Program, June 17
On June 17 an early breakfast with a presentation and Q&A on "Creating a 21st century sustainable enterprise - from what now to what next?" by Girish S. Paranjpe (Wipro), started the day's program. From 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., parallel panels explored the topics of leading for sustainability, the hopes and realities of a green energy future and ‘doing well with doing good’. Alexander Landia's (Siberian Coal Energy Company) closing remarks were be followed by lunch.
8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast
Start the day of academic exchange with a networking breakfast. Wipro's Jt. CEO, Girish S. Paranjpe, will speak about "Creating a 21st century sustainable enterprise - from what now to what next?"
Girish S. Paranjpe, Jt.- CEO, IT Business, Member of the Board, Wipro Limited
9:00 - 09:10 a.m. Introductory Remarks
Lars-Hendrik Röller, President, ESMT
09:10 - 10:00 a.m. Keynote Address
Jagdish N. Bhagwati, Professor, Columbia University
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FULLY BOOKED: Panel I - People: Leading for Sustainability
This panel discussion is dedicated to the sustainable development of talent in organizations. The panelists and the audience discuss how to turn workplaces into environments in which employee potential can be developed and released with long-term effectiveness for the organization and the people.
Special attention is paid to the relationship between leadership and talent in organization, and to the development of leaders who are sensitive to the human side of the organization.
- Andrew Dyckhoff, CEO - UK, Merryck & Co. Ltd.
- Jonathan Gosling, Director of the Center for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter
- Manfred Kets de Vries, Distinguished Professor / Raoul de Vitry d'Avaucourt Chaired Clinical Professor of Leadership Development, ESMT / INSEAD
- Charles O'Reilly, Frank E. Buck Professor of Management, Hank McKinnell Pfizer Inc. Director of the Center for Leadership Development and Research, Stanford Graduate School of Business
- Catherine Tinsley, Executive Director Women’s Leadership Initiative and Associate Professor, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
- Mary Uhl-Bien, Howard Hawks Chair in Business Ethics and Leadership, Associate Director, Global Leadership Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
- Konstantin Korotov, Associate Professor, ESMT
- Zhike Lei, Assistant Professor, ESMT
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. FULLY BOOKED: Panel II - Planet: Green Energy Future - Hopes and Realities
After Copenhagen what? Given the general disappointment the question arises what stakeholders still expect and what suppliers can and have to do. The session aims to contrast these views. In the first part, political pathways to a low-carbon economy are presented, evaluated, and discussed, both from a European and a US perspective.
In the second part, we focus on how energy companies pursue different strategies to secure current market share. We will debate their innovative strengths and weaknesses and assess their potential to play a mjaor role in the green economy.
- Carlos J. Härtel, Managing Director Europe, GE Global Research
- Mel Horwitch, Professor of Technology Management and Director of the Institute for Technology and Enterprise Polytechnic Institute, New York University
- Matthias Kopp, Project Manager Finance and Climate, World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF)
- Georg Meran, Vice-President, German Institute for Economic Research & Dean of Graduate Studies, Technische Universität Berlin
- Eckhardt Rümmler, Senior Vice President Upstream/Generation, E.ON AG
- Alexander Voigt, Chief Executive Officer, Younicos AG
Moderator: Christoph Burger, Faculty Professional, ESMT and Head of Practice Group TTU & General Management, ESMT Customized Solutions
10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.: Panel III - Profit: Doing Well With Doing Good
The breakout session on “profit” hopes to accomplish two main objectives:
First, we shall explore what companies need to do to combine “doing well with doing good.” In other words, often times achieving “planet” and “people” goals is viewed as a zero-sum game when combined with the goal of “profit maximization.” But does it have to be this way? What strategies can companies formulate and implement to create both business and social value?
The second objective is to explore our obsession with “profit” itself. What can we do as a community to transition from a “single bottom line” craze to think seriously about the “triple bottom line” concept whereby companies are not only judged by profitability but also by their social and environmental performance?
- Erik Brandsma, Vice President Corporate Responsibility, E.ON AG
- Rajeev Gowda M V, Professor and Chairperson, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore
- Alexander Holst, Senior Manager, Accenture Management Consulting
- Belén Izquierdo, Head of Corporate Responsibility, Telefónica SA
- Jonathan Rosenthal, European Business and Finance Correspondent, The Economist
- Peter White, Director Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble
Moderator: C. B. Bhattacharya, Full Professor and E.ON Chair in Corporate Responsibility, ESMT
12:45 - 1:00 p.m. Presentation and Discussion of Panel Results
The panel moderators will present the outcomes of each panel.
1:00 - 1:20 p.m. Closing Address
Alexander Landia, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Siberian Coal Energy Company
1:20 - 1:30 p.m. Closing Remarks
Lars-Hendrik Röller, President, ESMT
1:30 p.m. Lunch
Close out the ESMT Annual Forum "People, Planet, Profit" together with fellow participants at an informal lunch on campus.