Mission Possible: Business Leadership

At edie Live we will show you how to increase energy efficiency, drive down consumption and boost the bottom-line. We will show you how to turn your ambition into action.

Scroll down to discover all the features available to you and don't forget to plan your visit by favouriting theatre sessions, workshops and many more. 

Theatre Programme

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Sustainability Keynote Theatre
  1. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    90 mins

    From Brexit and the 25-Year Environment Plan to climate change, resource scarcity and economic growth – this opening session of the Sustainability Keynote defines the external drivers, challenges and opportunities that are together shaping our green business future.

    Chair: Belinda Gordon, Strategy director, Green Alliance 

  2. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    95 mins

    Throughout 2018-19, edie’s Mission Possible campaign has been inspiring and empowering businesses to be bold and ramp up their ambitions to achieve a sustainable future. Now, we must turn those ambitions into actions, and this session will hear from the business leaders and changemakers who are doing just that.

    Chair: Matt Mace, Content editor, edie

  3. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    90 mins

    What does it take to change behaviours and get key stakeholders engaged with sustainability? It’s the million-pound question facing sustainability and energy professionals across the country – and this session has the answers. From TCFD reporting to purpose-led behaviour change campaigns, these speakers have got it covered.

    Session chair: Iain Patton, Chief executive, EAUC 

  4. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    60 mins
    Leadership in the post-CSR era

    As climate-related impact and social well-being become more business critical, some organisations in the vanguard of sustainability are ready to push through to a “post-CSR” era, where sustainability isn’t a siloed operation of the business. This podcast episode will hear from the sustainability leads across a range of companies as part of a small roundtable discussion on embedding sustainability across the business.
Innovation Theatre
  1. Innovation Theatre
    60 mins

    Innovation isn’t just about deploying new technologies, it’s about developing new ways of thinking, fostering creativity and embracing disruption. In this opening session, a panel of sustainability and innovation experts will discuss how businesses can harness green innovation through the creation and development of ideas. Panellists will include the participants of the Future Systems Hackathon, which is taking place LIVE over the two days of the show.

    Chair: Adam Woodhall, Advisor, activator & author, Inspiring Sustainability

  2. Innovation Theatre
    60 mins

    edie Live 2019 is all about turning ambitions into actions, and in this session we’ll hear from three organisations that are doing just that, with in-depth case studies offering up real-life examples of how innovative technologies and systems can be applied across the spectrum of sustainable business.

    Chair: Harsh Pershad, Senior innovation lead (energy), UKRI INNOVATEUK

  3. Innovation Theatre
    75 mins

    At an edie Energy Leaders Club event late last year, former National Grid boss Steve Holliday championed the role that businesses and innovators have played in igniting a "chaotic revolution" in the energy sector – whether that be through decentralisation, smart grid technologies or clean energy systems. In this session, we hear from three of those energy innovation champions...

    Chair: Harsh Pershad, Senior innovation lead (energy), UKRI INNOVATEUK

Sustainability Keynote Theatre
  1. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    75 mins

    'SDG Day' on the Sustainability Keynote stage kicks off with an all-star cast of eminent business leaders and sustainable development experts who will together explore what successful, responsible and purposeful business looks like through the lens of the UN Global Goals.

    Chair: Emily Auckland, Network director & co-chair, UKSSD

  2. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    75 mins

    Some 10,000+ companies around the world have now pledged to support the SDGs in some shape or form, but a huge proportion are yet to set any measurable targets to achieve the Goals or measure progress against them. This session will showcase the businesses that are using the SDG framework to drive positive ACTION, and already seeing the results.

    Chair: Emily Auckland, Network director & co-chair, UKSSD

  3. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    60 mins

    The way business identifies and manages its impacts on people is a powerful extra force driving progress towards the SDGs, and could unlock new markets and drive growth. In this one-hour session, we’ll hear from social sustainability experts and business leaders on how to proactively manage impacts on employees, workers in the value chain, customers and local communities.

    Chair: Gudrun Cartwright, Environment director, Business in the Community (BITC)

  4. Sustainability Keynote Theatre
    75 mins

    edie's 30 Under 30 is a dynamic new community of young, talented sustainability and energy professionals aged under 30 who have already achieved great things and are showing fantastic promise. In this inspiring final session of the show, a panel of these youthful visionaries will discuss what the future holds for corporate sustainability.

    Chair: Luke Nicholls, Editor, edie

Circular Economy Theatre
  1. Circular Economy Theatre
    75 mins

    The need to adopt transparent and sustainable supply chain and procurement models has never been more important in the context of our circular economy transition. This session will hear from a selection of sustainability and supply chain experts who are taking the lead on supplier engagement to drive resource efficiency and enhance sustainable development.   

    Chair: Dr Rosanna Cole, Lecturer in sustainable supply chain management, Surrey Business School 

  2. Circular Economy Theatre
    75 mins
    Small businesses and public-sector organisations are the backbone of the UK economy, with the former representing more than 99% of businesses and the latter providing the vital services that keep the country going. In this focused session, we’ll hear from sustainability professionals across both sectors to explore the barriers and opportunities facing the circular economy transition. 
Innovation Theatre
  1. Innovation Theatre
    60 mins

    Innovation for sustainability doesn’t always start with your idea - in fact, many of the best sustainable innovation projects have been delivered through competitions, collaborations or community engagement programmes. In this session, we’ll hear from a spread of organisations that are utilising ‘people power’ to drive towards a more sustainable future for their sectors.  

