Sunday, January 10, 2016

Event - Responsible Business Summit Asia

This event will take place on May 17 and 18, 2016 at the Novotel Singapore Clarke Quay. Through a series of interactive round tables and intimate workshops the Responsible Business Summit (RBS) Asia will provide provide ideas and answers to help you overcome the latest challenges. Leverage value chain opportunities and minimise supplier risks to ensure business longevity.

RBS Asia 2016 is a platform that brings the most innovative companies in Asia Pacific to lead the conversation on what it takes to be a business of the future. Join 120+ leading sustainability, supply chain and procurement practitioners to understand why value chain sustainability is vital for commercial growth.
RBS Asia guarantees you meaningful engagement and practical insights from fellow corporate practitioners. All discussions at the conference are solution-focussed; no sales pitches, only honest and transferable experiences shared by your peers.

Seventy percent of the summit is workshop-based, so through a series of intimate workshops, interactive roundtables and live polling you and your peers will find the ways to manage the biggest challenges and opportunities in 2016.

Solution-Based Conference

The biggest issues you and your peers are facing in 2016 will be discussed in a targeted and solution-based way; no sales pitches, only honest and transferable experience shared by industry experts 70% workshop sessions: Discuss major challenges and opportunities in 2016 through a series of intimate workshops, interactive round tables and live polling to meet your professional needs

Materiality analysis: understand your value chain by identifying areas of risk and opportunity Move beyond mere auditing and work with suppliers to build trust and develop capacity building programs that pay off. Engage procurement colleagues to ensure social and environmental values are part of their decision making process.

Relate Creating Shared Value to your business and find out where and how your company can make the biggest impact.

Enhance brand reputation through strong sustainability and CSR values and communicating the progress Facilitate industry change through effective lobbying: how to work with partners, competitors and civil society.

Some of the Confirmed Speakers

ROB COOMBS, Interface President & Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific
FRANK HAUNERT, BASF Vice President, Direct Procurement, Asia Pacific
CARMEL GIBLIN ICTI Care Chief Executive Officer
WILLIAM ANDERSON, Adidas Group Vice President Social & Environmental Affairs, Asia Pacific
STEPHEN WATSON, WWF Head of Corporate Engagement and Asia
GRAHAM ROSS Kusaga Athletic Co-Founder/CEO

“Events like RBS Asia bring together not just the NGOs and policy makers, but also businesses like ours to share experiences and best practices to accelerate solutions for a more sustainable future for all of us.”   
- Interface Inc, President & Chief Executive Officer, Asia Pacific, Rob Coombs

“Forums like RBS Asia are great for bringing decision-makers from different sectors and industries together to share common problems, with the goal of helping to find innovative solutions in a pre-competitive environment.” 
- Olam International, Global Head of Corporate & Sustainability Communications, Briony Mathieson

RBS is tailored to your specific needs, it will provide information and best practice for enabling resilient value chains.

Supplier Collaboration

Build supplier code of conduct for increased supplier retention Move beyond mere auditing and work with suppliers to develop paying off capacity building programs Human Rights in action – a practical guide on identifying and addressing labour issues in your supply chain Engage procurement colleagues to ensure social and environmental values are part of their decision making process

Business Strategy: Creating Shared Value

Map out value chain landscape: why supply chain sustainability is vital for commercial growth. What Creating Shared Value means to your business and where your company can make the biggest impact Empower your colleagues and find the champions to help drive the sustainable culture further

Stakeholder Engagement

Enhance brand reputation through strong sustainability and CSR values Communicate social and environmental progress of supply chain effectively to key stakeholders Facilitate industry change through working with partners competitors and civil society – effective lobbying

Salient Themes

Get actionable insights into supplier collaboration, business strategy and stakeholder engagement to close the business cycle and enable value chain resilience Meaningful engagement: At RBS Asia 2016 you’re guaranteed to meet and get to know your peers through various engaging and in-depth programs

Meet Decision Makers

Meet those leading the way in responsible business, including Supply Chain Sustainability and Sourcing practitioners to inspire you. Get your questions answered and build valuable connections Olam International

Four reasons to attend

1, Strategic guidance on rolling out a robust value chain strategy and measuring the impacts: hear from the top VPs of Procurement, Supply Chain and CSR

2, Actionable insight into how to make it happen; starting from getting supplier buy-in and developing a code of conduct, leading up to effective consumer engagement campaigns

3. Solution-focused discussions split into three streams to provide you with practical answers on supplier collaboration, business strategy and stakeholder engagement

4. Benchmarking with the regional leaders: the most innovative companies operating in Asia Pacific all come together to share their learnings with you

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