2. ICT and the green revolution
While the ICT sector has made significant strides in reducing its industry environmental footprint, far greater potential lies in the wider benefits of technology companies enabling other sectors to work more efficiently, consume less energy and resources and produce less waste and emissions. The sector has a leading role to play in accelerating transformative low carbon solutions across other sectors and the entire economy. How is the progress and what more needs to be done? How can policy-makers and investors help and what is the role of mobile technologies?

Chair: Dennis Pamlin, Senior Associate, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Senior Advisor, Global Initiatives
Irene Chan, Head of Energy & Utilities, Business Development APAC, Nokia Siemens Networks             
Randy Giles, Executive Director & President, Bell Labs Seoul
Engelina Jaspers, Vice President, Environmental Sustainability, HP
Rohan Richards, Senior Strategy Consultant, Ericsson
Ranjit Barthakur, Advisor, Tata Consultancy Services

3. Sustainable urban development: Low carbon smart cities
With more than 50% of the world’s population living in urban centres, up from 14% a century ago, urbanisation is one of the defining issues of our time. What we do with our cities can have a profound impact on global development, and help us in solving issues like climate change. How can cities access, increase and better integrate low carbon technologies? How do they implement sustainable transport systems, encourage zero emission buildings and the smart management of energy supply and demand? What does the future look like for cities in developing markets? This session will link into the UN Global Compact Cities Programme delivering innovative, concrete and sustainable solutions to intractable economic, social and environmental urban issues.

Chair: Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption & Production, UNEP DTIE
Jin Woo Chang, Chief Executive Officer, Hanbul Energy Management
Lei Hongpeng, Low Carbon City Officer, WWF China
Hee Jip Kim, Energy Lead Asia Pacific, Accenture
Willfried Wienholt, Vice President, Urban Development, Siemens One, Siemens AG
Changhua Wu, Director, Greater China, The Climate Group
Matthew Billot, Head of Global Environmental Outlook Unit, UNEP-DEWA

4. Finance and investment
Amid all the uncertainty after the failed Copenhagen conference, one thing was clear. Any solution, or combination of solutions agreed to prevent climate change disaster, will require massive funding and investment from both governments and the private sector for mitigation and adaptation. Capital from private sources, including institutional investors such as pension funds and sovereign wealth funds will be critical. Between 50-60% of these investments must be made in emerging economies. How can REDD and carbon trading solutions generate revenue and enhance the flow of investment to developing countries? How will climate finance be governed in the future? This session will highlight the UN Principles for Responsible Investing, designed to encourage long-term sustainable investment returns and markets through better analysis of environmental, social and governance issues in investment process and promote responsible shareholder and corporate practices

Chair: Richard Manley, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs, Global Investment Research
Seiji Kawazoe, Associate General Manager, Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
Young Jae Ryu, CEO, SustInvest Research & Consulting
Takejiro Sueyoshi, Special Advisor, UNEP FI, Former Member, Council on Global Warming, Japan

5. Energy: Speeding up the global transition to renewable energy
Solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels and other renewable energies will all form a part of the future global energy solution required to replace fossil fuels and limit global warming. A massive and rapid global scale-up of renewable energy consumption will be needed to stabilize CO2 in the atmosphere and keep global temperatures from rising above the 2 – 3 degree threshold. Commercialisation and investment in infrastructure will be critical towards this and business and consumers will only make the shift if it costs less. What should governments and policy-makers do to speed up the transition and what is the business case?

Chair: Angelina Galiteva, Chairperson, World Council for Renewable Energy (WCRE) 
Remi Eriksen, Chief Operating Officer, DNV Energy
Stefan Gsaenger, Secretary-General, World Wind Energy Association
Thomas Jostmann, Vice President, Environment, Evonik
John McCall MacBain, Chairman, European Climate Foundation
Huang Ming, Vice President Solar Industry, International Solar Energy Society, Chairman, Hinmin Group

6. Water: Innovation and partnership for sustainable water management
Water supply impacts everything — from food and energy to climate change and ecosystems. The looming global water crisis has highlighted the links between environment, equity and poverty. This session is linked in to the UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate, designed as a private-public initiative with a focus on developing strategies and solutions to contribute positively to the emerging global water crisis. What are the technologies that can help tackle water scarcity and secure access to water for all? How can innovative partnerships between government, business and communities scale up solutions?

Chair: Gavin Power, Deputy Director, UN Global Compact
Jonathan Kaledin, Director, Blue Water Certification Program, The Nature Conservancy
Greg Koch, Managing Director, Global Water Stewardship, The Coca-Cola Company
Michiyo Morisawa, Director, Carbon Disclosure Project Japan
Adam Muellerweiss, Director of Sustainability and Corporate Water Strategy, Dow Chemical                
Manian Ramesh, Chief Technology Officer, Nalco

1130 – 1230 UNEP Champions of the Earth Youth Dialogue with CNN
Chair: Ellana Lee, Managing Editor, CNN Asia Pacific
Speakers: Winners of the 2010 UNEP Champions of the Earth Award
Audience: 200 international students of business, economics and the environment
1300–1410 Sustainable solutions to eradicate poverty
Speakers: Young-shim Dho, Chair, UNWTO, STEP Foundation (Sustainable Tourism Eliminating Poverty)
Kwabena Akyeampong, Deputy Minister of Tourism, Republic of Ghana
1410–1430 Leadership perspective
Sir Richard Branson, Chairman, Virgin Group and Founder, Virgin Unite
1430 – 1530

Discussion panel
The role of business in protecting and restoring biodiversity and ecosystems
While headlines today remain dominated by climate change, tomorrow’s big story will surely be the loss of biodiversity and ecosystem degradation. The loss of biodiversity must be of concern for business because nature provides the foundation and service for raw materials for industrial production, commerce and trade. The economic cost of biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation in 2008 was estimated to be between US$2 – US$4.5 trillion (3.3 – 7.5% of global GDP). Business and enterprise have a huge role to play in how we manage, safeguard and invest in our natural capital. How can business not only protect but also restore biodiversity and ecosystems?

Chair: Nick Nuttall, Spokesperson, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Video introduction: Wangari Maathai, Nobel Peace Prize-winner, Founder, Greenbelt Movement
Panelists:
Bharrat Jagdeo, President, Republic of Guyana
Ashok Khosla, President, Club of Rome & International Union of the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
James Leape, Director-General, WWF International (video link)
Ravi Sharma, Director, Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

1530 – 1540 Leadership perspective
Pan Gang, Chairman & President, Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co. Ltd
1540 – 1630 Plenary session: Report from working group Chairs
1630 – 1640 Outlook to COP16
Adrián Fernández Bremauntz, President, National Institute of Ecology, Mexico
1640 – 1700

B4E 2010 closing remarks
The Way Forward
Georg Kell, Executive Director, UN Global Compact
Arab Hoballah, Chief, Sustainable Consumption & Production, UNEP DTIE

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