2021 European B Corp Summit

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As the B Corp Movement continues to grow, we are in absolute awe of what this community has become and its fantastic capacity to drive change. Every employee, every business, and every industry has their role in building a more inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system, and we are thrilled to open new doors for collaboration in the future.

Join us for the 2021 European B Corp Summit!

As the B Corp Movement continues to grow, we are in absolute awe of what this community has become and its fantastic capacity to drive change. Every employee, every business, and every industry has their role in building a more inclusive, equitable and regenerative economic system, and we are thrilled to open new doors for collaboration in the future.

Join us for our virtual annual gathering of the European B Corp movement on the 24th of November 2021 from 2 to 4 pm (+ 2 hours of optional networking) and on the 25th of November from 2 to 4 pm.

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We’re excited to dive into what systems change means for the B Corp movement and how we all can bring it into practice at individual, organizational and societal levels, building a united and strong community in 2022.

November 24 | Day 1

Hosted by Augustin Boulot and Janneke Wagner

2021 Round-Up: Where do “we” stand today? 
Speaker: Katie Hill, Executive Chair of Management Board, B Lab Europe |  Jonathan Normand, Executive Director, B Lab Switzerland 

Let’s ask the question to ourselves: Where do “we” stand today? Not only as a group of like-minded companies, but as a movement of positive change in a world that rises for creating a new future.

Systems Change and Movement Building: From History to Present Day
SpeakerCharles Leadbeater, Independent writer, advisor and speaker | Pablo Sanchez, Managing Director of B Lab Spain

What is the role of system innovation and movement building in systems change? What can we learn about it through historical examples? And very importantly, how can each one of us be contributors of the B Corp movement’s ambition to change economic system?

 

Special Performance: Poetry by Tomfoolery, spoken word poet, performer and filmmaker
Introduced by Ecoalf

 

Climate Action in the aftermath of COP26
Speakers: Gonzalo Muñoz Abogabir, Former United Nations High Level Climate Action Champion COP25 & B Lab Board Member | Tom Dowell, Business Ambition for 1.5 °C, Campaign Lead at SBTi | Edouard Fourdrin, Engineer at ADEME
Moderated by Elizabeth Soubelet

An event alone can never change the world, but the action that follows can. This will be a conversation between those who are at the forefront of climate action.  

 

Power of Collective Action 
Speakers: Amy Clarke, Co-founder and Chief Impact Officer of Tribe Impact Capital, B Corp Finance Coalition UK | Paolo Braguzzi, former CEO of Davines and business activist, B Corp Beauty Coalition | Wojciech Baginski, LL.M.MBA & Katie Hill, Interdependence Coalition
Moderated by Yeliz Mert

It’s no surprise the summit is themed with collective action. We gather during a summit to discuss, learn and improve our action capacity as a movement. We’ll do our best to unpack this term and learn through voices from the B Corp movement. Afterall the famous African proverb said it all: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

 

Virtual Networking! 

Through moderated networking, we will help you find the right people to connect with on various subjects. We know that a B Corp Summit is not complete without opportunities to meet and exchange with fellow B Corps and friends!

 

November 25 | Day 2

Hosted by Sofia Isasmendi Escudero and Joey van den Brink

 

Movement of Improvement
Speakers: Judith Joan Walker, Chief Operating Officer, African Clean Energy
Moderated by Steffen Kallehauge

This is a movement of continuous improvement. It’s not always easy, but that’s what this world needs. In this session, we’ll refresh our minds through inspiring impact improvement examples, get insigts on how others embarked on their improvement journey and how BIA and other tools can help you to do the same.

Insider view of a B Corp changemaker
PanelistsCaitlin Clark, Global PR Manager at Tony’s Chocolonely & Gunhild Zacher Tibu, Chief People Officer at Organic Basics
Moderated by Claire Pace

We too often talk about how many B Corps there are worldwide (4 000+ for those who are curious :)). Did you know, however, that 80 000 people are employed by B Corps in Europe alone? Let’s talk about them. What’s working life is like for a B Corp employee and changemaker?

What can our evolving community achieve?
Panelist: Martha Lane Fox, Chairwoman, WeTransfer | Fabrizio Gavelli, General Manager, Danone Company, Italy and Greece
Moderated by Katie Hill 

Evolution and change are undeniable in any living system. B Corp community is no exception. We evolve and change too. What remains constant is our vision of an inclusive, equitable, and regenerative economic system for all people and the planet. We’ll discuss in a panel with B Corps: “What our evolving community can achieve?”

Wrap up: Looking ahead to 2022 and beyond! 

 

Virtual Networking! 

We’ll end our wonderful two days with an additional networking session to connect on the various topics we explored throughout the summit and to open new doors in the new year! 

Want to invite a partner, supplier or a company who you think should join our movement?

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