Urgent action is required
We have until 2030 to limit a climate change disaster.
This decade will be about moving the needle. Resource efficiency, critical raw materials and sustainable supply chain are all directly linked to climate change. See short summary video on the right.
the Sustainability Leaders Congress series
need to combat either SDG13, SDG5 & 10 or SDG 12 (or all 3)
of all delegates
are Vice-Presidents, Heads and Directors of Sustainability and CSR
coming from Western-Europe
2020: Focusing on Four Topics
as the greatest challenges we face in the 21st Century
“The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it.”
SDG 5 & 10
Responsible consumption and production
join our community
Communication is key
for driving meaningful and long-lasting change
Day 1 Morning – Climate Action
The pathway to Paris – roadmap to a CO2-neutral industry
Increasingly, reports are delivering gruesome projections: we have until 2030 to limit a climate change disaster. This decade will be about…
The Point of No Return
Climate change is no more a far-off threat. It’s turning into everyday life for millions. Almost all societies across the globe now see the reality that we need to …
Organizations looking to move from regenerative to restorative will see costs reduced, increased reputation as an innovation driver, employees empowered and …
Day 1 Afternoon – Gender Equality & Inequalities
Making gender equality a reality
According to recent studies, 39% of total employment consists of women, but only 27% of managerial positions. An even more shocking statistic is that …
The inequality challenge
Millions of people are moving out of poverty every year. Nevertheless, the wealth gap is the widest it’s been since 1928. Nearly half of the world’s — more than 3 billion people — live on less …
Greater transparency and accurate human rights data are essential to check assumptions on where strengths or areas for improvement lie…
Day 2 Morning – Responsible Production and Consumption
Responsible Production – Designing Circular Products
We have only one planet with limited resources. Making sustainable, circular products the norm is arguably the biggest challenge of the 21st century…
Responsible Consumption – Educating Consumers
Sustainability is a journey. And we must take it together. Unsustainable consumption will lead the 8.5 billion people in the next decade to put an …
Reducing Waste – Focusing on Plastic
What is clear is that damage caused by single-use plastic is receiving an unprecedented public attention and putting…
and make a difference
subject-matter experts on the outlined program topics
Professor Andrew Sharman
CEO at RMS Switzerland, Chairman of the event
With a sustainability career spanning three decades Sharman guides global leaders in their commitment to operational excellence across a range of industry sectors including aviation, construction, power generation and supply, fast moving consumer goods, oil and gas, and manufacturing. He’s an active sustainability advocate and philanthropist, professor of leadership and risk management, Board member of the Earth Focus Foundation, and MC of The Ocean Race Summits.</p> <p>Sharman’s encouraging, provocative style of chairmanship ensures that participants of the Sustainability Leaders Congress are fully engaged and involved in shaping the content, direction and outcomes of the event. Are you ready to change the world?
Professor of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University
As one of the originators of the concept of sustainable value, Chris Laszlo, PhD, reframes sustainability as a business opportunity, turning environmental and social risks into drivers of innovation, greater employee engagement, and a new, inimitable source of competitive advantage. Laszlo is the author of five books, including Flourishing Enterprise: The New Spirit of Business (2014), Embedded Sustainability: The Next Big Competitive Advantage (2011), and Sustainable Value: How the World's Leading Companies are Doing Well by Doing Good (2008), all from Stanford University Press. An earlier book, The Sustainable Company (2003, paperback 2005), was published by Island Press.
Chair in Sustainable Transformation, Professor of Integrated Value, Academic Director of the Sustainable Transformation
Dr Visser sees his mission as helping to bring about transformative thinking and action in business and society. This begins, he says, with “letting go an industrial system that has served us well, but is no longer fit for purpose; old styles of leadership and outdated models of business; high-impact lifestyles and selfish values; cherished ideologies that are causing destruction; and beliefs about ways to tackle problems that are failing to resolve crises.” He believes that we all need to be purpose-inspired to make a positive difference.
Interactive Event Style
Together we can heal the planet but we have to find new ways of doing things together.
New to 2020: campfire discussions (4 in total for each focus topic). Delegates will use the 6 talking points collected throughout the 3 keynote sessions and have a discussion with 4-5 peers to reach a conclusion which then will be shared with the rest of the audience. Further increasing connectiveness among delegates are the double speednetworking sessions (audience favourite!) and lounge seats infused, fully vegan lunch.
Our Delegates Said
about previous SLC events
Action is required. Not tomorrow, but now. Register today
million kilograms of garbage is dumped into the ocean every day
in 8 deaths in the world is associated with air pollution.
thousand m2 of forest is cut down every second
people hold as much wealth as the poorest 3.7 billon people in the world
Disruptive new sustainability technologies
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Raising animals for food is responsible for 30% of the world’s water consumption, occupies up to 45% of the Earth’s land and is responsible for up to 91% of Brazilian Amazon descrution to name but a few causes. Our 2020 venue selection therefore serves only vegetarian dishes, avoids fridges in rooms, uses energy-saving technology combined with heat pumps and installs only sustainably cultivated wood for furniture and floors. Almodovar goes a step further, read more here https://almodovarhotel.de/en/das-hotel/
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The World is Changing Fast – and the expectations for business with it
We have only one planet with limited resources. Our organizations need to act as catalysts for change. We need to resolve to changing lives every day, all year long and move fast to create a circular system. This decade will be about moving the needle. Become future-ready at the 2020 Sustainability Leaders Congress for sustainable growth tomorrow.