12:30 14 January 2021

CTPA Sustainability Summit - 'Think Sustainable, Act Positive'

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Join us for this interactive webinar on Thursday 14 January 2021 between 12.30 and 14.30 (GMT) as the environmentalist and writer, Jonathon Porritt, Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, John Chave, Director General of Cosmetics Europe, Graham McMillan, Principle at Teneo and Dr. Emma Meredith, Director-General at CTPA explore key current and upcoming global challenges and how the cosmetics industry must adapt.

  

The UK Government is focussed on driving environmental change and will hold the Presidency of the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference from 1-12 November 2021, also known as COP26.  COP26 will ensure that climate change and the business imperative to act remains high on the global agenda.   

To have sustainability at the heart of a business means identifying how to reduce the impact of human activities on the world’s resources, not causing harm to the environment and putting people and the planet first, ahead of everything else.

On 14 January 2021, CTPA will share a horizon scan, conducted by Forum for the Future for the Association, followed by a stimulating debate aimed at engaging members, the wider industry and external stakeholders to investigate ways of unlocking fundamental challenges faced by the industry,  whilst developing more sustainable business practices.  The event will also explore exciting initiatives and innovations launched by CTPA as part of its ongoing strategy: 'Driving Towards a Net Positive Cosmetics Industry'.

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Why is it important?

Given the increasing legal requirements, rising costs and operational issues, unprepared businesses will be left vulnerable in areas such as sourcing and transportation, energy, water or waste management.  By embedding sound practice and policies in good time, businesses will be more prepared to adapt to the changing and challenging landscape. 

Together we will debate the most pressing issues such as those around supply chain transparency, the environmental fate of cosmetic products and their packaging, enhancing circularity of resources and informing consumer understanding of how the industry can be a force for good.

Who should attend and why?

The summit is designed to be of significant interest to all involved in the industry from senior management to development and design, through marketing to retail, other sector associations and a wide range of stakeholders from policy makers to campaigners, those working in the areas of recycling and reprocessing as well as journalists and influencers.  

A preliminary programme is available with further details to follow.   The conference is open to both CTPA members and non-members.

Delegate Rate: £75 + VAT for CTPA members, £100 + VAT for non-members.

Group discounts are also available for 4 or more delegates from the same company.

1-3 delegates from the same company – no discount

4-10 delegates from the same company – 25% discount

10 + delegates from the same company – 50% discount

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Key benefits


Those attending will receive insight into the key issues:

  • how they might particularly affect the industry
  • what is currently being, or should be, done to address them
  • tools to be better equipped to think more sustainably.

This is about a holistic, systemic approach.

Our suggested 'must see' sessions

13:40 - 14:20   Thursday 14 January

Expert Panel Debate - Levers for Sustainable Change

Duration: 40 minutes

Panel debate hosted by Dr Sally Uren, Chief Executive of Forum for the Future involving the Jonathon Porritt, John Chave, Director General of Cosmetics Europe, Graham McMillan, Principle at Teneo and Emma Meredith, Director-General at CTPA

  • Business response and the imperative to become ambassadors and leaders
  • Direction of travel for policy in the UK/EU (and globally)
  • COP 26, EU Green Deal, UK net zero by 2050
  • Call to action, what are the levers for change?

Speakers

Dr Emma Meredith

Dr Emma Meredith

Director-General

CTPA

Dr Sally Uren OBE

Dr Sally Uren OBE

Chief Executive

Forum for the Future

Graham McMillan

Graham McMillan

Principal

Teneo

John Chave

John Chave

Director General

Cosmetics Europe

Jonathon Porritt CBE

Jonathon Porritt CBE

Founder Director

Forum for the Future

12:30 - 13:00   Thursday 14 January

Keynote Speech - Jonathon Porritt

Duration: 30 minutes

Environmentalist and writer, Jonathon Porritt will give an introduction on the critical role business leadership will play in ensuring that sustainability is at the heart of their revival.

