TOP 15 tweets for Sustainable Innovation Forum #Day2

The Sustainable Innovation Forum (SIF) on 7th and 8th December 2015 featured corporate decision-makers sharing ideas on subjects such as sustainable development, renewable energies and achieving a low-carbon economy.

You can enjoy the second day’s highlights here:

8.30 a.m. Chairperson’s Welcoming Remarks

BBC Broadcaster Nik Gowing opened the second day of the Sustainable Innovation Forum and greeted a packed-out hall.

8.35 a.m. Opening Address and Discussion: Energy and Low Carbon Innovation

The opening address and discussion welcomed Dr Ernest Moniz (Secretary of Energy, USA) and Bertrand Piccard (Initiator, Chairman and Pilot, Solar Impulse).

9.20 a.m. High Level Business Address

Vinod Kesava, co-founder and CEO at Climate Resources Exchange spoke about the responsibility of business to be sustainable.

9.30 a.m. Keynote Plenary: Sustainable Supply Chain Innovation & The Circular Economy

The participants of the round table on Sustainable Supply Chain Innovation and the Circular Economy were the following: Ida Auken (Former Environment Minister, Denmark and Environmental Reporter), Dean A. Scarborough (Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Avery Dennison Corporation), Cherie Nursalim (Vice Chairman, Giti Group), Mindy S. Lubber (President, CERES), Luis Enrique Berrizbeitia (Executive Vice President of CAF, Development Bank of Latin America) and finally Bea Perez (Chief Sustainability Officer, Coca- Cola).

10.35 a.m. Climate Leader Insight: Engaging Consumers in Sustainable Practices

Skye Lawrence, director at Cool Effect, opened the conference on Engaging Consumers in Sustainable Practices.

11.25 Climate Leader Insight: The Economic and Political Case for Climate Action

Tom Steyer, California Business leader, Philanthropist and Clean Energy Advocate, was the speaker of the Economic and Political Case for Climate Action round table.

11.35 a.m. Innovation for Business Advantage

The Innovation for Business Advantage’s speakers were: Aron Cramer (President and Chief Executive Officer, BSR), Sir David King (Permanent UK Special Envoy for Climate Change), RH Martin Haese (Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Australia), George Ferguson (Mayor of Bristol, European Green Capital 2015, United Kingdom), Anita Krohn Traaseth (Chief Executive Officer, Innovation Norway) and Horace Luke (Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gogoro).

2.10 p.m. Expert-led & Rapporteur Style Discussion Roundtables

Jonathan Taylor (Vice-President responsible for Environment and Climate Action, European Investment Bank – EIB), Wayne Sharpe (Chairman and Founder, Carbon Trade Exchange), Morten Dyrholm (Global Vice President for Public Affairs, Vestas) Paolo Falcioni (Director General, CECED), Terri Wills (CEO, The World Green Building Council, Energy Efficiency Representative), Mamadou-Abou Sarr (Global Head of Environmental, Social and Governance Investing, Asset Management, Northern Trust), Tessa Tennant (Chair, Our Voices) and finally Ebrahim Mohamed (Director of Education, Climate-KIC) participated on the expert-led & rapporteur style discussion roundtables.

2.10 p.m. Young Entrepreneurs for Low Carbon Innovation

Ahmad Alhendawi (The UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth), Estefania Tapias (President, Climate KIC Alumni Network), Pirjo Jantunen (Chair, World Energy Council Future Energy Leaders), Daryn Dodson (Calvet Fund) and  Darian Rodriguez Heyman (Best-Selling Nonprofit Author & Speaker. Ex Craigslist Foundation ED & Sparrow + Social Media for Nonprofits Co-Founder) were the speakers for the Low Carbon Innovation round table.

4.00 p.m. Climate Leader Insight: Innovation from the Iroquois Confederacy

Chief Oren LyonsNative American Faithkeeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, talked about the different innovations from the Iroquois Confederacy.

4.10 p.m. Closing Plenary: ‘If You Can’t Measure it Then You Can’t Manage It’: Tracking Meaningful Improvement

Philippe Joubert (Chair, Prince of Wales’s Corporate Leaders Group), Joan MacNaughton CB (Executive Chair, World Energy Trilemma), Andrew Steer (President and Chief Executive Officer, World Resources Institute) and Teresa C. Fogelberg (Deputy Chief Executive, Global Reporting Initiative – GRI) closed the Plenary on “Tracking Meaningful Improvement”.

5.30 p.m. Chairperson’s Closing Remarks and Conference Close

We hope that you liked the summary of this second day at the forum. We’d like to thank all speakers for the quality of the debates and the participants for sharing these exchanges on social media.

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