The Future of Work– Employment in the Age of Automation, Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence
In recent years, there has been considerable debate about how accelerating technological change will transform the workplace. With automation, robotics, and AI likely to reduce the number of available jobs, particularly for low-skilled workers, how could this exacerbate economic and social inequality? What steps can we take to prepare for the new workplace and ensure economic well-being for everyone?
EMILY ELWES, FLYLANCER
SANDRA AREVALO, WISAR
MARTA OCHOA, UNI GLOBAL UNION
Aligning Business with Climate Reality – Planning for a Different Earth
How can business anticipate and react to climate change? How can the business – as well as other stakeholders – assess the risk posed by climate change, perform scenario analysis, and create a climate-resilient strategy? What steps should businesses be taking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support the effort against climate change?
IKER MERCAIDE, FOUNDER OF ZUBI LABS
JORDI TOMAS, ECOOLTRA
JOSE LUIS BLASCO, ACCIONA
MARCOS MARTIN, MENORCA MILLENIALS
A Sustainable Economy– The Circular and Responsible Economies
There is an increasing awareness that humanity’s use of natural resources is unsustainable, particularly as growth drives consumption. As a response, some have proposed the creation of a ‘Circular Econony’, in which almost everything is designed to be reused and recycled. One step further is Patagonia’s argument for a ‘Responsible Economy’ that seeks to not only redesign products, but also curb consumption overall. What are the implications and challenges for these models?
RYAN GELLERT, PATAGONIA
MIGUEL A. DORA, SPAIN/PORTUGAL COUNTRY MANAGER AT SAICA
GUY CHAMPNISS, PH.D
TOM DOMEN, INNOVATION MANAGER AT ECOVER + METHOD (HOUSEHOLD PRODUCTS)
Finding Purpose in Any Industry – The Rise of the Purpose Economy
The notion of ‘purpose-driven’ business is often perceived as only applying to certain industries and business. Can any company place a clear, authentic, meaningful (human-centered) purpose at the heart of what they do? How can this purpose be unearthed and used to drive high performance, particularly within executive teams? What is the relationship between a clearly-articulated purpose and performance?
PABLO SANCHEZ, B CORP SPAIN
DAVID GRAYSON, CRANFIELD SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
PABLO ESTEVES, MANAGING PARTNER AT EMZINGO
Transforming Supply Chains – Combating Modern Slavery, Deforestation, and Environmental Degradation
In supply chains composed of dozens of parts, consumers are rarely aware of where their products are sourced. Yet a variety of major corporations have been linked to scandals involving slavery and indentured servitude, child labor, horrible working conditions, and deforestation and environmental degradation. How can business make their supply chains transparent while still maintaining competitiveness?
AGUSTINA MEMOLI, INNOVATION MANAGER AT INTERFACE
ERNEST BARCELO, VP SUSTAINABILITY AT OMYA
JUAN MIGUEL PÉREZ ROSAS, FINBOOT CEO & CO-FOUNDER
CHRIS DALY, PEPSICO
Reimagining Responsible Business – New Structures for Creating Change –
As our understanding of the role of business in society evolves, new organizational models are arising that evaluate their success not just on profit, but on social and environmental impact. The term “hybrid organization” has emerged to describe business that combine the logic of both for-profits and non-profits. This panel would examine will examine the opportunities and challenges for this type of organization, from recruiting the right talent to mission drift to scalability.
BRYANN DA SILVA, BCG
LELA MELON, UPF
PAULA VECIANA, SOCIAL CITY BCN
MARGARITA ALBORS, SOCIAL NEST
Feeding 10 Billion – Agriculture, Food, and Nutrition in an Age of Scarcity
The world’s population is expected to grow to 10 billion by 2050. Simultaneously, the effects of climate change threaten the global food and fresh water supply. What innovative steps are businesses taking to address this issue? What new technologies in agriculture and production can help alleviate these issues? What new food sources will be used?
ERIC DARGENT, FOUNDER & CEO REFARMERS
MARTA GONZALEZ-MESONES, UNILEVER
JESSICA EISE, CO-AUTHOR OF “HOW TO FEED THE WORLD”
KEN FOSTER, PH.D., CO-AUTHOR OF “HOW TO FEED THE WORLD”