Join us in Davos at the occasion of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in 2019. WBCSD will have a broad presence across the week, including a number of engaging side-events with a focus on strategic topics such as food system transformation, circular economy, ending plastic waste and the future of work among others. We look forward to welcoming you.

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Healthy People, Healthy Planet
Time: 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Venue: SDG Tent, Promenade 139, Davos

Food and land systems are currently outstripping the planetary boundaries while still leaving millions hungry or at risk of diet-related disease. We must build a common understanding of the opportunities and challenges across the value chain, underpinned by science- and data-supported evidence, in order to provide healthy food for all, within environmental limits. The EAT-Lancet report which will be published the week before the World Economic Forum will detail scientific thresholds which need to be met. In this session, business leaders will collectively build upon the report outcomes and identify market-based solutions where companies can act and drive outcomes as an industry.

Speakers: Svein Tore Holsether, CEO, Yara; Mauricio Adade, President Latin America & Global Lead for Malnutrition, DSM; Feike Sijbesma, CEO, DSM; Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (tbc); Lawrence Haddad, Executive Director, GAIN; Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and President, EAT (tbc); and David Nabarro, Special Adviser to the UN on Sustainable Development & Founder of 4SD Foundation (Moderator).

If you are interested to attend, please contact Emeline Fellus, Manager, FReSH at fellus@wbcsd.org.

Circular Economy Dinner
Time: 07:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Venue: SDG Tent, Promenade 139, Davos

The Circular Economy Dinner, proudly hosted by Circle Economy, Sitra and WBCSD, will bring together ambitious world leaders in business and government to exchange insights on the realities of the circular economy. The invite-only cocktail reception and walking dinner will be an engaging mix of announcements and networking.

If you are interested to attend, please contact Brendan Edgerton, Director, Circular Economy at edgerton@wbcsd.org.

Wednesday 23 January 2019

Leadership in Action: business to pool $ 1.5 billion to end plastic waste
Time: 07:00 am – 08:15 am
Venue: SDG Tent, Promenade 139, Davos

The lack of sufficient waste management leads to around eight million tons of plastic leakage into oceans annually. Current efforts are insufficient, fragmented and underinvested.

This breakfast session will provide interested parties a chance to learn more about the Alliance, its ambition and projects directly from the company executives driving the initiative itself.

If you are interested to attend, please contact Brendan Edgerton, Director, Circular Economy at edgerton@wbcsd.org.

Business Leadership for the Future of Work
Time: 12:00 pm – 01:30 pm
Venue: Hosted by Fujitsu

Work is the engine at the center of our economies. However, the shape of work as we know it is facing complex disruption at the hand of rapid technological evolution, socio-economic polarization and rising social expectations. Effectively navigating this turbulent time is imperative to avoid jobless growth, income inequality and social instability.

At this lunch roundtable, high level participants will share an inspirational, human-centered vision for a future of work where people, business and societies thrive; and discuss the role corporate leadership can play in shaping the transformations ahead.

If you are interested to attend, please contact Kitrhona Cerri, Director, Social Impact at cerri@wbcsd.org.

Thursday 24 January 2019

Last-mile logistics at zero emissions
Time: 07:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Venue: SDG Tent, Promenade 139, Davos

Join us for a private dinner with Tex Gunning, CEO LeasePlan; Peter Bakker, President & CEO, WBCSD; and Christoph Wolff, Head of Future of Mobility System, World Economic Forum, where leading figures from the automotive, logistics and infrastructure industries will discuss multi-stakeholder collaboration to address one of the most important urban challenges: how to develop a last-mile delivery infrastructure that meets consumer and business demand while addressing growing concerns around air quality, climate change and congestion. The dinner will also kick-off a new initiative, led by the World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Company, to re-imagine last-mile delivery for the 21st century.

For more information, please contact: davos@leaseplan.com

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