“2021 is the critical year for a host of sustainability-related issues, not least the twin Climate and Biodiversity Emergencies.

At the same time, trillions of dollars will be invested by Governments trying to revive their economies. Business has a critical role to play in ensuring that these programmes are taken forward with sustainability at their heart. It’s a year where business leadership will be more important than ever, individually and at a central level, providing a particularly challenging opportunity for trade associations like CTPA".

Speakers

Jonathon Porritt CBE

Jonathon Porritt CBE

Founder Director

Forum for the Future

Featured speakers

Christine Lawson

Christine Lawson

Sustainability & Technical Affairs Manager

CTPA

Christine Lawson's biography

Christines role involves guiding CTPA and its members through CTPA's Sustainability Strategy, 'Driving Towards a Net Positive Cosmetics Industry'. By building capacity within CTPA and membership, fostering collaborations and advocating on behalf of the industry, Christine works to better understand the challenges facing us all to focus on industry-wide solutions. Christine manages the Sustanability Committee and leads the Association's engagement with key sustainability stakeholders. Christine is also responsible for coordinating industry responses to Government consultations under its Resources & Waste Strategy. 

 

Christines role is to also assist those developing and manufacturing cosmetic products, advising on the technical aspects of testing and Good Manufacturing Practice, including microbiology. 

Dr Sally Uren OBE

Dr Sally Uren OBE

Chief Executive

Forum for the Future

Dr Sally Uren OBE's biography

"This Sustainability Summit hosted by the CTPA was originally planned for May 2020.  Then COVID-19 swept through our lives, leaving a trail of disruption and human devastation on a scale not seen since a world war.  COVID also laid bare the hard truth that despite the efforts of so many in the sustainability field, at the start of the pandemic we weren’t any closer to dealing with many of our sustainability challenges.  However, with a system shock such as COVID, comes an opportunity for system transformation.  As we head into 2021, the possibility of deep and lasting systemic change for sustainability has never been greater.  This Summit will explore how we might translate that possibility into reality."

 

Sally joined Forum for the Future, then a not-for-profit based solely in the UK, in 2002. Previously Deputy CEO, Sally was appointed Chief Executive in 2013. Since then, she has spearheaded Forum’s mission to create a more sustainable future by catalysing transformational change in key global systems. Over this period, Sally has overseen Forum’s substantial growth into new markets while honing its focus on ensuring Forum makes a positive contribution to three global challenges: the climate crisis and ensuring the sustainability of our global food system and value chains.

 

Sally oversees the delivery of Forum’s programmatic work through a team of more than 80 sustainability professionals across offices in London, Singapore, New York and Mumbai. As part of this, she works with leading global players, including businesses such as Unilever and Olam, foundations such as the Laudes Foundation, and membership organisations such as Sedex, both in one-to-one partnerships, and also as part of multi-stakeholder collaborations designed to address complex challenges in systems as diverse as food, energy, apparel and shipping.

 

Currently, Sally is directly involved in a number of projects including Cotton 2040, a multi-stakeholder collaboration designed to accelerate the mainstreaming of sustainable cotton, and the Protein Challenge, a global coalition focusing on how we can feed growing global populations in ways that are healthy, affordable and good for the planet. Sally also helped initiate Net Positive, a coalition of leading businesses, all working to define the next wave of corporate sustainability. Striving towards Net Positive requires a focus on regenerative business practice, one of the reasons Sally is passionate about scaling practices such as Regenerative Agriculture. Sally is currently involved in our first US project in this area.

 

The global challenges we face cannot be tackled by any one person or organisation alone and Sally plays a key role in inspiring and equipping others to deliver systems change for sustainability. She recently advised the United Nations Global Compact on how it can ensure its actions on health and wellbeing have the potential to deliver multiple benefits across multiple systems. She also regularly speaks at international and national conferences and writes for a range of publications to influence the debate on sustainability issues - particularly now the decade of delivery, and the urgency it commands, is upon us. Her articles have featured in wide-ranging publications such as the New Statesman, Huffington Post, Management Today and The Independent. Sally is also helping build Forum’s School of System Change, a global community of change agents focused on accelerating progress towards a sustainable future.

