B4E @ Rio +20
BIG IDEAS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
17 June 2012 | Clube Monte Líbano, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, or Rio +20, will take place in Brazil from 20-22 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro. With the aim to secure renewed global political commitment for sustainable development the Rio +20 Conference will focus on two themes: a green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty eradication; and the institutional framework for sustainable development.
To seize this opportunity and advance a new global agenda for sustainable development, a special B4E event will be held in Rio de Janeiro during the Rio +20 Conference. This event will bring together global thought leaders, heads of state, chief executives and visionaries to present their ‘Big ideas for a sustainable future’, delivered in a series of powerful and inspiring presentations and discussion panels.
B4E at Rio+20 will offer truly global solutions towards a more sustainable future for all. The future we want.
Sunday, 17 June 2012
|0830 – 1000||
Setting new accounting standards and pricing externalities – hosted by TEEB for Business
|0900 – 1300||
Executive Roundtable Forum – hosted by Novus International
Frank Mitloehner, University of California, Davis
1400 – 1500
OPENING DISCUSSION PANELS
Food security & sustainable agriculture
Moderator: Tony Simons, Director-General, World AgroForestry Centre
|1500 – 1600||
Moderator: Mark Spelman, Global Head of Strategy, Accenture
1600 – 1630
Networking coffee break
|1630 – 1645||
Peter Bakker, President, World Council for Sustainable Development
1645 – 1700
1700 – 1800
BIG IDEAS FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
Facilitator: Charles Emmerson, Independent Adviser & Senior Research FellowChatham House
Tony Simons, Director-General, World Agroforestry Centre
José María Figueres, Chairman, The Carbon War Room, Former President of Costa Rica
YC Deveshwar, Chairman, ITC
Paul Simpson, Chief Executive Officer, Carbon Disclosure Project
Clayton Lane, COO, EMBARQ, The WRI Centre for Sustainable Transport
|1800 – 1900||
Plenary discussion panel
Moderator: Malcolm Preston, Global & UK Leader, Sustainability & Climate Change, PwC
|1900 – 2200||
B4E & The Climate Group
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Note: This is a draft agenda subject to change. All speakers are confirmed except those showing
an asterisk (*) indicating that a speaker is invited, but not yet confirmed.
B4E @ Rio+20- Partners
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Global Initiatives promotes sustainable global development through a series of television programmes, media projects and international events like the B4E Summit series. These initiatives highlight global issues and offer partnership solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing the world.
Responsible Business Television
Responsible Business a television series produced by Global Initiatives showcasing leading global corporations that, in partnership with governments, NGOs and other international organizations, are developing business-driven solutions to some of the greatest challenges facing our world. Not only to improve corporate reputation or increase profits, but because it’s the right thing to do.
In Partnership With
The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) is a CEO-led, global coalition of some 200 companies advocating for progress on sustainable development. Its mission is to be a catalyst for innovation and sustainable growth in a world where resources are increasingly limited. The Council provides a platform for companies to share experiences and best practices on sustainable development issues and advocate for their implementation, working with governments, non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations. The membership has annual revenues of USD 7 trillion, spans more than 35 countries and represents 20 major industrial sectors. The Council also benefits from a network of 60 national and regional business councils and partner organizations, a majority of which are based in developing countries.
In Association With
Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organization providing a transformative global system for companies and cities to measure, disclose, manage, and share climate change and water information. Over 3,700 companies across the world’s largest economies now measure and disclose their greenhouse gas emissions and assessment of climate change risk and opportunity through CDP, in order that they can set reduction targets and make performance improvements. This data is gathered on behalf of 655 institutional investors, holding US$78 trillion in assets. CDP now holds the largest collection globally of self-reported climate change data.
The Climate Group
The Climate Group is an independent, not-for-profit organization, which brings together a global coalition of the world’s most powerful governments, brands and public figures across Asia, Europe and North America. Since 2004, we’ve been working with governments, business leaders and the world’s most influential individuals – to push for the policies, technologies and investment we need to make the Clean Revolution commercially viable. Together, we have the power to create a smarter, better, more prosperous future for all.
KOSEP – Korea South-East Power Co.
