Wednesday 21 April, 09:00 – 09:45 CEST
Plenary session: At the intersection of climate, nature, food and people
2020 has been a unique and a challenging year. COVID-19 has impacted the economy and society, and has illuminated the interconnections between the key systems – climate, nature, food and people. It has also raised some difficult questions – are we respecting the links between nature and food? Are our food systems discriminatory against the most vulnerable? Is addressing carbon enough to respond to the climate crisis? As countries across the world pledge to build back better, this session will address the interconnections between climate, nature, food and people, highlighting how they play out in local, regional and global contexts and impact key stakeholders. Through concrete engagement opportunities, it will demonstrate how the UN Food Systems Summit, CBD COP 15 and UNFCCC COP26 can be used to elevate issues of a cross-cutting nature and help business approach these complex challenges in a holistic manner.
CEO, Rabo Carbon Bank
President & CEO, WBCSD
Dr. Martin Frick
Deputy to the Special Envoy for the UN Food Systems Summit 2021, United Nations
Freelance broadcaster & journalist
Managing Director Food & Nature and Senior Management Team, WBCSD
Theo de Jager
President, World Farmers Organization
CSO and Managing Director, DBS Bank
Chief Innovation, Sustainability & Quality officer, Barry Callebaut
Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Professor in Earth System Science at the University of Potsdam
21 April, Day Three - EMEA & Asia: Sessions and Overview agenda
10:15 – 11:00 CEST / Skills strategies to future-proof your business and create a sustainable Future of Work
Wednesday 21 April, 10:15 - 11:00 CEST Skills strategies to future-proof your business and create a sustainable Future of Work Skills are fundamental to people’s lives, to the success of businesses and to a flourishing economy. They enable people to find employment,...
Wednesday 21 April, 10:15 - 11:00 CEST Global Network meeting The WBCSD’s Global Network is an alliance of more than 60 CEO-led business organizations worldwide. The Network, encompassing some 5,000 companies, is united by a shared commitment to provide business...
Wednesday 21 April, 10:15 - 11:00 CEST Sustainable Business in a transforming Asia Asia is home to more than half the world’s people and is growing in political, economic and cultural influence. Understanding the landscape, how the region is changing and the role of...
Wednesday 21 April, 11:15 - 12:00 CEST Corporate investment in nature and Net-zero Business is critical to catalyzing the investments in nature required to meet Paris Agreement targets whilst simultaneously transitioning to net-zero pathways through Natural Climate...
Wednesday 21 April, 11:15 - 12:00 CEST Reporting on plastics footprint: bottlenecks in measurement & disclosure Plastics have triggered public and regulatory attention to stop plastic leakage in the environment and improve circularity. In this context, more and...
Wednesday 21 April, 11:15 - 12:00 CEST Managing corporate real estate assets to reach sustainability goals Many WBCSD member companies are leading the way in reshaping how they use their corporate real estate assets (offices, logistics centers, factories, etc.) to...
Wednesday 21 April, 12:15 - 13:00 CEST Financing food system transformation We will not see food system transformation until the economics add up- when doing the right thing for business equates to doing the right thing for society. Fortunately, 2021 presents key...
Wednesday 21 April, 12:15 - 13:00 CEST Circular Electronics Partnership According to the Global E-waste Monitor 2017, in one year, a staggering 44.7 million metric tonnes of e-waste are generated. Of this total amount, 40 million tonnes of e-waste are discarded in...
Wednesday 21 April, 12:15 - 13:00 CEST Implementing TCFD recommendations To bring climate risks and resilience into the heart of financial decision-making, climate disclosure must become comprehensive, climate risk management must be transformed, and investing for a...