Investors increasingly want to know about sustainability. Requests for ESG information and data is surging, and companies run the risk of becoming either overwhelmed or found wanting. Led by Peter Martin, our panel will share their expertise and discuss what data are investors looking for, how should boards communicate with funders, how does sustainability impact valuation and investment choices. The panel includes:
Hospitality has a good story to tell, but nervousness about ‘greenwashing’ may be holding back the storytelling. Mark Stretton, CEO, Fleet Street asks how companies should talk to consumers, teams, business partners, investors, legislators and the wider public - and what boards need to prioritise in their communication strategy? Our panel includes:
Business leaders have a plethora of challenges in moving to a more sustainable future, from reputational and brand challenges, to creating opportunities for customer and employee loyalty, from reducing carbon, costs and waste to attracting investors. How are they going about it - and what’s next? Peter Martin talks to our panel of innovating leaders who are setting the bar:
Energy consumption. Regenerative farming. Menu reformulation. Resilience in the supply chain. These may not have been board issues only a few years back - but they are now. Led by Victoria Page, Purpose & ESG Lead, Fleet Street, our panel will explore how the agenda has changed, not least with the appointment of sustainability leads. With some sectors, such as contract catering, moving faster than others, the case for increased collaboration and sector standards is coming to the fore. Panellists include:
Henry Dimbleby is co founder of Leon Restaurants and the Sustainable Restaurant Association. In 2021 he published the government commissioned National Food Strategy - quickly shelved by the Boris administration as too controversial. In 2023 he co authored Ravenous the Sunday Times bestselling manifesto on how to change the food system, the nation’s health and protect the planet.
How do business leaders stay engaged with the shifting sustainability landscape - and ahead of the competitive curve? Summit co-chairs Peter Martin and Mark Stretton, with ESG expert Victoria Page and research guru Paul Flatters, set the scene, digging into the latest data, insight, legislation and sector sentiment to spotlight the key challenges for the boardroom - and the implications for consumers, teams, suppliers and investors.
Boards need to be prepared to adapt and adopt new thinking. So, how do ambitious organisations develop executive leaders and engage the right NEDs to create the environment to challenge the status quo and implement change?
With the vast majority of hospitality’s sustainability challenges sitting in the supply chain, working in co-operation with, and learning from, suppliers and producers, especially within food and drink, is vital. Tim Doubleday, CFO, Burger King UK, talks to leaders to highlight how new relationships are being created right along the line. Our panel includes: