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CLIMATE CHANGE AND THE BOTTOM LINE
Hosted by Saint-Gobain
It’s been four years since the Paris Agreement was adopted. Since then, it has become clear that private-sector engagement in meeting national climate change commitments is crucial, and there is much at stake. Customers are rewarding companies that are minding their global footprint, while investors are demanding climate risk disclosure. How are business leaders restructuring value chains, implementing greener investment strategies, and engaging new technologies to meet new environmental standards and reach consensus on what sustainability means in the coming decade?
Pierre-André de Chalendar, Chairman and CEO, Saint-Gobain
Christiana Figueres, Founding Partner, Global Optimism; Former Executive Secretary, UN Climate Change Convention
Aloke Lohia, Founder and Group CEO, Indorama Ventures
Mark Schneider, Chief Executive Officer, Nestle
Moderator: Brian O’Keefe, FORTUNE
DISRUPTIVE TECHNOLOGIES AND THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS
Hosted by Huawei Technologies
A.I., 5G, and the cloud have the potential to completely transform the way and the speed at which we manage our businesses, make our products, and engage with customers. Yet, fewer than 10% of companies’ business models are economically viable as the world digitalizes. A look at how industries can both prepare for and capitalize on emerging technologies.
Welcome Remarks: Chasen Skinner, Senior Director, Corporate Communications, Huawei Technologies USA
Maria Elena Cappello, Director, Telecom Italia
Yannick Fierling, Chief Executive Officer, Haier Europe
Tiger Tyagarajan, President and CEO, Genpact
Yvonne Wassenaar, Chief Executive Officer, Puppet
Moderator: Jeremy Kahn, FORTUNE
A NEW ERA OF GLOBALIZATION
Economic nationalism and digital transformation are redefining the meaning of globalization and upending traditional ways of doing business. Trade tensions are stalling business development, financial markets are constantly course-correcting, and rising inequality is fostering discontent. At the same time, demographic shifts, including aging communities and burgeoning youth populations, are changing consumer behavior and demands. What do all these changes mean for global business and how can CEOs lead through and capitalize on the uncertainties ahead?
Ian Goldin, Professor of Globalisation and Development, University of Oxford
Karien van Gennip, Chief Executive Officer, ING Bank France
Gary Shapiro, President and CEO, Consumer Technology Association
Michel Vounatsos, Chief Executive Officer, Biogen
Moderator: Claire Zillman, FORTUNE
REVOLUTIONIZING WORKPLACE CULTURE
Hosted by Insigniam
Only one in four efforts to change an organization’s culture is successful. So how can business leaders ensure their employees are engaged and in a workplace that helps them meet their full potential? And how can global companies work together to address inequities in leadership, promote cultures of learning and innovation, and build talent pipelines that are sustainable and adept at meeting the demands of 21st-century technology?
Welcome Remarks: Nathan Rosenberg, Founding Partner, Insigniam
Francesca Bellettini, President and CEO, Yves Saint Laurent
Jean-Jacques Bienaimé, Chairman and CEO, BioMarin
Jacques van den Broek, Chairman and CEO, Randstad
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, FORTUNE