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  • New York, NY - 3 Days
    Monday
    March 26
    2018

    Responsible Business Summit New York

    2018 will bring together 400 responsible business professionals from North America’s leading brands to discuss the impending paradigm shift and transformational change to business, industry and society:

    • Partnerships that deliver large-scale change across your industry: Transform your industry and its supply chain through successful partnerships with NGOs, competitors, associations and investors
    • Wholesale change in practice: Hear best practice examples of pilot projects which have proved the concept and received buy-in for wholesale change
    • Transform Business to meet the Global Goals: Identify how your business can be the catalyst in driving transformational change to meet the Global Goals
    • Communications to boost trust and lead business transformation: Promote transparency with investors, build trust with your customers and define your success through impactful data
    • Use technology and AI to drive sustainable innovation at scale: Understand how technology, AI and machine learning can impact business systems and operations to create more meaningful change

    This year’s event will tackle the critical issues within responsible business. Through focussed best-practice-lead debates over 400 business leaders and senior sustainability & communications executives will focus on creating long term impact on business through partnerships.

    We’re doing things differently and we really want to move businesses towards the genuine impact you are looking for. The #RBSNY agenda will help you uncover the potential for sustainability to deliver profit, build trust, and shape strategy with empirical justification through our independently researched agenda. There’s no corporate fluff in our agenda, just practical, deep-dive examples to show how businesses can transition to a more responsible and sustainable business strategy.

    The Responsible Business Summit is USA’s premier sustainability and Communications conference. We pride ourselves on bringing together the leading B2B and B2C companies to share their latest ideas and strategies. The 2018 sustainability conference will bring together the leading minds in responsible business to debate the key issues and opportunities in responsible and sustainable business.

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  • Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire - 2 Days
    Monday
    March 26
    2018

    Africa CEO Forum

    How should the continent tackle industrialisation in the digital age? How can we accelerate women and young people into decision-making positions? What new opportunities are offered by the health and education sectors? Why must African businesses undergo a deep transformation in terms of governance? What are the lessons in leadership from Africa’s top CEOs?

    The sixth edition of the AFRICA CEO FORUM will actively confront the future by inviting its 1200 participants from the worlds of business, investment and politics in more than 60 countries to create a roadmap for the African private sector over the next decade.

    Nigeria’s economic diversification strategy to be highlighted at the AFRICA CEO FORUM

    At a time when Nigeria is still struggling to break free of its dependence on oil, which still accounts for more than 90% of its export earnings, its economy is starting to see an improvement and prospects are looking better for the country’s businesses. Numerous companies have emerged in the finance, technology, agriculture, entertainment and industrial sectors. From Yaba district startups to rice mills of Kano and the burgeoning automotive sector, there is a growing list of companies whose performance is no longer tied to oil prices. How is Nigeria doing it ?
    For the first time, the AFRICA CEO FORUM is devoting an exclusive panel discussion to ‘The New Nigerian Economy’, during which the diversification model that has given Nigeria’s economy a shot in the arm will be analyzed in depth. African countries’ past attempts at diversification have not always been successful which is why the AFRICA CEO FORUM will shed light not only on the reasons for this but also on the reforms needed to overcome economic stagnation and revitalize growth prospects.
    A number of leading Nigerian executives have already confirmed their participation in this year’s AFRICA CEO FORUM, including: Folorunso Alakija, VP of Famfa Oil Limited; Jim Ovia, Founder and President of Zenith Bank; Austin Avuru, CEO of Seplat Petroleum; Yewande Sadiku, CEO of the Nigeria Investment Promotion Commission; Abdulsamad Rabiu, Executive Chairman of BUA Group; Oluwatoyin Sanni, CEO of United Capital; Tonye Cole, CEO of Sahara Group; Degbola Abudu, CEO of Capricorn Holding Limited; Juliet Ehimuan, CEO of Google Nigeria; Ken Etete, CEO of Century Group, Mitchell Elegbe, CEO of Interswitch and Wale Tinubu, CEO of Oando.
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  • Virtual - 1 Day
    Monday
    March 26
    2018

    Measuring Effectiveness: Roadmap to Assessing System-level and SDG Investing

    This webinar will provide an overview of a new report that provides investors with a breakthrough roadmap for measuring the effectiveness of system-level investing strategies, including measuring progress toward achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
    The new report, Measuring Effectiveness: Roadmap to Assessing System-level and SDG Investing, examines how investors can chart a course to assess system-level issues (like those contained in the SDGs) appropriate for their specific situation, and then establish effective goals for influence against which to measure progress. In doing so, investors also can assess the potential usefulness of the tools available to them and the effectiveness of the tools they have selected. Ultimately, allows investors to assess their influence in determining changes at the system-level itself and the potential contribution of their efforts and investments.
    The report is authored by William Burckart, Steve Lydenberg and Jessica Ziegler of The Investment Integration Project (TIIP) and was sponsored by the Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRC Institute).
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