WaterAid is proud to support The Economist Sustainability Summit

Posted by
Sarah Kershaw
30 April 2018
The Americas
The Economist Sustainability Summit 2018
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WaterAid is proud to support The Economist’s Sustainability Summit in Chicago this June. Join The Economist editors, WaterAid staff, industry leaders, entrepreneurs, policymakers, regulators and leading researchers for a forthright discussion about the opportunities and challenges inherent in the transition to sustainability.


The Sustainability Summit

June 5, 2018 Chicago


From resources to capital markets: Long-term strategy for a short-term world. It's time to raise the sustainability bar and sharpen the focus.

Supply chains are at the heart of sustainability efforts. They involve the resources, people, information, technology, and networks needed to move a product or service from supplier to customer. Better supply chains often lead to a better bottom line. But what happens when they don’t?

At this year's summit, we will discuss:

  • How governments can ensure that businesses stay the course and provide an incentive to remain green
  • How leaders can ensure that long-term strategy sticks in an era plagued by short-termism
  • The extent to which natural disasters such as flooding, hurricanes, and earthquakes must be factored into a company’s overall strategy and the supply chain equation
  • How consumers can use their influence over brands to play their part in mitigating the effects of climate change

Event Speakers include:

• DAVID CLARK, vice-president, sustainability, Amcor

• JEFF PERLMAN, president and founder, Bright Power

• MIKE STERN, chief executive officer, Climate Corporation

• RON GONEN, chief executive officer, Closed Loop Fund

• JIM LOCHHEAD, chief executive officer, Denver Water

• EMILIO TENUTA, vice-president, Corporate Sustainability, Ecolab

• GAVIN MCINTYRE, co-founder, Ecovative Design

• NANCY GILLIS, chief executive officer, Green Electronics Council

• KEVIN RABINOVITCH, global sustainability director, Mars

• TOM SZAKY, chief executive officer, Terracycle

• MICHELLE CARR, state director, Illinois, The Nature Conservancy

• KEEFE HARRISON, chief executive officer, The Recycling Partnership

• EUAN MURRAY, chief executive officer, The Sustainability Consortium

• LIBBY BERNICK, global head of corporate business, Trucost, S&P Dow Jones