John Elkington to Keynote CBSR Summit, November 6th, Toronto

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John Elkington to Keynote CBSR Summit, November 6th, Toronto

In his opening keynote, John Elkington will explore how businesses can change the rules and tackle the world’s great environmental, social and governance challenges.
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Thursday, August 8, 2013 - 9:00am

August 8, 2013 /3BL Media/ - CBSR is thrilled to announce this year's Summit Keynote Speaker: John Elkington is the Founding Partner & Executive Chairman of Volans (2008 to date) also Co-Founder of SustainAbility (1987-2008, where he remains a non-executive member of the Board).

John is a world authority on corporate responsibility and sustainable development, with three decades of experience advising business and government leaders. He coined the phrase "triple bottom line" in 1994; and is the author or co-author of 17 books including the Green Consumer Guide; and The Power of Unreasonable People: How Social Entrepreneurs Create Markets That Change the World.

In 2009, a CSR International survey of the Top 100 CSR leaders placed him fourth out of 100 people listed: after Al Gore, Barack Obama and the late Anita Roddick of the Body Shop, and alongside Muhammad Yunus of the Grameen Bank.

John’s latest work and pivot point for his keynote, Breakthrough Capitalism, explores the role of business and business leaders in catalyzing market solutions for a sustainable society. He will also share his thoughts on how to catalyze and scale corporate transformation in Canada.

Click here for complete Summit Agenda

 

About the CBSR Summit:

Complex global social, environmental and economic mega-trends are increasingly affecting businesses.  As sustainability pressures mount, can business be an effective force for change in ensuring a healthy, fair and affordable world for 9 billion people? The Transformational Company challenges today’s business model, and actively rethinks its design to ensure companies continue to create shareholder and societal value over the long term.  

For the past decade, the CBSR Summit has been Canada's premier conference on corporate social responsibility and sustainability. We bring together 150+ of North America's top experts, executives and practitioners from leading companies, governments, academic institutions and non-governmental organizations. 

The Summit will take place on November 6th 2013, at One King St. West, Toronto. 

 
Agenda at a Glance:

  • Keynote – John Elkington - Road to “Breakthrough Capitalism”  - Current models of capitalism are failing economically, socially and environmentally. As sustainability pressures mount, can business be an effective force for change in ensuring a healthy, fair and affordable world for 9 billion people? In his opening keynote, John Elkington will explore how businesses can change the rules and tackle the world’s great environmental, social and governance challenges.
  • Scaling Transformation in Canada How do we catalyze and scale transformation in the Canadian market? This panel will explore how the Transformational Company Framework can be leveraged as a roadmap to “Breakthrough Capitalism”, what are the necessary leadership attributes, and how can businesses effectively collaborate to accelerate sustainability.
  • How to Sustain Effective Multi-Stakeholder Collaborations & Partnerships - In this complex world, even the leading corporations realize they can no longer tackle any one problem alone. To prosper, a company must not only transform its own business model toward sustainability, but also within the larger economic and social ecosystem. To succeed in transformation and address systemic barrier and challenges, organizations must lead and participate in industry and multi-stakeholder collaborations. 
  • Sustainable Value Chains – More and more companies are collaborating along the supply chain with their suppliers and business customers to generate the innovation needed to foster sustainability.  This panel will consider best practices and lessons learned working with corporate value chains to improve the sustainability performance of the company’s up and downstream impacts.
  • Public Policy Advocacy to Advance Sustainability – Governments have an important role to play to create an enabling environment that fosters corporate sustainability and they need to collaborate with companies and other stakeholders to develop this roadmap.  This panel will focus on the role companies can play to catalyze government action on sustainability.  This session will explore what the drivers and opportunities are, and how and why to engage.
  • CSR Reporting: the Shift from Inform to Engage trends, tools, and best practices of improving performance and creating on-going engagement.

View Summit details here - http://www.cbsr.ca/2013-summit

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