Wednesday, November 29th, 2017

8:00

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9:00

Exhibition and Networking

9:00

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10:30

Main Stage | Showcasing Innovation for Good Life

Virginie Helias, VP, Global Sustainability, Procter & Gamble

Derek Yach, Senior Consultant ,Vitality Group Inc

Sasja Besilik, Head of Group Sustainable Finance, Nordea bank

 

10:30

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14:30

Tracks & Sessions-  The program features several professional tracks; sessions are arranged in the schedule by track.

 

HR & Welfare

Closing the digital gap for all employees

10:30-12:15

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Forum 10:30-12:15
Co-hosted with Tevet JDC-Israel's Employment Initiative and the Ministry of Labor, Social Affairs and Social Services

Who: HR & CSR; technological education and training institutions; social mobility and employment professionals.

What: Increased technologization of production and work processes impacts employees, particularly those in lower wage levels in industrial sectors, who are lacking the skills required for the changing work environment.

The session will include a presentation of predicted changes in the future world of work and their impacts on the Israeli labor market, followed by a roundtable discussion focusing on digital literacy education of employees in industrial and manufacturing companies, and in the Israeli economy in general. Several initiatives by both government and businesses address this issue.

 

Marketing and Sales

Content meets Values meets Branding

PART A

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Forum Co-hosted with the Israel Marketing Association 

Hosts: Ophir Guttman, Country Manager, P&G Israel; Talma Biro, CEO, Israel Marketing Association.

Who: Marketing, advertising & PR; biz dev and CSR; CSO campaigners.

What: The yearning of consumers for quality of life and a better world is addressed by rallying content, values and branding together into campaigns promoting social perceptions. A surge of company heads publically identifying with social issues has been apparent In the USA, as companies lead and support "values based agendas".

The session will present campaigns by companies such as P&G, Bank HaPoalim and others, demonstrating innovative processes that have been developing in this context.

Redefining the Balance of Power between Customer and Business

PART B

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Co-hosted with the Israeli Marketing Association

What: Customers facing large service-providing businesses are traditionally perceived as helpless, much like the quote about a banker lending you his umbrella when it’s sunny, wanting it back when it rains. However, service models developing in Israel view the customer as a long term partner of the company, with whom an open, trusting relationship is built and reciprocated, in good times and bad. In this session, several companies will showcase new and surprising paradigms that challenge traditional models.

 

Innovation

The Innovative Business of Social Offering

10:30-12:00

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Flash Talk 10:30-12:00

Host: Jo Confino, Executive Editor, Impact & Innovation and Editorial Director, What's Working, Huffington Post.

Who: Innovation and biz dev managers; innovation communities, accelerators, hubs (incl. social hubs).

What: This session will address business innovation in a manner that amplifies active involvement with the customer, addressing both the need for business development and a response to social trends, such as quality of life, health, sensible consumerism etc.

This type of perceptional innovation is challenging for numerous aspects in a company's operations and conduct, sometimes to the point of contesting the very business category in which the company operates.

Finance and IR

Living Up to ESG Expectations - A dialogue between analysts and Israeli Companies

10:30-12:00

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Ulrika Hasselgren,Global Head of Responsible Investment Strategy and ESG Integration , Institutional Shareholder Services

Sam Block,ESG Research, MSCI

Heather Lang,Director, Advisory Services , Sustainalytics

 

How Can Israeli Market Leaders Attract Sustainable Investors

12:30-14:00

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Sasja Besilik, Head of Group Sustainable Finance, Nordea bank

Critical Friends – Round Tables

Could Natural Gas Drive Sustainable Transportation in Israel

12:15-13:45

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Round Table- 12:15-13:45

Co-hosted with Adam Teva V’Din (Man, Nature and Law) and the Association of Oil and Gas Exploration Industries in Israel.

Who: Government ministries, local authorities, companies operating heavy fleets, public transportation operators, environmental organizations, social organizations, gas exploration companies and gas stations and others.

What: The potential use of natural gas in heavy vehicle fleets and public transportation has environmental value by mitigating air pollution; financial value by lowering prices and reducing the cost of living; and economic value for the local market by increasing the domestic demand for Israeli natural gas. Broad partnerships and agreement are required to support the changes needed in regulation, fleet operation and infrastructure, as well as public mobilization.

This roundtable discussion will bring together the essential partners for the advancement of such a transition, aiming to hone down common objectives and set milestones for progress in the upcoming months.

14:30

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15:00

The 2017 Dov Lautmann Diversity Award  Ceremony

15:00

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16:00

Happy Hour