Social Responsibility

Event details

26 March 2020
09:30 - 15:00
Alumni, Executive Education, Invites Only, Public

In light of the 2020 health crisis, this event was successfully moved online. 

Sustainable business is no longer about banning plastic water bottles from the office or arming your organisation with glossy reports.

We were delighted to host our fifth annual conference virtually, where we discussed how businesses must radically transform to support the regeneration of a thriving, resilient and adaptable society.

We explored how businesses can continue to drive competitive advantage, as the pressure increases to fundamentally re-evaluate their purpose for the common good.

Matt Symonds

Your virtual host

Matt Symonds is a management columnist for Forbes, BBC and formerly The Economist and Bloomberg. He has co-founded some of the most popular business school and university platforms of the last 25 years, and written speeches for Fortune 500 CEOs. He co-founded Fortuna Admissions with former Directors from Wharton, INSEAD, LBS, Harvard and other top schools, and was the S of QS Quacquarelli Symonds, publishers of the QS World University Rankings. His book on MBA Admissions was sponsored by McKinsey, Goldman Sachs, BCG and Bain.

Mike Coupe

Keynote speaker: Mike Coupe, CEO of Sainsbury's

Mike Coupe has been the Group Chief Executive Officer of Sainsbury’s since 2014. He has also served as an Executive Director since 2007 and has been a member of the Operating Board since October 2004. Mike has vast retail industry experience in trading, strategy, marketing, digital and online, as well as multi-site store experience.

Imperial College Business School’s fifth annual conference explained why and how to experiment and innovate towards a new way of doing business centred around stakeholders. Top academics, business leaders and policymakers brought together new economic models and practical experience to find ways businesses can improve human and environmental wellbeing.

Our key themes included: 

  • Stakeholder capitalism – what does this mean and how can it be created?
  • Developing an integrative and regenerative organisation – how can you frame and tackle this transformational journey?
  • Consumer, labour and investor constraints – how can these be successfully negotiated to create truly sustainable value for all? 

Re-thinking the role of business requires pioneering thinking and bold leadership at the highest level. This invite-only event was specifically designed to inspire action and share knowledge with senior executives from some of the world’s leading organisations.

Speakers

Franklin Allen

Franklin Allen

Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College Business School
Mike Barry

Mike Barry

Director of Mikebarryeco
Elena Bonfiglioli

Elena Bonfiglioli

Managing Director, Health and Life Sciences, EMEA Microsoft
Katie Brewis

Katie Brewis

Head of Sustainability at Google EMEA
Helen Crowley

Helen Crowley

Fellow at Conservation International & Advisor to WEF
Alex Di Leonardo

Alex DiLeonardo

Partner at McKinsey & Company
David Gann

David Gann

Professor of Technology & Innovation Management at Imperial College Business School
Andrew Jack

Andrew Jack

Global Education Editor at the Financial Times
Rachel Lord

Rachel Lord

Head of EMEA at BlackRock
Colin Mayer

Colin Mayer

Professor of Management Studies at the Saïd Business School
Marisa Miraldo

Marisa Miraldo

Associate Professor in Health Economics at Imperial College Business School
Hannah Pathak

Hannah Pathak

Director for UK and Europe at Forum for the Future
Franco Sassi

Franco Sassi

Director of the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation at Imperial College Business School
Nilay Shah

Nilay Shah

Director of Centre for Process Systems Engineering at Imperial College London
Martin Siegert

Robert Siegert

Co-Director of Grantham Institute at Imperial College London
Robert Sorrell

Robert Sorrell

VP Research & Innovation at BP
John Steel

John Steel

CEO of Cafédirect
Charles Tilley

Charles Tilley

CEO of International Integrated Reporting Council
Keith Tuffley

Keith Tuffley

Global Co-Chair, Sustainable Banking & Corporate Transitions group at Citi
Maurizio Zollo

Maurizio Zollo

Professor of Strategy & Sustainability at Imperial College Business School

Event details

26 March 2020
09:30 - 15:00
Alumni, Executive Education, Invites Only, Public

Learn more about sustainability at the Business School

Event details

Date: 26 March 2020
Time: 09:30 - 15:00
Audience: Alumni, Executive Education, Invites Only, Public