Annual Conference


9.00   Registration

9.30   Welcome
Francisco Veloso, Dean, Imperial College Business School
Ian Walmsley, Provost, Imperial College London

Session one: The problem - shifting to business with a higher purpose
In this opening session we look at whether sustainability as we know it is enough to tackle our global environmental, societal and economic challenges. Are our current practices really making a difference? Or is the problem with the foundations of business itself?

9.45   Keynote
Mike Coupe, CEO, Sainsbury's

10.05   Panel discussion
Rachel Lord, Head of EMEA, BlackRock
Martin Siegert, Co-Director, Grantham Institute, Imperial College London
Helen Crowley, Fellow, Conservation International
Colin Mayer, Peter Moores Professor of Management Studies, Oxford University
David Gann
, Professor of Technology & Innovation Management, Imperial College Business School (moderator)

10.45   Break

Session two: A radical solution – rewiring capitalism
How can we frame and nurture the transition to a new way of doing business? Is it necessary to create a new form of capitalism? Our speakers share their insights and narratives of radical experimentation that are driving sustainable growth through regenerative business models.

11.15   Introduction
Maurizio Zollo, Professor of Strategy & Sustainability, Imperial College Business School

11.35   Panel discussion
Katie Brewis, Head of Sustainability EMEA, Google
John Steel, CEO, Cafedirect

Bjørn Otto Sverdrup, Senior VP for Sustainability, Equinor
Mike Barry, Director, Mikebarryeco
Marisa Miraldo, Associate Professor in Health Economics, Imperial College Business School (moderator)

12.15   Lunch

13.15   Fire-side chat
Charles Tilley, CEO, International Integrated Reporting Council
Celia Moore, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Imperial College Business School

Session three: Shaping new models of business

13.45   Roundtable discussions

Financial services
Franklin Allen, Executive Director of the Brevan Howard Centre, Imperial College Business School (moderator
Rachel Lord, Head of EMEA, BlackRock (moderator)
Franco Sassi, Director of the Centre for Health Economics & Policy Innovation, Imperial College Business School (TBC, moderator)
Elena Bonfiglioli,
Managing Director, Health and Life Sciences, EMEA Microsoft of Microsoft EMEA (TBC, moderator)
Nilay Shah, Director of Centre for Process Systems Engineering, Imperial College London (moderator)
High tech
Katie Brewis, Head of Sustainability EMEA, Google (moderator)
Consumer Goods
Peter Childs, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London (moderator and chair)

14.45   Break

15.15   Roundtable summary
We will share insights and proposals that emerged from their groups. The panel will conclude with an ‘I Will’ statement – a personal commitment which will drive the realisation of the initiatives that have emerged throughout the day.

15.30   Plenum panel
Elena Bonfiglioli, Senior Director of Health and Life Sciences division at Microsoft EMEA 
Alex diLeonardo, Partner, McKinsey & Co.
Hannah Pathak, Director of UK & Europe, Forum for the Future 
Maurizio Zollo
, Professor of Strategy & Sustainability, Imperial College Business School (moderator)

16.00   Closing remarks
Maurizio Zollo, Professor of Strategy & Sustainability, Imperial College Business School

16.10   Networking drinks reception