2017-06-21: The Age of Sustainable InnOvation


Venue: Clarion Hotel, Copenhagen, June 21st 2017

Conference:  The Age of Sustainable InnOvation.   The SDGs; The New Driver of Growth and Competitiveness

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Opening Remarks: 

Gareth Garvey, CEO, British Chamber of Commerce in Denmark
Frank C. Okoisor, President & CEO, Toyota Denmark

Opening Keynote: Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Former US Asst. Secretary of State, African Affairs

Keynote: Mads Nipper, CEO, Grundfos  The SDGs: The drivers of innovation today-A socio-economic case.

Keynote: Grete Faremo, Executive Director, United Nations Office for Project Services
Forging a long-term relationship with the private sector in achieving the SDGs.

Section I Policy Desk

Panel Discussion:
The SDGs:  Global trends are the new market dynamics enabling Innovation

Amb. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Former US Ast. Secretary of State, African Affairs
Grete Faremo, Executive Director, UNOPS
Mads Nipper, CEO, Grundfos
Amb. Ellen Margrethe Løj, Former UN Special Representative
Moderator: Deo Delaney

 

Section II The Investors Perspective:

Panel Discussion: The SDGs: Redirecting financial capital for the commercialization of sustainable solutions at scale.

Shahin Lauritzen, Associate VP for Finance and CFO, IFAD
Torben Huss, Executive Vice President, IFU
Maurice Meehan, Director of Global Shipping Operations, Carbon War Room
Moderator: Deo Delaney

 

Section III   From Industry:
The SDGs: Inspiring New ways of organising innovation

Keynote: Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman, Carlsberg Group and Carlsberg Foundation
Turning the SDG-driven innovation into a company’s competitive advantage

Panel Discussion: From lab to market – shortening and redefining the innovation life cycle

Susanne Stormer, Vice President, Novo Nordisk
Flemming Besenbacher, Chairman, Carlsberg Group and Carlsberg Foundation
Sampo Hietanen, CEO, MaaS Global Ltd
Moderator: Thomas Bernt Henriksen

 

Section IV The Way Forward – Addressing the challenges of a sustainable business and society.

Keynote: Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever (by video)
The business case for sustainability

Keynote: Andreas Lunding, Structured Finance Specialist, Green Climate Fund
The world after the Paris Agreement-the task ahead for Business
Integrating Climate Change and the SDGs into the Innovation process

Wrap-up panel  Going forward – Aligning the goals of businesses, consumers and regulators

Paul Ramiz, Account Executive & Product Leader, Aon UK
Ingrid Reumert, VP Global Stakeholder Communications & Sustainability, Velux
Matthew Nunn, CEO, Citelum Denmark
Andreas Lunding, Structured Finance Specialist, Green Climate Fund
Moderator: Gareth Garvey

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