The contributors

Dr Valerio Pascotto

Faculty Director: Illustra

Over the past thirty years, Dr. Valerio Pascotto has conducted seminars and developed programs for industry in the area of technology driven rapid change, change management, group integration, retention, team building, leadership, goal setting, and work effectiveness. Valerio has recently run workshops at VERGE 19 in Oakland, CA organised by the GreenBiz Group.

Bob Willard

Sustainability Advantage

Bob is a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business value of corporate sustainability strategies and has given over 1,300 presentations to corporate, government, university, and NGO audiences.

Janice Lao

Director, Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability

Janice Lao is a dual environmental scientist and development economist. As Director Group Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Hong Kong & Shanghai Hotels, Lao combines her science and economics background to make business a force for good.

Camilla Haugsten

CEO and Co-Founder, Ouroboros AS

Camilla has held a variety of board positions and is the CEO and Co-Founder of Ouroboros AS, a company founded on the premise of enabling business’ unbridled potential as a primary vehicle towards a sustainable future and working to facilitate circular business as an integral component in business’ DNA.

Dr Jules Goddard

Fellow of London Business School

Member of the Academic Committee of CEDEP at INSEAD. Formerly, Gresham Professor of Commerce at the City University; Visiting Professor, École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, Paris; Unilever Distinguished Scholar, AGSM, University of New South Wales. Author of “Uncommon Sense, Common Nonsense” a through provoking and inspiring book.

Piyush Sharma

Leading keynote speaker

Multifaceted experience across diverse industries in Indian and global markets, international inspirational orator, a regularly published columnist, a global thought-leader, and a powerful influencer. Active liaison with the government and other important agencies for representing the interests of UN affiliate organisations as an Advisory Board Member and as India Advisor.

Enabling HR to be a driver of Sustainability within the Company


This is a real chance to learn about Sustainability and its impact on the HR, L&D and People functions within a company. It will also be an opportunity to discuss potential actions (big or small) that could be initiated.


  • A Business Issue
  • The Role of HR
  • Developing a sustainability vision and strategy
  • Leading and communicating sustainability
  • Executing for sustainability
  • Empowering broad based action
  • Anchoring sustainability into the culture
  • Innovation for a sustainable future
  • Keeping Score
  • Talent Recruitment and Retention
  • The Capability Gap

“then you get people who are excited about working for an organization that shares their values and is doing something which is helping to improve the environment.”

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