Korea South-East Power Co. became an independent power company on April 2, 2001, when it was separated from Korea Electric Power Corp. under Korean government’s restructuring plan of electricity industry Since then, KOSEP has pursued a corporate philosophy of “Maximization of shareholder’s value, Satisfaction to customer, Respect for employee and Contribution to society. “With this philosophy, We are striving to achieve our great vision of “Global Power Leader”. At of 2011, Korea South-East Power Co. Operates five power generation complexes, including Samchonpo Thermal Power Site Division, Yeongheung Thermal Power Site Division, Yeongdong Thermal Power Plant, Yeosu Thermal Power Plant, Bundang Combined Cycle Power Plant, ect KOSEP’s total generation capacity is 8,196㎿, which occupies 10.3% of total power generation capacity in Korea.
Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 246,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011.
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy sources, including thermal (coal, nuclear, gas…) and renewable ones (hydro, wind, solar…) and it offers a wide range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The Group employs 92,000 people in around 100 countries, and had sales of over € 20.9 billion in 2010/11.
Hitachi, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 360,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2010 (ended March 31, 2011) consolidated revenues totaled 9,315 billion yen ($112.2 billion). Hitachi will focus more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, environmental, industrial and transportation systems, and social and urban systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit:
For a company to be successful in the long term and create value for its shareholders, it must also create value for society. We call this Creating Shared Value (CSV). Nestlé is focusing its CSV efforts and investments on three areas – nutrition, water and rural development – as these are core to our business activities and vital for our value chain.
Novus International, Inc. is a provider of Health through Nutrition solutions for livestock, pets and people. Novus is headquartered in St. Charles, Missouri, USA and employs approximately 800 people, serving over 3,000 customers worldwide in more than 100 countries. Working from a strong base of scientific understanding and technological innovation, Novus has brought to market more than 100 new products over the past decade.
Office Depot’s global environmental strategy can be summarized in a simple statement: we commit to buy greener, be greener and sell greener. Effective execution of this strategy in our key markets is measured in an environmental dashboard which shows improvement on nearly every environmental metric since 2006. That’s why Newsweek ranked Office Depot America’s #1 greenest large retailer for 2010 and 2011. Please visit our website to learn more:
SABIC’s vision is to achieve our social, economic and environmental sustainability goals through our chemical technology, business strategy and human resources. We are focused on reducing the environmental footprint in all operations and on helping our customers to accomplish their sustainability goals through SABIC products, support and collaboration. We aspire to contribute to the changes required to achieve a more sustainable future for society.
The Suzlon Group, world’s fifth largest* wind turbine manufacturer, is headquarted in Pune, India. The company has a presence in 33 countries across six continents , over 13,000 employees worldwide, approaching 20,000 (MW) installations, manufacturing on three continents, and world class research and development centers in Germany, The Netherlands, Denmark and India.
The Group’s product portfolio is truly diversified with sub-megawatt on-shore turbines at 600 Kilowatts (KW), to the world’s largest commercial offshore wind turbine at 6.15 Megawatts (MW).
Global Broadcast Partner
Offering extensive coverage and analysis of international events and stories of global importance, CNN is the world’s leading global 24-hour news network celebrating more than 30 years delivering fast, accurate, impartial news to more than 246 million households. In March 2011 environmentalist Philippe Cousteau joined CNN as host and special correspondent for the successful Going Green specials. With the network’s promise to take viewers beyond borders to deliver intelligent programming for an interconnected world, the partnership reaffirms CNN’s commitment to report environmentalstories that are changing our planet.
Regency Foundation Networx is an international development agency facilitating partnerships between governments, business, civil society and the United Nations; current focus areas include the environment, HIV education & prevention and corporate responsibility. Regency is headquartered in the UK, with offices in Brazil, China and South Africa.
The World Agroforestry Centre
The World Agroforestry Centre is an international agricultural research centre based in Nairobi, Kenya that is using advanced science to increase the use of trees in agricultural landscapes to improve business opportunities, change the policy environment, and increase food security and environmental sustainability. Trees play a crucial role in almost all earth ecosystems and provide a range of benefits to rural and urban people. As natural vegetation is cleared for agriculture and other types of development, the benefits that trees provide are best sustained by integrating trees into agriculturally productive landscapes — a practice known as agroforestry.
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