Sustainability & business growth – Easier said than done? Here are a few ideas for success
Wednesday 30 March, 12:00 – 13:15 BST
Sustainability is now a sky-rocketing topic on every corporate board. The Covid-19 crisis accelerated consumer sustainability awareness, generated a sense of urgency and the need for new government regulation. Moving forward, businesses need to rethink and reboot their sustainability strategies, beyond their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) agendas.
We will address these questions and more during the panel discussion:
- – Is sustainability a business killer?
- – Would doing business while actually doing good prevent you from maximising your business?
- – Is this a topic that is limited to experts with years of experience on sustainability?
Join us to hear insights from three seasoned sustainability business leaders, to learn from them and adapt their recipes for your industry. We will also break the myths about sustainability and show – by leveraging powerful and easy frameworks – how to create business value and strategic advantages for your organisation, regardless of size or market.
Aline Eibl (IDP-C 21Apr) is a venture capital investor, entrepreneur, independent board director, and advisor. Besides her business portfolio, she actively engages in director forums centred around accelerating sustainability/climate topics from a board level, publishes articles, and is co-authoring a book around corporate governance in startups. She is a steering committee member for corporate governance at the European Champions Alliance. What drives her is to support businesses expanding their horizons to tackle digital growth and promote sustainability/climate issues and societal impact. She holds an MBA in Economics and Business Administration from Vienna University and a degree in industrial engineering. She is an INSEAD IDP-C certified director and completed INSEAD Advances Strategy for Directors.
Gaby Glasener-Cipollone (MBA 93D) has more than 20 years’ experience in business and digital transformation, having led multiple initiatives at Fortune 500 Financial Services companies, Big Four consulting and PE firms. Gaby has also entrepreneurial experience having owned and led digital start-ups from inception to exit. Gaby is currently supporting the United Nations’ Climate Change’s ‘Race To Zero’ (RTZ) campaign, which is a global effort to mobilise companies, investors and regions to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. Her passion is to establish sustainability in an organisation’s agenda: from understanding it, defining priorities, setting goals, to embedding and integrating.
Charlotte Pedersen (IDP-C 22Mar) is a joint Danish and Luxembourgish national currently Non-Executive Board Director (Audit Committee Member) and Chair of the Sustainability and Culture Committee at a FTSE250 Plc. Charlotte has more than 30 years of experience and strong existing network in the transportation, luxury travel, high-end hospitality and leisure sectors. She is a member of ILA and founder and owner of Pegasus Consilium S.à.r.l (A Board and Management Advisory company in Luxembourg). Charlotte holds a Master’s degree with honours in Business Administration from Sacred Heart University.
Moderator: Sorouch Kheradmand (GEMBA 18D) is a General Manager at Schneider Electric where he manages a global line of business, enabling design firms and architects to achieve more efficient and sustainable buildings globally. He is passionate about sustainability, particularly in making it a competitive advantage for companies. Business should feel good to do and sustainability can precisely act for that purpose. Sorouch is also passionate about the video gaming industry where he participates in start-ups as a board member.