Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development 2017

Accelerating Inclusive Growth To Deliver The Sustainable Development Goals

31 AUGUST – 1 SEPTEMBER 2017, 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 Sustainability Leader, 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 – 1010

Opening speeches and discussion panel

Accelerating inclusive growth to deliver the Sustainable Development Goals

Chair: Malcolm Preston, Global Sustainability Leader, PwC

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

1100 – 1140

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

1110 – 1120

Chair: Randi Davis, Director, UNDP Gender Team

1120 – 1125

UNDP Gender Seal Video

1125 – 1130

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

Dickson Mushabe, Regional Manager, Hostalite

1130 – 1140

Achieng Ojwang, Programme Manager, National Business Initiative, South Africa

Keketso Maema, CEO, National Commission on Gender Equality, South Africa

1140 – 1200

Networking Coffee Break

1200 – 1310

Sustainable Development Goals Workshops – People

(SDG 1 – 6)

Goal 1: End Poverty

Room: Private Dining

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

Rene Kouassi, Director of Economic Affairs, African Union Commission

Ritah Bazabyabwe, Manager, Women Services, Finance Trust Bank

Katlego Mahleka, Senior Manager, Communications, Standard Bank

Mthandazo Ndlovu hlahla, Governance, Democracy and Strategic Alliances Manager, Oxfam South Africa 

Vanessa M. Moungar, Director, Gender, Women and Civil Society, African Development Bank Group (AfDB)

Goal 2: Zero Hunger

Room: Ballroom 3

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

Jane McPherson, Manager, Farmer Development, Grain South Africa

Goal 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

Room: Ballroom 1

Facilitator: Sheila Tlou, Regional Director Eastern Africa, UNAIDS

Tebatso Tebeila, Head of Medical Affairs, Adcock Ingram

Myriam Sidebe, Global Social Mission Director, Unilever Lifebuoy

Aimee Edmondo, Informatics Associate, Akros

Shani Kay, Impact Strategist, Regency Global

Goal 4: Quality Education

Room: Vertex

Facilitator: Charaf Ahmimed, Programme Specialist for the Social and Human Sciences, UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa

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

Taki Netshitenzhe, Chief Officer, Corporate Affairs, Vodacom Group

Gbénga Sèsan, Executive Director, Paradigm Initiative, Nigeria

Holy Ranaivozanany, Head of CSR, Huawei Global

Goal 5: Gender Equality

Room: Zenith

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 Youth Commission

Bechir N’daw, Senior Gender, Human Rights and Partnerships Advisor, UNAIDS

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

Goal 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Room: Auditorium

Facilitator: Adrian Sym, CEO, Alliance for Water Stewardship

Ravin Pillay, Corporate Affairs Director, Nestle South Africa

Casper Durandt, Head of Technical, Coca-Cola South Africa

Phakamani Buthelezi, CEO, Breede-Gouritz Catchment Management Authority

afternoon

1310 – 1400

Lunch

1. General delegates networking lunch

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

1400 – 1510

Sustainable Development Goals Workshops – Prosperity

(SDG 7 – 11)

Goal 7: Affordable Clean Energy

Room : Vertex

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 & Global Climate Action Champion, UNFCCC

Goal 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Room: Ballroom 1

Facilitator: Jens Dyring Christensen, Senior Specialist, Enterprise Development & Job Creation Decent Work Team for Eastern & Southern Africa, ILO Pretoria

Kinyua M’Mbijjewe, Head of Corporate Affairs for Southern and Eastern Africa, Syngenta

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

Bart Van Uythem, First Counsellor, Team Leader Economic and Infrastructure Sector and Acting Head of Cooperation, Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of South Africa 

Faith Muisyo, Head of Region, Southern Africa Network, Fairtrade Africa 

Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Room: Ballroom 3

Facilitator: Fernando Balderrama, Senior Investment Officer, African Development Bank   

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

Dorah Modise, Chief Executive, Green Building Council South Africa

Baron Schreuder, Director for Performance Coatings Africa, AkzoNobel

Velani M.V. Mboweni, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science, Technology and   Innovation, African Union Youth Commission

Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities

Room: Auditorium

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

Sipho Mthathi, Executive Director, Oxfam South Africa

Henni Botes, Chief Executive, Moladi

Velma Corcoran, Regional Market Manager, Sub Saharan Africa, Airbnb

Rosa Malango, UN Resident Coordinator, Uganda

Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

Room: Zenith

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

Ruben Janse van Rensburg, Head of Sustainability Africa, HP

Kirby Assam, Head of Communications Africa, AkzoNobel

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

Yolisa Kani, Head of Public Policy, Uber

1510 – 1530

Networking coffee break

1530 – 1550

Keynote Presentation

Shane Wall, Chief Technology Officer, HP

1550 – 1600

Technology for Inclusive Growth

Jacky Zhang, Deputy CEO, Huawei South Africa

1600 – 1620

Technology for Inclusive Growth in conversation with…..

