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DGDW 2021: Rethinking Business in a Post-Pandemic World

The global pandemic has exposed the fragility and vulnerability of society and the global economic system while at the same time accelerated awareness of important issues like climate change, sustainability, and inequality.

What opportunities exist in this new global landscape for businesses and governments to create positive change? How has the mindset of society shifted and what new habits will define how we conduct business and social programs in the future.

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Wed, Mar 03, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
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Workshop: Mental Health

What challenges has COVID created for our mental health and how do we overcome them? Learn to understand the challenges and be equipped with tools to manage them.

Speaker: Mónica Agustina Flores, MA. BSc., is a licensed family therapist, a counselor for couples and individuals and a motivational speaker.

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
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Workshop: The New Normal

When the pandemic is over, what will our lives look like? Will we return to the same old behaviors? What’s this new normal all about?

Speaker: Connor Hill - founder of Connor Hill Co. Circular Solutions, a consultancy helping brands build industry-leading circular strategies

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
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Workshop: The Fine Line Between Impact and Impact Washing

Throughout the pandemic, many companies came up with positive impact initiatives. How do we evaluate the true impact?

In her talk, international keynote speaker and business leader Susanna Hasenoehrl will be covering evidence-based frameworks to assess corporate climate impact in particular. Furthermore, she will share about a range of publicly available sustainability assessment resources - together with real world company examples. In addition, there will be breakout groups and Q&A to discuss the matters.

Speaker: Susanna Hasenoehrl works as Director Asia at Yara International, the crop nutrition company for the future.

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
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Wed, Mar 03, 2021
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
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Company Presentation: Bulb

Bulb is the UK's biggest green energy supplier, providing affordable, renewable energy to homes and businesses across the UK. Our mission is to help people lower their energy bills and reduce their carbon impact at the same time. Founded in 2015, we were named the UK’s fastest growing private company in 2018 and 2019 (and we’re still limbering up). We've recently expanded into France, Spain and Texas. Naturally, we’re an accredited Living Wage Employer; we’ve been picked as one of LinkedIn’s top 25 UK tech startups to work for; and we’re a certified B Corp, too. That means we believe in using
business as a force for good.

Speakers:
Iván Cabezuela - Country Manager, Spain
Sandra Manrique - Communications and Marketing Manager

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
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Company Presentation: Anthesis

Company Presentation: Anthesis - a global sustainability consultancy

Speaker:
Adrià Gelabert Bautista - Market Director

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
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Company Presentation: GoMeep

Company Presentation: GoMeep

Speaker:
George Parker - Co-Founder

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
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Leadership for Sustainability: Alumni Perspectives on the Decisive Decade

The increasingly complex business landscape of 2021 has put many leaders into a chess match of decision making, with one piece of their strategy being sacrificed for another.
Where does sustainability stand today? What new, more sustainable practices and opportunities have arisen as organizations “stay home”? How do creativity, expertise, and technology guide the approach of those who are keeping sustainability goals front and center in their companies?
In this panel discussion among senior IESE alumni, we will hear a diverse range of perspectives on the complexities of effective leadership for sustainability.

Speakers:
Alexandre Holst – Accenture
Eghosa Mabhena – Puma Energy
Masao Takahashi – Nagaoka University of Technology
Moderator: Terry Nelidov - Erb Institute (University of Michigan)

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
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Keynote - Tara Abrahams - Rethinking the Reset: New Approaches to Protecting and Advancing Girls’ and Women’s Rights

Rethinking the Reset: New Approaches to Protecting and Advancing Girls’ and Women’s Rights by Tara Abrahams

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
5:00 PM – 5:45 PM
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Rethinking Finance: Impact Investing & Financial Inclusion

Understand how impact finance is “bridging the gap” for markets, communities, and people which are being under-served
 With a focus on but not limited to:
• Social Capital: Delivering growth for specific populations (women, minorities, etc) or for necessary projects (building, farming, etc) improving quality of life
• Community Capital: How do we lift sub-sects out of poverty and engage them in the economy? (Education initiatives, etc)
• Start-Up / SME Funds: Access to financing for companies in developing markets

Speakers:
Agustín Vitórica – Founder & Co-CEO @ Gawa Capital
Adedana Ashebir – Regional Manager @ Village Capital & Co-host/Co-Producer @ Afracanah Podcast
Vincent Leonard – Partner @ Impact Partners

Moderator: Ashley Olson Onyango – Head of Financial Inclusion & Agritech @ GSMA

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
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Rethinking Social Impact: Leveraging a position of power to serve others

How are corporate world leaders inspiring others to drive social change? The global pandemic unlocked an opportunity to rethink and challenge our resilience to become more sustainable development actors, cultivate compassion and be catalysts of social impact.

