Wednesday, April 3rd - Harpa - Silfurberg A or B
14:00 – 17:00 Post-summit side event: The business imperative to create social impact
Today’s companies largely understand that aligning business practices with public good ultimately produces better returns and adds real value to society. It is no longer considered to be enough to be philanthropic or have corporate social responsibility objectives. The businesses who are truly doing well by doing good, are the ones whose highest priorities are serving their customers and employees and who have a positive impact within their communities and on the environment. Studies show that purpose-led firms attract and retain better future leaders and ultimately serve their shareholders with greater value, beyond strong quarterly returns. This workshop will examine what works in driving corporate growth through social impact.
Michael Green, CEO and founder of SPI Social Progress Imperative 14:00
Laura G Koch, Impact Investor
Einar Gunnar Guðmundsson, Corporate Entrepreneur, Arion bank
Empowerment of our customers through digital solutions.
Deirdre White, CEO at PYXERA Global
Páll Harðarson, CEO Icelandic Stock Exchange
Coffee Break 15:30
Panel: Addressing the challenges in driving growth through social impact
Moderator: Kyra Kaszynski, MIA Global Public Policy, Deloitte Global
Wade Warren Deloitte Global
Sally Anne Jansen IQ Business South Africa
Simon Zadek UNEP
Closing Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir
Session Chair: Hrund Gunnsteinsdóttir, CEO of Festa, Centre for Social Responsibility, Iceland.
Complimentary access to this session is available to What Works 2019 participants. No additional registration required. All others must register for this session in advance.