Monday, September 25, 2017

9:00 AM

There is growing agreement that injecting social benefit into the core of your business strategy is a key success factor for modern companies. It’s critical to a company’s ability to attract and motivate the best talent, it deepens bonds with consumers, and it serves as a steadying keel for corporate reputation in an era when the winds of social media can change at a moment’s notice. Moreover, it’s increasingly clear that governments alone are incapable of solving the most intractable challenges, making the role of the private sector more important than ever.

What’s less obvious—and the area to which The CEO Initiative is most directly dedicated—is how to undertake this task most effectively. These opening sessions will identify some of the best practices for engaging your workforce, your customers, and the community.

Opening Remarks: Alan Murray, President, Fortune, and Chief Content Officer, Time Inc.

9:00 AM

The program will open with an agenda-setting interview with Jamie Dimon, the CEO of J.P. Morgan Chase, who also serves as the chairman of the Business Roundtable.

Speaker: Jamie Dimon, Chairman and CEO, J.P. Morgan Chase
Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Editor-in-Chief, Fortune

9:30 AM

Chief executives have long been judged by, and are expected to manage, the profitability of their company. Increasingly, their responsibilities have grown to include addressing social problems both internally and externally. This discussion will examine the critical importance of the CEO in creating a corporate culture that values and embeds pro-social objectives into its core business strategy.
Mark Bertolini, CEO, Aetna
Indra Nooyi, Chairperson and CEO, PepsiCo
Moderator: Alan Murray, President, Fortune, and Chief Content Officer, Time Inc.

9:55 AM

As businesses assess their relationship to their customers and communities, they are increasingly considering how their actions can help strengthen the health, wealth and prosperity of society as a whole. This discussion will explore how companies can harness the power of their core business strategies to help make prosperity, broadly defined, more shared and inclusive to those who help make, purchase and use their products and services.

Hamdi Ulukaya, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Chobani
Tom Wilson, Chairman and CEO, The Allstate Corp.; Chairman, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Executive Editor, Fortune

10:25 AM

The Fortune Global Forum meeting last December in Rome produced several recommendations for action in the health care sector. This segment will provide a progress report.

Raj Panjabi, CEO and Co-founder, Last Mile Health

Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Fortune

10:40 AM
11:00 AM

The group will break into smaller groups for in-depth working sessions.

Deploying Technology to Create Jobs, Not Destroy Them
As we enter the fourth Industrial Revolution, millions of jobs are at risk due to automation gains from artificial intelligence and robots. But opportunities are emerging to develop technology that will enable the creation of new jobs, combat climate change, and empower global entrepreneurialism.

Joe Kaeser, Chief Executive Officer, Siemens AG
Tiger Tyagarajan, President and CEO, Genpact
Subject Expert:
Catherine Havasi, CEO and Co-founder, Luminoso

Moderator: Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune

Workforce Development, Training, and Education
Success in today’s economy has been made possible by highly skilled workers. With the exponential rise in the advancement of technology, companies’ ability to educate, retrain, and reskill their workers has become a critical competitive advantage, while also yielding higher wages and social mobility. A shortfall in government support has increased pressure on companies to bolster their learning and development functions, forcing them to increasingly align with business strategies. This discussion will highlight practices to prepare a workforce to adapt and perform in an ever-changing landscape of technology and work environments.

Suzanne DiBianca, Executive Vice President, Corporate Relations, and Chief Philanthropy Officer, Salesforce
Deanna Mulligan, President and CEO, The Guardian Life Insurance Company
Dan Rosensweig, Chairman and CEO, Chegg
Subject Expert:
Rita McGrath, Professor, Columbia Business School

Moderator: Alan Murray, Fortune and Time Inc.

Harnessing the Digital Health Revolution to Help Billions
Health challenges in the developing world are well known, with many linked inextricably to poverty and a lack of basic medical care and infrastructure. Even in the 21st century, life expectancies in some developing nations are 40% shorter than those in industrialized countries. But the two worlds have more in common than meets the eye. Indeed, in the U.S., local and regional differences in population health status are so dramatic that life expectancies differ by as much as 20 years, depending on the zip code. That said, corporations and entrepreneurs are putting to work innovative approaches and technologies that can vastly improve and democratize care—across the globe. We probe what companies can do to lift the state of health everywhere, and ask what age-old paradigms we need to rethink.

Mark Bertolini, Chairman and CEO, Aetna
Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente
Subject Expert:
Gary Gottlieb, Chief Executive Officer, Partners in Health

Moderator: Clifton Leaf, Fortune

Energy, Environment, and Climate Change
Every area of industry will be impacted by climate change. In this new climate reality, businesses that can innovate and take advantage of the low-carbon transition will be the ones that secure a sustainable future. What leadership role should CEOs take in addressing the threat of climate change in their companies, in their communities, and on the global stage?

