AWS: Direction Sustainability

18:30-21:30
UK
3.10.2021
Dinner

The Marylebone Hotel, 47 Welbeck Street London, W1G 8DN

London

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AWS: Direction Sustainability

London

Dinner

October 3, 2021

Summary

The toughest journey your business is going to go on

Among so many fundamental shifts in the last 18 months has been a global pressure on C-suite to place sustainability at the heart of business operations.

As we speak in the summer of 2021 - every single function of every business should have an initiative to bring to the table, whether it be large-scale hydrogen programs for the long game or simply a reduced commute volume by staff to meet carbon reduction targets faster.

The news about climate change in the last few weeks demonstrates the challenge facing us all as individuals, and shines a light on the responsibility we have as leaders to respond, and lead the way towards a common goal, of cutting emissions and stabilise rising temperatures.

In our two recent debates in private cross-functional groups we have enjoyed fantastic conversation about how businesses reinvented and transformed themselves through the pandemic without a roadmap. This time we want you to come with your environmental and business minds intertwined - to share and learn as always in a Chatham House environment.

This event is complimentary and is in a Covid safe setting: It will be a small intimate hybrid event for industry leaders. All government and safety regulations will be in place. Unable to travel to London? Join us virtually from the comfort of your own home!

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Over the course of our autumn dinner we will be debating:

  • What is stopping us? How can we remove inertia and make headway?
  • How do we overcome common challenges to hitting our sustainability goals, such as regulatory pressures and financial constraints
  • Democratising sustainability - what data points do you need and how do you get access to them?
  • Building momentum - Who is best to lead and will momentum always come from the top?
  • Being accountable - What are realistic targets to set over what timeframe?
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Alannah Weston

Alannah Weston

Chairman of Selfridges Group

Selfriges

Weston’s mission as Chairman of Selfridges Group, a position held since 2019, is to empower talented people to deliver extraordinary customer experience within human and planetary boundaries. Selfridges Group is a collection of international department stores that exist to imagine and create a sustainable future for their people and customers. With 25 stores worldwide across 5 brands, Selfridges Group includes Brown Thomas and Arnotts in Ireland, De Bijenkorf in the Netherlands, Holt Renfrew in Canada, and Selfridges in the UK.

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Alix Farr

Alix Farr

Senior Product Manager

Skyscanner

Alix Farr is a Senior Product Manager and Internal Sustainability Lead at Skyscanner, a leading travel marketplace that has helped millions of people find the best options for flights, hotels and car hire since it was founded in 2003.

Alix's background spanning multiple continents and work in international development, journalism, and technology have led to her personal mission to drive sustainability from within the travel industry.

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18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Alannah Weston
Alix Farr
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
08:30
Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:15
Welcome from Commerce Futures
09:25
Ryan Clark, STATSports & Jim Hingston, The Gym Group
Keynote
10:10
Hollie Weatherstone, Muc-Off
Keynote
10:35
Break
10:55
Multi-brand panel – Decathlon, Ellis Brigham, Helen of Troy
Keynote (Main Stage)
Speed dating for delegates
(Breakout Room)
11:50
George Huxford, Apidura
Keynote
12:15
Break
13:15
Rich Philip, Contested
Keynote
13:40
Marc Guisti, Veloforte
Keynote (Main Stage)
David Hanney, Alpkit
(Breakout Room)
14:35
Networking
15:00
Closing Remarks from Commerce Futures
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes
18:30
Arrival & Welcome Drinks
19:15
Guests Sit
19:20
Welcome
Commerce Futures
19:30
Opening Speech
Guest Speaker
20:00
Starters
Topic One - Discussion at individual tables
20:20
Topic One discussed as a collective
20:40
Mains
Topic Two - Discussion at individual tables
21:10
Topic Two discussed as a collective
21:30
Desserts & Networking
23:00
Event Closes

AGENDA

09:00
Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:30
Welcome & Partner Introductions
09:40
Panel Discussion with Q&A
Alannah Weston
Alix Farr
10:20
Networking Break
10:40
Workshop at tables
11:00
Group Discussion - Moderated
11:20
Final Comments & Networking
11:30
Event Closes
Alannah Weston

Alannah Weston

Chairman of Selfridges Group

Selfriges

Weston’s mission as Chairman of Selfridges Group, a position held since 2019, is to empower talented people to deliver extraordinary customer experience within human and planetary boundaries. Selfridges Group is a collection of international department stores that exist to imagine and create a sustainable future for their people and customers. With 25 stores worldwide across 5 brands, Selfridges Group includes Brown Thomas and Arnotts in Ireland, De Bijenkorf in the Netherlands, Holt Renfrew in Canada, and Selfridges in the UK.

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Alix Farr

Alix Farr

Senior Product Manager

Skyscanner

Alix Farr is a Senior Product Manager and Internal Sustainability Lead at Skyscanner, a leading travel marketplace that has helped millions of people find the best options for flights, hotels and car hire since it was founded in 2003.

Alix's background spanning multiple continents and work in international development, journalism, and technology have led to her personal mission to drive sustainability from within the travel industry.

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Venue

The Marylebone Hotel, 47 Welbeck Street London, W1G 8DN

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