Sustainable Business Summit New York 2019

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Overview

The Sustainable Business Flagship Summit returns to the Bloomberg headquarters in New York for the fifth year. This flagship summit attracts an A-list audience from corporate boardrooms and Wall Street to engage with influential private sector leaders who create businesses and move markets. While the setting for this flagship summit is in New York, the conversations on emerging sustainability opportunities and trends will be global in nature. Join us for these discussions about critical issues in sustainable business and finance, including topics such as:

  • What’s next for the growing sustainability lending market
  • Building a circular economy
  • Looking ahead at climate risk disclosure
  • Sustainability and the future of work
  • Making the commitment to carbon reduction
  • Building a sustainable brand

Date and Time:
October 22, 2019
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM 
Networking reception to follow.

October 23, 2019
9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Location:
Bloomberg L.P.
731 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10022

Sponsors:

Global Advisor

Syngenta

Syngenta is one of the world’s leading agriculture companies. Our ambition is to help safely feed the world while taking care of the planet.  We aim to improve the sustainability, quality and safety of agriculture with world class science and innovative crop solutions. Our technologies enable millions of farmers around the world to make better use of limited agricultural resources. With 28,000 people in more than 90 countries we are working to transform how crops are grown. Through partnerships, collaboration and The Good Growth Plan we are committed to improving farm productivity, rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com.

Follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Syngenta and www.twitter.com/SyngentaUS.

Summit Advisors

At NRG, we’re bringing the power of energy to people and organizations, putting customers at the center of everything we do. We generate electricity and provide energy solutions and natural gas to more than 3.5 million residential, small business, and commercial and industrial customers through our diverse portfolio of retail brands. A Fortune 500 company, operating in the United States and Canada, NRG delivers innovative solutions while advocating for competitive energy markets and customer choice, and by working towards a sustainable energy future. More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG on Facebook, LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy, @nrginsight.

Verizon Communications Inc. operates America’s most reliable wireless network and the nation’s premier all-fiber network, and delivers integrated solutions to businesses worldwide. With brands like Yahoo, TechCrunch and HuffPost, the company’s media group helps consumers stay informed and entertained, communicate and transact, while creating new ways for advertisers and partners to connect. Verizon’s corporate responsibility prioritizes the environmental, social and governance issues most relevant to its business and impact to society.

Business Advisors

Nearly 7.5 million customers in 18 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Headquartered in Richmond, Va., the company is one of the nation’s largest producers and transporters of energy with about $100 billion of assets providing electric generation, transmission and distribution, as well as natural gas storage, transmission, distribution and import/export services.

Dominion Energy is committed to providing sustainable, reliable, affordable and safe energy to the millions of customers it serves. The company is working toward a low-carbon future by reducing carbon dioxide emissions from its electric fleet by 80 percent by 2050 and methane emissions from its natural gas infrastructure by 50 percent by 2030. Please visit www.DominionEnergy.com to learn more.

At Elanco, we advance our vision of food and companionship enriching life by developing innovative solutions that protect and enhance animal health. Since 1954, Elanco has been working to empower veterinarians, food producers, and those concerned with animal health with the tools needed to help animals live healthy lives.

Elanco combines a holistic world view and decades of experience for a unique perspective in animal health, and its impact on the world. Our business is based on innovative solutions that contribute to healthier animals, and ultimately healthier people and a healthier environment.

For more information, follow @Elanco and visit www.elanco.com.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure. For information about our commitment and actions to advance social and environmental sustainability, follow @HPE_LivingProg and visit www.hpe.com/livingprogress.

The National Geographic Society is a global nonprofit organization that uses the power of science, exploration, education and storytelling to illuminate and protect the wonder of the world. Since 1888, National Geographic has pushed the boundaries of exploration, investing in bold people and transformative ideas, providing more than 14,000 grants for work across all seven continents, reaching 3 million students each year through education offerings, and engaging audiences around the globe through signature experiences, stories and content. To learn more, visit www.nationalgeographic.org or follow us on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. We are the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050. Our Northeast 80×50 Pathway is an industry leading analysis for how to reach that goal in the states we serve, focusing on the power generation, heat, and transportation sectors.

Read more about National Grid’s vision to accelerate the transition to a decarbonized economy and rebuild opportunity for America’s working families in The Clean Energy Promise, an eBook written by National Grid’s U.S. President, Dean Seavers.

For more information please visit our website. You can also follow us on Twitter, watch us on YouTube, like us on Facebook, find our photos on Instagram.

Schlumberger is the world’s leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. Working in more than 85 countries and employing approximately 100,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities, Schlumberger supplies the industry’s most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production, and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions that optimize hydrocarbon recovery to deliver reservoir performance.

Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston, London and The Hague, and reported revenues of $32.82 billion in 2018.