    Chair: Dr Mike Pitts, Deputy challenge director - transforming construction, Innovate UK 

  2. Innovation Theatre
    45 mins

    Unlocking innovation in sustainability and energy 

    Business as usual is no longer good enough for businesses that are truly emerging as bastions of environmental stewardship and climate mitigation. In a world press by resource constraints and energy intensive operations, the need is clear for organisations to unlock innovations that accelerate the transition to a low-carbon pathway. This podcast episode will hear from the sustainability and energy leads that have excelled in trialling innovative new products, services and mindsets to bring about drastic improvements to resource use and carbon footprints.

  3. Innovation Theatre
    30 mins

    Post-hackathon discussion about the results and what happens next.

    Chair: Adam Woodhall, Advisor, activator & author, Inspiring Sustainability

Workshops

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Workshop 1
  1. It is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the edie Live audience today: how can you increase your sphere of influence and drive engagement on sustainability and energy – from the boardroom to the people on the shop floor?

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Workshop 2
  1. Collaboration has been a sustainability buzzword for several years now, yet thousands of companies large and small still take a siloed approach to sustainability – why? What are the barriers that must be broken down to drive more collaboration on sustainability and CSR projects? And what examples are there of mutually beneficial, cross-sector partnerships that are driving sustainable change?

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  2. With levels of trust in government and business in sharp decline, and global megatrends increasingly impacting security of supply, the need to adopt transparent, sustainable and resilient supply chains has never been more important.

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Workshop 2
  1. Collaboration has been a sustainability buzzword for several years now, yet thousands of companies large and small still take a siloed approach to sustainability – why? What are the barriers that must be broken down to drive more collaboration on sustainability and CSR projects? And what examples are there of mutually beneficial, cross-sector partnerships that are driving sustainable change?

    Reserve your place

  2. It is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the edie Live audience today: how can you increase your sphere of influence and drive engagement on sustainability and energy – from the boardroom to the people on the shop floor?

    Reserve your place

  3. With levels of trust in government and business in sharp decline, and global megatrends increasingly impacting security of supply, the need to adopt transparent, sustainable and resilient supply chains has never been more important.

    Reserve your place

Advice Clinics

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  1. 21 May 2019 Advice Clinics -

    Barley Communications

    Communicating green messages in ways that engage and inspire people is critical to raise the profile of green products and services and to achieving much-needed behaviour change. 

    Barley delivers communications campaigns that grab media and consumer attention and make an impact - from introducing drinking fountains and coffee cup recycling, to tackling litter and reducing food and textile waste.

    If you’re looking to raise your profile, change behaviour or engage your stakeholders this clinic is the place to go for advice from the only communications agency shortlisted for Consultancy of the Year at this year’s edie Sustainability Leaders Awards.

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  2. 21 May 2019 Advice Clinics -

    Landbell Group

    LANDBELL GROUP is an international supplier of service and consulting solutions for environmental and chemical compliance.

    Our aim is to reduce the complexity of extended producer responsibility legislation, as well as other product- and packaging- related requirements for producers and distributors. In everything we do, we seek to provide our customers with the most competitive solutions.

    At LANDBELL GROUP, we prepare our clients for the uncertainties to come. We help them unlock the value of the circular economy and strive to be their best partner on the journey to a more sustainable future.

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  3. 21 May 2019 Advice Clinics -

    bre

    Human Rights due diligence and overall ethical approaches to organisational & supply chain management are being recognised as strategically significant for many organisations. The Ethical Labour Standard (BES6002) has been created to recognise those who wish to seek third party assurance of their practices and provide a maturity pathway to make improvements continuously. The standard specifies the requirements for organisational management to demonstrate an on-going commitment to the principles of ethical labour sourcing in relation to the provision of products and services.

    Drop in to this advice clinic to find out how the standard and use of the ELS online tool can provide a framework for assessment for your organisation and the rest of your supply chain thereby mitigating risk and ensuring social justice.

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  4. 21 May 2019 Advice Clinics -

    BM TRADA

    BM TRADA, part of the Element Group, specializes in providing a comprehensive range of independent testing, inspection, certification, technical and training services.

    BM TRADA provides an extensive range of management systems, chain of custody and sustainable supply chain certification services to a wide range of industry sectors.

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  5. 21 May 2019 Advice Clinics -

    evora

    Do you have a sustainability or Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy in place? Are you reporting on your sustainability priorities and objectives? Have you set targets in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

    Sustainability strategy and reporting is more than just about the environment, it ranges from health and wellbeing, indoor air quality, social value and resilience to climate risks and mitigation. The risks and opportunities are always evolving and are far broader than they've ever been. It can be hard to know where to start.

    Visit our Advice Clinic to get an understanding of how to put in place a co-ordinated and structured approach for managing your sustainability risks and opportunities – whether it’s voluntary reporting, such as INREV/GRESB, health and wellbeing certifications, or broader sustainability and ESG reporting. 

    We can support you every step of the way. 

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