 

With almost 30 years’ experience in sustainability, Sally acts an independent advisor on Advisory Boards for several global businesses, including Kimberly Clark, Kingfisher and Burberry. She is also an Advisory Board member for Sustainable Brands and Johnson and Johnson’s Earthwards Board. In 2018, she was the independent Chair of DFID’s Business Partnership Fund, part of the Business Innovation Facility. She acts as a judge for a number of sustainability award schemes, including the Queens Award for Sustainable Development.

 

In December 2017, Sally received an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to sustainability in business. In 2019, she was ranked number one on Assent’s list of Top 100 Corporate Social Responsibility Influence Leaders.

Graham McMillan

Graham McMillan

Principal

Teneo

Graham McMillan's biography

Graham has 30 years of experience advising on public affairs, political risk, corporate communications, issue and crisis management, stakeholder engagement, sustainability and corporate responsibility in the UK, the EU and globally.

 

Alongside his UK public affairs and strategic communications work, Graham is one of the leaders of the Global Government and Public Affairs practice, leads on Brexit and regularly advises major companies and investors on political risk alongside Teneo's risk, consulting and governance teams. Graham was a board director at Fishburn Hedges for over a decade before co-founding the award winning consultancy Open Road in 2007.

 

Open Road joined what is now Teneo in 2014.

John Chave

John Chave

Director General

Cosmetics Europe

John Chave's biography

John Chave was educated at the Universities of Sheffield and Exeter in the UK.

 

He is a lawyer by training and he has worked in the health field in London and Brussels.

 

He was Secretary General of the Pharmaceutical Group of the European Union (PGEU), a post he had held from 2006 to 2015.

Since then, he has been Director General of Cosmetics Europe.

Jonathon Porritt CBE

Jonathon Porritt CBE

Founder Director

Forum for the Future

Jonathon Porritt CBE's biography

Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and campaigner on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity, with 70 staff and over 100 partner organisations, including some of the world’s leading companies. The Forum has a growing presence in the United States, and is doing more and more work in India, Singapore and Malaysia.

 

In addition, Jonathon is President of Population Matters, President of The Conservation Volunteers, a Non-Executive Director of Willmott Dixon Holdings, and a Director of Collectively (an online platform celebrating sustainable innovation). He is a Trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy, and is involved in the work of many NGOs and charities as Patron, Chair or Special Adviser.

 

He was formerly Director of Friends of the Earth (1984-90), co-chair of the Green Party (1980-83), of which he is still a member, a Trustee of WWF UK (1991-2005), and a member of the Board of the South West Regional Development Agency (1999-2008). He stood down as Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission in July 2009, after nine years providing high-level advice to Government Ministers.

 

Jonathon was installed as the Chancellor of Keele University in February 2012.

 

His latest book is ‘The World We Made’ (Phaidon 2013), providing a positive vision of how we get to be living in a fair and sustainable world in 2050. Previous books include Capitalism As If The World Matters (Earthscan, revised 2007).

 

Jonathon received a CBE in January 2000 for services to environmental protection. 

Zoe le Grand

Zoe le Grand

Principal Partnerships Manager

Forum for the Future

Zoe le Grand's biography

Zoe ensures that Forum's partnerships are impactful and create maximum change for a more sustainable future. This includes managing partnerships with corporate sustainability leaders such as Walgreens Boots Alliance, Unilever and SIG and equipping the Forum team to do the same.

 

Zoe is passionate about helping organisations put back more than they take out, and has used futures techniques, and systems thinking with multinationals such as Pearson and Amazon to devise ambitious sustainability strategies. She leads Forum’s Net Positive thinking which includes co-leading The Net Positive Project with BSR and SHINE bringing together big corporates such as AT&T, Target and Dell, to help set and implement Net Positive strategies and build the movement of companies who take this ambitious approach.

 

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