Facilitator: Onica Makwakwa, Regional Coordinator Africa, Alliance for Affordable Internet

Herman Singh, Group Chief Digital Officer, MTN

Vuyani Jarana, Chief Officer, Enterprise Business, Vodacom Group

1620 – 1700

Strengthening partnerships for sustainable development

Chair: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PWC

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

Claus Stig Pedersen, Head of Corporate Sustainability Affairs, Novozymes

Cheri Scholtz, Chief Executive, Petco

1700 – 1730

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators

SDG 1 – 6

1730 – 1755

Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators

SDG 7 – 11

1755 – 1800

Closing Remarks
morning

0730 – 0845

Good Growth Plan breakfast dialogue (by invitation only)

Conservation International breakfast dialogue (by invitation only)

Green Building Council South Africa breakfast dialogue (by invitation only)

Registration and networking

0900 – 0903

Introduction

Facilitator: Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

0910 – 0955

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

0955 – 1030

Plenary discussion panel

Finance and inclusive growth

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

Shameela Ebrahim, Senior Strategist, Johannesburg Stock Exchange

Colin Coleman, Chief Executive, Goldman Sachs SA

Wendy Dobson, Head, Group Policy, Advocacy and Sustainability, Standard Bank

1030 – 1100

Networking coffee break

1100 – 1230

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

Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

Room: Ballroom 1

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

Mapula Tshangela, Senior Policy Advisor, Department of Environmental Affairs, South Africa

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

Anton Hanekom, Executive Director, Plastics SA

Goal 13: Climate Action

Room: Zenith

Facilitator: Hakima El Haite, Special Envoy for Climate Change, Kingdom of Morocco & Global Climate Action Champion, UNFCCC

Zakhiya Rehman, Group Sustainability Manager, MTN

Rudo Sanyanga, Africa Program Director, International Rivers

Thomas Van Viegen, Associate Director, Climate Change and Sustainability Services, EY

Madeleine Ronquest, Head of Environmental and Social Risk Management, FirstRand

Goal 14: Life Below Water

Room: Auditorium

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

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

Martin Purves, Managing Director, International Pole and Line Foundation

Madoda Khumalo, Strategic Services Executive, Sea Harvest

Ross Wanless, Africa Coordinator, BirdLife International Marine Programme 

Goal 15: Life On Lands

Room: Vertex

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

Kaba Urgessa, Deputy Minister for Natural Resources, Ethiopia

Morné Du Plessis, Chief Executive, WWF South Africa

Goal 16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Room: Private Dining

Facilitator: Eelco Van Der Enden, Tax Partner, PwC

Warren Hero, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft

Wineke Haagsma, Head of Corporate Responsibility, PwC Netherlands

Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

Room: Ballroom 3

Facilitator: Jenny Costelloe, Founder, Collective17

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

Orria Goni, South-South and Development Effectiveness Cooperation Specialist, UNDP

Ademola Ajagbe, Head, Conservation Division, Africa

Pape Ba, Africa Head of Development, Makesense

Adel Sade, Chief business officer, IBDL

 

afternoon

1230 – 1340

Lunch

1. General delegates networking lunch

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

1340 – 1425Sharing and feedback session with workshop facilitators SDG 12 – 17

1425 – 1435

Keynote presentation and audience Q&A

Andrew Morlet, Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

1435 – 1510

Discussion panel

Inclusive growth and the circular economy

Andrew Morlet, Chief Executive, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

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

Charles Muller, Executive Director, Packaging SA

Linda Godfrey, Principal Scientist, Waste for Development, CSIR

1510 – 1550

Audience Discussion

Sharing ideas and commitments to accelerate SDG Action from RBF 2017

1550 – 1600

Closing remarks

Malcolm Preston, Global Leader Sustainability, PwC

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