Speaker:
Aashish Gadnis – CEO BanQu
Maryam Montague – Project Soar
Jaime de Jaraiz - LG Iberia
Julia Moreira - Alfa Fundación

Wed, Mar 03, 2021
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
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Rethinking Education: How will we Learn Post-Pandemic

The coronavirus wreaked havoc across the world for educators and students, especially in areas where access to devices and connectivity was limited. COVID-19 also forced the education system to rethink how we teach and learn, with or without the virus - the game has changed!

Speakers:
Andreas Schleicher - OECD
Camila Achutti - MasterTech
Christina Bwana - Ubongo
Trent Fowler – DaVinci Institute

Moderator: Julie Murat - Bridge for Billions

Tue, Mar 02, 2021
3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
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Tue, Mar 02, 2021
4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
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Keynote: Erik Novaes - How AB InBev is Building a Better World

AB InBev is the world’s largest beer company, with brands like Budweiser, Stella Artois and Corona. We are proud of our European roots – indeed our Belgian history goes back more than 600 years, and today our European company has more than 7,500 employees within the European Union alone, with 30 breweries in locations such as Belgium, Germany, UK, Spain, the Netherlands, Italy and Luxembourg. And we intend to be brewing beer and building brands that will continue to bring people together for the next 100 years and beyond. That’s why we dream BIG: to be the most sustainable brewer, to create a nation of smart drinkers, and to be one of the best places to work and challenge yourself. Join us to hear what we are doing to promote smart drinking, support our communities and protect our natural environment.

Tue, Mar 02, 2021
5:00 PM – 5:55 PM
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Rethinking Fashion: Circular Models in the Fashion Industry

At the 18th edition of Doing Good Doing Well, industry leaders will join Desiree Pacheco, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship, to discuss their innovations, goals, and challenges on their journey to achieve their ambitious goals of Circularity.

In the panel discussion, representatives from Nike, Inditex, Circle Economy, and GANNI, will join us to discuss the future of the industry and obstacles the industry needs to overcome in order to shift from a linear model to a circular one. From the exploration of new business models to the need for more collaborative planning between brands and suppliers, they will discuss what is required for the industry to be more circular.

Speakers:
Noel Kinder – CSO, Nike
Lauren Bartley – CSO, GANNI
Iria Mouzo Leston – Inditex
Gwen Cunningham - Circle Economy

Moderator:
Desirée Pacheco

Tue, Mar 02, 2021
6:00 PM – 6:45 PM
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Rethinking Cities: Smarter Cities and Infrastructure

What does it take to create a wholistic Smart Cities solution? With a majority of the world’s population now living in urban zones, what technologies can we lever to make these places resilient to future pandemics and climate crises, while retaining a democratic sense of place?

We have an intriguing panel of public and private sector professionals to address why so many industries and governments are investing heavily in smart cities technology and infrastructure in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. We will discuss the challenges of forming the public private partnerships needed to tackle business opportunities that go beyond the typical seller-buyer relationship in complexity.

Our aim is to bring the many exciting opportunities in this rapidly growing field to light for the IESE MBA community and impart lessons on how to operate business successfully in complex world.

Speakers:
Eric Jaffe – Sidewalk Labs
Miquel Rodriguez Planas – BCN City Council
Corey Glickman - Infosys

Tue, Mar 02, 2021
7:00 PM – 7:45 PM
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Keynote: Ned Harvey - Rocky Mountain Institute - Climate Intelligence is Business Intelligence

Keynote: Ned Harvey - Climate Intelligence is Business Intelligence

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