Virtual Talks

The social responsibility of Business

Alex Edmans talks about the long-term impacts of social responsibility and challenges the idea that caring for society is at the expense of profit.

Nachhaltigkeit in Unternehmen

Ann Neudek, Expertin für Themen wie CSR und Change Managementspricht über Nachhaltigkeit in Unternehmen.

How to Design the Circular Economy

In this TEDx talk, Queen’s Award winner Mart asks “Can one person redesign the economy and make sustainability a reality?” Starting with simple questions, through the journey with his brother Rob and the team building the first open access, circular economy for fashion, it will help anyone interested in sustainability and #circulareconomy issues learn how to apply and build real solutions today – now. Dear Mr Bin Man is a roadmap for how we can save our planet, first eliminating waste, then using technology to build and scale a new kind of future.

The Circular Economy 

To this point the vast majority of our production of consumer materials has been one-directional: make it-use it-discard it. This model is unsustainable in the long run. What if we shifted the model to be circular and sustainable? Kristin Kinder shows us how.

The Circular Economy – A Simple Explanation

What is a “Circular Economy”? Why should we care? What does it mean for us? In this talk, Cillian Lohan, CEO of an Irish NGO, the Green Economy Foundation, will explain the basic principles behind the economic concept of a circular economy and how it can really change the world for the better.

How to Make a Profit While Making a Difference

Can global capital markets become catalysts for social change? According to investment expert Audrey Choi, individuals own almost half of all global capital, giving them (us!) the power to make a difference by investing in companies that champion social values and sustainability. “We have more opportunity today than ever before to make choices,” she says. “So change your perspective. Invest in the change you want to see in the world.”

Wendy Woods: The Business Benefits of Doing Good

“The only way we’re going to make substantial progress on the challenging problems of our time is for business to drive the solutions,” says social impact strategist Wendy Woods. In a data-packed talk, Woods shares a fresh way to assess the impact all parts of business can have on all parts of society, and then adjust them to not only do less harm but actually improve things. Learn more about how executives can move beyond corporate social responsibility to “total societal impact”.

The Business Case for Working with Your Toughest Critics

Bob Langert works with companies and their strongest critics to find solutions that are good for both business and society. In this actionable talk, he shares stories from the decades-long transition into corporate sustainability at McDonald’s — including his work with unlikely partners like the Environmental Defense Fund and Temple Grandin — and shows why your adversaries can sometimes be your best…