Finance Advisors

Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Nuveen has more than $1 trillion in assets under management as of 30 June 2019 and operations in 23 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information, please visit www.nuveen.com.

TD has a long-standing commitment to enriching the lives of its customers, colleagues and communities. As part of its corporate citizenship platform, The Ready Commitment, TD is targeting CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for a more inclusive and sustainable tomorrow – Financial Security, Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment, TD aspires to link its business, philanthropy and human capital to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but also in their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit td.com/thereadycommitment.

Premium Sponsors

Amazon is guided by four principles: customer obsession rather than competitor focus, passion for invention, commitment to operational excellence, and long-term thinking. Customer reviews, 1-Click shopping, personalized recommendations, Prime, Fulfillment by Amazon, AWS, Kindle Direct Publishing, Kindle, Fire tablets, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, and Alexa are some of the products and services pioneered by Amazon. For more information, visit www.amazon.com/about and follow @AmazonNews.

Deloitte provides industry-leading audit, consulting, tax and advisory services to many of the world’s most admired brands, including 80 percent of the Fortune 500 and more than 6,000 private and middle market companies. Our people work across more than 20 industry sectors to deliver measurable and lasting results that help reinforce public trust in our capital markets, inspire clients to make their most challenging business decisions with confidence, and help lead the way toward a stronger economy and a healthy society. To learn more about our sustainability services, visit our website. Connect with Deloitte on Facebook, LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter @DeloitteUS, @DeloitteAcctg.

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DWS Group (DWS) is one of the world’s leading asset managers with USD 819bn of assets under management (as of 30 June 2019). Building on more than 60 years of experience and a reputation for excellence in Germany and across Europe, DWS has come to be recognized by clients globally as a trusted source for integrated investment solutions, stability and innovation across a full spectrum of investment disciplines.

We offer individuals and institutions access to our strong investment capabilities across all major asset classes and solutions aligned to growth trends. Our diverse expertise in Active, Passive and Alternatives asset management – as well as our deep environmental, social and governance focus – complement each other when creating targeted solutions for our clients. Our expertise and on-the-ground-knowledge of our economists, research analysts and investment professionals are brought together in one consistent global CIO View, which guides our strategic investment approach.

DWS wants to innovate and shape the future of investing: with approximately 3,600 employees in offices all over the world, we are local while being one global team.

Eaton is a power management company made up of over 96,000 employees and doing business in more than 175 countries. Our vision is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Every day we help our customers manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably. We encourage our employees to think differently about our business and the positive impact we can have on the world. This is what matters for all our stakeholders—and future generations. We make what matters work@eatoncorp

Environmental Defense Fund (edf.org), a leading international nonprofit organization, creates transformational solutions to the most serious environmental problems. EDF links science, economics, law and innovative private-sector partnerships. Connect with us on EDF VoicesTwitter and Facebook.

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP is a global law firm with a long-standing track record of successfully supporting the world’s leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments on groundbreaking and business-critical mandates. Our 2,800-plus lawyers deliver results worldwide through our own offices and alongside leading local firms. Our commitment to helping our clients achieve a sustainable future means our clients rely on us when it matters most.

Our world is ever-changing, and all businesses must plan ahead to ensure they have a sustainable future. For airlines, a changing climate presents unique challenges and JetBlue has been strategically evolving its sustainability platform in response. The airline is leading the way in the industry with its approach to sustainability, and understands that having an established plan is also good for business. For more information visit jetblue.com/sustainability.

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Mohawk Industries is a leading global flooring manufacturer that creates products to enhance residential and commercial spaces around the world. The Georgia-based company is committed to “believe in better,” always working to shrink its environmental footprint while expanding its social handprint. Mohawk’s vertically integrated manufacturing and distribution processes provide competitive advantages in the production of carpet, rugs, ceramic tile, laminate, wood, stone and vinyl flooring. The company’s brands are among the most recognized in the industry and include Mohawk, American Olean, Daltile, Durkan, Feltex, Godfrey Hirst, IVC, Karastan, Marazzi, Pergo, Quick-Step and Unilin. Learn more about Mohawk’s commitment to corporate social responsibility at MohawkSustainability.com.

We all share one planet and are one humanity. It’s a truth both simple and profound, and one that drives our sustainability efforts at Oracle. Sustainability is inherent in the way we think about and approach nearly every aspect of our business, from operational efficiency to product development to employee engagement. Together we are changing lives around the world, and with the growth in new technologies, including the Cloud, we are more hopeful now than ever that we can achieve the Sustainable Development Goals necessary to benefit our planet and the life it sustains. At Oracle, Sustainability is Everyone’s Business. To learn more, visit oracle.com/environment and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and our Sustainability Blog.

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