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Join BCtA at Rio+20 CSF Event: Profits and Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid, June 16, 2012

In advance of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development – known as Rio+20 – the Business Call to Action, World Business Council for Sustainable DevelopmentBusiness Action for AfricaInternational Business Leaders ForumInternational Chamber of Commerce,  UN Development Programme, and UN Global Compact will host a half-day event entitled “Profits and Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)”. The event will take place as part of the Corporate Sustainability Forum (www.compact4rio.org), and gather innovators and market leaders who are driving inclusive business approaches inside their companies as part of a long-term growth and investment strategy. Click here to for more details.

This event is open to all participants registered for the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum.
Location: Windsor Barra Hotel, 2nd Floor, Room El Pardo I, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Agenda

Introduction and Welcome 09:00 – 09:05
Susan Chaffin, Programme Manager, Business Call to Action, UNDP

Setting the Context – The Role of the Private Sector in Development 09:05 – 09:15
Jane Nelson, Director, CSR Initiative at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, and Senior Advisor, International Business Leaders Forum

Keynote Address – The Business Case for Investing in the Base of the Pyramid 09:15 – 09:30
Marcelo L. Cardoso, Senior Vice-President of Organizational Development and Sustainability, Natura

Panel Discussion I – Inclusive Supply Chains 09:30 – 10:30
Moderator: Gib Bulloch, Executive Director, Accenture Development Partnerships
Ian Hope-Johnstone, Director, Agricultural Sustainability, PepsiCo
Andy Wales, Senior Vice President, Sustainable Development, SABMiller
Greg Priest, Head of Sustainability Policy and Compliance, IKEA Group

Coffee Break 10:30 – 11:00

Context Continued – Driving Sustainable Innovation from the BoP 11:00 – 11:15
Stuart Hart, S.C. Johnson Chair in Sustainable Global Enterprise and Professor of Management and Organizations, Cornell University

Panel Discussion II – Product and Service Innovation for the BoP 11:15 – 12:15
Moderator: Susan Chaffin, Programme Manager, Business Call to Action, UNDP
Abayomi Awobokun, Chief Executive Officer, Oando Marketing PLC
Peter Todbjerg Hansen, Managing Director, Grundfos LIFELINK
Alison Hill, Managing Director for Climate, Vestergaard Frandsen
Marco Signorini, Chief Executive Officer, Econet Mobile and Technologies

Wrap up and Closing Remarks 12:15 – 12:30
Susan Chaffin, Programme Manager, Business Call to Action, UNDP
Filippo Veglio, Deputy Director, Development Focus Area, World Business Council for Sustainable Development

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