Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2017

Accelerating Inclusive Growth To Deliver The Sustainable Development Goals

31 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER 2017, JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA

AGENDA

ACCELERATING INCLUSIVE GROWTH TO DELIVER THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

Note: This draft agenda is indicative of speakers both invited and to be invited and is subject to change

 

morning

0730 – 0845

Registration and Networking

0900 – 0903

Welcome address

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

0903 – 0910

Guest of Honor address

Jeffrey Radebe, Minister for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, South Africa

0910 – 0915

Opening plenary address

Lamin Manneh, Director, Regional Service Centre for Africa, UNDP

0915 – 1015

Opening speeches and discussion panel

Accelerating inclusive growth to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals

Chair: Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC Africa

Lamin Manneh, Director, Regional Service Centre for Africa, UNDP

Cas Coovadia, Chairman, National Business Initiative (NBI) & Managing Director of the Banking Association

Valli Moosa, Chairman of Sun International and WWF South Africa

Hakima El Haite, Special Envoy for Climate Change from the Kingdom of Morocco and Global Climate Action Champion, UNFCCC

1015 – 1050

Launch of the UNDP Gender Seal: a key driver for better business performance and the achievement of the 2030 Agenda

Chair: Randi Davis, Director, UNDP Gender Team

Hugo Salcedo, Vice President, Human Resources, Unilever Middle Americas

1050 – 1100

Networking Coffee Break

SDG Collaboration Hub

1100 – 1240

Sustainable Development Goals Workshops – People

(SDG 1 – 6)

Goal 1: End Poverty

Facilitator: Mansour Ndiaye, Team Leader, Inclusive Growth, UNDP

Laura Palmeiro, Sustainability Integration Director, Danone

Bruno Roche, Chief Economist & Catalyst Managing Director, Mars

Henni Botes, Chief Executive, Moladi

Q&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Facilitator: William Asiko, Executive Director, Grow Africa

Andrew McConville, Head of Corporate Affairs, EMEA, Syngenta

Abdelbagi Ismail, Division Head, Genetics and Biotechnology, and incoming Head for Africa, IRRI

H.E. Dr. Kaba Urgessa, Deputy Minister for Natural Resources, Ethiopia

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

Facilitator: Sheila Tlou, Regional Director Eastern Africa, UNAIDS

David Parirenyatwa, Minister of Health, Zimbabwe

Doreen Kosi, Corporate Affairs Executive, Adcock Ingram

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 4: Quality Education

Facilitator: Hubert Gijzen, Director, Regional Office for Southern Africa, UNESCO

Granville Whittle, Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Basic Education

Boubakar Yougbare, Executive Chairperson, African Youth Commission

Jean-Christophe Carteron, Director Corporate Social Responsibility, Kedge Business School

Holy Ranaivozanany, Head of CSR, Huawei Global

Ruben Janse van Rensburg, Head of Sustainability Africa, HP

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Facilitator: Anne Githuku-Shongwe, Director Southern Africa, UN Women

Nozipho January Bardill, Chairperson, Ethics Committee Anglo-Gold Ashanti

Azra Sasha Fredericks, Commissioner for Social, Economic and Environmental Affairs, African Union Youth Commission

Catherine Sozi, Incoming Regional Director, Eastern Africa, UNAIDS

Suraj Shah, Africa Program Manager, Corporate Affairs Group, Intel

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Facilitator: Adrian Sym, CEO, Alliance for Water Stewardship

Ravintheran Pillay, Corporate Affairs Director, Nestle SA

Phakamani Buthelezi, CEO, Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Agency

Mandy Reddy, Director, Stakeholder Engagement, Department of Water & Sanitation

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

afternoon

1240 – 1340

Lunch

1. General delegates networking lunch

2. Closed lunch with selected regional government and business leaders (by invitation only)

1340 – 1510

Sustainable Development Goals Workshops – Prosperity

(SDG 7 – 11)

Goal 7: Affordable Clean Energy

Facilitator: Youba Sokona, Special Advisor for Sustainable Development at the South Centre

Thava Govender, Group Executive for Transmission and Risk & Sustainability, Eskom

Daniel Shepherd, Regional Lead, Energy & Resource Efficiency Advisory Services, IFC

Hakima El Haite, Special Envoy for Climate Change from the Kingdom of Morocco and Global Climate Action Champion, UNFCCC

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Facilitator: Philip Hunter, Program Director, Verité

Kinyua M’Mbijjewe, Head of Corporate Affaris AME, Syngenta

Jason Theede, Senior Regional Thematic Specialist for Labour Migration/Migration and Development, IOM

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Facilitator: Josephine Ngure, Deputy Director General, Southern Africa Region, African Development Bank  

Dean Alborough, ESG Advisor, African Infrastructure Investment Managers, Akzo Nobel

Thomas R Van Viegen, Associate Director, Climate Change & Sustainability, EY

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Facilitator: Ayodele Odusola, Chief, Strategy and Analysis Team, RBA UNDP

Dinah Musindarwezo, Executive Director, Femnet

Zane Dangor, Director General, Department of Social Development, SA

Haroon Bhorat, School of Economics, The University of Cape Town

Irene Guijt, Head of Research, Oxfam

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Facilitator: Liz Agbor-Tabi, Associate Director, City and Practice Management, Africa, 100 Resilient Cities

Justin Spratt, Head of Business, Sub-Saharan Africa, Uber

Kirby Assam, Africa Communications Manager, Akzo Nobel

Bongani Mshibe, External Affairs & Government Relations Manager, South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa, BMW

Phoebe Huang, Public Affairs Manager, Huawei

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

1510 – 1530

Networking coffee break

SDG Collaboration Hub

1530 – 1550

Keynote Presentation

Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer, HP

1550 – 1605

Inclusive Technology for All: In conversation with…

Herman Singh, Group Chief Digital Officer, MTN

Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer, HP

1605 – 1635

Strengthening partnerships for sustainable development

Chair: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PWC

Belay Begashaw, Director, Sustainable Development Goals Centre for Africa

Nozipho January Bardill, Chairperson, Ethics Committee Anglo-Gold Ashanti

Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability Affairs, Novozymes

1635 – 1715

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators

SDG 1 – 6

1715 – 1755

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators

SDG 7 – 11

1755 – 1800

Closing Remarks
morning

0730 – 0845

Registration and networking

0900 – 0903

Introduction

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

0903 – 0910

Opening address

Premier David Makhura, Gauteng Provincial Government

0910 – 1010

Plenary discussion panel

A new framework for corporate reporting SDGs

Chair: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PWC

Tim Mohin, Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Mervyn King, Chair of International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC)

Laura Palmeiro, Sustainability Integration Director, Danone

1010 – 1040

Plenary discussion panel

Finance and inclusive growth

Chair: Ivo Mulder, Finance and Private Sector Coordinator, Terrestrial Ecosystem Unit, UN Environment

Nicky Newton-King, CEO, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Colin Coleman, Chief Executive, Goldman Sachs SA

Patrick Dlamini, Chief Executive, DBSA

1040 – 1110

Networking coffee break – SDG Collaboration Hub

1110 – 1240

Sustainable Development Goals Workshops – Planet, Peace & Partnerships (SDG 12 – 17)

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Facilitator: Cecilia Kinuthia-Njenga, UNEP Office in South Africa and Regional Programme Coordinator, Southern Africa

Alf Hartzenburg, National Project Manager – Industrial Energy Efficiency Project, National Cleaner Production Centre of SA

Anton Hanekom, Executive Director, Plastics SA

Michael Gotsche, Vice President and Head of Market Area Africa, BASF

Mapula Tshangela, Senior Policy Advisor: National Sustainable Development, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 13: Climate Action

Facilitator: Saleem Karimjee, Country Manager, Southern Africa and Regional Lead on Climate Change, IFC

Nbou Mohammed, Director, the Climate Change Competence Center

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Facilitator: John Duncan, Senior Manager, Marine Program, WWF

Michael Benstrom, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Seychelles

Jonty Jankovich, Responsible Fishing Alliance

Kevin O’Brien, Executive, Risk & Sustainability, SPAR

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 15: Life On Lands

Facilitator: Tony Simons, Director General, World Agroforestry Centre

Michael O’Brien-Onyeka, Senior Vice President, Africa Field Division, Conservation International

Eleni Gabre-Madhin, Chief Executive, BlueMoon

H.E Eyasu Abraha Alle, Minister, Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ethiopia

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Facilitator: Eelco Van Der Enden, Tax Partner, PwC

Forum on Tax Administrations, OECD

Oxfam International

Microsoft

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Facilitator: Darian Stibbe, Executive Director, The Partnering Initiative

Hazem Fahmy, Secretary-General, Egyptian Agency of Partnership for Development, Egypt

Christian Vanizette, Co-Founder, Makesense

Cas Cavoodia, Chairman, National Business Initiative (NBI) & Managing Director of the Banking Association

Suraya Hamdulay, Executive Head, Sustainability, Vodacom Group

SQ&A and Discussion – Inclusive business and connection with other goals

 

afternoon

1300 – 1410

Lunch

1. General delegates networking lunch

2. Closed lunch with selected regional government and business leaders (by invitation only)

1410 – 1450Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators SDG 12 – 17

1450 – 1500

Keynote presentation and audience Q&A

Andrew Morlet, Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

1500 – 1540

Discussion panel

Inclusive growth and the circular economy

Andrew Morlet, Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Alexandre Lemille, Founder, Circular Economy Network South Africa

Rodney Reynders, Cluster Leader Environment GME&A, Tetra Pak

Dorah Modise, Chief Executive, Green Building Council, South Africa

1540 – 1620

Audience Discussion

Sharing ideas and commitments to accelerate SDG Action from RBF 2017

1620 – 1630

Closing remarks

Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

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