Nick Akins, Chairman, President, and CEO, American Electric Power
Chip Bergh, President and CEO, Levi Strauss
Hugh Grant, President and CEO, Monsanto
Jacque Hinman, Chairman and CEO, CH2M
Subject Expert:
Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund

Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

12:20 PM
12:30 PM

Making Inclusion a Source of Strength
Hosted by Salesforce
At a time when the debate over inequality has become a national flashpoint, companies need to rethink their approach to equality within the space they have direct control: the workplace. Every company aspires to achieve a diverse and inclusive workplace, and enjoy the resulting benefits of resilience and creativity, but efforts too often fall short. While the proportion of the nonwhite male population is growing, financial challenges for this demographic are also growing, as businesses struggle to implement the inclusive hiring practices that can expand access to prosperity. This town hall discussion will examine lessons learned from entry-level to C-suite recruitment and promotion, and explore the critical approaches necessary to yield success toward this goal.

Opening interview:
Arianna Huffington, Founder and CEO, Thrive Global
Moderator: Nancy Gibbs, Editorial Director, Time Inc. News Group

Followed by town hall discussion on inclusion and equality:
Firestarter: Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce
Additional commentators will participate
Moderator: Ellen McGirt, Senior Editor, Fortune

2:20 PM
2:30 PM

Platforms for Empowering Entrepreneurs and Small Business
If the best solution to poverty is a job, capital to create that job is key. Having seen the success of microfinancing and investments in scaling small-to-midsize enterprises/SMEs worldwide, what are the latest practices in fostering entrepreneurial eco-systems and creating a pipeline to funding where it is needed most? From capital and technology to speed to market, what tools are needed to successfully launch startups and scale them on a path to sustainable prosperity? This discussion will examine the causal connection between expanding investment in entrepreneurism and creating global stability where the need is greatest.

Tory Burch, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Tory Burch
Penny Pritzker, Chairman, PSP Capital Partners
Dan Schulman, President and CEO, PayPal
Subject Expert: Linda Rottenberg, Co-founder and CEO, Endeavor Global

Moderator: Leigh Gallagher, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune

Shareholders and Boards: Long-term Mission and Focus
At a time when short-term profit pressures have never been more intense, CEOs who are committed to long-term value creation—and a purposeful long-term mission—need to work in close alignment with two key groups: institutional shareowners and their corporate board. This session will focus on best practices and methods for working with these groups.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild, Chair, E.L. Rothschild; Founder and CEO, Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism
Mark Weinberger, Global Chairman and CEO, EY
Subject Expert:
Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Senior Associate Dean, Leadership Studies, Yale School of Management; Founder and President, The Yale Chief Executive Leadership Institute

Moderator: Alan Murray, Fortune and Time Inc.

Investing in Women
The benefits of retaining and promoting women in the workplace have been well documented, from increased employee collaboration rates, to company profitability and stronger national economic output as a whole. Yet, progress on advancing more women into positions of company leadership remains disappointing. How can we better address this recognized, ongoing challenge? This discussion will focus on immediate, practical steps that can bring improvements both within companies and for society at large.

Rick Goings, Chairman and CEO, Tupperware Brands
Julie Sweet, Chief Executive Officer, North America, Accenture
Subject Expert:
Alyse Nelson, President and CEO, Vital Voices Global Partnership

Moderator: Nina Easton, Chair, Fortune MPW International, and Co-chair, Fortune Global Forum

Company Culture, Incentives, and Productivity
In a recent report by Deloitte, culture and engagement were cited as the most important issue companies faced around the world. Eighty-seven percent of organizations cited culture and engagement as one of their top challenges, and 50% called the problem “very important.” Organizations that create a culture defined by meaningful work, deep employee engagement, and strong leadership outperform their peers and are better positioned to beat their competition in attracting top talent. This session will explore the latest approaches to improving culture and incentivizing high-performance in the workplace.

Stanley Bergman, Chairman and CEO, Henry Schein
Mark Hoplamazian, President and CEO, Hyatt Hotels
Denise Ramos, President and CEO, ITT
Subject Expert: Ann Skeet, Director of Leadership Ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University

Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

3:50 PM
4:10 PM

Global population growth, the disruptive impacts of climate change, and a populist spread of nationalism are among the key facts of life in the 21st century. Businesses will have to navigate these challenges to deliver on the aspiration of inclusive growth and shared prosperity. What are the critical investments companies need to prioritize now to be prepared for the challenges of tomorrow? Can businesses afford to define their success solely through financial metrics or will they have to incorporate broader societal factors in their operations and value?

Brian Krzanich, Chief Executive Officer, Intel
Bernard Tyson, Chairman and CEO, Kaiser Permanente

Moderator: Adam Lashinsky, Fortune

4:40 PM

Moderator: Alan Murray, Fortune and Time Inc.

5:45 PM
6:45 PM

Dinner will feature a discussion with the Secretary-General of the United Nations as well as a celebration of the 2017 Fortune “Change the World” list.

Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General, United Nations
Moderator: Nancy Gibbs, Time Inc.

John Kasich, Governor, State of Ohio
Moderator: Nina Easton, Fortune

Welcome remarks:
Rich Battista, President and CEO, Time Inc.

Msgr. Hilary C. Franco, Adviser, Permanent Observer Mission of the Holy See to the United Nations

9:00 PM