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Embedding sustainability & social value in procurement

20 Jan 2021
Climate, sustainability & society
Alignment, change & transformation
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

Balfour Beatty is a leading international infrastructure group who finance, develop, build and maintain innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins daily life, supports communities and enables economic growth. Aaron Reid is a sustainable procurement and supply chain diversity...
SPEAKER(S): Aaron Reid, Head of Sustainable Procurement, Balfour Beatty
CHAIR: Meena Hans, Chief Sustainability Officer, Winmark

The Burning Issues on the COO Plate

21 Jan 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

Nathan Bennett is the Author of Riding Shotgun: the role of the COO. Recently updated in 2018, the book is one of the few publications to attempt to crystallise the role of COO and the value it can bring to an organisation.
SPEAKER(S): Nate Bennett, Professor and Author, Georgia State University
CHAIR: Darren Carlile, Head of Customer Operations, Capital One

Better Data & Decisions: How to understand & manage your data to maximise insights & reporting

11 Feb 2021
Tech, cyber, data & digital
CIO, information security, digital & data
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement
CFO, finance, tax & treasury

There's value in data, but there are also costs and risks. Who should be involved in managing data; from capture through to storage, analysis and, ultimately, its commercial and strategic use? In this discussion a CFO, CIO and COO explore where responsibilities lie and what works best.
SPEAKER(S): Benay Sager, COO, Intelligent Debt Management Group, South Africa | Nina Tatsiy, Regional CIO, British American Tobacco
CHAIR: Mike Aspinall, Chief Financial Officer, Exonar

Managing crises and supply chains: a Total SE case study

26 Feb 2021
Innovation, operations & business models
CLO, ethics, risk, legal & compliance
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

Total SE is a French multinational energy company founded in 1924 and one of the seven "Supermajor" oil companies in the world. It is present in over 130 countries and its businesses cover the entire oil and gas chain, from exploration and production, transportation, refining and trading. As part of its ambition to get to...
SPEAKER(S): Rowan McBrien, Vice President Legal, Europe & Central Asia, Total Exploration and Production
CHAIR: Alissa Foale, Chief Legal Officer, Brewin Dolphin Ltd

Steering your Organisation through Turbulent Waters

19 Mar 2021
People, leadership, performance & diversity
Growth, media & international
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

This meeting will help COOs and organisations improve their operational resilience.  We live in turbulent times and COOs play a key role in stabilising our ships.  Brig. Alan Richmond OBE, will start by drawing on his institutional resilience experiences from the...
SPEAKER(S): Alan Richmond OBE Ministry of Defence | Mike Wright, Former COO, China Construction Bank (London)
CHAIR: Stephanie Smith, Director- Portfolio Operations, Europe, Invesco UK

SETTING SUSTAINABILITY TARGETS AND ORGANISING TO DELIVER

24 Mar 2021
Growth, media & international
Climate, sustainability & society
People, leadership, performance & diversity
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

In the run up to Cop26, more and more corporations are announcing their emissions reduction targets. But are these targets ambitious enough to achieve 50% reduction by 2030? And how exactly are companies going to achieve them? Join our panel to get an in-depth view of how companies are setting their...
SPEAKER(S): Tjeerd Krumpelman, Global Head of Business Advisory, Reporting & Engagement, ABN AMRO | Scott Abrahams, Group Head Acceptance and Emerging Payments, MasterCard | Gabrielle Giner, Head of Environmental Sustainability, BT | Nancy Hobhouse, Senior Sustainability Manager, John Lewis
CHAIR: Sam Baker, Partner in Sustainability / ESG, Deloitte Consulting & Advisor at Chapter Zero

Sustainability: ESG & responsible reward

22 Apr 2021
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Climate, sustainability & society
Presidents, chairs & non-executive directors
CEO & entrepreneurs
CFO, finance, tax & treasury
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

In this session we will explore sustainability initiatives and practical examples of what businesses are doing to enhance their ESG focus. As pressure mounts on the work organisations must do to play their part in such an important global theme, we will hear about some of the ways boards are...
SPEAKER(S): Nick Lakin, Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Kingfisher | Caroline Laurie, Head of Sustainability, Kingfisher | Laszlo Bekefi, General Manager, Coca-Cola HBC Hungary
CHAIR: Claudine​ Blamey, Head of Sustainability and Digital Strategy, Argent Services

The Role of the COO in the age of AI

28 Apr 2021
Tech, cyber, data & digital
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

Imagine a future, in five to ten years time, where organisations have advanced, from today’s handful of AI proof of concepts and pilot projects, to that future where AI is fully embedded throughout the organisation. What will the new operating models look like? How will humans...
SPEAKER(S): Antony Turner, Chief Operating Officer, Coefficiency Lab
CHAIR: Talia Grantham, COO, Bright/Shift

COMMITMENT AND MOMENTUM – THE KEYS TO SUSTAINABILITY TRACTION

26 May 2021
Climate, sustainability & society
Boards, governance & stakeholders
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

One of the most critical parts of any organisation’s sustainability journey is creating real commitment to delivering results. Vanessa will give us an overview of Pernod Ricard’s sustainability journey and share with us how she is tackling the challenge of...
SPEAKER(S): Vanessa Wright, VP Global Sustainability, Pernod Ricard
CHAIR: Isidora Díaz Heredia, Chief HSE and Sustainability Officer, Parques Reunidos Group

Baking in sustainability from the operations up

14 Jun 2021
Innovation, operations & business models
Boards, governance & stakeholders
Purpose, values, strategy & culture
COO, climate, sustainability, supply & procurement

Gladys Naylor, Group Head of Sustainability, with 23 years at the Mondi Group and a background in engineering will share their bottom-up operational and top-down strategic approach to deploying sustainability across the value chain. Ms Naylor will discuss the...
SPEAKER(S): Gladys Naylor, Group Head of Sustainability, Mondi

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