Program digital event 2020

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Welcome + Awards ceremony: 15th September 2020

5.00 pm


Carsten Spohr,
CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG


Daniela Bublitz,
Event moderator and communications consultant

5.15 Uhr


John Elkington,
CSR-pioneer, best-selling author and entrepreneur

5.40 pm


Nobody gets along alone within a crisis

Detlef Lamm,
CEO, AOK Hessen

6.05 pm


The impact of Sustainability on financial valuations and accessibility to capital

Christopher Flensborg,
Head of Climate and Sustainable Finance, SEB Stockholm

6.30 pm – 7.30 pm

Awards ceremony

// Excellent Sustainability 2020
// Heroes in the Crisis
// Green Ranking Champion
// Lifetime Achievement CSR Award 2020

Conference day: 16th September 2020

9.00 am


Dr. Gero Kalt,
Managing director F.A.Z.-Institut GmbH


Prof. Dr. René Schmidpeter,
Dr. Jürgen Meyer endowment chair for economic ethics at the CBS Cologne
Sven Astheimer,
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Economics editorial, Head of the economics department

9.20 am

Panel discussion:

State of the Art of Responsible Leadership Research

Prof. Ed Freeman,
University and Olsson Professor, The Darden School, University of Virginia
Oliver Laasch, Ph.D.,
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Alliance Manchester Business School
Christof Miska,
Associate Professor at the Institute for International Business at WU Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria

10.10 am


Sustainable investment – now more than ever!

Guido Fürer,
Group Chief Investment Officer, Swiss Re Group

10.40 am

Short Break

10.55 am


The Age of Emergence

Prof. Dr. Wayne Visser,
Professor of Integrated Value and Holder of the Chair in Sustainable Transformation at Antwerp Management School

11.30 am

Panel discussion

Taking entrepreneurial responsibility

Gabriele Hässig,
CEO of Communications and Sustainability at Procter & Gamble, Germany, Austria and Switzerland
Hendrik Fink,
Partner Sustainability Services, PwC
Dr. Philipp Nimmermann,
State secretary at Hessian Ministry of Economy, Energy, Infrastructure and Housing
Stefan Feltens,
CEO Shop Apotheke Europe

12.20 am


Hightech and positioning – Entrepreneurial responsibility in times of change

Professor Dr. Christof E. Ehrhart,
Executive Vice President Corporate Communications & Governmental Affairs
Robert Bosch GmbH

12.50 am

Lunch break and virtual exhibition

1.20 pm


Sustainability and free access to justice

Klaus Heiermann,
Managing board, ARAG Holding SE

1.55 pm

Parallel workshops

Workshop 1: Differentiation and intensification of stakeholder requirements – The Porsche sustainability committee as an impulse and resonance dispenser

Daniela Rathe,
Head of politics and external affairs, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Maximilian Steiner,
Coordinator Stakeholdermanagement, Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Workshop 2: Startup-Corporate Collaborations to drive Responsible Leadership

Dr. Thomas Melde,
Managing Partner akzente communication and advisory GmbH

Miki Yokoyama,
Managing Partner, TechFounders

Workshop 3: From „Licence to Operate“ to „Licence to Lead“

Thomas Krick,
Director, Head of Sustainability Services, Deloitte Germany



2.25 pm

Short Break

2.40 pm

Parallel workshops

Workshop 4: How to deal with sustainability requirements deriving from society and politics

Dr. Rainer Ohler,
Former Global Executive Vice President Communications, Airbus Group
Foundation and Partner, Senior Strategists

Andrea Debbané,
Former Vice President, Responsibility & Sustainability, Airbus Group and Executive Director Airbus Foundation

Boris Mayer,
Head of Business Development and Marketing, Cision Germany GmbH


Workshop 5: How sustainability becomes a „Licence to operate“ for companies – and how to manage it

Jörg Forthmann,
Managing director, IMWF Institut for management and economics research


Workshop 6: Panel Discussion „Social vs. political responsibility“

Dr. Johannes Bohnen,
Managing Partner, BOHNEN Public Affairs


Dr. Cristian Grossmann,
CEO, Beekeeper AG


3.15 pm


Environmentally beneficial energy supply – Entrepreneurial responsibility in times of change

Dr. Adrian Schaffranietz,
Coordinator Government Relations at Nord Stream 2 AG

3.50 pm


Art, Leadership, and Transforming the Social Imaginary for a World in Crisis

Prof. Sandra Waddock,
Galligan Chair of Strategy, Carroll School Scholar of Cororate Responsibility, and Professor of Management at Boston College’s Carroll School of Management

4.20 pm

Virtual exhibition